EZLN Communiques Category

Message from the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG) September 20, 2017 To the people of Mexico: To the people of the world: To the national and international Sixth: The Coordination and Follow-up Commission of the Indigenous Governing Council has received, via the EZLN’s Sixth Commission, our first monetary donation from the Zapatista bases of support to be sent to the originary peoples, communities, barrios, nations, and tribes affected by the cyclones, hurricanes, and earthquakes in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Guerrero, Morelos, Mexico State, Veracruz, and MexicoRead More
Trip Schedule for the Indigenous Governing Council in Chiapas, October 14-19, 2017 September 2017 To the National Indigenous Congress: To the originary peoples of Chiapas and Mexico: To the Chiapan and Mexican people: To the free, alternative, autonomous, or whatever-you-call-them media: To the national and international press: Within the framework of the National Working Assembly between the Indigenous Governing Council and the peoples who make up the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) to be held at CIDECI, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, October 12, 13, and 19, 2017, we hereRead More
CNI Convocation for a National Working Assembly for the Indigenous Governing Council and the Peoples who make up the National Indigenous Congress To the originary peoples of Mexico, To the council members of the Indigenous Governing Council, As agreed upon in the assembly of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) May 26-28, 2017, with regard to a new National Assembly to be held in October in the state of Chiapas, in Zapatista territory: the indigenous peoples, nations, tribes, and barrios of the CNI call upon the originary communities that we areRead More
Communiqué from the CNI seeking solidarity with the peoples affected by the earthquake and denouncing ongoing capitalist dispossession To the Mexican and International Sixth To the free media To the Mexican people The indigenous peoples, nations, tribes and barrios of the National Indigenous Congress express our support and solidarity with the compañeros, women and men, from the peoples of the Isthmus region of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, as well as with our brothers and sisters from the coast of Chiapas, in light of the earthquake that occurred the night of September 7Read More
Another Step Forward Joint communique from the National Indigenous Congress and the Sixth Commission of the EZLN greeting the first members of the civil association, “The Hour for Our Peoples to Flourish Has Arrived.” This is a required legal step in order to register the candidacy of the spokesperson of the CIG [Indigenous Governing Council], the indigenous woman María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, for the presidency of the Mexican Republic 2018-2024. August, 2017 To the People of Mexico: To the Peoples of the World: To the National and International Sixth:Read More
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