Chiapas Support Committee

Category: EZLN


EZLN creates seven new Caracols

[A new communiqué from the CCRI-CG of the EZLN was just released in Spanish (link below). This is a translation of a report on the communiqué in La Jornada with a list of the new Caracols and autonomous municipalities. This…

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The Overture: Reality As Enemy

“If our epoch thinks this way,” the world says to itself, “who is (no) one to say otherwise”? Who are the politicians to do so if they should obey us? Who are the judges to do so if their decisions…

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Galeano: With the current government, it rains on wet for the original peoples

[A new communiqué entitled “Overture: reality as the Enemy” is available in Spanish on Enlace Zapatista (link below). When the English translation is available, we’ll post it. Meanwhile, here’s a summary from La Jornada.] By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De…

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The 85th anniversary of the march that created Tila

  *Almost a century after they marched from the municipality to the Chiapas capital, residents remembered the feat of their great-grandparents by bringing forward the creation of the municipality  Residents of the municipality of Tila celebrated the 85th anniversary of…

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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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From confrontation to autonomy

By: Raúl Zibechi The history of the Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis Nation dates back to a half century ago, a process that led to the formation of the Huambisa Aguaruna Council in 1977, under the Peruvian military regime….

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Frayba: forced displacement of 36 people from Chol community in Chiapas

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas El Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) denounced that six families of the la organization Ikoltyañtyel Lak Lumal (The hope of our peoples, in the Chol language), which…

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Recovering Paradise

This documentary film tells the story of indigenous people in Michoacán, Mexico, who recuperated ancestral land in Santa María Ostula and suffered armed attacks as they constructed their autonomy. This screening is a benefit for the National Indigenous Congress and…

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Presidential message: to the EZLN?

By: Magdalena Gómez Two recent events contain a marked contrast. We’re talking about the interview that the President of the Republic conceded to the executives and reporters of La Jornada on the occasion of the first anniversary of his electoral…

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AMLO in Guadalupe Tepeyac

By: Luis Hernández Navarro The Tojolabal community of Guadalupe Tepeyac in Chiapas is emblematic. Not in vain, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a message to the Zapatistas from there last Saturday. Before some 300 campesinos, the president expressed his…

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