Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mining


CNI-EZLN: May the earth tremble at its core

MAY THE EARTH TREMBLE AT ITS CORE 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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Mining and the Oaxaca massacre

By: Agustín Ávila Romero The massacre in Nochixtlán, Oaxaca where 11 people lost their life, more than 100 were injured and 18 were removed from a funeral so that the Federal Police could present them as detainees, not only shows…

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Honduran government is preventing Gustavo Castro from leaving |Sign petition

[Please sign the Petition at bottom of post demanding Gustavo’s safety!] By: Hermann Bellinghausen Mexico City  Today, the environmental organization Otros Mundos A.C./ Friends of the Earth Mexico reported that Honduras authorities impeded Gustavo Castro Soto from leaving the country….

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People of Faith in resistance await Pope Francisco in Chiapas

BELIEVING PEOPLE IN RESISTANCE AWAIT POPE FRANCISCO IN CHIAPAS By: Enriqueta Lerma Rodríguez February 2, 2016 Beyond the condemning discourses about the Pope’s visit to Chiapas, accusing the event as a form of control of the masses that responds to…

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Chiapas movement denounces megaprojects

[Below is a denunciation written by people of faith opposed to the government’s “development” plans for Eastern Chiapas because they will cause displacement of indigenous communities and harm to the environment and public health.] Movement in Defense of Life and…

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Zibechi: The storms that are coming

By: Raúl Zibechi The end of the progressive cycle implies the dissolution of hegemonies and the beginning of a period of dominations, of greater repression against the organized popular sectors. Until now we have been commenting on the causes of…

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Zibechi: The End of the progressive cycle accelerates

By: Raúl Zibechi Each one chooses the place from which she views the world, but that choice has consequences and it determines what she can see and what irremediably escapes her. The point of observation is never a neutral place,…

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Raúl Zibechi: Toward a new cycle of struggles

By: Raúl Zibechi The noisy fall in the price of raw materials closes an economic cycle, but also a political one. The illusion that we’re dealing with a momentary decline is giving way to the conviction that the low prices…

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Zibechi: Extractivism staggers

EXTRACTIVISM STAGGERS By: Raúl Zibechi Resistance to extractivism [1] is sweeping the Latin American continent, from north to south, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, involving all the countries, forcing governments to put its military in the streets and decree…

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Zibechi: Systemic chaos in South America

 SYSTEMIC CHAOS IS INSTALLED IN SOUTH AMERICA By: Raúl Zibechi  I propose understanding the coyuntura (juncture) through which South America passes as the region’s entry into the situation of systemic chaos that the world travels through. I postulate that last weekend’s…

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