Calendar for the central and southern zones of the country in the second phase of the Other Campaign

Zapatista Army for National Liberation
Mexico
Sixth Commission

September 16, 2007.

To the adherents of the Sixth Declaration and the Other Campaign

To the Organizational Work Entities of the Other Campaign of States, Regions, Subregions, and localities:

Compañeras and compañeros:

Receive our zapatista greetings as compañeras and compañeros in struggle. Here we send you the calendar with the dates of the visits to be made by the 8 delegations of the EZLN’s Sixth Commission in this second phase of the Other Campaign in the central and southern zones of our country.

We ask that you check your state or region in order to know which days we will visit your lands, where we will arrive from and where we go after finishing our work with you.

We have created this proposal taking into account what we know of the Other in your respective places, and we have made a generous calendar (with lots of time) so that the days are not saturated with meetings and events.

For this reason we respectfully request that, in as far as it is possible, that you do not schedule more than two activities per day (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), and that, in the places where time allows, you permit the delegation to rest a day between activities.

Remember that the objective of this phase is to outline what will be the National Program of Struggle, arising from below and to the left, and constructed by all of us. It is not about public events, rallies, or marches, but rather a process of collective reflection.

The delegations are formed by 4-6 delegates each (with comandantas and comandantes), some include minors between 3 and 5 years of age. Each delegation will have a support team in charge of recording and keeping minutes of the meetings. These materials will help the Sixth Commission of the EZLN in drafting an initial outline of a National Program of Struggle, which will be subject to the consideration of all of the Other Campaign at a national level in the third phase of this effort we are undertaking together.

In some cases, we have detailed the days in which we will visit certain places; in others we have left the dates open until we receive your proposals.

In all cases we ask for your support for food, lodging, and transportation for the delegation, and that the meetings scheduled be exclusively with adherents and sympathizers of the Sixth and the Other. It is our voice that must now construct the common points for which we struggle, not that of other people who seek to take our struggle onto other terrains.

We will send a letter to each state or region where we detail the number and names of the delegates and the support team members, so that you can plan lodging and food. A first approximation (which may change) is included in the calendarization of each state or region below.

In Mexico State and the Federal District, whenever possible, lodging will be at the EZLN Sixth Commission’s locale in Mexico City (on Zapotecos Street, Colonia Obrera). In some cases in the Federal District and the State of Mexico, we will meet by sector (sexworkers, other loves, women, children, workers, barrio dwellers, political and social organizations, etc.). We will elaborate on this once we receive your proposals.

Compañeras and compañeros:

In the time we have had together, those compañer@s who have suffered the repression of the bad governments are not few. The zapatista communities and sympathizers of the EZLN have also received repressive blows, threats, and aggressions. We think that this should not detain us, and that we should continue with what we have proposed to do.

But we also cannot act as if nothing is happening.

Perhaps the current situation will force us to take new measures in order to defend our communities, which would mean the partial or total cancellation of this trip (that is, a smaller delegation would be sent out or no one would be sent out). If this is the case, we ask you to carry out this phase without our presence, and that you meet, discuss, and concretize your demands in order to incorporate them into a National Plan of Struggle.

In addition, we think that, wherever possible, we must publicly denounce the repression by the federal, state, and local governments, as well as not abandoning the struggle for the freedom of our compañer@s political prisoners all over the country. There are emblematic dates for this: October 2, October 12, November 20. We must continue demanding freedom and justice for Atenco and for Oaxaca, in addition to the pain that each of us carries from the blows we have received.

Here it is then, compañeras and compañeros:

September 26 or 27.- Travel from San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, to DF.
September 27 through October 1.- DF.- Organization of the Delegations.

PUEBLA.-
(4 delegates: two men and two women. 3 persons from the support team).

October 1.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Mexico City. Transfer to Puebla, Puebla.
October 2 through 15.- Puebla.
October 16.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Tlaxcala.

TLAXCALA.-
(4 delegates: two men and two women. 3 persons from the support team).

October 16.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Puebla. Transfer to Tlaxcala.
October 17 through 23.- Tlaxcala.
October 24.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the locale at Zapotecos street, Colonia Obrera.

