Under the slogan "Not charity - solidarity" the University of Essex Zapatista team fundraised more than 140 pounds for the community of San Marcos Aviles. The activists were selling burritos and Zapatista coffee as part of their efforts to support the attacked by paramilitaries communities in Chiapas.
Earlier the group from Essex organized a protest in front of the Mexican embassy and filmed a solidarity video, condemning the terror against the autonomous indigenous communities. The fundraiser is part of a larger campaign, backed by the Latin American Society which is also fundraising for the same cause on 30 Nov. The last fundraiser will be a SKA gig in Tin Pan Alley in Colchester on 14 December.