Tag Archives: Paramilitary

Autonomous Community in Chiapas Denounces Armed Attack by ORCAO

By: Elio HenríquezFeature photo: Red de Resistencia y Rebeldía AJMAQ San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas — The Network of Resistance and Rebellion Ajmaq denounced that members of the Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo (Orcao) once again began armed attacks against the support bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in […]

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.

ORCAO, the Paramilitary Arm

by Luís Hernández Navarro Just this past September 11th, two Zapatista authorities of the Junta de Buen Gobierno, the Good Government Council of Patria Nueva of Caracol 10 (Ocosingo), José Antonio Sánchez Juárez and Sebastián Núñez Perez, were kidnapped. They disappeared for 8 days. They also were robbed of their communication radio and 6 thousand […]

Chiapas: Violence and Territory

Since the Zapatista uprising on January 1st 1994, the state of Chiapas has experienced various iterations of the poorly-named low-intensity warfare, or counter-insurgency, that combines anti-zapatista paramilitary violence (tinyurl.com/fzwdfpdb) with different political and social measures, including media blackouts, public assistance programs, and the instrumentalization of social organizations and political parties, all with the purpose of isolation and containment of the rebels.