Chiapas Support Committee

Category: EZLN


It’s not drought, it’s dispossession

By: Raúl Romero The water crisis that shakes Monterrey, in the state of Nuevo León, generated constant social expressions of discontent throughout this year. In June, marches and other forms of protest in the northern state became the focus of…

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The Incessant Militarization of Indigenous Communities

Daliri Oropeza brings us an account of the ongoing process of militarization of indigenous communities, the effects it has on peoples and organized resistance to stop it. By: Daliri Oropeza There is a history of militarization of indigenous peoples in…

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Zapatistas do cleaning and maintenance on Huitepec Reserve

The sign also reads: “We struggle to defend Mother Earth. We are born in her, we grow up and we die in her. Natural protected area. EZLN, Zona Altos de Chiapas (Chiapas Highlands Zone). By: Chiapas Paralelo Support bases of…

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The EZLN announces mobilizations for its 39th anniversary

The EZLN was founded on November 17, 1983 in the Lacandón Jungle, in the municipality of Ocosingo. By: Gilberto Morales | El Heraldo de Chiapas Altamirano The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, EjércitoZapatista de Liberación Nacional), announces a mobilization to…

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And yet it moves

By: Raúl Romero* The study of social movements is important in that it indicates, among other things, some of the “great national problems” that concern and mobilize different social sectors. There are mobilizations and movements of the left and right;…

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Luis Villoro, the sentinel

By: Raúl Romero* The events take place in 1996. After being introduced by Zapatista Comandante David, Don Luis Villoro Toranzo takes the floor. He speaks in the name of the group of advisors to the EZLN, in the Dialogue for…

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Chiapas: Violence and displaced persons cause fear of another Acteal

Lack of attention to land conflicts and the growing operation of organized crime groups translates into deaths, rapes and forced displacement of residents. By: Isaín Mandujano Civilian organizations, human rights defenders and religious people denounce an unusual increase in violence…

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Cristóbal Sántiz is free, more than 2 years after his arrest

The community defender was arrested when leaving work in San Cristóbal de Las Casas by officials of the Chiapas Attorney General’s specialized police By: Yessica Morales El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba)…

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From the Maya Train to sympathizers “with a foreign appearance,” Sedena’s constant siege against the Zapatistas

Leaked emails from Sedena (Mexico’s Secretary of National Defense) Have allowed us to know that the EZLN is one of the most besieged by military intelligence due to its posture of rejecting the megaprojects and government programs. By: Jacobo García…

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Armed group burns houses, murders opponents, displaces 32 families who flee to Polhó

By: Ángeles Mariscal This Tuesday marks six days since factions of the armed group that formed in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, in the Chiapas Highlands, have confronted each other. No authority of the three levels of government has entered the place,…

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