Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Dispossession


The Overture: Reality As Enemy

“If our epoch thinks this way,” the world says to itself, “who is (no) one to say otherwise”? Who are the politicians to do so if they should obey us? Who are the judges to do so if their decisions…

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Galeano: With the current government, it rains on wet for the original peoples

[A new communiqué entitled “Overture: reality as the Enemy” is available in Spanish on Enlace Zapatista (link below). When the English translation is available, we’ll post it. Meanwhile, here’s a summary from La Jornada.] By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De…

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The 85th anniversary of the march that created Tila

  *Almost a century after they marched from the municipality to the Chiapas capital, residents remembered the feat of their great-grandparents by bringing forward the creation of the municipality  Residents of the municipality of Tila celebrated the 85th anniversary of…

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The indigenous struggle of today can be the last: Carlos González

Extinction of the indigenous peoples would also be the end of Mexico as a nation, warns the Nahua lawyer Carlos González, a member of the CIG-CNI. The struggle that the “Fourth Transformation” imposes on them is definitive, he maintains. They…

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Frayba: forced displacement of 36 people from Chol community in Chiapas

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas El Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) denounced that six families of the la organization Ikoltyañtyel Lak Lumal (The hope of our peoples, in the Chol language), which…

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Presidential message: to the EZLN?

By: Magdalena Gómez Two recent events contain a marked contrast. We’re talking about the interview that the President of the Republic conceded to the executives and reporters of La Jornada on the occasion of the first anniversary of his electoral…

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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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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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CNI-CIG-EZLN communiqué on the violence against the original peoples

To the peoples of the world To the networks of support for the CIG To the national and international sixth To the communications media The passage of neoliberal capitalism is marking its steps with the blood of our peoples, where…

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EZLN-CNI-CIG: Stop the narco-paramilitary war against the CIPOG-EZ!

Urgent Comunicado from the CNI-CIG and the EZLN Today, with indignation and pain we denounce a new and artful crime against our compañeros of the Indigenous and Popular Council of Guerrero – Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ). Around 1:30 pm on May…

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