Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


The EZLN warns that it will not permit the Maya Train project to happen

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) said that it would not permit President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Maya Train project of death and dirty tricks to…

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The Maya Train will destroy the last lung of the Mexican Southeast

 By: Chiapas Paralelo and León Ávila León Enrique Ávila, a professor at the Intercultural University of Chiapas (UNICH, its Spanish acronym) indicated that the “Tren Maya” {Maya Train) project that will run through 5 states of the country will imply…

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Who is Alfonso Romo?

ALFONSO ROMO By: Luis Hernández Navarro It’s not just a smile for the photo. No. The gesture of satisfaction that is seen on the face of Alfonso Romo in Agromod is genuine. It’s the sign of the winner. He is…

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Permit for hydroelectric project in the Lacandon Jungle denied

SEMARNAT DENIES PERMIT for HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT in the LACANDÓN JUNGLE By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro)  The Secretariat (Ministry) of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) denied the Generación Enersi SA de CV company authorization to construct a hydroelectric dam…

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The Mexican government opens the door to the private concession of protected waters

 Academics and civil society organizations see in the decrees a way to “do business” with water resources whose use was limited, while the Conagua denies that it’s a privatization By: Ignacio Fariza Mexico, June 19, 2018 Last June 5, the…

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Organized peoples of Chiapas against the extractive model

THE GATHERING OF ORGANIZED PEOPLES OF CHIAPAS POINTED TO THE ADVANCES IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE EXTRACTIVE MODEL By: Chiapas Paralelo More than twenty organizations and communities that make up part of the Group of Resistance to the extractive model…

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Collapse

By: Gilberto López y Rivas During the recent seedbed-roundtable “Looks, listens and words: Prohibited thinking?” Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano made frequent references and reflective comments about the book by Carlos Taibo, Collapse: Terminal capitalism, eco-social transition, eco-fascism (Buenos Aires: Libros de…

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Reconstructing hope

By: Gustavo Esteva How do we contend with the mood that is spreading, molded by the mixture of fear and false hopes instilled by the verbal incontinence and theater of the candidates and political parties? The oppressive repetition of the…

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The Indigenous confront an economic model based on dispossession

By: Fernando Camacho Servín The original peoples in Mexico and in other parts of the world confront an economic model based on the forced dispossession and occupation of their territories, with the objective that their natural resources will be used…

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“Defense of land has brought us repression, threats and murders,” they denounce in Chiapas

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Some five thousand men and women, members of San Pedro and San Pablo parishes of Chicomuselo, in the Sierra Madre of Chiapas, held a march-procession this Monday to protest against the extractive mining…

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