Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Imperialism


The right of self-determination of peoples and nations

By: Gilberto López y Rivas /I The principle of self-determination, understood as the right of peoples and nations to freely choose their political, economic and cultural regime, including the formation of an independent State, and to resolve all questions related…

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Let’s not get crushed by geopolitics

By: Raúl Zibechi Geopolitics deals with imperial thoughts and ways of seeing the world, at the service of the most powerful states. It emerged that way and continues to be so, although some intellectuals persist in a sort of “left…

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What to do

By: Gustavo Esteva And yes, it’s the old question. But the answers are entirely different. As usual, Raúl Zibechi hits the nail on the head when describing the impotence of social movements or the so-called left faced with current predicaments….

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Part Four: Memory of What Is to Come

October 2020. Let’s go back, to 35 Octobers ago. Old Antonio watched the bonfire resist the rain. Beneath his dripping straw hat he lights his hand-rolled cigarette with a burning ember. The fire stays alive, hiding occasionally beneath the logs;…

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The next three months of great danger to the world

By: Raúl Zibechi The three months that separate us from elections in the United States will be critical to life on the planet, according to various analyses and, in a very particular way, in the opinion of Chinese leaders, those…

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