Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mining


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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Luis Hernández Navarro: New rural latifundistas

[To Our Readers: Mexico’s Congress recently passed energy “reforms” into law. They are structural reforms that functionally undo major accomplishments of the 1910-1917 Mexican Revolution. Luis Hernández Navarro, editor of La Jornada’s Opinion section, analyzes the effect on rural life.]…

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Indigenous Peoples from 5 Mesoamerican Countries Form Front Against Mining

AGAINST THE IMPERIALISM AND NEOCOLONIALISM OF MINING COMPANIES, THE CURRENT BATTLE OF THE PEOPLES ** Organization is required to win, NGO’s from several countries point out in Puebla ** Emissaries from Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador expose abuses…

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Zapatista News Summary for August 2013

AUGUST 2013 ZAPATISTA NEWS SUMMARY In Chiapas 1. Around 1700 Students Attend “Little Zapatista Schools” – From August 12 to 16, around 1700 students attended the “Little Zapatista Schools” (Escuelitas), to learn about Freedom According to the Zapatistas. Prior to…

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Declaration from Indigenous Congress

Indian Mexico Continues Standing Despite Extermination, Indigenous Congress Declares We learned on this path that the powerful have no respect for the word; they betray and violate it. By: Hermann Bellinghausen, envoy 
Published: 08/19/2013 18:05 San Cristóbal de las Casas,…

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