All Powers Against Zapatista Autonomy

Jorge Alonso

Army, police and paramilitaries are surrounding and intimidating the Zapatista autonomous communities in Chiapas, provoking them and fabricating incidents between indigenous people and peasants. These aren’t isolated events; the increased armed pressure is alarming, as is the lack of concern from the powers responsible for stopping them. This summary by Jorge Alonso from Envio journal of what happened during the first seven months of the year is a way of calling for ever-vigilant solidarity.

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