Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Repression


Two campesinos with bullet wounds in the town of Aldama, Chiapas

The shooting continues and the National Guard doesn’t intervene [1] By: Hermann Bellinghausen After several days of incessant shooting with high-caliber weapons from different points located in the municipality of Chenalhó, Chiapas, according to reports received by La Jornada, two…

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CNI-CIG Condemns aggression against Zapatista community and calls for solidarity

To the people of Mexico and the world. The Indigenous Government Council-National Indigenous Congress condemns the cowardly attack by members of the paramilitary group called the Regional Organization of Ocosingo Coffee Growers (ORCAO), who last Saturday, August 22, around 11:00…

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Chiapas municipality suffers 30 armed attacks in three days

By: Hermann Bellinghausen This past weekend grave armed attacks began against residents of various communities in the Maya Tzotzil municipality of Aldama, in the Chiapas Highlands. The attacks come from Santa Martha and other towns in Chenalhó municipality, also Maya…

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The San Mateo del Mar Massacre

By: Luis Hernández Navarro San Mateo del Mar is in mourning. On Sunday, June 21, a criminal group killed 17 residents, including two women, together in the municipal agency of Huazantlán del Río to hold an assembly. The masked killers…

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Trump: fuel on the fire

[A Mexican perspective on what’s happening in the US] A La Jornada Editorial Nothing could be more provocative in the uncontrolled US social scene than President Donald Trump’s announcement of launching the armed forces against what he called “domestic terrorism”…

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What’s the Military For?

By Raúl Romero* On Monday the 11th of May, a contract was published in the Official Journal of the Federation that makes the permanent Armed Forces available to carry out tasks of public security. The agreement, dated last May 8,…

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Displaced indigenous people, between aggressions from paramilitary groups and Covid-19

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than a thousand people displaced because of continuous violence in the Tzotzil municipality of Chalchihuitán [1], in the Highlands (Los Altos) of Chiapas, denounced another armed attack last May…

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Displaced from Los Altos of Chiapas, defenseless against the virus and armed groups

By: Hermann Bellinghausen In Los Altos of Chiapas, the displaced Tzotzils from Aldama municipality are in a doubly vulnerable situation. To the attacks from armed groups, tolerated by the state government, are added increasing health risks during the health emergency,…

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“We are all Samir,” the EZLN proclaims in a day of Resistance

JOIN THE CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE AS WE REMEMBER SAMIR at WAFFLES & ZAPATISMO Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upstairs at the OMNI COMMONS, 4799 SHATTUCK AVE., OAKLAND 94609 – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/630166287808911/ An extract from an article by Isaín Mandujano  TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ,…

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Police repress parents and students in Chiapas; 4 are hospitalized

By: Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chis. (Proceso Digital) State Police repressed students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College and parents that search for their 43 disappeared sons with tear gas when they were attempting to carry out a roadblock jointly…

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