Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


Neoliberalism epidemic

By: Raúl Zibechi Centuries ago we were able to learn the importance of the social and natural environments where viruses take root and multiply, because we live with them and they don’t always threaten us. The black plague should have…

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Coronavirus: militarization of the crisis

By: Raúl Zibechi You have to go back to the periods of Nazism and Stalinism, almost a century ago, to find examples of population control as extensive and intense as those happening these days in China with the excuse of…

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Panic Buying in San Cristóbal de Las Casas shopping areas

By: Félix Camas  San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Given the evident presence of Coronavirus infections in the state of Chiapas, self-service stores, supermarkets and commercial chains, as well as in the public plazas of this city, are taking all…

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Social Protest and criminalization

By: Magdalena Gómez In these times when the so-called Fourth Transformation is stated as a fact, it’s worth reflecting on the implications of the detention in Puebla, as a virtual political prisoner, of the community leader Miguel López Vega, councilor…

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Report from EZLN-CNI Forum in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth

INDIGENOUS AGREE TO FORM AN ECONOMIC MODEL PARALLEL TO CAPITALISM By: Angeles Mariscal The global economic model based on the exploitation of nature and the accumulation of wealth, the capitalist economic model, in the last 200 years has provoked climate…

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Saint Greta and the day after

By: Hermann Bellinghausen It is in the nature of contemporary media and social networks that we waste time among the weeds to avoid the important. The forms of self-deception, pretexts and procrastination fill our hands, disguised as likes and dislikes,…

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The Maya Train could put biosphere reserves at risk

By: Angélica Enciso L. and Fernando Camacho Calakmul, in Campeche, because of its continuous extension of vegetation, is the second most important rainforest reserve of tropical America, after the Amazon. The Sian Ka’an area, in Quintana Roo, shelters a system…

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The indigenous struggle of today can be the last: Carlos González

Extinction of the indigenous peoples would also be the end of Mexico as a nation, warns the Nahua lawyer Carlos González, a member of the CIG-CNI. The struggle that the “Fourth Transformation” imposes on them is definitive, he maintains. They…

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Kana’antik k-lu’umo’ob: The Maya horizon

By: Francisco López Bárcenas June 21 is a very important day for the Mayas of the Mexican [Yucatan] Peninsula. It’s the date on which the Saq’ Q’ij, known as the Summer Solstice among the mestizo population, an epoch that denotes…

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Chiapas: they kill an ecologist and threaten his family members

By: René Alberto López Villahermosa, Tabasco Gunmen murdered with five bullets –one of them in the face– the environmentalist José Luis Álvarez Flores, 64, whose body was found Monday in the ejido Calatrava, municipality of Palenque, Chiapas, on a road…

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