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CASA offers training on social justice issues in Oaxaca and Chiapas.

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We share lessons we learn from the resistance movements in Mexico with our home communities. We publish news and analysis in our newsletter, host workshops, short-term solidarity delegations, and speaking events.

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Links

Below is a list of websites of interest to activists visiting Oaxaca and Chiapas, as well as a few resources for other countries in Latin America. For a further list of human rights organizations and NGOs operating in Chiapas and Oaxaca, see CASA's Partners.

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Websites

Chiapas Human Rights Organizations

Border Issues

  • BorderLinks A not-for-profit organization that conducts travel seminars focusing on the issues of Mexican border communities.

Mailing Lists

  • Chiapas 95 A group of mailing lists which distribute news and debate about Chiapas.
  • Mexico-US Solidarity Network (MSN) An organization dedicated to the struggle for democracy, economic justice and human rights on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

News Services

Oaxaca

Other Countries in Latin America

  • agora.tv Video presentations on factory recuperations and on other Argentine social justice issues.
  • EntreMundos Helps volunteers find appropriate and satisfying work in and around Xela (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala).

Reference Tools

  • BBC Country Profiles Brief recent histories and political background of every country, including the Americas. Their perspective occasionally acknowledges the US's interventionist role in the region.
  • Democracy Now! - Search for Zapatistas A syndicated radio program that has covered Zapatista news stories. This link searches their archives for all stories. Also manually search for "Chiapas".
  • Tomisimo A fairly comprehensive and easy to use Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionary. If you find a better one, let us know!

     

Zapatistas

  • Enlace Zapatista
  • EZLN (Spanish) The website for the Zapatista National Liberation Army.
  • Radio Insurgente "The voice for those without voice." An independent radio station (available online as streaming audio) and the official voice of the National Zapatista Liberation Army (EZLN).
  • Radio Zapatista A monthly radio program broadcast on Pacifica radio covering news of the Other Campaign in English and Spanish. Archived shows available online as mp3s. Radio Zapatista is a program of the Chiapas Support Committee and La Onda Bajita.
  • Zapatista Index An index of material in English on the EZLN / Zapatistas and on the rebellion in Chiapas. It also contains sections on movements elsewhere in Mexico and on Mexican history.
  • ZNet Chiapas Watch Translated writings of the EZLN, analysis of the conflict and of connections with other struggles.