Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Counterinsurgency


The López Montejo brothers are free after 11 years in prison

By: Yessica Morales *Abraham and Germán were arrested on January 17, 2011, being arbitrarily deprived of their freedom and each one sentenced to 75 years in prison [for murder].  The brothers Abraham and Germán López Montejo [1] were set free…

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Indigenous man set free after 20 years in prison

By: Editor Yéssica Morales *Marcelino was arrested on February 5, 2002, arbitrarily and illegally deprived of his freedom; he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Relatives of Prisoners in Struggle Collective, the…

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“El Machete” celebrates first anniversary of its struggle against the chiefdom in Pantelhó

By: Isaín Mandujano *Members of the Pueblo Creyente (Believing People) organization and other civil organizations that have accompanied them were present at the event, from which they also sent a greeting to the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, Ejército Zapatista…

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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 Government of Mexico foments counterinsurgency against EZLN territories

Sent by ajmaq on May 5, 2022Jovel, Chiapas, México
May 5, 2022 To the National Indigenous CongressTo the national and international SixthTo the Networks of Resistances and RebellionsTo the signers of the Declaration for LifeTo people who sow Dignity and Organization…

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The IACHR will visit 22 indigenous communities in Chiapas, victims of violence

One year after the IACHR granted precautionary measures to 12 Aldama communities, the Mexican State has not guaranteed peace and security in the territory By: Isaín Mandujano One year after the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human…

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The Mexican State has not fulfilled the IACHR’s recommendations in Aldama

Magdalena Aldama, Chiapas. April 23rd, 2022 To the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. To Amnesty International for Human Rights. To the National Human Rights Commission To Non-Governmental Human Rights Centers. To the International, National, State and Independent Media. To the…

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The political economy of revolt  

… Indigenous people on a local bus in 2021 Cali, Colombia protests against tax increases. Photo: Al Jazeera By: Raúl Zibechi Oaxaca 2006, Quito 2019, Cali 2021. They are just some of the Latin American cities that experienced important revolts…

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Doña Rosario and the love of life

By: Hermann Bellinghausen How many times, due to whims of language, name is destiny. One day, Rosario Ibarra de Piedra stopped being only the mother of her children to become a symbolic mother and the motor of hundreds of mothers…

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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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