Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


National Indigenous Congress: this government deepens neoliberal policies

By: Carolina Gómez Mena “What we are seeing with this new government is the continuation of neoliberal policies,” but it’s also the “deepening,” [of those projects] based “on the support, on the consensus that the president (Andrés Manuel López Obrador)…

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Constructing the Maya Train “is going to be a disaster,” Francisco Toledo warns

The painter asks the President “to assert the right that the region’s indigenous communities have to grant or refuse their consent” to that infrastructure project Photo by Jorge A. Pérez Alfonso: Francisco Toledo, who participated in inauguration day of the…

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Letter from the Zapatista women to women who struggle in the world

ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY MEXICO February 2019 To: Women who struggle in the world From: The Zapatista Women Sister, compañera: We as Zapatista women send you our greetings as the women in struggle that we all are. We have sad…

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Zapatismo and the dispute for (present) history

By: Mariana Mora and Pablo González* During the first weeks of 2019 public debates have emerged regarding the role that the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) occupies in the history of Mexico and in relation…

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The Marshall Plan and border imperialism

By: Carlos Fazio President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has outlined a policy of prudence and non-confrontation with the United States, attached to the doctrine and foreign policy principles established in Article 89 of the [Mexican] Constitution. In that sense, and…

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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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Bertolucci in the Lacandón

By: Luis Hernández Navarro It’s close to 5.30 in the afternoon last December 31. The afternoon is bright. As if it were the climactic scene from an epic film from Bernardo Bertolucci, [1] troops of the 21st Zapatista infantry division…

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The Fourth Transformation?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The arrival of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to the Presidency of Mexico and the triumph of Morena as the first political force in the Congress of the Union, the governorships of four states, the…

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Communiqué from the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Governing Council for the 25th anniversary of the armed uprising of the Zapatista National Liberation Army

January 2, 2019 To the Zapatista National Liberation Army: To the CIG Support Networks: To the Resistance and Rebellion Networks: To the people of Mexico: To the peoples of the world: To the communications media: The peoples, nations and tribes…

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The EZLN warns that it will not permit the Maya Train project to happen

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) said that it would not permit President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Maya Train project of death and dirty tricks to…

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