Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico’s Social Movements


Prohibited thinking?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas The seedbeds-roundtables organized by the EZLN, like the one that takes place this week in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, constitute spaces open to critical thinking about what occurs in Mexico, –and in the…

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EZLN: They reward the cheaters, they punish the just (Marichuy); do they now see that we were not from Salinas?

Subcomandante Galeano, before Marcos, of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN), defended Marichuy’s campaign that did not meet the number of signatures necessary for run as a candidate to the Presidency, but she did obtain…

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Galeano: The left is drunk and doesn’t see the fraud coming

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Subcomandante Galeano, of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN), asserted that the institutional left: “is so drunk celebrating a victory that it still doesn’t have in…

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Transnationals and indigenous peoples in struggle

By: Magdalena Gómez Citizens in our country are living in campaign season, even without being members of any political party. The campaign that I refer to is not that of messages or promises that are expressed in speeches with few…

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CNI & EZLN: “Call to the next step in the struggle”

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, COMPAÑERAS AND COMPAÑEROS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE CITY, OF MEXICO AND OF THE WORLD: The National Indigenous Congress (CNI, its initials in Spanish), the Indigenous Government Council (CIG), the Civil Association “The time has come for…

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The CIG: results of the irreverence

By: Raúl Romero* On February 19 the time period expired for turning in (INE) the signatures of citizens that supported the initiative of the Indigenous Government (CIG, its initials in Spanish) to the National Electoral Institute (INE). In its latest…

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María de Jesús Patricio and the CIG: what was achieved

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* On February 19 the time period for registration of independent candidates to the Presidency of the Republic ended. Only three “independent” candidates attained registration, all three with daily expenses equal or greater than those of…

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Marichuy: If I don’t attain the candidacy, the struggle will continue

By: Blanche Petrich María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, Marichuy, who aspires to an independent candidacy to the Presidency, and five council women from different ethnicities on the Indigenous Government Council-National Indigenous Congress recognized that if at the end of the…

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Highway accident of Marichuy and her team in BCS; 1 dead and at least 8 injured

  By: Antonio Heras and Raymundo León Mulegé, Baja California Sur (BCS) One of the three vehicles on the caravan of María de Jesús Patricio, spokesperson for the Indigenous Government Council (CIG, its initials in Spanish) and an aspirant to…

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The word of Marichuy

By: Luis Hernández Navarro We didn’t bring you caps, T-shirts, umbrellas, sandwiches or food supplies, María de Jesús Patricio says in some of the meetings on the tour she leads. What we bring is the word that they sent us…

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