CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE UPDATE

Zapatista News & Analysis

1. Message from the Zapatista National Liberation Army– The Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) issued this communiqué on the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata. It describes the current counterinsurgency moves in Zapatista Territory and discusses the murder of Samir Flores. This is a must read!

En español: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2019/04/10/comunicado-del-ejercito-zapatista-de-liberacion-nacional-2/

2. The Chinameca Declaration– The National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Indigenous Government Council (CIG) issue a communiqué from Chinameca on the 100th anniversary of the assassination of General Emiliano Zapata, in which the CNI-CIG express their rejection of the government’s mega-projects that dispossess them of life and favor global capital, especially of the United States. An important statement!

En español: https://www.congresonacionalindigena.org/2019/04/11/comunicado-del-congreso-nacional-indigena-y-el-concejo-indigena-de-gobierno-a-100-anos-del-asesinato-del-general-emiliano-zapata/

3. Education Reform and the Fourth Transformation– Luis Hernández Navarro the neoliberal education reform passed as part of the Pact for Mexico under the former president, Enrique Peña Nieto and AMLO’s memorandum supposedly reforming it. What stands out is the situation of the rural teachers colleges (normales), like Ayotzinapa, within the education reform. This is an ongoing current national discussion in Mexico.

En español: https://www.jornada.com.mx/2019/04/02/opinion/015a1pol

4. The Peoples Front rejects the Huexca thermoelectric plant– Hermann Bellinghausen describes the protest at Chinameca on April 10, 2019, the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata: the opposition of the Peoples Front to the thermoelectric plant and pipeline in Huexca and the symbolic takeover (occupation) of the former hacienda where Zapata was killed, now a museum.

En español: https://www.jornada.com.mx/2019/04/11/politica/005n1pol

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