Chiapas Support Committee

Category: militarization


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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The military operation: kill and disappear

As Mexico begins to open its archives on the “dirty war,” Abel Barrera Hernández describes some of the Mexican Army’s counterinsurgency operations By: Abel Barrera Hernández* During the “dirty war” (1965-1990), repression in Guerrero was systematic and generalized. The report…

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“Calm” returns to San Cristóbal de Las Casas

By: Angeles Mariscal The booths in the Northern Market opened, children attended school, a market with typical sweets was installed on the central plaza and dozens of soldiers and police maintain searches and patrols. 24 hours after armed men hombres…

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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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The Army’s Complicity and the Dangers of Militarization

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* In recent weeks, collectives of relatives of the disappeared from all over the country have been discussing the report presented last March 28 by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) for the Ayotzinapa case…

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