Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Indigenous Rights


IACHR orders stopping the attacks in Aldama

By: Isaín Mandujano From Washington this Tuesday the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) ordered the government of Mexico to implement precautionary measures in favor of the indigenous families of 12 Aldama communities, who live under fire from civilian armed…

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A meeting of leaders or of movements?

By Raúl Zibechi April 12, 2021 In a meeting with the National and International Caravan of Observation and Solidarity with the Zapatista Communities, held on August 2, 2008 in La Garrucha, Subcomandante Marcos explained how the Zapatistas perceive international encounters…

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7 Zapatistas will set sail on May 3 for Europe

By Desinformémonos México City | Desinformémonos Marijose, a 39-year-old Tojolabal, will be the first Zapatista to disembark in Europe next June. The EZLN presents her as a she-him-they delegate, that is, the first trans Zapatista to be an official part…

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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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Teófila, armed with courage, the first Indigenous woman film-maker in Mexico

Her documentary from 35 years ago warned that the refinery would contaminate the sea and do away with fishing. It hurts her that technology has changed human beings and that they don’t think about their culture. Oaxaca, Oaxaca (pagina3.mx). Teofila,…

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Fonatur did not define the feasibility or social risks of the Maya Train

By: Enrique Mendez and Arturo Sánchez Jiménez The National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) started the Maya Train project in 2019 without having determined its social feasibility and without having a diagnosis that anticipates the possible effects and…

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Yucatán court grants three new orders to stop work on Maya Train

By: Angélica Enciso L. and Jared Laureles The fourth district court seated in Yucatán granted three new provisional suspensions against the Maya Train in the state, which prevents federal authorities from continuing construction work on Section 3 of the new…

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“San Andrés strengthened the processes of autonomy, with or without recognition from the State”

By Daliri Oropeza Twenty-five years have passed since the San Andrés Accords were signed. The agrarian lawyer Carlos González, founding member of the National Indigenous Congress, believes that the reality of Indigenous peoples changed following the signing of the document,…

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Background: Conquest, national independence and indigenous emancipation [On internal colonialism]

By Francisco López Bárcenas This year marks 500 years since the fall of Tenochtitlan to the power of the Spanish invaders. That event initiated the conquest and subsequent colonization of all of Anahuac, the part of the continent known as…

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CNI warns of the country’s reorganization against the indigenous peoples

By: Daliri Oropeza The National Indigenous Congress decided in an assembly to accompany the EZLN’s tour to different continents and to go on the offensive faced with the political landscape that is pushing energy megaprojects and imposing a territorial reorganization…

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