EZLN Communiques Category

October 16, 2017 Brothers and sisters, the hour of the people has arrived. It is time for us to unite. It is time that together we kick out the fat cat capitalists who have been plundering our lands for years. They’ve divided us, they’ve made us fight among ourselves, they’ve made it clear that if we give them an inch, they’ll take a mile. We must unite. We have a great task before us: to get rid of this capitalist system that is destroying our communities, that is wiping outRead More
October 15, 2017 Well, we’ve just heard from some of our compañeras who are part of Indigenous Governing Council and before I begin I wanted to let you know that as of now we have 141 members of the council, who are members of 35 different indigenous peoples, and represent 62 different regions of the country. That’s out of 93 different regions from which we had originally thought there could be members of the council, so this is still in process. There are still a number of different indigenous peoplesRead More
October 14, 2017 Good afternoon brother and sister bases of support, brothers and sisters of the National Indigenous Congress, brother and sister council members, and invited brothers and sisters, as well as the free and paid press. Indigenous brothers and sisters, the hour of the people has arrived. It is the moment for us to turn and look to our communities, to turn and look to our brothers and sisters. Whatever we’re suffering, they’re suffering too. Even if they are a different color than we are, even if they thinkRead More
Invitation from the CNI to accompany the registration of the Indigenous Governing Council’s Spokeswoman as an Independent Candidate for the Presidency of Mexico at the National Electoral Institute Saturday, October 7, 11:00am To the Mexican People: To the free media: To the collectives and organizations in solidarity: To the National and International Sixth: Following innumerable racist and classist acts, we have been able to meet all the requirements that electoral law and the structure of the National Electoral Institute, as designed by the members of the institutional parties, impose inRead More
CNI denunciation of the raid and theft perpetrated against CIG councilwoman from the Coast of Chiapas To the originary peoples of Mexico: To the civil society of Mexico and the world: To the National and International Sixth: To the free media: Sisters and brothers: The originary peoples, families, barrios, tribes, and nations that make up the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) denounce the raid and robbery perpetrated at the home of Guadalupe Núñez Salaza, councilwoman from the Coast of Chiapas for the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG). On October 2 at 4:00am, unknown individuals enteredRead More
Declaration from the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Governing Council Three Years after the Disappearance of 43 Students from the Isidro Burgos Rural Teaching College of Ayotzinapa To the fathers and mothers of the 43 student compañeros of Ayotzinapa disappeared by the bad government: To the people of Mexico: To the people of the world: To the National and International Sixth: Three years after the Mexican government disappeared 43 sources of hope, we as the National Indigenous Congress embody the pain, indignation, and rage that lives and will continueRead More
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