Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Class Struggle


2021: A year of resistance for life in Latin America

By: Raúl Zibechi The parliament of Chubut province in southern Argentina, approved a law in favor of mining in December, but had to annul it a week later faced with a mass insurrection of the population. It’s one of the…

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In the US, not in Spain, the central command of the Latin American right

 Save exceptions, Latin American armies are ones of caste, García Linera indicates. Photo:‘La Jornada’ By: Luis Hernández Navarro/Part 1 of 2 The conservative command of the Latin American right is in the United States, not in Spain. Vox [1] is…

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A Tseltal woman is the new mayor of Altamirano, Chiapas

The new mayor’s unlikely story began when a group of Altamirano residents started operating  mototaxis without permits. Drivers of the “pirate” mototaxis clashed with drivers of traditional taxis with permits; one group would set the other group’s taxi on fire…

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Communities, barrios and “Machetes” disavow the Pantelhó mayor in front of the government palace

The above banner reads: “Austroberto Herrera, Dayli De Los Santos and their hit men murdered all these people.” Photo: Isaín Mandujano By: Isaín Mandujano Raquel Trujillo Morales left Pantelhó after the irruption of the “Los Machetes” Self-Defense group. However, he…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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