Zapatista Army of National Liberation
To the adherents of the Sixth Declaration and the Other Campaign:
As you surely know already, the Encounter of the Indigenous Peoples of America will be held on the days 12, 13, and 14 of the month of October of the current year. As decided by the Organizing Commission of the Encounter, formed by the traditional authorities of the Yaqui tribe, the National Indigenous Congress, and the Sixth Commission of the EZLN, persons, groups, collectives, and organizations invited by the Organizing Commission can participate as observers, without voice or decision-making capacity. Based on that agreement, and with the approval of traditional authorities of the Yaqui tribe, all of our compañer@s adherents of the Sixth Declaration and the Other Campaign are invited to attend.
This letter is then our invitation to you to accompany our indigenous compañer@s in the Other Campaign in their upcoming encounter in October. In the last few years, in this process of the construction of another way of doing politics that we are trying to carry forward, throughout the country and on various occasions and in various spaces, we have met, indigenous and non-indigenous, to listen and tell each other of our problems and our resistances. Now we ask you to attend the Encounter of Indigenous Peoples of America with your ear and heart open, to listen and to learn what the original peoples of these lands have to say. We know that you will honor this and that your behavior will be an example of respect and comradeship.
To all those who plan to attend, we ask you to register using exclusively the format that you will find on the webpage of the Sixth Commission: enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/eventos/792. Likewise, we invite you to look over, on the webpage of the Encounter ( www.encuentroindigena.org), the regulations that the traditional authorities of the Yaqui tribe have made available to organize our conviviance with order and discipline during the Encounter. There you will also find useful information for planning your arrival and stay during the Encounter.
To support the Yaqui tribe of Vicam, your economic contributions are requested and can be made to the following bank account: Bank HSBC. Account number: 6260668944, in the name of: Loreto Ramírez Mapoumea. Inter-bank code for electronic transfers: 021767062606689444.
Liberty and Justice for Atenco!
Liberty and Justice for Oaxaca!
From the Sixth Commission of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation and the Organizing Commission of the Encounter of Indigenous Peoples of America
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Mexico, August of 2007.