Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Capitalism


It’s capitalism!

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Without a doubt, we’re experiencing an historic moment in contemporaneous Mexico, because for the first time in many decades the popular will expressed at the polls was respected; a State fraud was not imposed, nor…

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Privatization and dispossession  will continue after the electoral process

More than 300 women, men, children, and elderly indigenous and Ch’ol people of the North-Jungle region of Chiapas met on June 15 and 16 to hold the third regional gathering “In defense of life, land and territory for food sovereignty”…

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The Mexican government opens the door to the private concession of protected waters

 Academics and civil society organizations see in the decrees a way to “do business” with water resources whose use was limited, while the Conagua denies that it’s a privatization By: Ignacio Fariza Mexico, June 19, 2018 Last June 5, the…

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First of July, change and rupture

By: Luis Hernández Navarro What real possibilities for changing the economic model open up in the next presidential elections? None. The end of the neoliberal model in Mexico is not the order of the day in the coming elections of…

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The imperial reaches of the Southern Command

THE IMPERIAL REACHES OF THE SOUTHERN COMMAND IN LATIN AMERICA, PART I By: Gilberto López y Rivas On February 15 of this year, Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, chief of the United States Southern Command, testified before that country’s Senate Armed…

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Organized peoples of Chiapas against the extractive model

THE GATHERING OF ORGANIZED PEOPLES OF CHIAPAS POINTED TO THE ADVANCES IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE EXTRACTIVE MODEL By: Chiapas Paralelo More than twenty organizations and communities that make up part of the Group of Resistance to the extractive model…

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Collapse

By: Gilberto López y Rivas During the recent seedbed-roundtable “Looks, listens and words: Prohibited thinking?” Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano made frequent references and reflective comments about the book by Carlos Taibo, Collapse: Terminal capitalism, eco-social transition, eco-fascism (Buenos Aires: Libros de…

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Women, a key piece in capitalist exploitation

By: Arturo Sánchez Jiménez With the crisis of capitalism, the women of poor regions of Mexico have been forced to enter into productive dynamics and take charge of both their families and the work in their communities, which contributes to…

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Reconstructing hope

By: Gustavo Esteva How do we contend with the mood that is spreading, molded by the mixture of fear and false hopes instilled by the verbal incontinence and theater of the candidates and political parties? The oppressive repetition of the…

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Prohibited thinking?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The seedbeds-roundtables organized by the EZLN, like the one that takes place this week in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, constitute spaces open to critical thinking about what occurs in Mexico, –and in the…

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