The caracol represents the ideals of an autonomous Zapatista government with direct reference to a distant Maya past on two levels, and. Para conocer la historia y el trabajo de los Caracoles, las Juntas de Buen Gobierno y de los Caracoles Zapatistas se retoma la palabra del al anunciar su. Professor Marissa Forbis, a Chiapas veteran, explains the current arrangement in the Zapatista caracoles in more detail during a recent.

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Experience has shown that the first one to raise a fist will lose politically. There is a new building nearly ready in La Realidad.

There were endless meetings where people from all over the zone discussed the needs of the communities and planned the courses and study programs.

An End to the Use of Insecticides and Chemical Fertilizers The land zapatista one of the issues of most concern to the people.

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La Garriga was declared a sister city to the township of El Trabajo municipality many years ago and is now zapatistaas with the autonomous authorities in other townships in the zone on education, health, and agro-ecological projects. Each community has 3 main administrative structures: This white elephant was run by the Red Cross until Februarywhen it was scandalously taken over by the Mexican Army without any action by the Geneva Convention before eventually being handed back to the state health authorities.

The government schools only give classes in Spanish. They were given pesos a month each to stay at the hospital full time. Like all Zapatista names, the name reflects a carefully thought-out concept.


The Translations are by Laura Carlsen.

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In the main hospital, in zapatisgas three municipal clinics, and in the community health houses, the base communities are provided with free consultations and, when available, free medicine. With the aim of organizing health services for all Zapatistas, in this zone families carry a health pass that identifies them as Zapatistas.

Libertarian Socialist Anti-capitalist confederated non-partisan consensus democracy [2]. Inthe political and cultural meeting space now known as Aguascalientes IV was built here. Some farmers now use carackles instead of insecticides to control pests.

The EZLN Autonomous Municipalities declare- Here we are, we are the true representatives of the people, we declare we are autonomous from the corrupt government and demonstrate that we have the right to govern ourselves. The new system of autonomous education is not without its difficulties, but it is also a source of satisfaction and joy.

We are holding on to the idea of resisting through peaceful means, although we know how to defend ourselves. The secondary school was built through the U.

We are producing this page in honour of the tenth anniversary of the Caracoles, as the articles were originally produced to mark the completion of their first year. Working in a small, air-conditioned room, they give therapeutic massages that help cure some illnesses without the caaracoles for medication.

What is Zapatista Autonomy?

The money came from a warehouse project in the zone. During Schools for Chiapas will share our direct experiences with autonomous Zapatisa education via face-to-face meetings, social media, newsletters, and our web page.


A series of articles on indigenous autonomy in the Zapatista communities of Chiapas. A shoemaking workshop has also been operating for several years. This project faces many challenges and has had its problems.

We all have a right to be educated. The Board has a total of 28 members, 21 men and seven women, so there is always a woman on shift, representing a quarter of the autonomous government. In some cases, members of the Council are supported in their farm work, so that they can dedicate themselves to their [Council] work, and not have to go the fields. The number of collectives in the villages has been growing steadily.

Twitter Facebook Email Zapatistws. In this zone there is no dental service, no clinics with operating rooms, no hospital services, much less an ambulance. This is a rebel region, a place of poverty and extreme marginalization, and also the Zapatista territory most visited by people from all over the world.

The Fire and the Word: Zapatista teacher Galeano video at De facto autonomous region zapatitsas Chiapas. The people are wise and know if you make a mistake you go off track. Today the atmosphere is different. Mut Vitz was set up in with members from the seven townships.