Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Autonomy


Zibechi: The change from below in Venezuela

THE CHANGE FROM BELOW IN VENEZUELA By: Raúl Zibechi Now that the media waters have calmed down, we are able to talk about the profound transformations in Venezuelan society, that kind of long-term change called on to reconfigure societies. It…

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Conversations On Autonomy II

PLEASE JOIN US FOR: CONVERSATIONS ON AUTONOMY II TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CENTER for POLITICAL EDUCATION 518 VALENCIA ST., SAN FRANCISCO, CA Requested donation: $5-$10 (No one turned away for lack of funds) The…

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Conversations on Autonomy

CONVERSATIONS ON AUTONOMY FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014 – 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM SOLE SPACE 1714 TELEGRAPH AVENUE, OAKLAND, CA 94612 Requested donation: $5.00 (No one turned away for lack of funds) Refreshments The Chiapas Support Committee (CSC) is convening…

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Zapatista News Summary for March 2014

MARCH 2014 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY  In Chiapas 1. Zapatista Supporter Murdered Near Agua Azul – On March 21, Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano, 22, was ambushed and murdered while driving his small truck. He was hit by more than 20 shots….

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Chiapas Human Rights Center Celebrates 25 Years

THE FRAYBA IS ONE MORE ACTOR INSIDE A LIBERATING PROCESS: VICTOR HUGO LÓPEZ ** The NGO’s director recognizes the role of Bishop Samuel Ruiz, the center’s founder ** The largest number of denunciations it receives now are from women “hooked”…

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The Plan Puebla-Panama Is Changing Chiapas

[This article has been updated to reflect the opening of the Palenque International Airport and an additional murder in the Agua Azul region (Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano), which is reported in the post below this*]  THE PLAN PUEBLA-PANAMA IS CHANGING…

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Indigenous Zapatista Supporter Murdered in Chiapas

ASSASSINATE YOUNG INDIGENOUS LEADER IN CHILON, CHIAPAS By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, March 22, 2014 Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano, adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle from Chilón municipality, was assassinated this Friday…

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Ostula: Autonomy, Self-Defense, Natural Resources and Narcos

The community recuperation of Xayakalan on the Michoacán Coast is about their lands, guards and autonomy  All kinds of interests cross each other within their territory: the governments seek to implement highway projects that facilitate the shipment of merchandise and…

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Raúl Zibechi: Reclaiming the Strategic Debate

  RECLAIMING THE STRATEGIC DEBATE   By: Raúl Zibechi It seems evident that we are before a turn of history. What happens in the next few years, added to what is already happening, will have a long-term effect. What we…

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EZLN Governs 250,000 Indigenous Mexicans

EZLN Governs 250,000 Indigenous Mexicans Over the course of twenty years, the Zapatista insurgents have founded schools, hospitals, coffee exporting cooperatives, and even banks. Their model has also inspired the growth of community police forces, forest guards, and resistance movements…

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