Chiapas Support Committee

Category: EZLN


The Zapatista tour, a gathering of rebels

By: Raúl Zibechi What we are lacking are new forms of resistance capable of putting the brakes on the new world war, since the old ways of doing politics have shown their limitations, if not their failure. Hundreds of collectives…

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Shelter in Solidarity: Support the Zapatista Communities

Dear Family & Friends of the Chiapas Support Committee, WE ARE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US —during one of the most challenging of years— in people-to-people solidarity with the Zapatista communities. The pandemic provides one of the most revolutionary of…

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The terror in Chiapas communities doesn’t stop: Red TDT

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Upon concluding a three-day tour through communities of the North, Highlands and Coast of Chiapas, members of the Civil Observation Mission, composed of organizations belonging to the All Rights for Everyone…

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The Maya Train is leveling in Palenque

By: Ángeles Mariscal  Palenque, Chiapas. “Right of way” became the words most feared by the residents who are settled along the 232 kilometers of what is known as the First Section of the Maya Train (Tren Maya). Those words are…

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Chenalhó Paramilitaries injure Aldama resident with gunshots, the mayor denounces

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, members of “paramilitary-style armed groups” in Santa Martha, Chenalhó, shot and injured an inhabitant of Aldama, Mayor Adolfo López Gómez reported. “Andrés Jiménez Pérez, 39, a native of San Pedro…

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November in Aldama

By: Luis Hernández Navarro In November, the coffee trees of Aldama, Chiapas, wear red. The aromatic cherries reach their optimum maturity. Right then, growers must collect the beans by hand, one by one, leaving the green ones for later. If…

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Chiapas: War and Peace

By: Raúl Romero On November 8, around 3:30 pm, Felix Hernández López – a support base for the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) – was returning to his home when he was attacked by 20 paramilitaries belonging to the Regional…

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EZLN: 37 years of dignity and autonomy

By: Raúl Zibechi In these fierce times there is little to celebrate. While the darkness of the system becomes routine, when those above dispossess us with death and violence, the lights from below shine with all their brilliance, tearing the…

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Attack on humanitarian aid group in Chiapas; a bullet injures a nun

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In a direct attack on a humanitarian aid group for the displaced Tsotsils from Aldama, the Dominican nun María Isabel Hernández Rea, 52, known as Chabelita in Chiapas indigenous communities where she has worked for many years,…

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ORCAO’s armed attacks on Zapatistas in Lucio Cabañas

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The Regional Organization of Ocosingo Coffee Growers (ORCAO, its initials in Spanish) and a “group of armed people seek to impose a daily and permanent state of war” against the Zapatista…

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