Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Class Struggle


EZLN: Why Yes to the Consultation and Yes to the question

July 2021 Summary: A call to participate in the Consultation with the victims in mind.  Going to the polls.  It is suggested that if you dislike or distrust the Supreme, and rightly so, and think that your participation would be…

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They liberate the 17 students and 2 displaced indigenous people, but prohibit political activism

By: Isaín Mandujano Today, a control judge of the El Amate Prison issued the binding to criminal proceedings of the 17 teachers college students (normalistas) and 2 displaced indigenous people, but granted them the precautionary measure of facing their proceedings…

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Students and teachers initiate a sit-in to demand the students’ liberation

By: Isaín Mandujano They denounced that a smear campaign has been orchestrated against Diego Cadenas, director of the K´untik Human Rights Center. With the la slogan “if there’s no liberation, there’ll be no election,” [1] thousands of teachers from the…

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New police eviction of Mactumactzá students

Chiapas police during the withdrawal of Mactumactzá Rural Teachers School students Photo: Juan Carlos Santiago Hernández By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas “The police came to attack us, to repress us,” a member of the student committee…

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74 Mactumactzá Women Released

Demonstrations in support of the Mactumactzá students. By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas The 74 students from the Mactumactzá Rural Normal School, (a teachers college for indigenous and campesino students), arrested on May 18 were released yesterday…

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Mactumactzá in the crosshairs

A march demanding the freedom of the students arrested and imprisoned. By: Tanalís Padilla* La Jornada Sunday, May 23, 2021 The Mactumactzá students’ protest and the Chiapas government’s repression show us one more time the precariousness under which the rural…

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The “ya basta” of the indigenous Otomí community

By: Magdalena Gómez A movement is underway that did not begin on October 12 with the decision of the Otomí community of indigenous Otomí residents in Mexico City to take over the central offices of the National Institute of Indigenous…

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Prison and the pandemic: freedom, according to Chiapas indigenous prisoners

By: Al-Dabi Olvera * The Covid-19 infection of eight indigenous activists in a small San Cristóbal de las Casas prison and the subsequent outbreak of hunger strikes in prisons de throughout Chiapas, once again lift the veil from the structure…

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Capitalism and the coronavirus

By: William I. Robinson* The confinement at home decreed in the United State (US) and in many countries of the world to confront Covid-19 has paralyzed the capitalist economy and has therefore demolished the process of capital accumulation. That this…

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