Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Immigration


Imperialism, migration and the international working class

Above is a scene from the aftermath of a semi-trailed packed with migrants overturning on a highway in Chiapas, leaving 56 dead and at least 100 injured. By: Raúl Romero* “We migrants are not criminals, we are international workers,” sang…

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Migration, the business

Luis Hernández Navarro In Tres Veces Mojado (Three times a Wetback), Los Tigres del Norte, those essential chroniclers of the migrant feelings and experiences, sing and tell the story and the sacrifices of a Salvadoran in search of the American…

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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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The EZLN Breaks the Racist Siege for Now

By: Magdalena Gómez The 177-member Zapatista airborne company, called The Extemporaneous (La Extemporánea), took off from Mexico City yesterday bound for Vienna, Austria, with a stopover in Madrid. It was not easy to overcome the structural racism related to the…

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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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Against Xenophobia and Racism, the Struggle for Life

ZAPATISTA SIXTH COMMISSION Mexico September 4, 2021 To whom it may concern: In accordance with the Zapatista Good Government Councils, the CCRI-CG of the EZLN and the indigenous Zapatista communities, we declare the following: First: In recent days we have…

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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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Zapatistas join a mobilization of those Without Papers in France

From the editors of La Jornada Yesterday afternoon in Paris, France, Zapatista Squadron 421 joined the mobilizations of those Sans Papiers (Without Papers), who demand the legal immigration status of thousands of people in France, Desinformémonos documented on its Twitter…

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Militarization, the highest phase of extractivism

By Raúl Zibechi The growing militarization of our societies is a clear sign of the autumnal phase of the patriarchal capitalist system. The system gave up on integrating the popular classes, and no longer even aspires to dialogue with them, but…

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They denounce the presence of US agents at Mexico’s Southern Border

Over the weekend of January 18-19, a new Migrant Caravan of roughly 2,000 Honduran migrants arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border and made mostly unsuccessful attempts to enter Mexico from Tecún Uman, Guatemala. On Monday, Mexico’s immigration police and National Guard…

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