JUNE UPDATE – Chiapas Support Committee/Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas

Dear Friends and Compañer@s,

Oh My! There’s a lot happening. We want to let you know that some members of our collective are going to Chiapas for the festivities in August. Other members will be going in December/January for the 20th Anniversary and, probably, more little Zapatista freedom schools. Starting in July, we will begin holding events to raise awareness of what the Zapatistas are doing and its importance and to raise funds to help some of the folks (not members of our collective) from the Bay who are going and also funds to take to the Zapatistas to help them finance these events. So, stay tuned for announcements of upcoming events and please support them. The current Zapatista initiatives are very important for the Zapatistas and for social movements in general. Meanwhile, here are links to 2 new communiqués (comunicados) from the Zapatistas and several articles by Raúl Zibechi posted on our blog.

1. Indigenous Organizations and the EZLN Announce the Seminar Tata Juan Chávez Alonso:

In English: http://compamanuel.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/ezln-announces-indigenous-seminar/

En español: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2013/06/02/organizaciones-indigenas-y-el-ezln-crean-la-catedra-tata-juan-chavez-alonso-en-el-primer-aniversario-de-su-ausencia/

2. Moisés Announces that the Little Schools in the Communities Are Full:

In English: http://compamanuel.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/moises-little-zapatista-schools-in-the-communities-are-full/

En español: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2013/06/13/cupo-lleno-en-comunidades-para-la-escuela-zapatista/


We have also posted several articles of analysis from Raúl Zibechi:

1. Material Life, Capitalism and Social Change:

In English: http://compamanuel.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/raul-zibechi-material-life-capitalism-and-social-change/

En Español: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2013/05/31/opinion/019a2pol

2. The Disproportionate Enchantment with the Pacific Alliance:

article is relevant to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a gigantic
trade agreement being negotiated in secret by the US government.]

In English: http://compamanuel.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/zibechi-disproportionate-enchantment-with-the-pacific-alliance/

En Español: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2013/06/14/opinion/017a2pol

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