Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Capitalism


The National Indigenous Congress: balances and challenges

By: Magdalena Gómez Last weekend the third assembly of the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Government Council (CNI-CIG) was held in Mexico City with 288 participants, among delegates, councilors and invitees, to carry out an evaluation of the peoples…

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Raúl Zibechi: “What the progressive governments have done is deepen capitalism” part 2

–What does the arrival of López Obrador represent for the American continent? -I would like to say that it represents something for the region, but I don’t think that it represents anything, because from the point of view of Latin…

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Letter from the Zapatista women to women who struggle in the world

ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY MEXICO February 2019 To: Women who struggle in the world From: The Zapatista Women Sister, compañera: We as Zapatista women send you our greetings as the women in struggle that we all are. We have sad…

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The business of border security

By: Víctor Ronquillo * To the north of the city of Tijuana, far away and for the purpose of making a social phenomenon invisible, is the El Barretal migrant shelter. The displaced, the arrivals with the caravans coming from the…

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Zapatismo and the dispute for (present) history

By: Mariana Mora and Pablo González* During the first weeks of 2019 public debates have emerged regarding the role that the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) occupies in the history of Mexico and in relation…

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EZLN: solidarity recognition

By: Gilberto López y Rivas In light of the EZLN’s well-founded denunciations about the threats and risks that the mega-projects of the Fourth Transformation’s government represent and the violence that structurally accompanies this form of capitalist globalization, hundreds of distinguished…

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Chiapas communities maintain resistance against mining concessions

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The communities’ resistance has achieved stopping the operation of 111 mines authorized in Chiapas, which encompass around a million hectares (2.47 million acres), 16 percent of the state’s territory. An emblematic…

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The Fourth Transformation?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The arrival of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to the Presidency of Mexico and the triumph of Morena as the first political force in the Congress of the Union, the governorships of four states, the…

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Communiqué from the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Governing Council for the 25th anniversary of the armed uprising of the Zapatista National Liberation Army

January 2, 2019 To the Zapatista National Liberation Army: To the CIG Support Networks: To the Resistance and Rebellion Networks: To the people of Mexico: To the peoples of the world: To the communications media: The peoples, nations and tribes…

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Be the dream! Support Zapatista parents & children build schools

Join us in a solidarity action: Be the dream! Support Zapatista parents & children build schools Dear Friends & Supporters of the Chiapas Support Committee, Our warmest wishes to you in this season of holidays filled with joyous struggles for…

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