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an-attack-on-us-all is the campaign to defend peace in Zapatista Chiapas, Mexico

Chiapas peace effort launches! Sign-on and join the Week of Action: May 18-24

Dozens of intellectuals, artists, activists, and organizations have issued a “Call to Action in Support of the Zapatistas”. Schools for Chiapas believes the actions proposed in this call represent an important chance to avoid war in Chiapas, Mexico and urges people of conscience everywhere to sign today at www.anattackonusall.org and participate.

Entrance to the Zapatisa civilian center in La Realidad where the ambush took place in Chiapas, Mexico

Teacher dies defending Zapatista school; read his words.

The targeted assassination of a Zapatista teacher known as Galeano in Chiapas, Mexico has shocked and angered people around the world; we at Schools for Chiapas are equally horrified and are seeking to turn our outrage into action by publishing in English an actual educational evaluation made earlier this year by the fallen teacher Jose […]

Zapatista teacher killed in ambush at La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico.

Zapatista teacher dead, 15 seriously wounded in deadly Chiapas ambush

Jose Luis Solís López, a teacher in the Zapatista’s “Little School” (La Escuelita) was targeted and murdered, and at least 15 Zapatistas seriously injured, in an ambush by members of an anti-Zapatista organization known as CIOAC-H on Friday, May 2, 2014. The same attackers damaged or destroyed both the autonomous Mayan school and the local health clinic at the Zapatista caracol of La Realidad.

A Prayer to the Riches of the Earth

Yes, Zapatista autonomy means producing most of what one consumes while growing strong, healthy children and communities; but Zapatista autonomy also means that these small farming families are neither beholding to local political bosses, nor dependent on networks of corporate food production or international banking systems.

School mural of Zapatista blue haired woman in Chiapas, Mexico.

Introducing the SFC Online Zapatista Library!

The Schools For Chiapas (SFC) English language library has been put together to mark the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising. We aim to give students, teachers and researchers an accessible and ordered collection of key Zapatista texts spanning two decades of the rebel group’s public existence. A huge amount of documentation exists in the field and one could fill a large room with the amount of books, papers, dissertations and articles that have been written about and around the movement. The SFC library concentrates on emphasizing–in our humble opinion– the most important, significant and worthy texts. Considering the magnificent array of works around the movement, our task has been, as such, to separate the wheat from the chaff, and present the reader with a formidable guide to “the word which came from the depth of history.”