Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


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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Frayba: 437 attacks from paramilitary groups against the peoples of Aldama in March

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) reported that in March it documented 437 attacks against communities in Aldama municipality, perpetrated by armed groups from the town…

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The urgency of educating (ourselves) in self-defense  

By: Raúl Zibechi When the system has become death. When capitalism is synonymous with risk to life, environment and peoples. When the great works to accumulate capital go hand in hand with femicides and genocides, we should stop to think…

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Pantelhó and the videotaped [alleged] disappearance of 21 people

On July 26, 2021, in Pantelhó, 21 men were removed from their homes; the houses were burned and they were filmed while masked men tied their hands. Eight months later, they have [allegedly] not been located. Proceso Magazine By: Isaín…

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Altamirano, Chiapas: Mass kidnappings of opponents of the political machine

The 10 drivers released on March 22 provided this photo of themselves to El Heraldo. By: Isaín Mandujano In the municipality of Altamirano a paramilitary group linked to the Pinto Kanter family, the PVEM and the Alliance of Social Organizations…

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Las Margaritas marches for unity, peace and harmony

Several Chiapas news sources, Chiapas Paralelo and Pozol Colectivo, published reports about a pilgrimage that marched through the streets of the municipal seat of Las Margaritas on Sunday, March 20. After a February 24 confrontation between two “social organizations” that…

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They release 9 of the 53 kidnapped in Altamirano  

Translation of the banner: August 14 Social Movement, composed of the union of barrios and ejidos, as well as social organizations and work groups say Enough of the kidnappings! Violence continues to escalate and may have reached a critical juncture…

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The EZLN marches against the war in Ukraine; residents of Altamirano join in and add their demands

By: Ángeles Mariscal Altamirano, Chiapas Thousands of members of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) demonstrated in six Chiapas cities, to protest against wars, and to show their solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who…

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Non-stop “bullet baths” against Tsotsils in Aldama

Above: Cocó community, Aldama, Chiapas – Photo: EFE, Carlos Lopez By:  Hermann Bellinghausen The daily life of violence can anesthetize public opinion, but not those who suffer it every day. Not one day goes by without bullet baths against more…

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Altepelmecalli, the defense of water

Graphic art: @TallerAhuehuete By: Luis Hernández Navarro As if it were the work of the devil looking to surface from the depths of hell, an enormous hole opened up in the farmlands of Santa María Zacatepec, Puebla. With an unstoppable…

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