Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


EZLN: The government wants to kidnap the image of Zapata

[Admin: New EZLN communiqué! We’ll publish the English translation as soon as we receive it.] By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) affirmed that like the previous ones, the current federal government…

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Provocations, infamy, apologies

[Admin: The EZLN and the CNI-CIG are focusing their joint resistances on the Morelos Integral Project (PIM). This article begins to explain why: Resistances to the PIM could be repeated with the Maya Train, the Tehuantepec dry canal (aka Trans-Isthmus…

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Residents denounce uncontrolled paramilitary violence in Chenalhó

By: Hermann Bellinghausen At least 25 deaths, dozens of injured and thousands of displaced is the recent result of a conflict caused by the civilian armed groups in Santa Martha, municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, against families of Zapatista support bases…

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Radiography of Chiapas in the 4T

[The system of political and economic bosses (caciques) that Hernández Navarro describes in this article dominated Chiapas at the time of the January 1, 1994 Zapatista Uprising and was a factor leading to that uprising. Now, even the non-Zapatistas are…

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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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EZLN: 25 years of anticapitalist struggle

Gilberto López Y Rivas The 25th anniversary of the Zapatista Rebellion on January 1, 1994 was marked by a singular demonstration of the will of anti-capitalist struggle that has characterized the EZLN during these years. Five thousand milicianos and milicianas…

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Important Letter of Solidarity and Support for Zapatista Resistance and Autonomy

Letter of Solidarity and Support for Zapatista Resistance and Autonomy 15 January 2019 We, intellectuals, academics, artists, activists and people of goodwill, as well as organizations, associations and collectives, from various countries, express our solidarity with the Zapatista Army of…

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Bertolucci in the Lacandón

By: Luis Hernández Navarro It’s close to 5.30 in the afternoon last December 31. The afternoon is bright. As if it were the climactic scene from an epic film from Bernardo Bertolucci, [1] troops of the 21st Zapatista infantry division…

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EZLN: twenty-five years

By: Adolfo Gilly One morning 25 years ago, January 1, 1994, we saw an unusual spectacle appear on television: an indigenous army, emerging from the shadows of that New Years night, was taking the city of San Cristóbal. They were…

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El dolor de Acteal (Acteal’s Pain)

By: Luis Hernández Navarro A young woman carries in her hands the photograph of a little six-year old girl framed in wood. It’s a portrait of Silvia Pérez Luna. In the lower part can be seen the date of her…

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