Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Neoliberalism


Chiapas and the Zapatistas face a dramatic increase in violence II

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez | Part 2 of 2 Part 1 of this article began to expose factors that contribute to the dramatic increase in violence in Chiapas: 1) counterinsurgency (the government’s “low-intensity war” against the Zapatistas) and 2) two…

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Militarized security

By: Raúl Romero The presidential initiative to incorporate the National Guard into the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena, its Spanish acronym) has generated an intense debate. Given the lack of a project that convinces big social sectors, the alliance of…

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Southeast Mexico for sale under US Embassy promotion

By: Renata Bessi In the last six months an agenda of work and meetings between the seven governors of south-southeast Mexico, federal government agencies, representatives of the governments of the United States and Canada, as well as companies from these…

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Take Action: Pressure the Mexican government stop the paramilitary violence against Zapatista & Indigenous communities in Chiapas

Statement of Solidarity with the BAEZLN, FrayBa, and  BriCOs Turtle Island – United States of America  July 2022 To the Mexican General Consulates in the United States, We, the everyday people from below, the children, mothers, and elders, Native and…

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The rise of China and its impacts for the peoples

By: Raúl Zibechi Despite deafening media and geopolitical noise that accumulates in these turbulent times, some issues seem certain: the decline of the Unites States and the rise of China are long-term structural trends that may take more or less…

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Mexico’s criminal industry

By: Raul Romero* The official narrative imposed on Mexico around drug trafficking and the war on drugs has generated a series of confusions in Mexican society that must be cleared up in order to understand the problem we are facing….

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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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Emergency Appeal: Stand with the Indigenous & Zapatista Communities to Stop the Paramilitary Violence

The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to join us in taking urgent action NOW to stand in solidarity with Indigenous and Zapatista communities in Chiapas. The Indigenous communities are being attacked by paramilitary forces in collusion with and support…

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Communique in Solidarity with the National School of Anthropology and History

Assembly of the Indigenous Peoples of the Oaxacan Isthmus in Defense of the Land and Territory (Asamblea de los Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo Oaxaqueño en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio, APIIDTT) APIIDTT | 6 January, 2022 What is…

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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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