Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Indigenous Rights


Message from the Zapatista National Liberation Army

MESSAGE FROM THE ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY 100 YEARS AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF GENERAL EMILIANO ZAPATA ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY MEXICO To the relatives and friends of Samir Flores Soberanes: To the Amilcingo Resistance Assembly: To the Peoples’ Front in…

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Burial without a corpse

By: Gustavo Esteva The funeral of neoliberalism was decreed, but we do not know which corpse they will bury. President López Obrador once again showed his desire to liquidate the neoliberal era, to which he rightly attributes a large amount…

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EZLN and CNI-CIG on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec referendum

COMMUNIQUE FROM THE CNI-CIG AND THE EZLN: Another Simulated Referendum to Justify Megaproject Development on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec To the people of Mexico: To the people of the world: To the CIG Support Networks: To the Networks of Resistance…

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98 dams threaten water and life in Chiapas

Dams in Chiapas would fundamentally be to provide water and electricity to mining and oil extraction projects that exist in the state. There is resistance because of human rights violations. Some 79 dam projects are planned in the state, proposed…

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I prefer life

By: Juan Carlos Flores Solís * After nine years of the peoples of the Popocatépetl Volcano saying no to the Morelos Integral Project (Proyecto Integral Morelos, PIM), of experiencing incarcerations, judicial persecutions, torture, defamation, militarization, community radio closings, division of…

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The National Indigenous Congress: balances and challenges

By: Magdalena Gómez Last weekend the third assembly of the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Government Council (CNI-CIG) was held in Mexico City with 288 participants, among delegates, councilors and invitees, to carry out an evaluation of the peoples…

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The Maya Train: the Zapatistas are right

By: Claudio Lomnitz As in this column I’m going to speak ill of the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, I should like to begin by recognizing things: raising the minimum wage, the fight against the huachicol (stolen gasoline), the…

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The expansion of the Mapuche movement

By: Raúl Zibechi Leaving Temuco, in the heart of Mapuche territory, extensive pine plantations surround villages and towns, like waves that hover over people of the earth, “natural” wire fences of a monstrous concentration camp. The highways and roads crowded…

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Be the dream! Support Zapatista parents & children build schools

Join us in a solidarity action: Be the dream! Support Zapatista parents & children build schools Dear Friends & Supporters of the Chiapas Support Committee, Our warmest wishes to you in this season of holidays filled with joyous struggles for…

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The Maya Train will destroy the last lung of the Mexican Southeast

 By: Chiapas Paralelo and León Ávila León Enrique Ávila, a professor at the Intercultural University of Chiapas (UNICH, its Spanish acronym) indicated that the “Tren Maya” {Maya Train) project that will run through 5 states of the country will imply…

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