Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Repression


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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Zibechi: When war no longer saves the system

By: Raúl Zibechi Many data indicate that the large companies of the military-industrial complex have been obtaining juicy profits since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But other data assure the opposite; they say that the capitalist crisis…

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The Army’s Complicity and the Dangers of Militarization

By: R. Aída Hernández Castillo* In recent weeks, collectives of relatives of the disappeared from all over the country have been discussing the report presented last March 28 by the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) for the Ayotzinapa case…

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On victories and defeats

Water is Life! By: Raúl Zibechi In hegemonic political culture, notions about triumphs and failures, victories and defeats, usually allude to very specific situations, generally linked to the final objectives of the actors in play. The concept of victory applies…

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Geopolitical logic blocks emancipation

By: Raúl Zibechi If we observe what happens within the doors of the three great powers that fight for world hegemony (the United States, China and Russia), we will see how the priority of geopolitical logics and interstate struggles narrow…

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Stop the Repression of the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico!

To the Mexican people: To the peoples of the world: To the Sixth in Mexico and abroad: To the media: We denounce that on February 15 at approximately 1:20hrs, the repressive agents of the bad government including the National Guard,…

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Communiqué of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army

[Admin: Bishop Samuel Ruiz García died 10 years ago, on January 24, 2011. Below, we re-publish the EZLN’s communiqué issued upon his death with English interpretation.] January 2011 To the people of Mexico: The Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of…

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Emergency Appeal: Stand with the Indigenous & Zapatista Communities to Stop the Paramilitary Violence

The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to join us in taking urgent action NOW to stand in solidarity with Indigenous and Zapatista communities in Chiapas. The Indigenous communities are being attacked by paramilitary forces in collusion with and support…

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Imperialism, migration and the international working class

Above is a scene from the aftermath of a semi-trailed packed with migrants overturning on a highway in Chiapas, leaving 56 dead and at least 100 injured. By: Raúl Romero* “We migrants are not criminals, we are international workers,” sang…

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Mexico’s attorney general investigates the murder of Chiapas journalist Fredy López Arévalo

Photo taken from the Facebook page of Fredy López Arévalo In 81 % of the cases involving the murder of journalists in the last 10 years no person has been prosecuted, according to the Global Impunity Index of the CPJ…

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