Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Mining


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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Raúl Zibechi on State Coups and Extractivism

To Clip the Wings of Coup D’Etats One Must Get Rid of Extractivism By: Raúl Zibechi This week the strategy of tension and chaos that United States agencies promote to destabilize governments was in evidence. If we take into account…

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Mining Moratorium Expires in Chiapas

Moratorium On Mining Expires in Chiapas By: Jose Plascencia The state of Chiapas produces about 3.1% of natural gas, 1.8% of oil, 7.5% of electrical production, and contains about 30% of México’s surface water.  This means Chiapas is one of…

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Raúl Zibechi: The Peace of Extractivism

The Peace of Extractivism In Colombia  By: Raúl Zibechi The struggle between the guerrilla and the State was a true war of classes in Colombia. The young campesino liberal Pedro Marín became Manuel Marulanda when the violence, started by the…

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Raúl Zibechi: Peruvian Crossroads

Peruvian Crossroads By: Raúl Zibechi Different Latin American and Peruvian intellectuals and politicians have harshly criticized President Ollanta Humala, because they consider that he has betrayed the mandate for which he was elected. They do not lack reasons, since the…

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Raúl Zibechi: Local Resistances, Global Movements

Local Resistances, Global Movements By: Raúl Zibechi In June 2002, just 10 years ago, the first popular consulta (vote) of a communal character about mining on a large scale in the world was held in Tambogrande (northern Peru). More than…

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Latin America Now Regulates Mining

Latin America Is No Longer the Unregulated “Paradise” for the Mining Companies: World Bank Economist Afp  * There are 120 disputes in the region; rejection because of the environmental impact Lima, February 13, 2012 The mining boom that Latin America…

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