From 3 to 9 May, the seminar entitled “Critical Thought amidst the Capitalist Hydra” was held at the Center for Comprehensive Indigenous Training (CIDECI) in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) had called for. Over the course of the week, more than 1,500 people from Mexico and other countries participated in the event. Many interventions were made physically, by writing, or audiovisual means, produced both by intellectuals and activists. The work sessions were facilitated and closed by the Zapatistas present at the event, including Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano, Comandanta Miriam, and Commanders David and Tacho, among others.
At the conclusion of the event, Subcomandante Moisés noted that “Our tasks, obligations, and thoughts are grand, so our comrades will leave with much to think about and to imagine. Go forth and speak to the rest of your comrades wherever you live, as we will have to find new ways of working together in the future to come.”
For more information (in Spanish):
Cobertura audios, fotos y primeros escritos (Radio zapatista, mayo de 2015)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Chiapas: New communiques from the EZLN (21 March 2015)
Chiapas: threats against families sympathizing with the EZLN(29 December 2014)