Zapatista Kidnapped, Tortured by Government-Protected Paramilitaries

Zapatista in La Realidad, Chiapas Mexico, headquarters of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. Photolangelle.org (1996) Note: GJEP’s co-founders Orin Langelle and Anne Petermann have supported the uprising of Indigenous Peoples in the Southeastern state of Chiapas, Mexico… Read More

Zapatista Indigenous Governing Council statement on 8/22 attack by paramilitaries

Note: Global Justice Ecology Project has always stood in solidarity with the Zapatista autonomous communities in and around the Selva Lacandona in Chiapas, Mexico.  In 1996 GJEP co-founder Orin Langelle traveled to La Realidad, home to the headquarters… Read More

Zapatista Update #3: Second International Meeting of Women who Fight

Photo courtesy of Censored News Zapatista Women: ‘Fight for your lives’ Second International Meeting of Women who Fight Censored News January 2, 2020 Brenda Norrell Words from the Zapatista Women at the Opening of the Second International Gathering… Read More

Zapatista Update: Forum on Defense of the Territory and Mother Earth

Comandante in La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico (1996). Photo: Langelle   Enough 14 December 25, 2019 On December 21 and 22, 2019, in the new Jacinto Canek caracol in the facilities of Cideci / UniTierra, San Cristóbal de Las… Read More

New on Langelle Photography: Remembering Examples: Three Decades of Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico – REDUX

Mother and child – Chiapas, Mexico (1999) The following text and photographs were submitted to the About Place Journal. The photographs were published very nicely in About Place Journal, Volume V. Issue II in October, 2018, but the… Read More

Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Vision to Transform Mexico from Below

Graffiti in support of Zapatistas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 1996.  Photolangelle.org GJEP co-Founder Orin Langelle has been working in support of the Zapatista struggle for liberation since learning of the uprising on New Years Day… Read More

Zapatistas Enter Mexico’s Presidential Race With Plan To Nominate Indigenous Woman

Via Popular Resistance   The Zapatistas are dipping their toes into Mexican electoral politics. Last week, the near-mythical army of indigenous resistance released a communiqué summarizing the basic points of discussion that characterized the 5th National Indigenous Congress (CNI) in Chiapas, and… Read More

An ‘Other’ Feminism: A Review of ‘Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories’

By Charlotte María Sáenz Originally published on OtherWorldsArePossible.org Volumes have been written about the Mayan indigenous Zapatista social movement of Chiapas, Mexico since they made their first public appearance on January 1, 1994. There have been detailed histories, political… Read More