Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Extractive Model


Indigenous anti-capitalist resistance and the Zapatista journey

By: Magdalena Gomez Today, wherever we look at indigenous peoples, we will find the diversity of their resistance. Some, daily and punctual; others, strategic and long-range. At the same time, we will observe a similar pattern in the ongoing responses…

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Imperialism, migration and the international working class

Above is a scene from the aftermath of a semi-trailed packed with migrants overturning on a highway in Chiapas, leaving 56 dead and at least 100 injured. By: Raúl Romero* “We migrants are not criminals, we are international workers,” sang…

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The military industrial complex

Above: Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, inspects work on the Maya Train with military personnel. By: Raúl Romero On January 17, 1961 upon concluding his term as president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a speech about…

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Greed is the Name of the Game

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The situation seems desperate and at the same time, no one knows what to do. The ticking of the world’s time against the clock is sounding (or at least some well-informed people are quite convinced of that)…

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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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Brief chronology of paramilitary violence in Chiapas

In the last several years, and escalating during 2021, paramilitary attacks on indigenous communities where civilian Zapatista supporters and sympathizers live have intensified and they have done so with impunity. In September, the EZLN warned that the paramilitary violence was…

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International companies have taken possession of more than 36 thousand hectares of land in Chiapas

Thousands of acres planted with oil palm Photo: Aldo Santiago López. By: Yessica Morales MAYAN COMMUNITIES in CHIAPAS DENOUNCE THAT OIL PALM TAKES WATER and LAND FROM THEM Slowly but surely, international oil companies have taken possession of more than…

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A Journey for Life

By: Raúl Romero* Professor Douglass Rushkoff, specialist in media, technology, culture and economics published in 2018, “The Survival of the Richest:  The Wealthy Are Plotting to Leave Us Behind.”  (or in the Spanish translation, jump ship) (https://bit.ly/3w2krQa). In it, Rushkoff…

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