Gifts of Change, Corn, and Coffee will continue shipping throughout the transition to our new shipping office
However Feb. 14, 2013 will be our last shipping day for all other sales items until March 14, 2013 ~ buy it today if you need it now!
If you need a handicraft item from the Zapatista communities of Chiapas, Mexico immediately please order it today or tomorrow ~ Feb. 13 or Feb. 14 ~ because we are relocating our shipping office and will only be shipping coffee, corn, and Gifts of Change between Feb. 15 and March 15, 2013. All items will remain available on our web page and everything purchased during this transition period will be shipped on March 15, 2012. Thank you for understanding and please keep an eye out for upcoming specials as soon as the store is relocated!
Zapatista Resurgence ~ Massive Marches & New Writings!
On this New Year's eve 2013 it's almost impossible to describe the excitement here in Chiapas. On Dec. 21 over 40,000 Zapatistas marched silently through the streets of five cities in their first statewide mobilization since Jan. 1, 1994 and last night the movement published two communications along with a public letter. Schools for Chiapas believes our work with freedom-loving schools here will quickly become stronger; we invite your participation.
Schools for Chiapas has been saying for months that the autonomous, Mayan communities of Chiapas, Mexico are stronger and better organized now than at any time since we began working with Zapatista schools in 1996.
Recent events confirm this belief that much progress has been made and with your support we anticipate great advances providing solidarity and support to Zapatista education in the areas of schools, health, ecological agriculture, and fairer trade. Thank you for your continued belief in the possibility of new and better worlds for everyone.
Below find a reproduction of the letter released by the Zapatistas on Dec. 21, 2012, the first day of the new Mayan calendar, when 20,000 Zapatistas marched in San Christobal, 8000 in Palenque, 6000 in Ocosingo, 3500 in Margaritas, and 3500 in Altamirano. There's a rough English translation after the document.
21 of Dec 2012
To Whom It May Concern:
DID YOU HEAR?
It's the sound of your world falling apart.
It's the sound and the day of our resurgence.
The day that was the day, was night
And night will be the day that will be the day.
From the mountains of the Mexican southeast
for the Revolutionary Indigenous Clandestine Committee - General Command