EZLN Communiques Category

Closing Words of the Seminar on Critical Reflection “The Walls of Capital, The Cracks of the Left” Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, Friday, April 15, 2017 Good evening. Thank you, compañeras and compañeros of Mexico and the world. Thank you, sisters and brothers of Mexico and the world. I thank you because you made a great effort to listen to us during these days that we have been here together, you worked hard to get here and to return home, and we know that requires significant effort. We who presented spoke aRead More
April 14, 2017. “Nothing has changed,” so they say. “In Chiapas, the indigenous are doing the same or worse as before the Zapatista uprising,” the for-profit media repeat every time their foreman tells them to. Twenty-three years ago, “humanitarian aid” arrived from all over the world. We Zapatista indigenous people understood then that what we were receiving was not charity, but rather support for resistance and rebellion. And instead of consuming it all ourselves or selling it, as the partidistas do, we used that support to build schools, hospitals, andRead More
Words by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés Thursday, April 13, 2017. Good afternoon or good morning to those who are listening to us around the world. What I’m going to talk about, compañeros, compañeras, brothers and sisters who are present here and those who watch us from elsewhere… what I’m going to talk to you about is not what I think, but rather what the compañeras and compañeras who make up the Zapatista Army for National Liberation bases of support think. We compañeras and compañeras here in front [members of the EZLNRead More
Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano April 12, 2017 A few months ago, Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés gave me a more extensive and substantive summary of what he just told you. Perhaps unintentionally, he had detected a through line between the past and the storm that’s here now. Early this morning, after listening to the stories—told through the voice of SupMoy—of the oldest of our compañeros, I returned to my hut. In any case, an unseasonal rain had begun to lash the tin roof, and it was impossible to hear anything beside the storm.Read More
Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés Words of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, Wednesday April 12, 2017 Good evening, good afternoon, good morning, according to where you’re listening from. Brothers, sisters, compañeros, compañeras: What I’m going to talk about today is not what I believe, but rather what our great-grandfathers and grandfathers and great-grandmothers and grandmothers told us. I talked with one of our great-grandfathers who says he’s 140 years old. According to my calculations he’s around 125 years old. You have to get very close to his ear for him to be able toRead More
Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano April 12, 2017 Good afternoon, evening, day, morning. We want to thank the compañeras and compañeros of CIDECI-UniTierra for having offered, with compañero generosity, this, their space, once again in order that we can meet here; as well as the support teams for the Comisión Sexta [Sixth Commission of the EZLN] who are in charge of transportation (we hope they don’t get lost again), logistics, and security for this event. We also appreciate the participation of those who will accompany us with their reflections and analysis inRead More
Joint Communique from the CNI and the EZLN Denouncing the Repression Against the Purépecha community of Arantepacua, Michoacán To the Purépecha Community of Arantepacua, Michoacán, To the alternative media, To the peoples of the world. The peoples, nations, and tribes who make up the National Indigenous Congress express our outrage at the bad government’s cowardly attack against the Purépecha community of Arantepacua, Michoacán, on April 4 and 5 of the present year. As a commission of community members sought dialogue with the bad government of the state of Michoacán, theRead More
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS CONVOCATION Given the decision made in the second phase of the Fifth National Indigenous Congress December 29, 30, and 31, 2016 and January 1, 2017, during which it was agreed: FIRST: “…to name an Indigenous Governing Council with men and women representatives from each one of the peoples, tribes, and nations that make up the CNI. This council proposes to govern the country. It will have an indigenous woman from the CNI as its spokesperson, which is to say, a woman of indigenous blood who knows herRead More

Posted On March 17, 2017By El KilomboIn EZLN, EZLN Communiques, Translations

EZLN: The First of Several

Zapatista Army for National Liberation Mexico March, 2017 To the Sixth all over the world: Compas: We had told you we wanted to find a way to support you so that you in turn could support the resistance and rebellion of those who are persecuted and separated by walls. Well, we have some small progress to report in that regard. The first ton of Zapatista coffee is ready for the campaign “In the Face of Capital’s Walls: Resistance, Rebellion, Solidarity, and the Support of those Below and to the Left.”Read More
March 9, 2017 To the national and international Sixth To the free media To civil society in general Compañeros, compañeras, as our peoples continue to organize ourselves, each in our own ways and forms, analyzing and making agreements in order to form a Concejo Indígena de Gobierno [Indigenous Council of Government], the war against our peoples doesn’t stop. The three levels of bad government continue to act against our mother earth, our peoples, and our autonomous organizations through plunder and repression. In the state of Oaxaca We denounce and condemnRead More