Chiapas Support Committee

Category: National Indigenous Congress


Carlos Gonzalez: “We are going to reorganize the National indigenous Congress”

Carlos Gonzales, a member of the Organizing Committee of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI, its initials in Spanish) was invited on UDGTV radio, where he clarified several things, primarily about the CNI’s process, remembering the CNI’s birth on October 12,…

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The pro-capitalist “left”

By: Gustavo Esteva The openly anti-capitalist posture of the CNI’s initiative has provoked very different reactions. It’s useful to examine them by reflecting on what it means today to be against what capital says and does. The most common reaction…

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Seven reasons to support the CNI-EZLN proposal

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Ever since they made public the consensus proposal of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), to integrate an Indigenous Gobierno Council for Mexico, whose spokesperson will be registered as…

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Letter from Kurdish Women to Marichuy

Letter from Kurdish Women’s Movement to Spokeswoman of Indigenous Governing Council For María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, representative of the indigenous people of Mexico and the National Indigenous Congress #CNI. Posted by  Centro de Medios Libres 
Translated by El Enemigo Común…

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López y Rivas: The time has come

By: Gilberto López y Rivas As always, the important comunicado of the National Indigenous Congress and the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (CNI–EZLN), “The time has come,” dated last May 28, went unperceived in the large communications media and particularly…

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Elections and the powers from below

By: Raúl Zibechi In recent decades the political culture of the left converted elections into the principal barometer of its success or failure, of advances or setbacks. In fact, the electoral conjuncture became the axis of political action of the…

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Emergency in the Chol town of Tila, Chiapas

By: Magdalena Gómez Starting last June 2, paramilitary aggression and threats against the Tila ejido in Chiapas have intensified. [1] They accuse, its authorities point out, “that we are robbing them of their 130-hectare property and that they have more…

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Violence escalates against Cruztón, Chiapas, one dead

Chiapas, México, June 12, 2017. Despite repeated denunciations from Cruztón community, municipality of Venustiano Carranza, on this May 22 violence on the part of “invading groups” from the Nuevo Guadalupe Victoria ejido cost the life of the community defender Rodrigo…

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The offensive of above, versus the movement below

Those of us who are the National Indigenous Congress (CNI); indigenous peoples, nations, tribes and barrios of this country, make a call to the indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Mexico, to the honest human rights organizations, to the communications media,…

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Indigenous Government Council

By: Magdalena Gómez Last weekend, the constitutive assembly of the Indigenous Government Council (CIG, its initials in Spanish) of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) was held in the Cideci in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. 1,252 representatives from indigenous…

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