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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What is Zapatista Autonomy?

Home Autonomy What is Zapatista Autonomy? The government schools only give classes in Spanish. The seed has spread and now the communities of Huitiupan, Sabanilla, and Tila take part in the program. The Tzeltal, Tzotzil, and Tojolabal women of the seven municipalities are also pioneers in collective work.

Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities

The profits also go to support the travel of the autonomous councils and other parts of the organization. The people have the knowledge. The secondary school was built through the U. Official education tells us that there are poor people and rich people and that poverty is our lot.

For example, in the municipality of 17 de Noviembre, located in the Caracol corresponding to the Morelia region, each community sends men and women as representatives to a municipal assembly. 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. Permanent autonomous zonetemporary autonomous zoneanarchist community projects. During Schools for Chiapas will organize quarterly workshops in Zapatista territory and occasional events elsewhere bringing academics and activists together to plan concrete actions to save Mother Earth.

During Schools for Chiapas we will produce and distribute an instructional video about the carbon-sink Food Forest farming taking place at Zapatista schools in Chiapas, Mexico.

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And it was, in fact, a woman, Rosalinda, who gave the speech on the first anniversary of this Good Government Board: Anarchists have argued that the Zapatista communities have not taken enough effort to carqcoles abolish zapaistas capitalist practices of wage laborrent and multinational investment from their communities.


See More See Less. In the community schools there are almost the same number of girls as boys. They also have a passenger truck that travels from Las Margaritas to San Quintin. In the first year of autonomous self-government, 4, visitors came here czracoles across the globe. These young, enthusiastic professionals go from village to village offering cqracoles and training so that when they leave, others can carry on their work. The first cooperative was born as an indirect product of the paramilitary threat.

The project has meant the empowerment of more than women herbalists, bone healers, and midwives. On 1 Januarythousands of EZLN members occupied towns and cities in Chiapas, burning down caracolew stations, occupying daracoles buildings and skirmishing with the Mexican army.

There was no autonomous clinic with dental equipment, no autonomous laboratory, no ambulance. Without a doubt, education motivates our struggle and strengthens the autonomy of our people. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. They are now working on where to locate the radio transmitter so as to increase the transmission. They choose to help in areas such as agro-ecology, primary education, working in the trade offices, working in pharmacies, etc. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Autonomous governance begins at the community level, moving to the municipality level, then to the Caracol with the Juntas.

Zapatidtas how does autonomy function in practice in the Zapatista rebel zone? 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 csracoles fields. The problem in this zone is different from that of other townships, since here many official teachers abandoned the schools and the schools were opened again by the autonomous governments.


To do this, schools are starting classes in health and agro-ecology.

They use basic medicines, some pharmaceutical and some herbal. In the small but functional clinical lab, specialist health promoters work on blood analysis, urine tests, tests for parasites, and other basic tests. The Zapatistas maintain a high-quality universal healthcare service which has been praised by the World Health Organization for reducing infant mortality and providing strong primary care to residents.

The number of days this group serves on the Junta varies depending on the Caracol. To care for their natural resources, the Zapatistas are carrying out a plan to improve the soil. The Zapatista villages in this region are gradually using fewer pharmaceutical medicines and are promoting campaigns to use herbal and plant medicines. As a result, the number of midwives, bone healers, and herbalists in our communities has multiplied.

However, for the indigenous peoples, they constitute an eloquent symbol of a culture which is resisting and defying the dominant culture, cracoles a reality of a different way of understanding politics and of organizing the economy, society, and even human relations. Like in other indigenous areas, Zapatista and non-Zapatista, women still suffer inequality.

It is made of cement blocks and decorated with huge colorful Zapatista murals. Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities. Within each Caracol there are several autonomous municipalities the number varies.

The secondary school now offers classes in language, communication, math, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, the Tzotzil language, ccaracoles production. Now some of those who graduated from secondary school give classes in the newly created primary schools.

The work to be done is never-ending.