Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mining


Chiapas communities maintain resistance against mining concessions

By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas The communities’ resistance has achieved stopping the operation of 111 mines authorized in Chiapas, which encompass around a million hectares (2.47 million acres), 16 percent of the state’s territory. An emblematic…

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Organized peoples of Chiapas against the extractive model

THE GATHERING OF ORGANIZED PEOPLES OF CHIAPAS POINTED TO THE ADVANCES IN THEIR STRUGGLE AGAINST THE EXTRACTIVE MODEL By: Chiapas Paralelo More than twenty organizations and communities that make up part of the Group of Resistance to the extractive model…

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“Defense of land has brought us repression, threats and murders,” they denounce in Chiapas

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro) Some five thousand men and women, members of San Pedro and San Pablo parishes of Chicomuselo, in the Sierra Madre of Chiapas, held a march-procession this Monday to protest against the extractive mining…

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A mirror of the dispossession before the numbers dance

  By: Magdalena Gómez The fifth government Report offered no surprises, except that it grouped five years together rather than one, as appropriate. No doubt the numbers were important and, faced with that, I chose to look for the indigenous…

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Indigenous Me’phaa set precedent in victory over mining project

ME’PHAA VICTORY OVER HEART OF DARKNESS MINING PROJECT By: Hermann Bellinghausen The Me’phaa (Tlapaneca) community of San Miguel el Progreso, or Júba Wajiín, in the municipality of Malinaltepec, Guerrero, literally triumphed over the Heart of Darkness mining project through a…

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San Miguel del Progreso and the heart of darkness

By: Luis Hernández Navarro Malinaltepec is known as one of the municipalities in La Montaña of Guerrero with the greatest social inequality. Its residents lack sufficient nutrition, good health, dignified housing and adequate public services. Now it will also be…

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Mining: the hope of Mexico?

By: Gilberto López y Rivas Statements from the Mexican Network of those Affected by Mining (Rema, for its initials in Spanish) made to the leader of the Morena Party did not go unnoticed. In an open letter, it rejects Andrés…

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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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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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CNI-EZLN: That the earth re-tremble in her centers

THAT THE EARTH RETREMBLE IN HER CENTERS 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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