Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


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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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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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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Kana’antik k-lu’umo’ob: The Maya horizon

By: Francisco López Bárcenas June 21 is a very important day for the Mayas of the Mexican [Yucatan] Peninsula. It’s the date on which the Saq’ Q’ij, known as the Summer Solstice among the mestizo population, an epoch that denotes…

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Individualized support: counterinsurgency or social containment?

By: Peter Rosset* The Mexican countryside is full of struggles and alternative projects. It has a long history of agrarian struggle, territorial defense, appropriation of productive processes and commercialization through peasant cooperatives and other forms of ejidal companies and social…

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For life and against war in the Zapatista communities

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Today is being carried out in national territory, and in various countries of the solidarity world (among them, France, Spain, Greece and the United States), a day against the militarization of Zapatista territories and communities,…

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2 More Indigenous leaders murdered in Guerrero!

COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE INDIGENOUS and POPULAR COUNCIL OF GUERRERO – EMILIANO ZAPATA (CIPOG-EZ) ON THE RECENT MURDER OF OUR BROTHERS BARTOLO HILARIO MORALES AND ISAÍAS XANTECO AHUEJOTE Twenty days after the cowardly murder of our brothers Lucio Bartolo Faustino and…

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The San Cristóbal-Palenque highway is back and so is the resistance

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez The San Cristobal-Palenque highway is key to an elaborate tourism development plan, the Palenque Integral Center (CIP, its initials in Spanish), which includes a lush green jungle area in the northern zone of Chiapas, the Agua…

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Frayba denounces militarization in Zapatista Territory

THE MEXICAN STATE INCREASES THE MILITARIZATION IN ZAPATISTA TERRITORY Five years after the unpunished extrajudicial execution of José Luis Solís López, teacher Galeano, during an attack on the autonomous Zapatista project, in the community of La Realidad, the Mexican State…

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EZLN: 25 years of anticapitalist struggle

Gilberto López Y Rivas The 25th anniversary of the Zapatista Rebellion on January 1, 1994 was marked by a singular demonstration of the will of anti-capitalist struggle that has characterized the EZLN during these years. Five thousand milicianos and milicianas…

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