Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


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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Caravan heads out to deliver support to Zapatista communities

By: Elio Henriquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Members of organizations, collectives, and individuals, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, traveled this Thursday to the communities of Moíses Gandhi and Nuevo San Gregorio in the autonomous…

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Tila, political bosses, paramilitaries and autonomy

By: Luis Hernández Navarro For centuries, the Lord of Tila has been venerated with fervor. On the Feasts of Corpus Christi, the Holy Cross, in Holy Week and the miraculous renewal of January 15, thousands of devoted faithful celebrate him….

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CNI-CIG Condemns aggression against Zapatista community and calls for solidarity

To the people of Mexico and the world. The Indigenous Government Council-National Indigenous Congress condemns the cowardly attack by members of the paramilitary group called the Regional Organization of Ocosingo Coffee Growers (ORCAO), who last Saturday, August 22, around 11:00…

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Chiapas burns

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Chiapas burns. The masters of the paramilitaries let go of the reins and, emboldened, they do their thing. They attack indigenous rebel communities with firearms, are given the luxury, as in Santa Martha, of showing themselves…

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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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