Autonomy

Women Made the EZLN Possible

We know of the vital role of women in Zapatismo, as military commanders during the insurrection, as creators of the groundbreaking Revolutionary Law of Women, and as community leaders. In this piece, Rosaluz Pérez Espinosa, who for many years worked closely with women in Zapatista communities, examines how the participation of women, grounded by their experience in the daily life of caring for their communities, shaped of the concept and practice of autonomy in Zapatista territory.

Celebrations for the 30th Anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising Commence

The first buses leave Mexico City for Chiapas and hundreds of sympathizers are arriving in San Cristobal de Las Casas to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising and the War against Oblivion. The cultural center of which we are part of, Sendas, has become a buzzing meeting point for the participants in the celebrations.

The Turns of the Caracol

In a period of anniversaries and transition, Uruguayan environmentalist Silvia Ribeiro takes a look at the past, present and future of the Zapatista movement.

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