Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Social Control


Zibechi: When war no longer saves the system

By: Raúl Zibechi Many data indicate that the large companies of the military-industrial complex have been obtaining juicy profits since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But other data assure the opposite; they say that the capitalist crisis…

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Geopolitical logic blocks emancipation

By: Raúl Zibechi If we observe what happens within the doors of the three great powers that fight for world hegemony (the United States, China and Russia), we will see how the priority of geopolitical logics and interstate struggles narrow…

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The military industrial complex

Above: Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, inspects work on the Maya Train with military personnel. By: Raúl Romero On January 17, 1961 upon concluding his term as president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a speech about…

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They remove the Mayor of Pantelhó and investigate him for homicide

The mayor said that he has been pressured for weeks to resign from his position as mayor, but he refused to do as Leonel Reyes, coordinator of government delegates in the General Government Ministry, asked. By: Isaín Mandujano In a…

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Amidst soldiers and cartels, academia examines the rising violence in the Southeast

Above Photo: Courtesy of Avispa Midia – With regard to the distribution of forces in national territory, the majority of General Coordination Units and personnel are found in the South and Southeast of the country. From: Editorial Staff: Yessica Morales…

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Brief chronology of paramilitary violence in Chiapas

In the last several years, and escalating during 2021, paramilitary attacks on indigenous communities where civilian Zapatista supporters and sympathizers live have intensified and they have done so with impunity. In September, the EZLN warned that the paramilitary violence was…

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A Tseltal woman is the new mayor of Altamirano, Chiapas

The new mayor’s unlikely story began when a group of Altamirano residents started operating  mototaxis without permits. Drivers of the “pirate” mototaxis clashed with drivers of traditional taxis with permits; one group would set the other group’s taxi on fire…

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Altamirano residents resort to armed self-defense to shake off the caciques

Above Photo is a screen shot taken from the armed self-defense group’s video. By: Angeles Mariscal In Altamirano, the municipality located in the jungle zone of Chiapas, the Kanter family has governed since 2002. The men of the family and…

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The Chiapas hell

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Mexican southeast is key in the 4T’s political-territorial project. Three of its large megaprojects are located there: Train Maya, the Trans-Isthmus Corridor and the Dos Bocas refinery. Additionally, many resources for social programs are concentrated…

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The Consultation, the past that is the present

Squadron 421 on stage in Spain By: Luis Hernández Navarro The geography of Mexican horror had, at the end of the 20th century, a peak moment. Atrocity became a form of daily government. The terror established a new nomenclature. It…

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