Donations to zapatista autonomous community attacked by paramilitaries in Chiapas

In a recent blog post, we wrote about our solidarity with the zapatista struggle in Chiapas and our decision to provide financial support for the zapatista’s autonomous communities through the organization Schools For Chiapas“. Things evolved quickly in Chiapas in the last months and we decided to add a donation of $250 for the new solidarity fundraising called The Reality Fund“.

On May 2, 2014, right-wing paramilitaries have laid an ambush against the autonomous municipality of La Realidad in Chiapas. Firstly, the paramilitaries destroyed a school and a health clinic. They then took position in a road near the school, knowing that the community members would flee there. Paramilitaries finally opened fire on unarmed Zapatistas, instantly killing Jose Luis Solís López, professor of the school, and leaving more than 15 innocents seriously injured.

In response to this aggression, Schools For Chiapas organized The Reality Fund“, a fundraising campaign to raise money to rebuild the autonomous Zapatista school and health clinic. decided to donate at least $250 to the solidarity fund. First donation has been sent at the same time as the publication of this article.

For more information about the events, read Schools For Chiapas’ article:

Subcomandante Marcos’ article about the recent attack (translated into English):

To make a donation:

Also read financially support the Zapatistas and the EZLN:

La Realidad school before it was destroyed
La Realidad school before it was destroyed


Posted on: June 27, 2014 Last update: September 22, 2017