“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas”

300 days in prison

Compañeras y compañeros:

We send you greetings and embraces from all the Mexican immigrants who are members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York.

Through this letter we send our humble word in the form of a cry, LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR FRANCISCO SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ!

On Saturday, September 29th , Francisco Sántiz Lόpez, Zapatista political prisoner from Banavil, Tenejapa, Chiapas, would have spent 300 days behind bars without having committed any crime.

These represent:

300 days of injustice and impunity
300 days of state abuse
300 days of political and racist repression
300 days deprived of his personal freedom
300 days without breathing the free air of the countryside, without looking at the wild stars, without kissing his loved ones.

But at the same time, they are:

300 days of struggle
300 days of resistance
300 days of human dignity
300 days of hope, courage and love
300 days of action without borders, barriers or walls
300 days in which thousands of people, communities, groups, and organizations from throughout the world have come together.

At the end of every day a new crack opens, each time a little wider, in the walls that confine our brother and compa Francisco. One day soon, the pressure on them will ensure that these walls will fall, both inside and outside.

At his time of sadness and outrage, we offer the following new poster from the Campaign “Worldwide Echo in support of the Zapatistas”, to demand once again justice and freedom for Francisco Sántiz Lόpez. It is something simple but beautiful, and it gives us much pleasure to share it with you. We hope it may serve as small flag in this worldwide struggle which has the heart as its homeland, and solidarity as its territory….

Click here to see the poster:

Keep well, compas. Let us today honor Francisco by struggling more keenly for his immediate and unconditional release.

To join the campaign for the release of Francisco Sántiz Lόpez and to keep up to date with the situation:

1. Write to: laotranuevayork@yahoo.com

2. For more information on Francisco, check out the website of the “Worldwide Echo in support of the Zapatistas” Campaign: http://sanmarcosavilesen.wordpress.com/francisco/

3. You can watch the video-message from the Zapatistas about Francisco Sántiz Lόpez here:

From El Barrio, New York