News Category

Posted On May 14, 2014By El KilomboIn EZLN Communiques, News

FRAGMENTS OF LA REALIDAD I.

May 2014. The wee hours of the morning…it must be like 2 or 3 o’clock, who knows. It sounds like silence here in reality [La Realidad]. Did I say “it sounds like silence?” Well it does, because the silence here has its own sound, like the chirping of crickets; some sounds up front, stronger and dissonant; and others always constant, below. There is no light nearby. And now the rain is adding its own silence. The rainy season has arrived here already, but it is not yet heavy enough toRead More

Posted On May 14, 2014By El KilomboIn News

A Call to Action in Support of the Zapatistas

Justice for Galeano; Stop the war against the Zapatista communities Week of action: May 18th-24th (Day of remembrance May 24th) Summary of recent events: On May 2, 2014, in the Zapatista territory of La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico, the group CIOAC-H, planned and executed a paramilitary attack on unarmed Zapatista civilians. An autonomous Zapatista school and clinic was destroyed, 15 people were ambushed and injured and Jose Luis Solis Lopez (Galeano), teacher at the Zapatista Little School, was murdered. The mainstream media is falsely reporting this attack on the Zapatistas asRead More
THE GOOD GOVERNMENT COUNCIL “HACIA LA ESPERANZA” VEHEMENTLY DENOUNCES THE CIOAC PARAMILITARIES ORGANIZED BY THE THREE LEVELS OF BAD GOVERNMENT AGAINST OUR BASES OF SUPPORT OF THE ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION THE GOOD GOVERNMENT COUNCIL  “HACIA LA ESPERANZA” CARACOL I MOTHER OF THE CARACOLES SEA OF OUR DREAMS LA REALIDAD, CHIAPAS, MEXICO MAY 5, 2014 PUBLIC DENUNCIATION TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY TO THE STUDENTS OF THE LITTLE SCHOOL TO THE COMPAÑERAS AND COMPAÑEROS OF THE SIXTH IN MEXICO AND IN THE WORLD TO THE INDEPENDENT HUMAN RIGHTSRead More

Posted On May 10, 2014By El KilomboIn EZLN Communiques, News

EZLN Communiqué: Pain and Rage

Pain and Rage Zapatista Army for National Liberation Mexico. May 8, 2014 To the Compañeras and Compañeros of the Sixth: Compas: To tell you the truth, the communiqué was all ready. It was succinct, clear, precise, how communiqués should be. But…well…maybe later. For now the meeting with the compañeros and compañeras bases of support of the community of La Realidad is about to begin. We listen. We have known the tone and the emotion with which they speak for a long time: pain and rage. So it occurs to meRead More
Editorial by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés for the second edition of the magazine Rebeldia Zapatista: The Word of the EZLN.   Compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth and the Zapatista Little School: Here we continue to recount the words of the compañeras and compañeros, families, guardians, and teachers about how they saw and evaluate their students in the Little School. As we say here in these rebellious lands, there is no rest, one must continue to work hard. We mention this because there is another round of work coming up, withRead More
The EZLN Announces Activities to be held with Native Peoples, an homage to Don Luis Villoro, and a Seminar on “Ethics in the Face of Dispossession,” as well as a New Initiative for the National and International Sixth. Zapatista Army of National Liberation Mexico March 2014. To: The Sixth in Mexico and in the World From: Subcomandante Insurgent Moisés. Compañeras, Compañeros and compañeroas of the Sixth: We send greetings from all of the Zapatista men and women of the EZLN. We want to let you know about our next steps:Read More
Editorial by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés for the first edition Rebeldía Zapatista (Zapatista Rebellion), the Word of the EZLN We rebellious Zapatistas, along with our mother earth, are threatened with destruction in our Mexican homeland. Both above and below the earth’s surface, the bad governments and bad rich people, all neoliberal capitalists, want to commodify everything they see. They want to own everything. They are destructive, they are murderers, criminals, rapists. They are cruel and inhuman, they torture and disappear people, and they are corrupt. They are every bad thing youRead More
(español abajo) February 14, 2014 As adherents of the Sixth Declaration, we support and share the Zapatista struggle for democracy, liberty, and justice, a struggle they continue to strengthen and defend through the daily organization of a dignified collective life in territory recuperated during the 1994 uprising. Since 1994, the Zapatistas have shown us an other way of doing politics, one based in the construction of autonomy independent of “bad government” and the political class which today merely serve as the corrupt and treacherous administrators of a capitalist system basedRead More
When the Dead Silently Speak Out (Rewind 1) (A text which reflects on those who are absent and on biographies, narrates Durito’s first encounter with the Cat-Dog, and talks about other things that may or may not be relevant, as the impertinent postscript dictates). November-December 2013 Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death. Methinks that what they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance. Methinks that in looking at things spiritual, we are too much like oysters observing the sun through the water,Read More

Posted On December 24, 2013By El KilomboIn EZLN Communiques, News

EZLN: Rewind 2, On Death and Other Alibis

Rewind 2: On Death and Other Alibis. December 2013. “One knows one has died when everything around them has stopped dying.” Elías Contreras. Profession: EZLN Investigation Commission. Civil Condition: Dead. Age: 521 years old and counting.   It is before dawn, and, if they should ask me, which they haven’t, I would say that the problem with the dead is the living. Because in their absence, you tend to get that absurd, meaningless, and outrageous argument: “I knew them/ saw them/ was told by them,” really just an alibi thatRead More