HIDALGO.-
(5 delegates: 2 men and 3 women. 4 persons from the support team)

October 9.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from DF. Transfer to Hidalgo.
October 10 through 15.- Hidalgo.
October 16.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Queretaro.

QUERETARO.- (minus Huasteca).
(5 delegates: 2 men and 3 women. 4 persons from the support team)

October 16.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Hidalgo. Transfer to Queretaro.
October 17 through 23.- Queretaro.
October 24.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the locale at Zapotecos street, Colonia Obrera.

MICHOACAN-CITIZEN.- (this refers to the adherents who do not belong to Indigenous Peoples).
(Seven and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 4 women, and la Lupita. 7 persons from the support team).

October 3.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from DF. Transfer to Morelia, Michoacan.
October 4 through 6.- Michoacan-citizen. Base in Casa Lenin, Morelia, Mich.
October 7 and 8.- Nurío, Mich. Preparatory Meeting for the Encounter of Indigenous Peoples of America. Base CNI-Purépecha Ireta, Nurío, Mich.
October 9 through 12.- Michoacan-citizen. Base in Casa Lenin, Morelia, Mich.
October 13.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other in Jalisco. Transfer to Guadalajara, Jalisco.

JALISCO-CITIZEN and COLIMA.- (referring to the adherents who do not belong to Indigenous Peoples).
(7 and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 4 women, and la Lupita. 7 persons from the support team)

October 13.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Morelia, Michoacán. Transfer to Guadalajara, Jalisco.
October 14 through 20.- Jalisco-citizen and the state of Colima.
October 21.- Transfer to Guadalajara, Jalisco.

GUANAJUATO.-
(5 delegates: 3 men and 2 women. 3 persons from the support team).

October 22.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Guadalajara, Jalisco. Transfer to the city of León, Guanajuato.
October 23 through 29.- Guanajuato.
October 30.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Querétaro.

HUASTECA.-
(5 delegates: 3 men and 2 women. 4 persons from the support team).

October 31.- Transfer to La Huasteca, Jalpan, Querétaro.
November 1 through 7.- Huasteca, Querétaro, and SLP.
November 8.- Transfer to Tampico.
November 9 through 11.- Tampico, Madero, Altamira.
November 12.- Transfer to Veracruz North.
November 13 thorugh 15.- Veracruz North.
November 16.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the locale at Zapotecos street, Colonia Obrera.

OAXACA CENTRAL VALLEYS.-
(4 delegates: 2 men and 2 women. 3 persons from the support team).

November 3.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Mexico City. Transfer to Oaxaca.
November 4 a 10.- Oaxaca Central Valleys.
November 11.- Transfer to Mexico City. Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the locale at Zapotecos street, Colonia Obrera.

OAXACA ISTHMUS.-
(6 and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 3 women and a child of 3 years. 4 persons from the support team)

November 3.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Veracruz South. Transfer to Oaxaca-Isthmus.
November 4 al 10.- Oaxaca-Isthmus.
November 11.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Chiapas-Costa. Transfer to Tonalá, Chiapas.

NAYARIT.-
(5 and a quarter delegates: 2 men, 3 women and la Lupita. 4 persons from the support team. 2 from the CNI)

October 21.-Concentration of the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN in Tepic, Nayarit.
October 22 through 28.- Nayarit.
October 29.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Jalisco. Transfer to Guadalajara, Jalisco.

JALISCO-PUEBLOS INDIOS.-
(5 and a quarter delegates: 2 men, 3 women, and la Lupita. 4 persons from the support team. 2 from the CNI)

October 29.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Tepic, Nayarit. Transfer to Guadalajara, Jalisco.
October 30 or 31.- Transfer to Wirrarikari Territory (Huicholes).
October 31 through November 2.- Wirrarikari Territory.
November 3.- Transfer to Guadalajara, Jalisco.
November 4 and 5.- Mezcala, Jalisco.
November 6 through 10.- Nahua Territory, Jalisco.
November 11.- Transfer to Colima, Colima.

MICHOACAN-INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.-
(5 and a quarter delegates: 2 men, 3 women, and la Lupita. 4 persons from the support team. 2 from the CNI)

November 12.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Colima, Colima. Transfer to Ostuta, Michoacan.
November 12 and 13.- Ostuta, Michoacan.
November 14.- Transfer to Nurío, Michoacan.
November 14 a 20.- Purépecha Territory, Michoacán. Base Nurío, Michoacan.
November 21.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Guerrero. Transfer to Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.

