Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Immigration


“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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Detention of migrant children will set a record

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) expressed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) the lack of protection and attention to child and adolescent migrants and warns that this year the number of detentions of migrant children will set…

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Mexico, trapped between the migrant flow and US policy

African migrants protest during UN visit The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, visited Mexico during the latter part of September to observe the situation of migrants and asylum seekers. Interviewed prior to leaving Mexico, Grandi viewed Mexico…

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A massacre with shades of Trump

A La Jornada Editorial The twenty dead victims that a mass shooting produced yesterday in an El Paso, Texas shopping center swells the excessive number of people that lost their lives because of attacks of this kind in the United…

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Saltillo police kill a Honduran man in front of his daughter

By: Leopoldo Ramos, Jesús Estrada and Emir Olivares A Honduran migrant died in front of his 8-year old daughter when police from the Coahuila Criminal Investigation Agency, belonging to the State’s Attorney General (FGE, its initials in Spanish), shot at…

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