The Zapatista Solidarity Network consists of individuals and collectives that came together to support the Zapatista Journey for Life across Slumil K’ajxemk’op (or the Insubordinate Land formerly known as Europe) in 2021.
Responding to the Declaration for Life that the Zapatistas launched in October 2020, announcing their intention to tour the five continents, individuals and collectives from different territories across Insubordinate Land joined efforts to organise the Zapatista journey in our geographies. The collective work done at the continental level gave form to the platform Viaje por la Vida, of which we are part.
In the territories of Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and England people came together in different ways to celebrate and respond to this call. After a few months of intense work, the Zapatista Solidarity Network was born in the summer of 2021, coordinating the visit of 11 members of the Zapatista communities to our territories between October 12th and November 5th, 2021. Our encounters with the Zapatistas are documented in our newsletter.
Following the Zapatista Journey for Life, some people and collectives from different regions across the UK decided to continue working together with the aim of standing in solidarity with, and learning from, the Zapatista movement and their struggle for freedom and autonomy. We also aim at creating links to social movements and campaigns in our own territories and internationally, supporting all struggles for a better world. Our network is currently formed by individuals and collectives in Scotland and England. Check out our local regions and groups. Everyone is welcome to join or to get a local group organised. Get involved!
As Zapatista Solidarity Network we have pledged to continue raising funds to support the Zapatista communities in resistance, struggles linked to the National Indigenous Congress of Mexico as well as other local forms of resistance.
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