Chiapas

Our Mandate is to Build Alternatives for Life

I leave with a mission accomplished, in the sense that we had to be part of a process, and that we faced this time with the lessons learned by the people in their journey. I would say that it is a mission accomplished, although with many pending issues. I will continue in the trenches of both the defense of human rights and poetry and the construction of what will allow us to change this system. –Pedro Faro Navarro

Narco Governments and Organized Crime Add to the Repression in Chiapas

Hermann Bellinghausen The hegemony of the PRI, assumed a given [in politics] for decades in Chiapas, was broken in one night on the New Year of 1994. The reality was much more porous, it turned out that the complexity of the indigenous peoples came from deep within, having great diversity and being marked by important historical tensions that, after the visibility gained in the political agenda, came to be of national interest. Great and terrible days followed in the next decade. Chiapas became a rehearsal for the future on two opposing fronts. The organized indigenous people in rebellion and resistance, …

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War and Chaos Above; Resistance and Dignity Below

Zibechi warns that the state of the world, one of perpetual conflict, is by design an end in itself. Perpetual chaos creates an ideal environment for accumulation by dispossession. Therefore, he states, our response must be one of cohesion and dignity, order and resistance.

Chiapas on the Brink of Civil War

Provoked by the recent kidnapping of two and murder of one member off the EZLN, SupGaleano warns of the impending crisis created by the actions and inaction of the government of the State of Chiapas under Rutilio Escandón.

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