Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Environment/ecology


Why we oppose the Maya Train

By: Gilberto López y Rivas On April 19, a letter titled “Why we oppose the Maya Train” was delivered to the President of the Republic, signed by more than 300 researchers of diverse disciplines, who self-define as follows: “We are…

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The right to consultation as a brake on dispossession

[Admin: This decision would seem to be a very important one for indigenous communities facing the imposition of large “development” projects.] Protest banner at the ammonia plant reads: “Stop the Ammonia Plant!” By: Francisco López Bárcenas Last April 6, the Supreme…

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The Caravan for water and an environmentalism of the peoples

By: Raúl Romero* Don Panchito turned 79 in January of this year. Doña Gloria is 62 and is an indigenous Nahua. Don Panchito and Doña Gloria live in the state of Puebla and are partners in life and struggle. Together…

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Maya Train: destructive, illegal and illegitimate  

 Court orders work to stop on Phase One, from Palenque, Chiapas to Izamal, Yucatán. By: Silvia Ribeiro* On March 9, 2022, a collegiate court granted a definitive suspension of the work on sections 1, 2 and 3 of the misnamed…

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Greed is the Name of the Game

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The situation seems desperate and at the same time, no one knows what to do. The ticking of the world’s time against the clock is sounding (or at least some well-informed people are quite convinced of that)…

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“If the world expects COP26 to solve its problems, we’re lost”

Protesters from all over the world took the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to march against those most responsible for climate change. The event, with a carnival flair, achieved enormous diversity. It also stood up to the lengthy responses of the…

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Words of the Zapatista communities on the Occasion of the March Against the Destruction of Nature

Above photo: EZLN, CNI and FPDTA in the climate strike protest in Vienna, Austria on September 24 In Vienna, Austria. In the voice of compañera Libertad, on September 24, 2021 Good afternoon. This is our own little word in a…

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Impunity of the Armed Forces faced with the climate crisis

By: Raúl Zibechi It happens with the weather like it does with almost all issues: minor data transcend, but the really important ones remain in the shadows. Thus, through abstractions, it might seem that those of us who inhabit the…

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The Maya Train’s development poles will destroy the richness, biodiversity and geomorphology of territories

By: Yessica Morales Ana Esther Ceceña, Coordinator of the Latin American Observatory of Geopolitics at the Institute for Economic Research, announced that given the Maya Train Comprehensive Development Project, the federal government proposes to reorder the productive, commercial, tourist and…

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San Cristóbal officials promote the plunder of Zapatista Huitepec Reserve

By: Ángeles Mariscal On Sunday, July 4, a group of individuals that call themselves “Guardians of the Huitepec Alcanfores Reserve,” entered into the zone of Huitepec, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, where support bases of the Zapatista Army of…

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