Chiapas Support Committee

Category: National Indigenous Congress


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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María de Jesús Patricio, the CIG’s spokesperson

By: Luis Hernández Navarro María de Jesús Patricio is an indigenous Nahua woman. Born in 1963 in the municipality of Tuxpan (land of the rabbit), Jalisco. She will be 54 years old next December. She is the mother of three…

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CNI-EZLN: The Time Has Come

To the Peoples of the World, To the Media, To the National and International Sixth, We send our urgent word to the world from the Constitutive Assembly for the Indigenous Governing Council, where we met as peoples, communities, nations, and…

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CNI | EZLN Solidarity and support for our brothers and sisters of the Wixárika people 

To the Wixárika People To the Peoples of the World Gathered together in the Constitutive Assembly of the Indigenous Council for Mexico at CIDECI–UNITIERRA, Chiapas, the indigenous peoples, nations, and tribes who make up the National Indigenous Congress and the…

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Indigenous Government Council: Power from Below

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