Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Indigenous Rights


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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Background: The three gazes of the original peoples

In the Year 2-Covid 19, or Year Twenty-One-Reed [Aztec calendar] of the current century, many people in many places have lost their bearing. The semi-paralysis induced by the pandemic provided the State with a distinctly new twist in the unstoppable…

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Zapatismo and the struggle for life

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) announced a new political initiative in October of 2020 that makes up another link in the chain of anti-capitalist rebellion that they have continued to move forward in the past twenty-seven years of…

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The Death of the Bees and the Maya Train

By Silvia Ribeiro* The Goldman Prize, considered to be the environmental Nobel Prize, was awarded this year to Leydy Pech Marín, community member and beekeeper from Hopelchén, Campeche. The award highlights her participation in the opposition to the sowing of…

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Shelter in Solidarity: Support the Zapatista Communities

Dear Family & Friends of the Chiapas Support Committee, WE ARE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US —during one of the most challenging of years— in people-to-people solidarity with the Zapatista communities. The pandemic provides one of the most revolutionary of…

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Critical thought and the pandemic

By: Raúl Zibechi One of the main characteristics of critical thought has been its uneasiness, its capacity to disturb the common places, to question established knowledge and shake off the drowsiness of inertia. It was always thinking that went against…

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