Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


The political economy of revolt  

… Indigenous people on a local bus in 2021 Cali, Colombia protests against tax increases. Photo: Al Jazeera By: Raúl Zibechi Oaxaca 2006, Quito 2019, Cali 2021. They are just some of the Latin American cities that experienced important revolts…

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Gustavo Esteva and the Horizon of Intelligibility

By: Luis Hernández Navarro At the foot of the majestic ceiba tree, in the humid sunny mornings and dusk of La Realidad, in the Lacandón jungle, where advisors and guests of the EZLN waited to meet with the commanders, Gustavo…

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Endless Colonialism

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Outside of some academic debates, a taboo subject in Mexico, and in general the continent, is internal colonialism. Accepting that it exists, the majority societies fear, can undermine the Nation, that sometimes ameboid state that makes us…

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Geopolitical logic blocks emancipation

By: Raúl Zibechi If we observe what happens within the doors of the three great powers that fight for world hegemony (the United States, China and Russia), we will see how the priority of geopolitical logics and interstate struggles narrow…

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What to do

By: Gustavo Esteva And yes, it’s the old question. But the answers are entirely different. As usual, Raúl Zibechi hits the nail on the head when describing the impotence of social movements or the so-called left faced with current predicaments….

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Emergency Appeal: Stand with the Indigenous & Zapatista Communities to Stop the Paramilitary Violence

The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to join us in taking urgent action NOW to stand in solidarity with Indigenous and Zapatista communities in Chiapas. The Indigenous communities are being attacked by paramilitary forces in collusion with and support…

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Elect new president in Oxchuc; armed group irrupts and leaves one dead

By: Isaín Mandujano One person died and a civilian armed group irrupted, after the indigenous people of Oxchuc came to blows, following the voting by a show of hands, where the Community Electoral Body of Oxchuc Municipality (OECMO, its initials…

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EZLN: 38 years of consciousness raising and construction of autonomy

By: Gilberto López y Rivas On November 17, we commemorated the 38th anniversary of the founding of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) by a small guerrilla group composed of five men and one woman,…

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Llamado al gobierno mexicano de poner fin y desmantelar guerra paramilitar contra comunidades indígenas y zapatistas

Alto a la guerra paramilitar contra las comunidades indígenas y zapatistas Alto a los megaproyectos e industrias extractivas en territorios indígenas y zapatistas To read the version in English, click here: End all Mexican Government support & disband the paramilitary…

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Call on the Mexican government to stop & disband paramilitary war on Zapatista & Indigenous communities

End the Paramilitary War on Zapatista and Indigenous Communities Stop all megaprojects and extractive industries on Zapatista and Indigenous territories Para leer la versión en español, haga clic aquí: Alto a la guerra paramilitar contra las comunidades indígenas y zapatistas…

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