Chiapas Support Committee

Category: militarization


Peru, a popular destituent movement

By: Luís Hernández Navarro Southern Peru burns. Angered by the usurpation of the popular will and government repression, demonstrators set fire to banks in Yunguyo, Puno department. They did the same at the police station in Triunfo, Arequipa. In the…

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The Incessant Militarization of Indigenous Communities

Daliri Oropeza brings us an account of the ongoing process of militarization of indigenous communities, the effects it has on peoples and organized resistance to stop it. By: Daliri Oropeza There is a history of militarization of indigenous peoples in…

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Human Rights and Militarization

By: Miguel Concha Democracy, simply put in Rousseau’s terms, is that popular and collective will, given to a legitimate person to represent and address the needs of the people for the common good. However, when this political model moves away…

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Indigenous peoples continue struggling for their rights and survival

By: Carolina Gómez Mena, Fernando Camacho and Jessica Xantomila After 530 years since the arrival of the Europeans on the American continent, the struggle of the indigenous peoples for their territories and their survival continues, in an atmosphere where the…

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Indigenous women of Chiapas close ranks against mega-projects

By: Isaín Mandujano ASSEMBLY OF THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT FOR THE DEFENSE OF MOTHER EARTH AND OUR TERRITORIES. CHIAPAS, MEXICO Chapultenango, September 17 and 18, 2022 We embrace the Women and Peoples who struggle and organize. Women from the Zoque, North-Palenque,…

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Militarized security

By: Raúl Romero The presidential initiative to incorporate the National Guard into the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena, its Spanish acronym) has generated an intense debate. Given the lack of a project that convinces big social sectors, the alliance of…

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The internal crisis of the empire

By: Raúl Zibechi Reaffirming the idea that empires collapse from within, when their contradictions cause their decline or facilitate conquest by their enemies, we see how the United States Armed Forces are having enormous difficulties recruiting members. The US media…

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Ayotzinapa, on the edge of the abyss

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Three events overlap in the Ayotzinapa Massacre. The central one is the savage aggression against students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College by organized crime, the military and police. The second one consists of…

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Take Action: Pressure the Mexican government stop the paramilitary violence against Zapatista & Indigenous communities in Chiapas

Statement of Solidarity with the BAEZLN, FrayBa, and  BriCOs Turtle Island – United States of America  July 2022 To the Mexican General Consulates in the United States, We, the everyday people from below, the children, mothers, and elders, Native and…

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The Inertia that prevents us from reacting to the collapse

By: Raúl Zibechi That humanity is beginning to suffer the confluence of crises and pandemics that configure a situation of chaos or collapse of life on the planet, seems out of the question. That the ruling classes play their own…

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