Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mexico’s Social Movements


Modevite rejects National Guard barracks and SCLC-Palenque superhighway

By: Elio Henríquez Tuesday, January 5, 2021 https://www.jornada.com.mx/2021/01/05/estados/022n1est San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, members of the Movement in Defense of Life and Territory (Modevite) placed hand-painted signs in the municipality of Cancuc to express their rejection to constructing…

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Shelter in Solidarity: Support the Zapatista Communities

Dear Family & Friends of the Chiapas Support Committee, WE ARE INVITING YOU TO JOIN US —during one of the most challenging of years— in people-to-people solidarity with the Zapatista communities. The pandemic provides one of the most revolutionary of…

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Caravan heads out to deliver support to Zapatista communities

By: Elio Henriquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Members of organizations, collectives, and individuals, adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, traveled this Thursday to the communities of Moíses Gandhi and Nuevo San Gregorio in the autonomous…

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The “ya basta” of the indigenous Otomí community

By: Magdalena Gómez A movement is underway that did not begin on October 12 with the decision of the Otomí community of indigenous Otomí residents in Mexico City to take over the central offices of the National Institute of Indigenous…

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Part Six: A Mountain on the High Seas

Communiqué from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee
General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army MEXICO October 5, 2020 To the National Indigenous Congress—Indigenous Governing Council: To the Sixth in Mexico and abroad: To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion: To…

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EZLN: We will go to find what makes us equal // despite oblivion, we live

Zapatistas will go to Europe to say that they continue in resistance and rebellion By: Hermann Bellinghausen The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) announced that in April 2021 several of their diverse delegations will travel…

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Tila, political bosses, paramilitaries and autonomy

By: Luis Hernández Navarro For centuries, the Lord of Tila has been venerated with fervor. On the Feasts of Corpus Christi, the Holy Cross, in Holy Week and the miraculous renewal of January 15, thousands of devoted faithful celebrate him….

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Paramilitaries ambush march in Tila, Chiapas; at least two dead

By: Hermann Bellinghausen and Elio Henríquez Violence broke out this Friday in the Chol municipality of Tila, in the northern zone of Chiapas, with at least two dead (other sources talk about three) and an undetermined number of injured. The…

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Vandalism and the return of Paz y Justicia in the Tila ejido, Chiapas

By: Hermann Bellinghausen The Tila ejido, in the northern zone of Chiapas, denounced acts that have altered the fragile stability of its urban core and mark the return of the Paz y Justicia [1] organization (that never really went away),…

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CNI-CIG Condemns aggression against Zapatista community and calls for solidarity

To the people of Mexico and the world. The Indigenous Government Council-National Indigenous Congress condemns the cowardly attack by members of the paramilitary group called the Regional Organization of Ocosingo Coffee Growers (ORCAO), who last Saturday, August 22, around 11:00…

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