We recognized that even in the midst of all the destruction of the capitalists there are many achievements that we are reaping: The first and most important is that after 500 years of attempts to exterminate us WE ARE STILL HERE, the organization of the community against dispossession, as well as the lands recuperated in different towns, the struggle of women for the recognition and exercise of their rights, the struggle for water, the liberation of political prisoners, the relocation of the train stations in Merida and Campeche, the establishment of zones free of extractive projects, the conservation of languages and traditional festivals and the construction of autonomies.
El Sur Resiste
An account by Alejandro Santos Cid of the premiere screening of ‘La Montaña’ documentary about the transatlantic journey of the Zapatistas to Europe, as part of their Journey for Life. The screening was held at the El Sur Resiste International Encounter last weekend at the Jacinto Janek Caracol, San Cristóbal de Las Casas. The article gives interesting insights into the voyage itself, the history of the Zapatista movement and where it stands today.
Nautical charts for tempestuous times. There is no doubt that the words shared at the International Meeting “Global corporate capitalism, planetary patriarchy, autonomies in rebellion”, which took place at the Caracol Jacinto Canek, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, on May 6 and 7, are just that. These are some essential reflections that help us navigate the troubled times we live in.
El Sur Resiste caravan arrived at its final destination, Palenque, Chiapas prior to the launch of El Sur Resiste International Gathering 2023, which would take place on the 6th and 7th of May in the Caracol of Jacinto Canek. In Palenque, we carried out a march and rally in protest of the discrimination, criminalization, and imposition of the megaprojects upon the Originary Peoples of Chiapas.
On day 9 of the caravan El Sur Resiste we visited the community of Xpujil, Calakmul, Campeche; one of the places where section 7 of the Tren Maya project is being built, and one of the development poles that includes the train station, a military base, nine military barracks, six material banks, a hotel, a casino and a borehole.