Chiapas in Dublin, Schools for Chiapas in Europe II

So much thanks and solidarity to Dublin and also our friends in Chrisitiania! These gatherings across geographies are what we mean by sowing resistances!
“Indeed Slumil K’ajxemk’op could well be used to refer to the island of Ireland given its long history of resistance and struggle against imperialism.”

Chiapas in Christiana, Schools for Chiapas in Europe

Earlier this year we at Schools for Chiapas were honored to receive the visit of Ole Lykke, activist, archivist and historian of Freetown Christiana, Denmark, here in Chiapas. Founded in 1971 with the occupation of a military barracks, Christiania is perhaps the oldest and biggest commune in history, covering some 54 acres. In 2008, the first link between Chiapas and Christiania was established when Gustavo Chavez, a Mexican muralist with many years of collaboration with Schools for Chiapas painting in Zapatista communities, painted a mural of Emiliano Zapata in the commune. That mural still exists there today. In January of …

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History of Christiania: A Commune in Denmark

Christiania is one of the oldest and most long-lasting autonomous anarchist communities in Europe. We are delighted to have Ole Lykke here in San Cristóbal in Chiapas. He will give a presentation about the community on Thursday at 6 pm in Sendas. You can find out more about the history of Christiania here.

Europe of Below and Aldama, Chiapas

by Carlos Soledad* The state of Chiapas has become powder keg. On September 11, for example, members of the paramilitary organization ORCAO kidnapped the Zapatistas Sebastián Núñez Pérez and José Antonio Sánchez Juárez, autonomous authorities of the Good Government Council of Patria Nueva. The Zapatistas asserted in a communiqué that: If the conflict did not escalate into a tragedy, it was because of the intervention of progressive parish priests, human rights organizations and the mobilizations and denunciations that in Mexico and, especially, in Europe, were carried out. The case of the communities in the municipality of Magdalena Aldama, in the …

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The Invisible Fabric

“The first stage of the Journey for Life called by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation ended in Madrid, with the return of the second delegation — La Extemporanea, who traversed, as if weaving a vast spiderweb, three zones of the territory with teams of listening and the word.”

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