EZLN Communiques Category

Call to join the cybernetic edition of CompArte “Against Capital and its Walls, All the Arts” July, 2017 Compañeroas, compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth: Artist and non-artist sisters and brothers [hermanoas, hermanas and hermanos] of Mexico and the world: Avatars, screennames, webmasters, bloggers, moderators, gamers, hackers, pirates, buccaneers and streaming castaways, anti-social network users, reality show antipodes, or whatever-you-call each person on the network, the web, the internet, cyberspace, virtual reality, or whatever-it’s-called: We are convoking you because there are some questions that are nagging at us: Is anotherRead More
We who are the National Indigenous Congress – indigenous peoples, nations, tribes and barrios of this country – call on the indigenous and non-indigenous peoples of Mexico, honest human rights organizations, the media, and the intellectual and scientific community to repudiate the escalated repression against our compañeros and compañeras in the communities that have been naming council members to form the Indigenous Governing Council for Mexico. For us this represents an aggression against the CNI and the proposal that we have launched throughout the whole nation. We therefore report and denounceRead More
Solidarity and support for our brothers and sisters of the Wixárika people CNI | EZLN Solidarity and support for our brothers and sisters of the Wixárika people To the Wixárika People To the Peoples of the World Gathered together in the Constitutive Assembly of the Indigenous Council for Mexico at CIDECI–UNITIERRA, Chiapas, the indigenous peoples, nations, and tribes who make up the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista Army for National Liberation say to the Wixárika people that we stand together, that your pain and rage are also ours, and thatRead More
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