Chiapas Support Committee

Category: Repression


Peru, a popular destituent movement

By: Luís Hernández Navarro Southern Peru burns. Angered by the usurpation of the popular will and government repression, demonstrators set fire to banks in Yunguyo, Puno department. They did the same at the police station in Triunfo, Arequipa. In the…

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Violence against the Indigenous Peoples

By: Francisco López Bárcenas Popular predictionsat the beginning of the year announced that January would bring storms, but few imagined the magnitude of them. The violence against indigenous peoples in this first month of 2023 has acquired such dimension and…

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Massacre in Peru: Democracy at war against the peoples

By: Raúl Zibechi “In the Andes massacres follow one anotherwith the rhythm of the seasons.There are four in the world; in the Andes there are five:spring, summer, autumn, winter and massacre.”Manuel Scorza On January 4, a regional strike began in…

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Mexico III. Father Marcelo: “The earth groans the pains of childbirth”

Raúl Zibechi interviews Father Marcelo By: Raúl Zibechi “We are living something similar to the times of Jesus. The Romans had no mercy. The narco has no mercy,” says Father Marcelo Pérez, sitting in the dining room of the parish…

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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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