Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Anti-systemic Movements


Violence against the Indigenous Peoples

By: Francisco López Bárcenas Popular predictionsat the beginning of the year announced that January would bring storms, but few imagined the magnitude of them. The violence against indigenous peoples in this first month of 2023 has acquired such dimension and…

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Zapatismo impacts processes of autonomy in Latin America

An interview with Raúl Zibechi 29 years after the EZLN Uprising, the journalist and popular educator Raúl Zibechi evaluates the validity of the Zapatismo of Chiapas in the social and indigenous movements of Latin America and the processes that they…

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EZLN, 29 years of persistence

By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas 29 years have passed since the armed uprising and the declaration of war against the Mexican state of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in the mountains of Chiapas. Six…

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The lefts in the face of Dora Maria Téllez

By: Raúl Zibechi Some time ago, Mónica Baltodano commented that the repression of the Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo dictatorship is even worse than that of Anastasio Somoza, against whom the Sandinistas took up arms. I confess that Monica’s statement…

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Being different, to save the world

By: Raúl Zibechi All the efforts of the ruling class are focused on eliminating or flattening differences in the ways of life, in the daily practices of peoples, classes and individuals, with respect to the dominant culture. For this purpose,…

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And yet it moves

By: Raúl Romero* The study of social movements is important in that it indicates, among other things, some of the “great national problems” that concern and mobilize different social sectors. There are mobilizations and movements of the left and right;…

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Letter: A visit to Chiapas

By Carolina Dutton I finally returned to Chiapas after two and half years because of the pandemic. This has been the longest time I have spent away from this beloved land of the Mayan peoples in resistance in two decades…

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Ayotzinapa, on the edge of the abyss

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Three events overlap in the Ayotzinapa Massacre. The central one is the savage aggression against students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College by organized crime, the military and police. The second one consists of…

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Movements in the post-pandemic

By: Raúl Zibechi They toured the continent for months: Mexico, Colombia, Rio de Janeiro, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina. In all of them, similar situations are directly observed, which are added to the data that are arriving through other channels. Broadly speaking:…

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The Inertia that prevents us from reacting to the collapse

By: Raúl Zibechi That humanity is beginning to suffer the confluence of crises and pandemics that configure a situation of chaos or collapse of life on the planet, seems out of the question. That the ruling classes play their own…

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