Luis Hernandez Navarro describes the seamless evoluton of from the times of the plantations and white guards of Chiapas, only 30 years ago, to the paramilitaries and organized crime of today. Memory is a powerful thing.
González Méndez vs. Mexico.
Hermann Bellinghausen, permanent envoy to Chiapas for La Jornada for over 20 years, testifies to the Inter-American Court on Human Rights about the responsibility of the State in the paramilitarization of Chiapas in those years which led to the forced disappearance of Antonio González Méndez, and so many others.
From the mountains and forests of the northwestern Turtle Island, to the Emerald Isle of Slumil K’ajemk’op, (Unsubmissive Ireland), to the coastal territories of Baja California and the borderlands, to the jungles and highlands of the Mexican southeast, we – Schools for Chiapas call for an immediate end to the state-sponsored war against the Zapatista communities.