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Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés

(Español) Por coronavirus el EZLN cierra caracoles y llama a no abandonar las luchas actuales

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COMUNICADO DEL COMITÉ CLANDESTINO REVOLUCIONARIO INDÍGENA-COMANDANCIA GENERAL DEL EJÉRCITO ZAPATISTA DE LIBERACIÓN NACIONAL.

MÉXICO.

16 DE MARZO DEL 2020.

AL PUEBLO DE MEXICO:
A LOS PUEBLOS DEL MUNDO:
AL CONGRESO NACIONAL INDÍGENA – CONCEJO INDÍGENA DE GOBIERNO:
A LA SEXTA NACIONAL E INTERNACIONAL:
A LAS REDES DE RESISTENCIA Y REBELDÍA:

HERMANAS, HERMANOS, HERMANOAS:
COMPAÑEROS, COMPAÑERAS, COMPAÑEROAS:

LES COMUNICAMOS QUE:

CONSIDERANDO LA AMENAZA REAL, COMPROBADA CIENTÍFICAMENTE, PARA LA VIDA HUMANA QUE REPRESENTA EL CONTAGIO DEL COVID-19, TAMBIÉN CONOCIDO COMO “CORONAVIRUS”.

CONSIDERANDO LA FRÍVOLA IRRESPONSABILIDAD Y LA FALTA DE SERIEDAD DE LOS MALOS GOBIERNOS Y DE LA CLASE POLÍTICA EN SU TOTALIDAD, QUE HACEN USO DE UN PROBLEMA HUMANITARIO PARA ATACARSE MUTUAMENTE, EN LUGAR DE TOMAR LAS MEDIDAS NECESARIAS PARA ENFRENTAR ESE PELIGRO QUE AMENAZA LA VIDA SIN DISTINCIÓN DE NACIONALIDAD, SEXO, RAZA, LENGUA, CREENCIA RELIGIOSA, MILITANCIA POLÍTICA, CONDICIÓN SOCIAL E HISTORIA.

CONSIDERANDO LA FALTA DE INFORMACIÓN VERAZ Y OPORTUNA SOBRE EL ALCANCE Y GRAVEDAD DEL CONTAGIO, ASÍ COMO LA AUSENCIA DE UN PLAN REAL PARA AFRONTAR LA AMENAZA.

CONSIDERANDO EL COMPROMISO ZAPATISTA EN NUESTRA LUCHA POR LA VIDA.

 

HEMOS DECIDIDO:

PRIMERO.- DECRETAR LA ALERTA ROJA EN NUESTROS PUEBLOS, COMUNIDADES Y BARRIOS, Y EN TODAS LAS INSTANCIAS ORGANIZATIVAS ZAPATISTAS.

SEGUNDO.- RECOMENDAR A LAS JUNTAS DE BUEN GOBIERNO Y MUNICIPIOS AUTONÓMOS REBELDES ZAPATISTAS, EL CIERRE TOTAL DE LOS CARACOLES Y CENTROS DE RESISTENCIA Y REBELDÍA, DE FORMA INMEDIATA.

TERCERO.- RECOMENDAR A LAS BASES DE APOYO Y A TODA LA ESTRUCTURA ORGANIZATIVA SEGUIR UNA SERIE DE RECOMENDACIONES Y MEDIDAS DE HIGIENE EXTRAORDINARIAS QUE LES SERÁN TRASMITIDAS EN LAS COMUNIDADES, PUEBLOS Y BARRIOS ZAPATISTAS.

CUARTO.- ANTE LA AUSENCIA DE LOS MALOS GOBIERNOS, EXHORTAR A TODAS, A TODOS Y A TODOAS, EN MÉXICO Y EL MUNDO, A QUE TOMEN LAS MEDIDAS SANITARIAS NECESARIAS QUE, CON BASES CIENTÍFICAS, LES PERMITAN SALIR ADELANTE Y CON VIDA DE ESTA PANDEMIA.

QUINTO.- LLAMAMOS A NO DEJAR CAER LA LUCHA CONTRA LA VIOLENCIA FEMINICIDA, A CONTINUAR LA LUCHA EN DEFENSA DEL TERRITORIO Y LA MADRE TIERRA, A MANTENER LA LUCHA POR L@S DESAPARECID@S, ASESINAD@S Y ENCARCELAD@S, Y A LEVANTAR BIEN ALTO LA BANDERA DE LA LUCHA POR LA HUMANIDAD.

