Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mining


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: 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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