Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Consultation


Chiapas and the Zapatistas face a dramatic increase in violence II

By: Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez | Part 2 of 2 Part 1 of this article began to expose factors that contribute to the dramatic increase in violence in Chiapas: 1) counterinsurgency (the government’s “low-intensity war” against the Zapatistas) and 2) two…

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Threat of mining activities without prior consultation in Chicomuselo, Chiapas

By: Chiapas Paralelo The Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite), expresses its concern faced with the context of insecurity and violence given the latent threat of reactivating mining activities in the municipality of Chicomuselo, Chiapas, originating from the…

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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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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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CNI-CIG obtains provisional suspension of presidential agreement on mega-projects

By: Isaín Mandujano The National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Government Council (CNI-CIG) announced that a federal judge granted them a provisional suspension of the presidential agreement that declares the federal government’s public works and projects [matters] of public interest…

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From the EZLN: First Results of the Popular Consultation

Zapatista Sixth Commission July 31, 2021. To the victims and the relatives of victims in Mexico: To the organizations, groups, collectives and individuals that support the victims: Here we present the first results of the Popular Consultation that have reached…

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EZLN: Why Yes to the Consultation and Yes to the question

July 2021 Summary: A call to participate in the Consultation with the victims in mind.  Going to the polls.  It is suggested that if you dislike or distrust the Supreme, and rightly so, and think that your participation would be…

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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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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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The Maya Train and the right to Indigenous Autonomy

By Magdalena Gómez The project that is called the Maya Train is on its way and the director of Fonatur (Fondo Nacional del Fomento al Turismo, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism) has unfurled his strategy to outmaneuver the rights of…

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