Communiqué from the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
Intergalactic Commission—Sixth Commission
October 2, 2006
To the peoples of the world.
To the adherents of the Zezta International of the five continents
Compañeros and Compañeras:
The EZLN, through its Intergalactic Commission and Sixth Commission, convoke: encounters of the Zapatista people with the peoples of the world.
The first will be held December 30-31, 2006 and January 1-2, 2007, in the Caracol of Oventik with the following objectives:
One: That the different organizations, groups, collectives, and individuals from other countries who struggle and resist on the five continents for humanity and against neoliberalism get to know the experiences of struggle of the Zapatista indigenous communities and how they organize their governments by talking directly with the five Councils of Good Government.
Two: That the Zapatista communities and their authorities get to know the histories and experiences of struggle of other countries on the five continents that struggle and resist for humanity and against neoliberalism, in their own voice.
Three: That the Zapatista communities and the organizations, groups, collectives, and individuals from other countries that struggle and resist in the whole world against neoliberalism and for humanity relate directly to each other, without intermediaries, in order to offer mutual support and solidarity.
Four: To propose and agree on means, modes, and forms of communication between the organizations, groups, collectives, and individuals that struggle and resist on the five continents.
Five: To give a message of encouragement to the struggles that, against the power of money, currently sustain communities in diverse parts of the planet.
Sixth: To make and discuss proposals for the next Intergalactic Encounter, including dates and places.
The second Encounter will be held July 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31 of 2007.
To be celebrated in the five caracoles, with the same objectives.
July 21st in the Caracol of Oventik, Inauguration.
July 22nd Work.
July 23rd Transfer to Caracol of Morelia.
July 24th Work.
25th Transfer to Caracol of Roberto Barrios.
27th Transfer to Caracol of La Garrucha.
29th Transfer to Caracol of La Realidad.
30th Work and Closing.
31st Return to San Cristobal.
In each Caracol the authorities of the MAREZ and the Council of Good Government, compañeras comandantas, and compañeros comandantes will participate in order to tell of the experiences of struggle in their autonomous governments, but above all in order to discuss proposals for the next real Intergalactic Encounter, including dates and places.
From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast
For the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Lieutenant Colonel Insurgente Moisés.
Intergalactic Commission of the EZLN
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Sixth Commission of the EZLN