Wednesday, April 12, 2006



To date the Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity group and the
Glasgow Zapatista group have sent a total of £4,000
to Chiapas so that our twinned zapatista municipality
of '16 de Febrero' can build the first medical clinic
in their community. So far so good but the total cost
of the clinic is estimated at over £13,000 so we've a
bit to go yet!

Two members of our group recently visited '16 de
Febrero' and were able to see for themselves that work
has already begun on the clinic.

They were also able to take some excellent photos and
film footage which, when edited we will show some time
in the near future. The film includes footage of the
community starting to build the clinic.

Our members also brought back from their recent trip
more merchandise, including amber from the '16 de
Febrero'. As you will probably know we sell this so
that profits from sales go back to Chiapas. The
community sent us their thanks for our support to date
and hope that we will continue to support them so that
they can finish the clinic.

So we're pleased to report that after recent
successful fundraising gigs in Edinburgh and Glasgow
(thanks RAGE!) we are now in the position to send
another £1,000 to the clinic in early May.

We thought we would email everyone on our contact list
firstly to let you all know the good news about work
starting on the clinic and also to give anyone who
wishes to donate to this next instalment of funding,
the opportunity to do so. If you send your donation
to arrive by the 1st May then it will be added to the
money we already have and will reach the zapatistas of
'16 de Febrero' shortly afterwards (if you cannot
donate until after this date, don't worry, your
donation will be sent with the next batch of funds).

Any donation, however small, will be gratefully
received, most especially by the inhabitants of '16 de
Febrero' themselves. You can send a cheque made out
to Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group to:

Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group
c/o ACE
17 West Montgomery Place

(please e mail us at so we know
to look out for your letter)

Or you can pay directly in to our bank account:

Clydesdale Bank
Account name: Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group
Sort code: 82 45 05
Account number: 60129411

(again please email us to let us know if you've put
money in to the account)

More information about the clinic and '16 de Febrero'
can be found on our website:

Thank you.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Chiapas Solidarity Groups

Edinburgh-Chiapas Solidarity Group
c/o ACE, 17 W. Montgomery Place
Edinburgh EH7 5HA
Tel: 0131 557 6242
Web site:

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