Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Internal colonialism


Court confirms definitive suspension of the Maya Train on three sections

From the Editors of Desinformémonos Mexico City | Desinformémonos A collegiate court confirmed the definitive suspension of sections 1, 2 an d 3 of the federal Maya Train megaproject, granted in March 2021 by the Fourth District Court, the Múuch’…

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On victories and defeats

Water is Life! By: Raúl Zibechi In hegemonic political culture, notions about triumphs and failures, victories and defeats, usually allude to very specific situations, generally linked to the final objectives of the actors in play. The concept of victory applies…

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Endless Colonialism

By: Hermann Bellinghausen Outside of some academic debates, a taboo subject in Mexico, and in general the continent, is internal colonialism. Accepting that it exists, the majority societies fear, can undermine the Nation, that sometimes ameboid state that makes us…

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Altepelmecalli, the defense of water

Graphic art: @TallerAhuehuete By: Luis Hernández Navarro As if it were the work of the devil looking to surface from the depths of hell, an enormous hole opened up in the farmlands of Santa María Zacatepec, Puebla. With an unstoppable…

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Don Pablo: the congruence of critical thought

González Casanova with Comandante Insurgente Tacho at “The Walls of Capital, the Cracks of the Left,” convened in April 2018. Photo: Daliri Oropeza This is a journey through Pablo Gonzalez Casanova’s theoretical approach, his creations at UNAM, and his closeness…

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Search Commission tours Pantelhó to find the 21 missing residents

El Machete Self-Defense Forces of Pantelhó  Above Photo from La Jornada By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Supported by National Guard agents and members of the Mexican Army, officials from the National Search Commission for Missing…

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Neoindigenism and the 4T

By: Gilberto López y Rivas In these times of the Fourth Transformation (4T), [1] in which the head of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI), Adelfo Regino, former advisor to the EZLN during the San Andres dialogue, criminalizes the…

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Violence returns to Altamirano, 27 kidnapped

Above: Smoke from Altamirano’s municipal palace last September After municipal offices were set on fire and ransacked, taxis were burned and people were kidnapped and held as hostages in the struggle to oust a former finquero family from municipal power…

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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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State Racism and War Against the People in Chiapas

Above Photo: More than 3,000 residents of Aldama Municipality have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to paramilitary violence. By: Gilberto López y Rivas This past November 4th, the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center (Frayba) published on their page…

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