Zapatista: Primary Sources

Wearing traditional Tzotzil hats and carrying poles of power, Zapatista authorities listen intently to presentations by the families of the the 43 disappeared student-teachers from Ayotzinapa on Jan. 31, 2014.

The Words of the EZLN on the 21st Anniversary of the beginning of the War Against Oblivion

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés. Zapatista Army for National Liberation Mexico December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015 Compañeras and compañeros, families of the students from Ayotzinapa who were murdered and disappeared by the bad government of this capitalist system: Compañeras and compañeros of the National Indigenous Congress: Compañeras, compañeros, and compañeroas[i] of the Sixth in Mexico and the world: Compañeras and compañeros, Bases of Support of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation: Compañeras and compañeros, comandantes and comandantas, leaders of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the EZLN: Compañeras and compañeros, milicianas and milicianos:[ii] Compañeras and compañeros, insurgents: Compas: Through my voice speaks the Zapatista Army for National Liberation. Greetings to everyone, to all[iii] who are present and those who are not, …

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The Mayan Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico have pledged their support to the murdered and disappeared student-teachers of Ayotzinapa.

Zapatistas open their hearts to Ayotzinapa

“It is terrible and marvelous that the poor and humble families and students who aspire to be school teachers have become the best teachers this country has seen in recent years.” In thousands of tiny, rural Zapatista communities throughout Chiapas, Mexico; emotions run deep in support of the now famous 43 – murdered and disappeared student-teachers from Ayotzinapa. The powerful speech reprinted below was delivered in the name of the Zapatista leadership by Subcommander Insurgent Moises in Caracol II, Oventic on Nov. 15, 2014 during a visit by the families of the 43.

TEACH CHIAPAS: Autonomy and teaching about the Zapatistas

TEACH CHIAPAS features delightful stories and snappy videos, interactive timelines and colorful maps, primary source Zapatista materials and photo galleries, social media and up-to-date newsletters, plus lesson plans and classroom activities. Much of the English language content, classroom videos, photos, and lesson plans have never been available before…certainly there’s never been an English language resource like TEACH CHIAPAS.

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