Chiapas Support Committee

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From the struggle for land to the caracoles

By: Luis Hernández Navarro “Those who are not afraid, come forward to sign,” said then President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, mimicking the words of Emiliano Zapata, to 268 rural leaders, among them relatives of the Caudillo del Sur (the Caudillo…

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New! Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought & Horizon

Introducing Grietas: A Journal of Zapatista Thought and Horizons, a new journal published by the Sexta Grietas Del Norte Network The first issue of Grietas journal, titled “Autonomy From Below and to the Left in the U.S.,”  takes up the topic of autonomy in…

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Communique in Solidarity with the National School of Anthropology and History

Assembly of the Indigenous Peoples of the Oaxacan Isthmus in Defense of the Land and Territory (Asamblea de los Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo Oaxaqueño en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio, APIIDTT) APIIDTT | 6 January, 2022 What is…

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The idea of conquest “helps to legitimize dominations”

By José Ignacio de Alba MEXICO CITY.—Pedro Salmerón Sanginés does not hesitate to affirm: “There is no period in history that is worse told than the so-called conquest of Mexico.” In other historical periods, says the historian, there are varied…

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A Community Guard emerges in Simojovel

They threaten to “act” if the local government fails to comply with respect for indigenous rights and 7 demands By: Elio Henríquez San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas Yesterday, a self-defense group called the Armed Force of Simojovel [1] publicly…

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The Yellow Vests will host the Zapatistas

By: Gloria Muñoz Ramírez While throughout Mexican territory candidates of the different political parties are smashed to pieces in every possible way, inside a tent that excludes society and includes the juggling of electoral authorities, other ways of doing politics…

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7 Zapatistas will set sail on May 3 for Europe

By Desinformémonos México City | Desinformémonos Marijose, a 39-year-old Tojolabal, will be the first Zapatista to disembark in Europe next June. The EZLN presents her as a she-him-they delegate, that is, the first trans Zapatista to be an official part…

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A Tour from Below and to the Left

By: Raúl Zibechi In a way, on one hand there are the platforms, the social networks, and the “masses” piled up; on the other the formation of collectives that embody the most diverse oppressions in the most distant geographies. If…

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A repressor of indigenous people, the Morena candidate for mayor of Comitán

[Admin: Mexico holds mid-term elections during 2021, so there’s lots of news about the candidates.] From the Editors The Morena party nominated former PRI member Jorge Constantino Kánter for municipal president of Comitán, Chiapas. He is one of the most…

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Background: Zapatistas, a 25-year transformation

By Herman Bellinghausen The theory of the gourd They made us believe that Mexico was a sort of large, mature, shiny and solid gourd for export. The government headed by Carlos Salinas de Gortari, obsequious and gallant, extended the gourd…

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