Women organised in the Highlands of Chiapas against Monsanto
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. June 13. In response to the concerns of indigenous and campesino communities about the increasing use of greenhouses for planting large-scale monocultures in the region, specifically tomatoes, a meeting (Encuentro) was held: “Skoltayel Te Jmetik Ch´ulbalmilal” (Saving Our Mother Earth), organized by the Organised Women of the Highlands of Chiapas from the collectives in la Grandeza, Aguacatenango, El Puerto and the Centre for Women’s Rights in Chiapas, to analyse the causes and consequences which greenhouses bring to our communities and families, and to our mother earth.
Those attending issued the following denouncement and at the same time invited people to organize to "join our fight to defend the land and territory, to care for mother earth that gives us life, nourishes us and gives us a place to live."
Translated and originally posted by Dorset Chiapas Solidarity