Zapatista Caravan in Portugal
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Zapatista Caravan in Portugal

We are organizing the coming of the Zapatista Caravan for Life to Portugal! For the Caravan to cross the country from north to south, we need your help.

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    44 backers

  • 08/07/2021

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We are organizing the coming of the Zapatista Caravan for Life to Portugal! For the Caravan to cross the country from north to south, we need your help.

The Mountain is already on the high seas, the Zapatista Caravan will arrive!

At the beginning of June this year, the Zapatista Pela Vida Caravan will land on the European continent. This is a caravan in defense of life and against the logic of capital, which follows the launch of Declaración por la Vida and whose proposal is to connect the struggles from below and to the left of the entire world to effectively build a world where many worlds fit - and not just that of those who continually accumulate wealth and power at the expense of others.

Companheiras Zapatistas a bordo da Montanha.

The Caravan's proposal is to travel to five continents, starting in Europe. Here we propose to take a trip that is the opposite of colonization: to meet the other Europe, the insubmitted. The first group - la avanzada - set sail on the Montaña (Mountain) sailboat, May 2, from Isla Mujeres off the Mexican coast of Chiapas. Seven Zapatistas companions travel on the Montaña - the 421 Squadron - which currently crosses the Atlantic. The avanzada comes to open the way for several other companions, in delegations composed mainly of women, who will join in different places between the months of July and August.

O Esquadrão 421.

A Montanha rumo à Europa.

We want this historic passage to reach communities from north to south of Portugal, from the interior to the coast, from urban centers to rural areas, from cities to peripheries, co-creating different activities with different groups and organizations. The arrival of the companions will add and dialogue with local experiences, guaranteeing an exchange of experiences with a view to the (re)construction of a global movement for life and against big capital.

For this to be possible, we need your contribution. All help is welcome! The amount set as a target is not enough for all the estimated costs, so we ask you to collaborate with as much as possible. In parallel to this crowdfunding, we will also organize preparatory and clarification events in the cities of Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto, to which we invite everyone who wants to participate in this Caravan!


More information about the Zapatista Movement:
https://viajezapatista.eu/pt-pt/
https://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/
https://schoolsforchiapas.org/

About the author

We are a network of collectives and people from different struggles and geographies in Portugal who came together to prepare the passage of the Zapatista companions in the Portuguese part of the Zapatista Caravan for Life.

On this side, on dry land, we started the process of guaranteeing the financing of the Caravan in Portugal, in order to ensure transportation, food, accommodation and what else is necessary for the journey of the Zapatista companions through our territory to be fertile, dignified and unsubmissive.

Budget and due dates

The Zapatista Caravan for Life will pass through Portugal during the months of July and August. The amount of € 5000 is intended to cover the following expenses:

  • € 2000 for transport, to support the Caravan on its journey from North to South of Portugal, passing through the suburbs of the metropolises to the villages that resist desertification.
  • 2000 € for accommodation and food expenses for the Zapatista companions during their stay in Portugal.
  • € 540 for graphic materials to publicize the Caravan in the cities.
  • € 460 for PPL commissions.
  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    Acknowledgment + postcard

    Acknowledgment on the Caravan page and a postcard.

    17 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    Acknowledgment + pin + postcard

    Acknowledgment on the Caravan page, a Zapatista pin and a postcard with Zapatista art.

    6 backers

  • Invest with
    30€ or more

    Acknowledgment + pin + postcard + poster

    Acknowledgment on the Caravan page, a Zapatista poster, pin and postcard.

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    Acknowledgment + pin + postcard + poster + t-shirt

    Acknowledgment on the Caravan page, and a Zapatista poster, pin, postcard and t-shirt.

    13 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    Acknowledgment + pin + postcard + poster + t-shirt + Zapatista coffee

    Acknowledgment on the Caravan page, and sending a pin, postcard, poster, t-shirt and a Zapatista coffee package.

    3 backers

Sat, 04/12/2021 - 11:36

Wed, 14/07/2021 - 09:43

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

08/07/2021

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Thu, 17/06/2021 - 13:09

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Sun, 16/05/2021 - 11:46

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Campaign launched

13/05/2021

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