Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Indigenous Rights


Communiqué of the Caravan for Life and Water

To the Zapatista National Liberation Army:To the National Indigenous Congress:To the Indigenous Government Council:To the Sixth Commission of the EZLN:To the Europe refusing to surrender:To those who signed the Declaration for Life:To the peoples who struggle and resist:To our revered…

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HOMÚN MEGA PIG FARM WILL REMAIN CLOSED

April 19, 2022 By: Indignation The mega pig farm in Homún will remain closed until the amparo lawsuit brought on behalf by girls and boys of Homún concludes. The Second District Judge, Rogelio Leal Mota applied international standards at the…

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Caravan supports the struggle against the Huexca thermoelectric plant

Coming from Puebla, the Caravan for Life and Water, with support from the Peoples’ Front marched yesterday in the indigenous town of Huexca, Morelos, in rejection of the diversion of the Cuautla River to the CFE thermoelectric plant. Photo: Rubicela…

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The right to consultation as a brake on dispossession

[Admin: This decision would seem to be a very important one for indigenous communities facing the imposition of large “development” projects.] Protest banner at the ammonia plant reads: “Stop the Ammonia Plant!” By: Francisco López Bárcenas Last April 6, the Supreme…

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Pantelhó and the videotaped [alleged] disappearance of 21 people

On July 26, 2021, in Pantelhó, 21 men were removed from their homes; the houses were burned and they were filmed while masked men tied their hands. Eight months later, they have [allegedly] not been located. Proceso Magazine By: Isaín…

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The Caravan for water and an environmentalism of the peoples

By: Raúl Romero* Don Panchito turned 79 in January of this year. Doña Gloria is 62 and is an indigenous Nahua. Don Panchito and Doña Gloria live in the state of Puebla and are partners in life and struggle. Together…

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Maya Train: destructive, illegal and illegitimate  

 Court orders work to stop on Phase One, from Palenque, Chiapas to Izamal, Yucatán. By: Silvia Ribeiro* On March 9, 2022, a collegiate court granted a definitive suspension of the work on sections 1, 2 and 3 of the misnamed…

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Court confirms definitive suspension of the Maya Train on three sections

From the Editors of Desinformémonos Mexico City | Desinformémonos A collegiate court confirmed the definitive suspension of sections 1, 2 an d 3 of the federal Maya Train megaproject, granted in March 2021 by the Fourth District Court, the Múuch’…

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Mexico: Cartography of hope and resistances

Marichuy in the Caracol of La Garrucha By: Raúl Romero / II In Mexico: Cartography of War (https://wordpress.com/post/chiapas-support.org/12897), we mapped out some urgent problems in our country. There were two points of departure: 1) The energy, extractive and infrastructure megaprojects…

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Non-stop “bullet baths” against Tsotsils in Aldama

Above: Cocó community, Aldama, Chiapas – Photo: EFE, Carlos Lopez By:  Hermann Bellinghausen The daily life of violence can anesthetize public opinion, but not those who suffer it every day. Not one day goes by without bullet baths against more…

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