Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


Statement of Solidarity with the Struggle against the Maya Train

[Admin: The Sexta Grietas Network circulated this statement and asked for signatures. We reproduce it below with the signatures obtained.] Statement of Solidarity with the Struggle against the Maya Train, a Megaproject of Death Traducción en español Traduction française April…

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Joint pronouncement for life. “A systemic change is necessary”

CHIAPAS: JOINT PRONOUNCEMENT FOR LIFE. “A systemic change is necessary,”social organizations demand To the people of Chiapas
: To the EZLN Good Government Boards: To Indigenous and campesino organizations: To federal, state and municipal Governments: To federal, state and district health…

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Santa María Ostula, mining and organized crime

By: Luis Hernández Navarro On the Michoacán coast, the territory and natural resources of Santa María de Ostula community are in dispute. It’s literally a struggle for life and death in which the comuneros defend their land and their habitat…

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The EZLN inaugurates new government centers

By: Angeles Mariscal In the Jungle zone of Chiapas, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, its initials in Spanish) inaugurated with a celebration that their leaders attended, among them Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano -before Marcos-, two of the seven new “Caracoles”…

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EZLN warns AMLO: they will defend their territory against megaprojects

By: Angeles Mariscal The EZLN reiterated its position versus government policies that imply extractive projects and warned that they will defend their territory. It called for strengthening models based on self-determination and the knowledge of the original peoples. One year…

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Zapatistas call to confront the “Fourth Annihilation” with the exercise of autonomies

By: Isaín Mandujano San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The indigenous Zapatista bases of support of the Zapatista National liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) and of Mexico warned today that they will continue resisting in the new era…

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Report from EZLN-CNI Forum in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth

INDIGENOUS AGREE TO FORM AN ECONOMIC MODEL PARALLEL TO CAPITALISM By: Angeles Mariscal The global economic model based on the exploitation of nature and the accumulation of wealth, the capitalist economic model, in the last 200 years has provoked climate…

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An Invitation to Build Community-to-Community Solidarity & Justice

An Invitation from the Chiapas Support Committee “We would like to take this opportunity to invite The Sixth, The Networks, the CNI, and all honest people to come and participate, together with the Zapatista peoples, in building these CRAREZ [Zapatista…

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Nation and national State

By: Gilberto López Y Rivas Discerning about nation and national State and their transformations with neoliberal capitalist globalization necessitates a defining approach to these multi-meaning concepts of the social sciences. The nation would be that stable human community, historically emerged…

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The History of Dolores Hidalgo, according to Marcos

[In August 2005, the community of Dolores Hidalgo, now one of the EZLN’s new caracoles, hosted a preparatory meeting for the Other Campaign. The late figure of SCI Marcos gave an opening speech that included the words below.] Compañeros and…

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