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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There is a new building nearly ready in La Realidad. 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.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It also treats Zapatistas from other regions—from the jungle and the northern part of the state. They go on to explain: A Schools for Chiapas Mural Delegation had the wonderful experience of the community preparing a lavish banquet for them, despite the indigenous families precarious economic situation.

The office of the Good Government Board has just been completed, too. These interns are conscientious and working for their people and benefiting from the opportunity to learn about health. The influence of indigenous Zapatista women who are involved in work has now permeated other organizations. The End of Capitalism or carwcoles End of the World?

Gender inequality is also visible in the area of education, but only at the level of promoters, educators, or education delegates here there are three types. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Schools for Chiapas photos A total of zapatisats promoters look after Zapatista and non-Zapatista patients in more than community health houses. Each of the Caracoles has a Junta de Buen Gobierno.


The autonomous municipalities, parallel to the constitutional ones, do not receive any financing from the state, nor do they collect taxes. As a result, the number of midwives, bone healers, and herbalists in our communities has multiplied. The village understood and agreed that it was fair to use the money for the health catacoles everyone.

Anarchists have argued that the Zapatista communities have not taken enough effort to fully abolish the capitalist practices of wage laborrent and multinational investment from their communities. See More See Less. About Schools for Chiapas. Living at the Edges of Capitalism: Driving through the nearby villages, you can see the promoters working on three health campaigns: The people have organized their own education and health systems, cooperatives, and other means of survival.

In the community of Veracruz, the Zapatistas run a warehouse that supplies hundreds of small community shops, both Zapatista zqpatistas non-Zapatista. Given the collective ownership of land and system of participatory democracy, hunger and violence are extremely lower compared to other impoverished Mexican communities. They use basic medicines, some pharmaceutical and some herbal.

In and we taught varacoles groups of promoters and finished with more than indigenous people able to teach classes in their villages.

Subscribe Subscribe zapatisras the Schools for Chiapas email newsletter. Each municipality is governed by a council made up of community members nominated to serve for two or three years. 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.

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That is, in terms of territory, that as people who live in a region, we get to administer our own economy, our own politics, our own culture and our own resources. They explain that education is one of the demands of the EZLN, and since the Zapatistas have looked for a way of organizing education in their communities. We need more women to participate, but the change must begin in the family.


Now there is a production commission in each municipality to organize agricultural and cattle-raising projects. Family income began to fall as a result. They know many things, and from there consciousness and knowledge is rescued and redeemed. The rains have flooded the land, mud has washed out the roads, the maize has been harvested, and the indigenous people have doubled their stores of maize seed.

Fully or partially controlled territory by the Zapatistas in Chiapas.

What is Zapatista Autonomy?

The Board supports them with food, travel, shoes, and clothes. But the hospital exists and now competes with the big state hospital in Guadalupe Tepeyac that was established injust before the Zapatista uprising, by then-President Carlos Caracolles de Gortari.

Each township worked on its own priorities separately, and there were some that had neither health clinics nor promoters.

It is also the only zone that has a training center for promoters zappatistas each autonomous municipality and not just one for the whole zone. Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities Zapatista coffee cooperatives.

Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities

For example, in the municipality of 17 de Noviembre, located in the Caracol corresponding to the Morelia region, caracolds community sends men and women as representatives to a municipal assembly.

I want to donate right now! To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Meanwhile, the woman who zapatiwtas had the operation is recovering well. Official education tells us that there are poor people and rich people and that poverty is our lot.