EZLN Category

Posted On February 20, 2017By El KilomboIn EZLN, EZLN Communiques, Translations

EZLN: What Comes Next I: Then and Now

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés January 3, 2017 Good evening everyone. We just want to say that this is going to take a while, so now is the moment to leave or take a nap. So first of all, just like the compañera said who spoke here about Viejo Antonio [Old Antonio], the name says it all, Viejo Antonio.i His time is over. There are some things we might be able to recover from that moment, but now times have changed. We Zapatistas want to tell you that truly, seriously, we wantRead More
February 2017 The Storm On Our Path For us, as Zapatista originary peoples, the storm—the war—has been going on for centuries. It arrived to our lands with the lies of the dominant civilization and religion. At that time, the sword and the cross bled our people dry. Over time, the sword was modernized and the cross was dethroned by the religion of capital, but it continued to demand our blood as an offering to the new god: money. We resisted, we always resist. Our rebellions were displaced by the disputeRead More
Joint Communique from the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista Army for National Liberation in Solidarity with the Rarámuri People Stop the assassinations of Rarámuri Indigenous Compañeros Defending Their Territory! Indigenous Territories of Mexico February 4, 2017 To the people of Choreachi, To all of the Rarámuri People, To the Indigenous Peoples, To the people of Mexico, To the peoples of the world, We learned today of the murders of Indigenous Rarámuri compañeros Juan Ontiveros Ramos and Isidro Baldenegro, both of the community of Choreachi in the municipality of GuadalupeRead More

Posted On February 3, 2017By El KilomboIn EZLN, EZLN Communiques, Translations

EZLN: Zapatista Alchemy

January 2, 2017. We take a lot of care with the value of the word. When we talk about someone, we’re not just saying his or her name: we’re naming his or her presence with us. That’s what we mean when we say “brother” or “sister”; but when we say “compañera” or “compañero,” we’re talking about a back and forth, about someone who is not outside but rather who sees and listens to the world, and fights for it, together with us. I mention this because here with us isRead More
Words of Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano December 28, 2016. Last night I spoke to you about the interplanetary upheaval that had given rise to the question “Why is this flower this color? Why does it have this shape? Why does it have this scent?” Ok, maybe I was exaggerating with the claim of “interplanetary.” I should have said the upheaval created by the question that young Rosita had put to Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés in the micro-cosmos of Zapatismo had provoked. Although I believe it is obvious, it doesn’t hurt to mentionRead More
To the Mapuche People: To the Chilean People: To the International Sixth: To the Media: We peoples, nations, and tribes of the National Indigenous Congress send a fraternal greeting of solidarity to Machi Francisca Lincolao Huircapan, of the Mapuche People, in Chile, imprisoned since March 30, 2016. We know that compañera Machi Francisca is on a hunger strike to demand the justice that the bad government of Chile has denied her by keeping her imprisoned for the crime of continuing to defend the natural resources, sacred places, and cultural rightsRead More
ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION MEXICO. JANUARY 1, 2017 Sisters and brothers of the National Indigenous Congress: Compañeras, compañeros and compañeroas of the national and international Sixth: Peoples of Mexico and the world: Twenty-three years ago we rose up in arms against oblivion. Our indignation and desperation compelled us to be willing to die in order to live. To live the only way that’s worth living: with freedom, justice, and democracy. The Mexican people saw us and spoke to us: they told us that our struggle and our demands areRead More
December 26, 2016 Scientists [Científicas and Científicos]: Compas of the Sixth: Observers and Listeners who are present here and those who are at a distance: Good morning, afternoon, night, and, as always, the dark hours before dawn: My name is SupGaleano. As I am only a little over two and a half years old, my version of what used to be called a “curriculum vitae” and now is called a “user profile” is quite brief. In addition to being an insurgente and a Zapatista, I have various other professions. OneRead More
To the Originary Peoples of Mexico: To Civil Society of Mexico and the World: To the National and International Sixth: To the Free Media: Brothers and Sisters: This is the time of the originary peoples, the time for us to replant and rebuild ourselves. It is time to go on the offensive and this is the agreement that we have laid out for how to do so, from our perspective as individuals, as communities, as originary peoples, and as the National Indigenous Congress [CNI]. It is time for dignity toRead More
Words of the General Command of the EZLN in the name of the Zapatista women, men, children and elders at the opening of the Gathering “The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity” Good morning. Compañeras, compañeros of Mexico and of the world: Brothers and sisters of Mexico and of the world: First and foremost, in the name of the compañeras and compañeros who are Bases of Support of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation, we thank all of the compañer@s of CIDECI who once again have provided us with these spacesRead More