Solidarity With The Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico!
The Edinburgh-Chiapas Solidarity Group is is part of the ‘UK Zapatista Network‘ and one of many groups across the world which support the Zapatistas in their struggle for basic Human Rights and dignified life. Our main purpose is to raise awareness of the Zapatista movement and to give practical help to them wherever possible. We do this by organising talks, film showings, benefit gigs, street stalls, demonstrations and direct actions as well as publishing articles. We import Zapatista produce such as coffee, clothing and jewellery for sale with the money going directly back to the communities.
In Spring 2004 the Edinburgh-Chiapas Solidarity Group twinned with the ‘16 de Febrero‘ Zapatista autonomous municipality. The municipality is in a poor, rural community which lacked access to basic medical care and education. We have raised funding that enabled the community to build a health clinic in their area and further help is now needed to purchase medical equipment and supplies. We welcome new people getting involved in the group, for info on our upcoming organising meetings please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.