Words from EZLN’s Jaqueline in Palenque

Words of welcome from Jaqueline in the name of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee of Caracol V, Northern Zone, at the political-cultural act held in Palenque, October 18, 2017

Good morning compañeras, compañeros, brothers and sisters, and all present here in the city of Palenque, “Mundo Maya” [Mayan World]. We cordially welcome our compañeras and compañeros of the National Indigenous Congress.

We welcome the compañera spokeswoman María de Jesús Patricio Martínez.

We welcome the council members who come from the different states of the Republic.

We welcome the sisters and brothers on the spokeswoman’s support team.

We welcome the compañero and compañera bases of support of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation.

We welcome the compañeros and compañeras of the Good Government Council of the Northern Zone.

We welcome the local, municipal, and zone-level autonomous authorities.

We welcome the General Command of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation.

We welcome the compañeros and compañeras of the National and International Sixth.

We welcome the brothers and sisters from the different sectors of Mexico and the world.

We welcome the independent and autonomous media, or whatever they’re called.

We welcome the national and international press.

We welcome the corporate media.

We welcome the people of Palenque and the general public that has come to hear us.

Thank you for coming to this event. We hope that you get more out of it than merely satisfying your curiosity; we hope it allows you to get to know the reality that we are living in this country, Mexico, and the world, and that together we can work towards a real change for our peoples.

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