GUERRERO.-
(5 and a quarter delegates: 2 men, 3 women, and la Lupita. 4 persons from the support team. 2 from the CNI)

November 21.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Zirahuén, Michoacán. Transfer to Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.
November 21 and 22.- Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.
November 23.- Atoyac, Guerrero.
November 24 and 25.- La Parota, Guerrero.
November 26 through 30.- Costa Chica and Montaña de Guerrero.
November 1.- Chilpancingo, Guerrero.
December 2.- Iguala, Guerrero.
December 3.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other South of Morelos. Transfer to the South of Morelos.

MORELOS.-
(5 and a quarter delegates: 2 men, 3 women, and la Lupita. 4 persons from the support team. 2 from the CNI)

December 3.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Iguala, Guerrero. Transfer to the South of Morelos.
December 3 through 12.- Morelos.
December 13.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the locale at Zapotecos, Colonia Obrera, D.F.

VERACRUZ CENTER AND SOUTH (plus Tuxtepec, Oaxaca).-
(6 and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 3 women, and a child of 3 years. 5 persons from the support team)

October 23.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from the locale at Zapotecos Street, Colonia Obrera. Transfer to Orizaba, Veracruz.
October 23 a November 2.- Veracruz Central, Tuxtepec-Oaxaca and Veracruz South.
November 3.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Oaxaca-Isthmus. Transfer to Oaxaca-Isthmus.

CHIAPAS.-
(6 and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 3 women, and a child of 3 years. 4 persons from the support team)

November 11.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from the Isthmus of Oaxaca. Transfer to Tonalá, Chiapas.
November 11 and 12.- Tonalá, Chiapas and Joaquín Amaro, Chiapas.
November 13.- San Isidro and Huixtla, Chiapas.
November 14 and 15.- La Trinitaria, Chiapas.
November 16.- San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.
November 17.- Anniversary of the EZLN, in SCLC or in Oventik, Chiapas.
November 18.- Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.
November 19.- Tuxtla Gutiérrez and transfer to SCLC, Chiapas.
November 20 and 21.- San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.
November 22 and 23.- Palenque, Chiapas.
November 24.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Quintana Roo. Transfer to Chetumal, Quintana Roo.

QUINTANA ROO.-
(6 and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 3 women, and a child of 3 years. 4 persons from the support team)

November 24.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Palenque, Chiapas. Transfer to Chetumal, Quintana Roo.
November 24 through 30.- Quintana Roo.
December 1.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Yucatan.

YUCATAN.-
(6 and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 3 women, and a child of 3 years. 4 persons from the support team)

December 1.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Cancun, Quintana Roo. Transfer to Merida, Yucatan.
December 1 through 5.- Yucatan.
December 6.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Campeche. Transfer to Becal, Campeche.

CAMPECHE.-
(6 and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 3 women, and a child of 3 years. 4 persons from the support team)

December 6.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Merida, Yucatan. Transfer to Becal, Campeche.
December 6 through 10.- Campeche.
December 11.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to the Other Tabasco. Transfer to Villahermosa, Tabasco.

TABASCO.-
(6 and a quarter delegates: 3 men, 3 women, and a child of 3 years. 4 persons from the support team)

December 11.- Pick up the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN from Campeche. Transfer to Villahermosa, Tabasco.
December 11 through 15.- Tabasco.
December 16.- Deliver the delegation of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN to San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas.

MEXICO STATE.-
(Number of delegates varies –from 4 to 6)

Mexico State, in the subregions North, West, and East will be visIted by distinct delegations of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN on the following dates:

FEDERAL DISTRICT.-
(Number of delegates varies –from 4 to 6)

The Federal District, will be visited, either by geography or by sector, by distinct delegations of the Sixth Commission of the EZLN between the following dates:

October 24 to December 16.

That’s all, compañeras and compañeros. We await your proposals for the work agendas we will carry out together, with the times and places, or just the times, but definitely with decision and commitment.

For the Sixth Commission of the EZLN

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Mexico, September of 2007.

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