Tag Archives: Paramilitary

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 […]

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 […]