Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Repression


Tseltal march demands the freedom of imprisoned and persecuted leaders

By: Isaín Mandujano More than a thousand Catholic men and women from the Tseltal region of Chilón held a march-procession to demand the freedom of nine community leaders, two from that region, five from San Juan Cancuc and two from…

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Forced displacement of 6 Zapatista families in Chilón, houses and belongings burned

New attacks on Support Bases of the Zapatista National Liberation Army Six families from the town of “El Esfuerzo”, Comandanta Ramona Autonomous Municipality. The Federal and State Governments are oblivious in the face of permanent violence and dispossession against autonomous…

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Ecologists advocate for Tsotsil priest in Chiapas

By: Carolina Gómez Mena On July 4, the Tsotsil priest Marcelo Pérez found out that he had an arrest warrant against him, but he didn’t flee, because “I am innocent; after praying deeply, I decided to continue with my pastoral…

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The IACHR will visit Chiapas to evaluate precautionary measures in favor of Tsotsils

By: Jessica Xantomila Next week, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), led by the rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, will visit Chiapas, for the purpose of evaluating the precautionary measures dictated…

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Catholics march in 10 Chiapas cities demanding peace and justice

By: Elio Henríquez, Correspondent San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas – Thousands of Catholics of the Diocese of San Cristóbal participated in what was called a Pilgrimage for Peace and Justice in at least 10 cities to protest the violence…

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The Inertia that prevents us from reacting to the collapse

By: Raúl Zibechi That humanity is beginning to suffer the confluence of crises and pandemics that configure a situation of chaos or collapse of life on the planet, seems out of the question. That the ruling classes play their own…

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The military operation: kill and disappear

As Mexico begins to open its archives on the “dirty war,” Abel Barrera Hernández describes some of the Mexican Army’s counterinsurgency operations By: Abel Barrera Hernández* During the “dirty war” (1965-1990), repression in Guerrero was systematic and generalized. The report…

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They arrest five indigenous defenders of their territory, organizations demand their release

By: Yessica Morales The Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas together with the Parish of San Juan Evangelista in San Juan Cancuc and the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba), expressed their concern over the arrest…

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Zibechi: the limits of protest as a form of struggle

By: Raúl Zibechi With his usual lucidity, William I. Robinson wonders if the worldwide wave of protests and mobilizations will be capable of confronting global capitalism (https://bit.ly/3MjvBsl). In effect, there has been an endless chain of protests and popular uprisings…

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The López Montejo brothers are free after 11 years in prison

By: Yessica Morales *Abraham and Germán were arrested on January 17, 2011, being arbitrarily deprived of their freedom and each one sentenced to 75 years in prison [for murder].  The brothers Abraham and Germán López Montejo [1] were set free…

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