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Closing of Zapatista Exchange with Indigenous Peoples

A report from the Closing Ceremony of the Zapatista Exchange with Indigenous Peoples on August 10, 2014. “We will not surrender, we will not sell out and we don’t give in,” proclaim the Zapatistas, and announce a series of national indigenous meetings. Originally Published in Spanish by Chiapas Paralelo Translation: Chiapas Support Committee

Inauguration of the First Exchange of Indigenous Peoples of Mexico with Zapatista Peoples

Inauguration of the First Exchange of Indigenous Peoples of Mexico with Zapatista Peoples was an event held in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas in early August, 2014. This inaugural address by Comandante Tacho, presented before several hundred participants representing a broad swathe of Mexican indigenous peoples, makes special reference to condemning Israel’s “war of […]

Zapatista FC – Football in the Zapatista Communities

While basketball remains the number one sport played in the indigenous Zapatista communities, football (soccer) is gaining hugely in popularity among both men and women, Here is the amusing tale of how one of Europe’s most-famous football clubs – Inter Milan – nearly came to play a Zapatista selection in the rebel zone. Eventually the […]

New video: An Introduction to Zapatista Education

  Check out the latest video in our Teach Chiapas series! “An Introduction to Zapatista Education” is a short video for educators and students that offers a clear introduction to the Zapatista school system in Chiapas, Mexico. In 8 minutes you’ll learn about: Why the Zapatistas created their own community-controlled schools How teachers are chosen […]

Ramona-Rebel Dreamweaver

An introduction to the life of the Zapatista leader, Comandanta Ramona, using a short biography. Levels: 3-5, 6-8. Subjects: English, literacy, history, bilingual. Objectives: Learners will be introduced to biographical details of this key figure in the history of the Zapatista movement, examining her role and importance within that movement. This can also be used […]