Indigenous communities meet in Chiapas about super-highway

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Indigenous communities meet in Chiapas about super-highway

by Chiapas Support Committee

LOS LLANOS OF LOS ALTOS, CHIAPAS, ADDS ITS REJECTION OF THE SC-PALENQUE SUPER-HIGHWAY AND EXTENDS AN INVITATION

"No to the destruction of our Mother Earth, because we live in her and we will die for her. No to the super-highway," painted on a building in Los Llanos Ejido. “No to the destruction of our Mother Earth, because we live in her and we will die for her. No to the super-highway,” painted on a building in Los Llanos Ejido.

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Los Llanos Ejido, San Cristobal de Las Casas, adds itself to the resistance against the construction of the Super-Highway, and extends an invitation to know its culture, to share the fruits that Mother Earth yields and to exchange ideas for walking to defend Mother Earth, on October 12.

After the mega-march of Believing People where 15,000 indigenous marched, the mobilisation of 2,000 ejidatarios from Bachajón, and almost 3,000 people from Candelaria who got together to reject the construction of the Super-Highway on their lands, passing through the sacred Laguna Suyul, and…

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5 thoughts on “Indigenous communities meet in Chiapas about super-highway

    1. Oh! I came so close to getting there. Could I interview you about it? Or did you already write about it? Did Francis go too?
      Sorry you guys had to join our bloody “Coalition”. The U.S. govt and media attempts to portray international participation as enthusiastic is so surreal.

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      1. Well it was years ago, early 90s, and I was still single then – though Fran was a close friend and I corresponded with her regularly. To be honest I was only in San Cristobol de las Casas for for a week or so – most of the rest of the six months I was with communities in the mountains of Oaxaca, with a month and a half near Mexico City… volunteering with a group of Christian Co-operatives and building and teaching about solar ovens.

        It’s a disgrace here in Canada that we’ve taken up arms like this. We have supported peace keeping missions when necessary, not wars of aggression. 😦

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  1. Here’s my favorite line: “We are not in agreement that we are dispossessed of our territory only to serve the capitalist interests of the rich and to discriminate as always against poor campesinos, against we Indigenous that live from Mother Earth.”

    I reckon there are nearly 7 billion global inhabitants who can sign on to that.

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