Little School, Peace Camp, Sharing, and Rebuilding: Communiqué by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés
ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION
May 27, 2014.
To the compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth Declaration in Mexico and the World:
To our sisters and brothers of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and indigenous peoples in our country:
This is Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, greeting you to communicate a few things:
First.- THE LITTLE SCHOOL. Compañer@s of the Sixth Declaration in Mexico and the world. We want to tell you that for now we think that we will continue the work of the little school, both the first grade for those who did not arrive yet and the second grade for those who passed, but there are only a few who passed and can move on, because not everyone complied fully with what they committed to as students. Later we’ll tell you the date for the first grade of the little school. Same thing with the second grade, but not for everyone.
Second.- PEACE CAMP. Compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth Declaration in Mexico and the World. We have received the words and ideas from the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center suggesting that we set up a Civilian Camp for Peace at the community of La Realidad, where the crime against our compañero Galeano took place. We already told Fayba that their thoughts are welcome, so they can be witnesses and observers and listeners, since the situation hasn’t been solved yet. Because the murderers are still free and the strength they have and that drives them to do anything is alcohol, in addition to the fact that some of them have a history of drug use. The compañeros and compañeras zapatista bases of support have to return to their homes, because they can’t stay forever at the caracol, since they have to work in order to provide for their families. So the civilian camp for peace is very important. To that end, we ask you to coordinate yourselves with the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center. They have informed us that the first camp will be set up on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
Third.- SHARING. We will also resume the sharing with our brothers and sisters from the National Indigenous Congress, but we will communicate on that separately.
Fourth.- REBUILDING. As you know, the paramilitaries at the service of the bad governments destroyed the school and the clinic of the zapatista bases of support. Just like we brought compa Galeano back from the grave, we have to rebuild the school and the clinic. The compañeras and compañeros bases of support from La Realidad already found a new place to build them. So we invite you to see if you can obtain building materials, so we can build the school and the clinic.
This, in order for the bad governments to understand that, no matter how much they destroy, we will always build more. That was the case when [former president] Zedillo destroyed the Aguascalientes at Guadalupe Tepeyac, and we built 5 Aguascalientes to replace the one they destroyed.
Finally, I tell you that I have been looking at what commercial media is publishing regarding what happened at La Realidad. And I see that what the now deceased SupMarcos said is true: that they neither listened nor understood.
Those from above don’t understand that we didn’t lose anything, but, on the contrary, we recovered a compañero. And those from the outside don’t understand that they themselves lost, because they no longer have a window through which to see us and less so a door to walk in.
Where they are, they can’t hear the sound of pain and rage growing. They can’t hear that they’re alone.
And they accuse free media collectives of being zapatistas and of being paid by the zapatistas, as if telling the truth of the reality of La Realidad was paid work instead of a duty. But we see clearly that their anger is because commercial media were left out of reality.
Because, when we have money, we zapatistas build life and don’t destroy truths. As opposed to the bad governments, who use money to build lies and destroy lives.
From the Mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés.
Mexico, May 2014. On the 20th year of the war against oblivion.