Chiapas Support Committee

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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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Zapatismo and the struggle for life

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) announced a new political initiative in October of 2020 that makes up another link in the chain of anti-capitalist rebellion that they have continued to move forward in the past twenty-seven years of…

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Comandante Ismael of the EZLN dies

By: Elio Henríquez Integrantes del EZLN en imagen de archivo. Foto Víctor Camacho San Cristóbal de Las Casas. A commander of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN), Ismael (Miguel López Hernández), died early Tuesday morning,…

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Join us in the air & on the ground: 11/14: Women and Autonomy films | 11/17: Celebrate the Zapatistas!

Join the Chiapas Support Committee in two events—one in Oakland, the ¡Viva Zapata! film showings on “Women & Autonomy” November 14; and one online on November 17 to celebrate the Zapatistas 37th anniversary. Read invitations below.  +NEWS: Paramilitaries kidnap a Zapatista. The…

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