Blogging for Chiapas

Second International Gathering of Women Who Struggle

Alright now you know the date and the place, and you can go about organizing yourselves to come or to send someone or to put someone in charge of reporting back to you what happened and what we said. Then even if you are far away, you’ll know that our duty as women who struggle is to not let that little light that we gave you go out. You’ll know that that little flame isn’t just for light, but to burn down the whole damned patriarchal capitalist system.

“Development” and Extraction: Water Scarcity in Chiapas

The colors of the May rains. How many greens can there be? The green of the grass reflected in the hanging dewdrops, the shadowy greens of the river cypresses, the purple green, the silent green of the pines, the dignity in the stillness of the fog that surrounds the scene; a mountain slope of conifers […]

Zapatista girl in blue shirt

Lupita’s Secret – bilingual

“El Secreto de Lupita” cuenta la historia de cómo las comunidades organizadas del sureste mexicano resisten ante los megaproyectos del mal gobierno. “He disfrutado mucho este trabajo porque creo firmemente que es importante explorar con dispositivos narrativos diferentes que sean didácticos, creativos y, por qué no, divertidos. “

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With Zapatista women leading ~ another cycle of life begins in Chiapas.

March 8, 2019 ~ International Women’s Day Today, indigenous Zapatista women throughout the highlands of Chiapas are selecting the fattest grains of corn from last year’s harvest for this year’s planting. Their strong hands skillfully shuck the seed from the mazorca.“These seeds, you see here, look. These go in the big basket,” she says, indicating […]