SEXTO.- LLAMAMOS A NO PERDER EL CONTACTO HUMANO, SINO A CAMBIAR TEMPORALMENTE LAS FORMAS PARA SABERNOS COMPAÑERAS, COMPAÑEROS, COMPAÑEROAS, HERMANAS, HERMANOS, HERMANOAS.

LA PALABRA Y EL OÍDO, CON EL CORAZÓN, TIENEN MUCHOS CAMINOS, MUCHOS MODOS, MUCHOS CALENDARIOS Y MUCHAS GEOGRAFÍAS PARA ENCONTRARSE.  Y ESTA LUCHA POR LA VIDA PUEDE SER UNO DE ELLOS.

ES TODO.

DESDE LAS MONTAÑAS DEL SURESTE MEXICANO.
Por el Comité Clandestino Revolucionario Indígena-Comandancia General del
Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional.

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés.
México, marzo del 2020.

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Mujeres indígenas zapatistas del EZLN

We Don’t Need Permission to Fight for Life. Zapatista Women Join the March 9 National Strike

ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION
MEXICO

March 1, 2020

To: Women who struggle in Mexico and around the world
From: The Zapatista indigenous women of the EZLN

Compañera and sister:

We greet you in the name of all of the Zapatista indigenous women of all ages, from the youngest to the wisest—the oldest, that is. We hope you are well and are struggling along with your families, sisters, and compañeras.

Here we are having a lot of problems with the paramilitary forces who now come out of the MORENA party, just like before they came from the PRI, PAN, PRD, and Verde Ecologista parties.

But that’s not what we wanted to talk to you about. We wanted to talk to you about something more urgent and more important: the incredible violence waged against women, which has not only not ceased but actually increased in quantity and in cruelty. The murders and disappearances of women have reached a level that we could not have imagined before, and no woman of any age, class, political affiliation, color, race, or religion is safe. We might think that rich women, women politicians or famous women are safe because they have their security guards and police to protect them, but no, not even they are safe, because the violence that kidnaps, disappears, or kills us often comes from family members, friends, and acquaintances.

We have to stop this violence, wherever it comes from, and that is why we had called for women’s demonstrations on March 8, 2020, in which everyone would organize their actions according to their own ways, times, and places. We had said that the principal demand of these demonstrations should be to stop violence against women, and to declare that we would not forget those murdered and disappeared by all governing administrations, from any party of any color (striped, blue, green, yellow, maroon, orange, brown, or anything else) because they are all the same. We also proposed that we all wear something black on our clothes as a symbol of our mourning for the mass murder of women all over the world and to remind the bad governments and our missing and disappeared compañeras that we would not forget them. The worst part is that even the littlest ones among us are not safe.

Sister and compañera:

A few days ago we learned that a group of feminist sisters from the collective “Witches of the Sea” [Brujas del Mar] in Veracruz had a good idea and called for a women’s strike on March 9, to make clear what things looked and felt like without women. The idea is that we don’t go to work, or buy anything, or move around, that we aren’t seen at all, because that is in fact what it seems like the system is trying to do: annihilate us women as its principal enemy.

Then we saw the reaction of all those patriarchal and macho men and women in the bad government, the political parties, and the big corporations. We saw that they don’t care about the tragedy in which women in Mexico live and die, but only about using that pain for their own gain, then covering it up and arguing over who among them is the biggest badass.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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Images of the Zapatista Mobilization on the morning of February 20 in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth, for Justice for Our Dead, Our Disappeared, Our Prisoners and Against Megaproyects of Death. “We Are All Samir”

Caracol Jacinto Canek. JBG Flor de nuestra palabra y luz de nuestros pueblos que refleja para todos. Comunidad del CIDECI-Unitierra. Municipio oficial de San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Caracol Resistencia y Rebeldía un Nuevo Horizonte. JBG La luz que resplandece al mundo. Dolores Hidalgo. Tierra recuperada.

Caracol Espiral digno tejiendo los colores de la humanidad en memoria de l@s caídos. JBG Semilla que florece con la conciencia de l@s que luchan por siempre. Tulan Ka’u, tierra recuperada.

Caracol Raíz de las Resistencias y Rebeldías por la humanidad. JBG Corazón de nuestras vidas para el nuevo futuro. Ejido Jolj’a.

Caracol Floreciendo la semilla rebelde. JBG Nuevo amanecer en resistencia y rebeldía por la vida y la humanidad. Poblado Patria Nueva, tierra recuperada.

Caracol Madre de los Caracoles de nuestros sueños. JBG Hacia la Esperanza. La Realidad.

