EZLN Category

Words of Comandanta Rosalinda in the name of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the EZLN, Caracol III La Garrucha Compañeras and compañeros. Brothers and sisters, Good afternoon to you all on this day, October 16, 2017. In the name of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the EZLN, Caracol III La Garrucha, Selva Tzeltal zone. Compañeras and compañeros of the Indigenous Governing Council, we would like to ask you, with all due respect, to carry this message to the Mexican people. Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples who areRead More
Words of María de Jesús Patricio Martínez in Oventic, October 19, 2017 Brothers and sisters of the Mexican people, of the peoples of the world, of the National and International Sixth: To the independent media: To the corporate media: On behalf of the Indigenous Governing Council for Mexico I would like to inform you that since October 12 we have been meeting to celebrate the first National Working Assembly between the Indigenous Governing Council and the peoples of the National Indigenous Congress, at CIDECI-UNITIERRA, and also to present the IndigenousRead More
Words of María de Jesús Patricio Martínez in Palenque, October 18, 2017 We have just heard the voices of our compañera councilwomen. The reality of what’s happening in the communities is never discussed in the media; it’s never shown. The reality is always hidden, because there’s someone who tells the press what to say and do. It’s part of the capitalist system that’s trying to do destroy our peoples, our children, women, men, lands, territories, trees, plants, everything on earth, on the earth’s surface and beneath the surface; they wantRead More
To the compañeros and compañeras of the National Indigenous Congress: To the compañeros and compañeras of the National and International Sixth: To the compañeros and compañeras of the Indigenous Governing Council: In particular, to the compañera María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, spokeswoman for the Indigenous Governing Council of Mexico: To our brothers and sisters who have come to meet us for the first time: I am speaking to you today in the name of the Zapatista compañero and compañera bases of support, the men, women, boys, girls, and elders presentRead More
Words written by the family, widow, and children of the deceased Maestro Galeano, who was murdered by paramilitaries in the CIOAC of La Realidad, in May of 2014. Gloria Elisa Benavides read these words in the name of the Zapatista women in the village of Guadalupe Tepeyac, October 14, 2017. Compañeros and compañeras, brothers and sisters of Mexico and the whole world, good day, good afternoon or good evening, wherever you are and are listening to us. We are the family of the compañero Galeano who was assassinated one MayRead More
Good afternoon, good evening, compañeros and compañeras of the National Indigenous Congress, Indigenous Governing Council and its spokeswoman, compañera Marichuy. Compañero and compañera bases of support for the Zapatista Army for National Liberation of this Selva Fronteriza zone. Brothers and sisters, compañeros and compañeras of the CNI who are part of this Selva Fronteriza zone. Brothers and sisters, all of us who made the effort to arrive here so that we could meet as we never have before. We believe that this is an historic and irreversible encounter, and weRead More
Compañeros and compañeras of the National Indigenous Congress. Compañero and compañera bases of support of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation from this Selva Fronteriza Zone. Compañeros and Compañeras from the National and International Sixth. Invited brothers and sisters. To the alternative free media and the paid media. To all who are present and those who are not present here but who are listening to us. With the permission of my compañeros and compañeras of the “Hacia La Esperanza” Good Government Council from this Selva Fronteriza zone, I will sayRead More
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