Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Human Rights


Zapatista News Summary – August 2014

AUGUST 2014 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY In Chiapas 1. Zapatista Exchange (Sharing) with the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) – The Zapatistas held an “exchange” (sharing) with the National Indigenous Congress (CNI, its initials in Spanish) in La Realidad between August 4…

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Atenco: 100 organizations agree on plan of action against reforms

ORGANIZATIONS AGREE ON A PLAN OF ACTION IN  DEFENSE OF LAND AND AGAINST THE REFORMS By: Javier Salinas Cesáreo, Correspondent San Salvador Atenco, Mexico, August 17, 2014 Representatives of some 100 campesino, union and social organizations, defined a plan of…

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URGENT: More Zapatistas displaced in San Manuel

FRAYBA DENOUNCES MORE DEATH THREATS AND DISPLACEMENTS IN SAN MANUEL (UPDATED) [Please sign on to a trusted Mexican Human Rights Network’s letter to the bad governments about the attacks in San Manuel.] http://www.redtdt.org.mx/d_acciones/d_visual.php?id_accion=358  We are “on alert” and very concerned about…

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First Declaration from Zapatista Exchange

First Declaration from the Exchange between the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista National Liberation Army on the Repression Against Our Peoples CNI – EZLN: We do not forget our dead, imprisoned, and disappeared. The war against our indigenous peoples…

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Zapatistas speak out on massacre in Gaza

ZAPATISTAS REPUDIATE THE MASSACRE OF PALESTINIAN PEOPLE   By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chis. (apro) – More than 300 representatives of indigenous peoples and some 1300 Zapatista support bases expressed their solidarity with the people of Palestine that are under…

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The State organizes violence in Chiapas: TPP

THERE HAS BEEN STATE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE ZAPATISTAS, the PERMANENT TRIBUNAL of the PEOPLES CONCLUDES By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, July 19, 2014 In El Limonar community, in the jungle north of Ocosingo, they held…

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Tribunal Investigates Chiapas Massacre

THEY WILL TAKE THE VIEJO VELASCO MASSACRE TO THE PERMANENT TRIBUNAL OF THE PEOPLES By: Hermann Bellinghausen San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, July 16, 2014 The Permanent Tribunal of the Peoples (TPP, its initials in Spanish) announced in a…

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ACNUR wants Mexico to consider refugee status for minor migrants

ACNUR WANTS MEXICO TO CONSIDER MINORS TRAVELING TO THE U.S. AS REFUGEES By: Blanche Petrich ** They cannot be forcibly returned to their country if there is a risk: commissioner ** From January to June they have deported 8,239 without…

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Mireles: “I am a political prisoner”

“I AM A POLITICAL PRISONER,” MIRELES VALVERDE MAINTAINS By: Sanjuana Martínez, Special to La Jornada Doctor José Manuel Mireles Valverde laughs, cries, gets emotional when his lawyer Talía Vázquez Alatorre tells him about the shows of support that he is…

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Dr. Jose Manuel Mireles and 69 more arrested

[On Friday, June 27 around 5:30 PM, members of the federal police and the Mexican Army arrested Doctor José Manuel Mireles and 69 other autodefensas that were accompanying him, in the administrative district (tenencia) of La Mira. Around 30 federal…

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