Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Repression


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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Social Protest and criminalization

By: Magdalena Gómez In these times when the so-called Fourth Transformation is stated as a fact, it’s worth reflecting on the implications of the detention in Puebla, as a virtual political prisoner, of the community leader Miguel López Vega, councilor…

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Feminists and original peoples orient our steps

By: Raúl Zibechi The streets of Santiago, Chile remain occupied by thousands of people who don’t abandon them, despite the repression and not because of the pact signed between the government and the opposition to demobilize the protests. We’re talking…

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A great disorder under the skies

By: Raúl Zibechi The increase in the cost of bus fare in Santiago, Chile was 30 pesos (720 pesos equal one dollar), raising the cost to 830 pesos. It’s evident that the popular reaction was not because of the $0.04…

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