Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Dispossession


Altepelmecalli, the defense of water

Graphic art: @TallerAhuehuete By: Luis Hernández Navarro As if it were the work of the devil looking to surface from the depths of hell, an enormous hole opened up in the farmlands of Santa María Zacatepec, Puebla. With an unstoppable…

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Stop the Repression of the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico!

To the Mexican people: To the peoples of the world: To the Sixth in Mexico and abroad: To the media: We denounce that on February 15 at approximately 1:20hrs, the repressive agents of the bad government including the National Guard,…

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They document attacks on a Zapatista community in the Lacandón Jungle

Zapatistas of Nuevo San Gregorio By: Isaín Mandujano Today, a network of organizations, collectives and networks, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, denounced the constant aggressions that an indigenous Zapatista community settled in the Chiapas jungle has…

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The Europe of Below and Aldama, Chiapas

In the streets of Vienna, a protest to demand the return of two kidnapped Zapatistas. By: Carlos Soledad* The state of Chiapas has become powder keg. On September 11, [2021] for example, members of the paramilitary organization ORCAO kidnapped the…

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Emergency Appeal: Stand with the Indigenous & Zapatista Communities to Stop the Paramilitary Violence

The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to join us in taking urgent action NOW to stand in solidarity with Indigenous and Zapatista communities in Chiapas. The Indigenous communities are being attacked by paramilitary forces in collusion with and support…

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Ominous silence of the Mexican Government in the face of attacks on Zapatistas

New attacks against Nuevo San Gregorio Autonomous Zapatista Community Violence towards the Zapatista autonomous communities has been constant and has escalated as part of the “La Extemporánea” delegation concludes its Tour for Life in Europe. The Good Government Junta “New…

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In Chiapas, paramilitaries expel Tseltals for refusing to buy weapons

Differences over the use of 20 million pesos that they won in the presidential plane raffle derived into the expulsion of 28 Tseltal families from the community of Nacimiento, [1] in Ocosingo Municipality, who allegedly refused to buy firearms.Photo: Displaced…

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Amidst soldiers and cartels, academia examines the rising violence in the Southeast

Above Photo: Courtesy of Avispa Midia – With regard to the distribution of forces in national territory, the majority of General Coordination Units and personnel are found in the South and Southeast of the country. From: Editorial Staff: Yessica Morales…

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Brief chronology of paramilitary violence in Chiapas

In the last several years, and escalating during 2021, paramilitary attacks on indigenous communities where civilian Zapatista supporters and sympathizers live have intensified and they have done so with impunity. In September, the EZLN warned that the paramilitary violence was…

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Residents: Paramilitaries attacked Aldama 203 times in October

Above Photo: Cuartoscuro | In a file image, families are given refuge in a carpentry workshop in Chivit community last June 18. By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Residents of Aldama municipality affirmed that in October members…

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