Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Extractive Model


98 dams threaten water and life in Chiapas

Dams in Chiapas would fundamentally be to provide water and electricity to mining and oil extraction projects that exist in the state. There is resistance because of human rights violations. Some 79 dam projects are planned in the state, proposed…

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The 4T: politics for life or death?

By: Víctor M. Toledo The classic distinction in conventional politics between “lefts” and “rights” is being undrawn to give way to a new dilemma. Now it’s increasingly necessary and adequate to speak of “politics for life” and “politics for death.”…

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Zapatismo and the dispute for (present) history

By: Mariana Mora and Pablo González* During the first weeks of 2019 public debates have emerged regarding the role that the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) occupies in the history of Mexico and in relation…

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Chiapas communities maintain resistance against mining concessions

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The communities’ resistance has achieved stopping the operation of 111 mines authorized in Chiapas, which encompass around a million hectares (2.47 million acres), 16 percent of the state’s territory. An emblematic…

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Autonomy, insubordination and the radical Mapuche movement in Chile

By: Gilberto López y Rivas César Enrique Pineda’s book, The Wallmapu [1] burns: autonomy, insubordination and the radical Mapuche movement in Chile, UNAM-CIALC-Bajo Tierra editions (2018), [2] is singularly relevant within the ambit of research about social movements, original peoples…

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EZLN: Declaration from the 2nd National Assembly of the CNI-CIG

DECLARATION FROM THE SECOND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS AND THE INDIGENOUS GOVERNING COUNCIL To the Support Networks of the Indigenous Governing Council: To the National and International Sixth: To the peoples of Mexico and the world: Sisters,…

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Fulfill the San Andrés Accords?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas It has become commonplace in the discourse of the political class, when talking about the original peoples, to repeat like a magic spell: “Fulfill the San Andrés Accords!” If this were truly one of the…

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EZLN: 300, Part II: A Continent as a Backyard

EZLN: 300, Part II: A Continent as a Backyard, a Country as a Cemetery, Unique Thought as a Government Program, and a Small, Very Small, Ever So Small Rebellion Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, Sup Galeano From our analysis of the world…

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EZLN: 300, Part I: A Plantation, a World, a War, a Few Probabilities Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, SupGaleano

Words of the EZLN’s Sixth Commission at the Gathering of Support Networks for the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG) and its spokeswoman (Expanded version) Given time restrictions, we were unable to present these thoughts in full during the gathering. We promised…

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“A call to all those who rebel in all corners of the world”

From the Zapatista Gathering in Morelia: “A call to all those who rebel in all corners of the world” Altamirano, Chiapas, August 6, 2018 The festival: CompARTE FOR LIFE AND LIBERTY, “Paint little caracoles to the bad governments, past, present and…

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