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Thinking of our work… what the hell do we do again?

Comuner@s and friends at Sutikalh

A story of many stories: building dreams together

CIPO-VAN is a collection of stories that, together, make for an interesting exercise of building community across many realities. This is a space where each member, or comuner@, can explore their craziest ideas and put to practice their skills as we work together to build a better world for everyone today.

We have work alongside indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. Our hope is to go beyond traditional solidarity and build connections that turn our words into reality: we are all many hands with a single heart in this struggle. We take our name borrowing from the Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca “Ricardo Flores Magon” (CIPO-RFM), an organization of indigenous communities from the Southern Mexican State of Oaxaca that struggle for their reconstitution and free association. CIPO-VAN’s history is part of the history of struggle and alternative-building that we share with our friends, brothers, and sisters in Oaxaca, in Chiapas, in Mexico, and around the world. We believe that our project is a concrete expression of being part of a larger community that resists and builds together, not simply simpathizing with the struggles of others.

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