Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Collective Rights

The Chimalapas, a chima victory

On November 11, 2021, Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) ruled in favor of Oaxaca in its dispute with Chiapas over 64,777 acres in the area known as the Chimalapas. By: Luis Hernández Navarro The real driving…

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Brief chronology of paramilitary violence in Chiapas

In the last several years, and escalating during 2021, paramilitary attacks on indigenous communities where civilian Zapatista supporters and sympathizers live have intensified and they have done so with impunity. In September, the EZLN warned that the paramilitary violence was…

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“The Supreme Court ruling against pig farms, a door for the protection of Maya ecology”

LAWYER: A NATIONAL EXAMPLE IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS THAT NATIVE PEOPLES USED TO LOSE Above is a government map of pig farms in the Mexican state of Yucatán. By: Blanche Petrich A score of Yucatán peoples listened carefully to the May…

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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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Chiapas burns

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Chiapas burns. The masters of the paramilitaries let go of the reins and, emboldened, they do their thing. They attack indigenous rebel communities with firearms, are given the luxury, as in Santa Martha, of showing themselves…

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Tzeltal families displaced for two years demand returning to their communities

 By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Two years after the forced displacement of which they were victims, some 59 indigenous Tzeltal families from two communities in the municipio de Chilón, demanded that the state and federal governments intervene immediately…

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