dorset chiapas solidarity

June 3, 2016

Zinacantan against the Privatization of its Water and the Dispossession of its Spring

Filed under: water — Tags: , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 9:54 am

 

.

Zinacantan against the Privatization of its Water and the Dispossession of its Spring

 

 

Z.pngStart of the pilgrimage at San Lorenzo Church @ Koman Ilel

 

On May 15, 2016, the catechists of the parish of Zinacantan called a pilgrimage to protest against the privatization of its water and the dispossession of its spring. Indeed, according to a documentary by the collective Koman Ilel, a privatization project for Zinacantán spring with the aim of installing some hydroelectric plants is threatening the people. Today, the people of Zinacantan have free access to spring water and use pipes to bring water from the spring to their homes. The privatization project will involve collecting a “tax” on water use. “We have never paid tax for water, water belongs to everyone. Whatever your religion, political party or thinking; no one is forbidden to take water from here”, said one of the catechists interviewed.

Catechists of the parish of Zinacantan are organizing to inform the other inhabitants of the town that the water must be defended so that the spring is not privatized.

 

https://sipazen.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/chiapas-zinacantan-against-the-privatization-of-its-water-and-the-dispossession-of-its-spring/

.



.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: