Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Capitalism


Comandante Machete: That the government recognizes our elected authorities and not Trujillo Morales!

The El Machete Self-Defense group asks the government to recognize its authorities and not Raquel Trujillo Morales Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano The El Machete Self-Defense group warned today that if “anything happens to” any of the three councilors…

Read More

Altamirano residents resort to armed self-defense to shake off the caciques

Above Photo is a screen shot taken from the armed self-defense group’s video. By: Angeles Mariscal In Altamirano, the municipality located in the jungle zone of Chiapas, the Kanter family has governed since 2002. The men of the family and…

Read More

They demand forming a municipal council in Altamirano

Above Photo: La Jornada – In an assembly held on September 24, hundreds of residents of Altamirano, Chiapas, demanded forming a municipal council, thereby rejecting that Gabriela Roque Tipacamú, of the Green Party, govern the place.  By: Elio Henríquez San…

Read More

War and chaos above; resistance and dignity below

Above Photo: September 24, 2021 demonstration in front of the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, California. By: Raúl Zibechi From a distance, it isn’t possible to contribute analysis as precise and fitting as those that appear in the EZLN communiqué…

Read More

The Chiapas hell

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Mexican southeast is key in the 4T’s political-territorial project. Three of its large megaprojects are located there: Train Maya, the Trans-Isthmus Corridor and the Dos Bocas refinery. Additionally, many resources for social programs are concentrated…

Read More

“We can’t take it anymore, we are migrants, not animals”

This article further describes why the Zapatistas issued the “Against Xenophobia and Racism” communiqué. Text by: Ángeles Mariscal Photos by Ángeles Mariscal  With torn feet, under sun and rain, hundreds of migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, Central America and other…

Read More

From Kabul to Tegucigalpa: refugee or immigrant?

By: Miguel Tinker Salas* and Víctor Silverman* Although separated by almost 14,000 kilometers, the disasters in Afghanistan and in Honduras have a common denominator: US policies that victimize both countries. In the first case the failed war against terrorism, which…

Read More

Afghanistan: after the failure

By: Víctor Silverman and Miguel Tinker Salas* Thousands of innocent dead, religious intolerance, oppression of women and millions of refugees! Those will be the inevitable results of the collapse of the “government” of Afghanistan in the face of the Taliban’s…

Read More

Dispute over the past and internal colonialism

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In his Memories, published for the first time in 1955, Jaime Torres Bodet bemoans how the historical interpretation of the conquest and the colonial past of México have painfully and pointlessly divided the country. Secretary of…

Read More

500 years, the uses of history

Above: A member of Zapatista Squadron 421 at the 500 Years celebration in Madrid, Spain. By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Plaza de Colón, in Madrid, is the emblematic heart of the Spanish ultra-right and its fantasies of recovering its lost…

Read More