Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Megaprojects


They release the police that residents retained after Peña’s visit to Chiapas

By: Isaín Mandujano CHIAPA DE CORZO, Chiapas (apro) In the early morning hours of this Tuesday, residents of Chiapa de Corzo released the seven federal police that were retained after a clash between demonstrators and police agents, within the context…

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“There will be no wall:” Sioux, Yaqui and Tohono O’odham

 Indigenous struggles unite from Standing Rock to the Sierra Norte of Puebla  From the Editors of Desinformémonos  February 20,2017 Trump’s “xenophobic and aggressive policy against Mexico” has placed the Native peoples of the United States and Mexico on alert. They…

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The Standoff at Standing Rock: Reflections from a White Ally

By: Todd Davies For background information, please go to OcetiSakowinCamp.org and StandingRock.org. [NOTE: This post appears as an article in the December 2016 issue of Chiapas Update, and was written on December 6, 2016.] As I write this, the Army…

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Chiapas: Modevite will consult their communities about EZLN proposal

THEY DEMAND RESPECT FOR SELF-DETERMINATION OVER THEIR TERRITORY and AGREE TO CONSTRUCT COMMUNITY GOVERNMENTS By: Angeles Mariscal  In this state of the Mexican Southeast, the mining industry has been granted concessions to almost 20 percent of the territory, and there…

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And it trembled repeatedly…!

By: Gilberto López y Rivas With the date of October 14 of this year, the National Indigenous Congress [CNI] and the Zapatista National Liberation Army [EZLN] made public an historic document with the prophetic title of: “May the earth tremble…

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CNI-EZLN support Yaqui resistance

JOINT COMMUNIQUE FROM THE CNI AND THE EZLN SUPPORTING THE DIGNIFIED RESISTANCE OF THE YAQUI TRIBE October 2016 To the Yaqui Tribe, To the peoples and governments of the world, As the original peoples who make up the National Indigenous…

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CNI, EZLN and the power from below

By: Neil Harvey* The recent comunicado from the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), “May the earth tremble at its core,” published on enlacezapatista.org, has the virtue of placing at the center of attention the…

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CNI-EZLN: May the earth tremble at its core

MAY THE EARTH TREMBLE AT ITS CORE To the peoples of the world To the free means of communication To the National and International Sixth [la Sexta Nacional e Internacional] Brought together by the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of…

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EZLN and CNI delegates call for closing ranks

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Chiapas, Mexico This Tuesday some 500 delegates of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the EZLN’s military commanders initiated the fifth national gathering where they will analyze the national political situation, because they warned that…

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Zibechi: Communities stand up for life

By: Raúl Zibechi Dozens of communities in resistance from 17 states of Mexico started a long campaign that seeks to coordinate struggles, denounce extractivism and offer a space for mutual aid among those that are being attacked by capital and…

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