Chiapas Support Committee

Category: militarization


Militarization, the highest phase of extractivism

By Raúl Zibechi The growing militarization of our societies is a clear sign of the autumnal phase of the patriarchal capitalist system. The system gave up on integrating the popular classes, and no longer even aspires to dialogue with them, but…

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The National Guard enters an EZLN community

By: Chiapas Paralelo With the excuse of verifying a complaint about the existence of “pirate” radio antennas, a National Guard (NG) convoy, with 500 members, entered into a community of Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN)…

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Frayba: the Government continues without recognizing the Army’s human rights violations in Chiapas

By: Desinformémonos Editors Mexico City The Mexican government continues without recognizing the grave human rights violations committed by the Mexican Army in the implementation of the Chiapas 94 Campaign Plan, Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba). To…

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The February betrayal, a sign of the war that continues

By: Pedro Faro Navarro* It wasn’t the EZLN that broke the dialogue and re-started the war. It was the government. It wasn’t the EZLN that feigned political well while it prepared the military and treacherous blow. It was the government….

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Indigenous people file suit against National Guard over construction of barracks in Chilón

By: Editor, Yessica Morales Photo: Maya Tseltal people in Chilón municipality have undertaken a legal battle against the militarization of their territory. The Tseltal people asked for protection from federal justice against the construction of the National Guard barracks and…

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The Maya Train and the Mexican State versus the UN

By: Magdalena Gómez Six rapporteurs of special human rights procedures sent the Mexican State, through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, a document in which they expressed “grave concerns” about the Maya Train on issues…

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Modevite rejects National Guard barracks and SCLC-Palenque superhighway

By: Elio Henríquez Tuesday, January 5, 2021 https://www.jornada.com.mx/2021/01/05/estados/022n1est San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, members of the Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite) placed hand-painted signs in the municipality of Cancuc to express their rejection to constructing…

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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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The “new” war of conquest and defense of territory

By: Raúl Romero* Oscar Eyraud Adams, of the Kumiai people, was murdered on September 24, 2020 in Baja California. Jesús Miguel Jerónimo and his son Jesús Miguel Junior, of the P’urhépecha People of Ichán, were murdered on July 23, 2020,…

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