Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Capitalism


From Rojava to Chiapas

By: Raúl Romero* Kurdistan is a people with their own language and culture that live between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. For years and in different ways, these people have struggled for their self-determination. In the past, the Kurdish territories…

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Fonatur did not define the feasibility or social risks of the Maya Train

By: Enrique Mendez and Arturo Sánchez Jiménez The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) started the Maya Train project in 2019 without having determined its social feasibility and without having a diagnosis that anticipates the possible effects and…

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CNI warns of the country’s reorganization against the indigenous peoples

By: Daliri Oropeza The National Indigenous Congress decided in an assembly to accompany the EZLN’s tour to different continents and to go on the offensive faced with the political landscape that is pushing energy megaprojects and imposing a territorial reorganization…

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Background: The three gazes of the original peoples

In the Year 2-Covid 19, or Year Twenty-One-Reed [Aztec calendar] of the current century, many people in many places have lost their bearing. The semi-paralysis induced by the pandemic provided the State with a distinctly new twist in the unstoppable…

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Background: Zapatistas, a 25-year transformation

By Herman Bellinghausen The theory of the gourd They made us believe that Mexico was a sort of large, mature, shiny and solid gourd for export. The government headed by Carlos Salinas de Gortari, obsequious and gallant, extended the gourd…

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Zapatismo and the struggle for life

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) announced a new political initiative in October of 2020 that makes up another link in the chain of anti-capitalist rebellion that they have continued to move forward in the past twenty-seven years of…

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The Zapatista tour, a gathering of rebels

By: Raúl Zibechi What we are lacking are new forms of resistance capable of putting the brakes on the new world war, since the old ways of doing politics have shown their limitations, if not their failure. Hundreds of collectives…

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The EZLN and the Other Europe

By: Raúl Romero In 1994, when the “fall of socialism” and the “end of history” were imposed as official global narratives and neoliberal capitalism was offered as the only way, the “Ya basta” launched by the organized Mayas of the…

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More than a train: territorial re-zoning

By: Magdalena Gómez The President’s visit to the southeast to supervise the progress of the so-called Maya Train offered a twist that, although it’s not new, is new because, despite the fact that he had kept his speech centered only on…

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López Obrador wants the Armed Forces to operate the Maya Train

They would also take charge of new airports, he says From the Editors The federal government will seek that the Armed Forces are placed in charge of a State company that will have the objective of heading up the administration…

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