Movie and Conversation: Together We Defend Our Mother Earth: Documentary on the Commons of Tila, Chiapas, Mexico

Sunday June 3rd 2018, Movie and Conversation: Together We Defend Our Mother Earth: Documentary on the Commons of Tila, Chiapas, Mexico. Door opens at 8pm, event starts at 8:30pm.

The indigenous ch’ol community in the town of Tila in Southern Chiapas, Mexico, live on the the communal lands protected legally as an ‘ejido’ (roughly: Commons). They have their own forms of governance and live in peace with most of their non-indigenous neighbours — except the authorites, who wanted to take over part of the communal lands. Left with no other option, the commoners took action against the ‘bad government’ on their lands and started to build autonomy in line with Zapatista principles and forms of organization. The documentary was made together with the commoners, to give those who are not from there the opportunity to understand the commoners’ experience and their struggle. We will watch the film, get an update on recent developments, and have a ‘conversatorio’, a conversation, about commonality, territory, solidarity, and documentary-making.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Benefit Dinner: Tila Commons, Chiapas

Monday May 28th 2018, Benefit Dinner: Tila Commons, Chiapas, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Members of the indigenous ch’ol community in Chiapas, Mexico, near the town of Tila live on the communal lands of an ‘ejido’ (roughly: Commons). They mostly live in peace with their non-indigenous neighbours, except with the authorities who wanted to take part of the communal land. The members of the commons expelled the bad government and started to build their autonomy according to the principles of Zapatismo. They are advancing well but are under threat from paramilitary groups, and from fake news. There will also be photos and a brief talk on the current situation. The funds raised with the food will go towards their defense against fake news. […Lees verder]

Infonight Zapatista indigenous communities in Chiapas

Sunday November 25th 2012, Infonight Zapatista indigenous communities in Chiapas. Opening time: 19:00 with food. Infonight & film: 20:00, no reservation

After the fraudulent national elections of July 2012 and the reestablishment of PRI in the governance of Mexico, dignity and autonomy have been severely struck. Among the sufferers, many Zapatista communities in Chiapas and their supporters, the majority of which are indigenous people, have being experiencing threats, assaults, displacements, and any form of violence from the federal Mexican state’s authorities, mostly under the guise of various paramilitary groups. […Lees verder]

Benefit Zapatista Autonomous Community

Ma./Mo. 29 october 2012, 19:00pm, Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit Zapatista Autonomous Community, Kitchen Punks meet Esqueletos y Cucharas, 19PM.
After the fraud and take over of the mexican new government PRI (the party that was for 71 year a dictatorship of party) the autonomous communities Zapatistas and their supporters are once more under attack. This communities have requested the help of other autonomous movements around the world. Come and learn about today’s reality of the Zapatistas and their international campaign: The Other Campaign!

Volkseten Vegazulu is every monday and thursday, 19:00pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation

Benefit Voku for Compitch

Do. 23 juni 2011: Benefit Voku for Compitch 19uur, vegan food, no reservations, donations welcome.
Compitch is a traditional womens’ health organization that unites women in the different communities of Chiapas. These communities or currently under a high threat of eviction. Last April they decided to stay and resist and called out for solidarity. Solidarity with the Zapatistas.. more than drinking coffee alone!

Revolting Minds: Infonight on current situation Zapatista in Chiapas

Zo. 15 Mei 2011, 21uur, Revolting Minds: Infonight on current situation with film fragments. Land evictions in relation to REDD.