Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Human Rights


Urgent action: ORCAO disappears two members of Patria Nueva Good Government Council, Caracol 10, “Cultivating the Rebel Seed”

Jobel, Chiapas, Mexico As of September 14, 2021 To the peoples of the world To the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) To the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG) To the Sixth National and International To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellions Sisters,…

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Women’s Victory

Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion A La Jornada Editorial In a historic and unanimous vote, [Mexico’s] Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) declared unconstitutional Article 196 of the Coahuila Penal Code, which punishes with imprisonment for one to three years…

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“We can’t take it anymore, we are migrants, not animals”

This article further describes why the Zapatistas issued the “Against Xenophobia and Racism” communiqué. Text by: Ángeles Mariscal Photos by Ángeles Mariscal  With torn feet, under sun and rain, hundreds of migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, Central America and other…

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From Kabul to Tegucigalpa: refugee or immigrant?

By: Miguel Tinker Salas* and Víctor Silverman* Although separated by almost 14,000 kilometers, the disasters in Afghanistan and in Honduras have a common denominator: US policies that victimize both countries. In the first case the failed war against terrorism, which…

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Simulated, inefficient and unpunished; the investigation of the Viejo Velasco Massacre

By: Alma Martínez *According to the semiannual report of the National Search Commission (NSC) for Chiapas, the federal subsidy authorized for actions to search for missing (disappeared) persons is $8,780,727.00 pesos. However, from 2019 to 2021 only two days of…

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Propose an election through uses and customs in Pantelhó

By: Elio Henríquez Pantelhó, Chiapas Representatives of the 86 indigenous communities and 18 barrios (neighborhoods) in Pantelhó affirmed that during the first dialogue table with state and federal officials held this Tuesday they warned that: in that locality “the bad…

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CANCELLED, due to COVID concerns. CompArte: Art, Culture, Music, Poetry, Zapatismo August 21, Oakland

The Chiapas Support Committee invites you to the sixth annual CompArte Zapatista, The Emiliano Zapata Community Festival, being held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, 2465 34th Avenue, Oakland, California. Haz click aquí…

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Most of those displaced returned to Chenalhó, authorities indicate

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas Between 2,500 and 3,000 indigenous people displaced from communities in the municipality of Chenalhó that border on Pantelhó municipality returned to their homes, reported Alfredo Pérez López, director de civil protection…

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Army enters Pantelhó but doesn’t arrest criminal groups; thousands of indigenous people escape

Above: The Armed Forces entered the municipal seat of Pantelhó Photo: Ángeles Mariscal By: Ángeles Mariscal July 12, 2021 Members of the Mexican Army and National Guard entered the municipality of Pantelhó, the place where indigenous Tsotsils, who define themselves…

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Popular self-defense group emerges in Pantelhó against organized crime

Above photo: El Machete Self-Defense group in Pantelhó “OUR PATIENCE IS EXHAUSTED, THEY HAVE KILLED 200 OF OUR PEOPLE” By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas Chiapas A group called “Autodefensas del pueblo El Machete” (El Machete Peoples’ Self-Defense…

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