While thousands of westerners worried about the supposed ‘end of the world,’ the Zapatista Mayan Communities of Chiapas continue their project of bringing another world into existence. In the largest Zapatista march to date, well over 40,000 Zapatistas marched silently today across the Mexican state of Chiapas, in the cities of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Las Margaritas, Ocosingo, Altamirano, Palenque (and possibly in Comitan). Another world is not just possible, in Chiapas, it is under construction.
Communiqué of the Clandestine Indigenous Revolutionary Committee – General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, Mexico
December 21, 2012
To Whom It May Concern:
Did you listen?
It is the sound of your world crumbling.
It is the sound of our world resurging.
The day that was day, was night.
And night shall be the day that will be day.
From the Mountains of Southeastern Mexico,
For the Clandestine Indigenous Revolutionary Committee – General Command of the EZLN
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos,
Mexico, December 2012