Caracol Torbellino de Nuestras Palabras. JBG Corazón del Arcoiris de la esperanza. Morelia.

Caracol Que habla para todos. JBG Nueva Semilla que va a producir. Roberto Barrios.

Caracol Resistencia Hacia un nuevo amanecer. JBG El camino del Futuro. La Garrucha.

Caracol Resistencia y Rebeldía por la Humanidad. JBG Corazón céntrico de los zapatistas delante del mundo. Oventik.

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CNI-CIG y EZLN

Communique Denouncing the Illegal Arrest of CNI Compañero Miguel López Vega

To the people of Mexico:
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion:
To the Sixth in Mexico and abroad:
To the press:

The National Indigenous Congress, Indigenous Governing Council, and Zapatista Army for National Liberation denounce the cowardly arrest of our compañero Miguel López Vega, CNI delegate, member of the Zacatepec community radio and of the People’s Front in Defense of the Land and Water of Puebla, Morelos, and Tlaxcala. This arrest was carried out by armed members of the bad government who, without identifying themselves, detained Miguel on a supposed arrest warrant.

The kidnapping of our compañero outside Government Secretariat Offices today, January 24, at 2:30 pm, is the response of those who say they govern this country to the originary people’s determination to prevent the destruction and industrial contamination of the Metlapanapa River. This repression is their answer to being confronted with life where they only saw money soaked in the pain of our people.

As peoples of the CNI-CIG, we voice our opposition to the destruction and privatization of the Metlapanapa River which, along with the other megaprojects of death, aims to subjugate our country with mourning and war.

We demand immediate freedom for our compañero Miguel López Vega.

Sincerely,
January 2020
Never Again a Mexico Without Us
National Indigenous Congress
Indigenous Governing Council
Zapatista Army for National Liberation

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Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés

Words of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the EZLN, in the voice of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, on the 26th Anniversary of the Beginning of the War Against Oblivion


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Audio: Radio Pozol

Words of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee-General Command of the EZLN, in the voice of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, on the 26th Anniversary of the Beginning of the War Against Oblivion

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December 31, 2019.
January 1, 2020.

Good afternoon, good morning, good evening, good day to everyone, [todas, todos y todoas]:

To the compañeras and compañeros who are Zapatista bases of support:
To the compañeras and compañeros who are Zapatista comandantas and comandantes:
To the Zapatista autonomous authorities:
To the compañeras and compañeros who are milicianos, milicianas, insurgentas and insurgentes:
To the National Indigenous Congress – Indigenous Governing Council:
To the National and International Sixth:
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion:

Brothers and sisters in Mexico and throughout the world:

Through me, the Zapatista Army for National Liberation speaks.

“Canek said:

I read in a book that in the old days, the rulers wanted to call together armies to defend the lands they governed. First, they called up the cruelest men because they supposed that these men were accustomed to blood. So they drew their armies from the prisons and the slaughterhouses. But it turned out that when these people stood face to face with the enemy, they turned pale and threw down their arms. Then the rulers turned to the strongest men – the stone masons and the miners. To these men, they gave armor and heavy weapons and sent them out to do battle. But again, the mere presence of the enemy instilled weakness in their arms and dismay in their hearts. The rulers wisely then turned to men who were neither strong nor fierce nor bloodthirsty, but were simply brave and had something rightly to defend – the land they worked, the women they slept with and the children whose laughter delighted them. And when the time came, these men fought with so much fury that they drove off their enemies and were forever free of their threats and persecution.[i]

Sisters, brothers, hermanoas:

It was 26 years ago, on an afternoon like this one, that we came down from our mountains to the big cities in order to challenge those in power. At that time, we had nothing more than our own death – a double death, because we were dying a physical death and also a death of oblivion. We had to choose: whether to die like animals or die like human beings who struggle for their lives.

So it was that when dawn broke on that January 1, we had fire in our hands.

The big boss we faced then is the same one who despises us today. He had another name and another face, but he was and is the same ruler.

We rose up and a space was opened for the word. So we opened our heart to the hearts of other sisters and brothers and compañeros, and our voice was met with support and comfort from all the colors of the world from below.

(Continuar leyendo…)

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Comandanta Yésica

Words of the Zapatista Women at the Closing of the Second International Gathering of Women Who Struggle

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December 2019, Encounter of Women Who Struggle. Photo: RZ.

ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION
MEXICO

December 29, 2019

Compañeras and sisters:

We want to share a few words with you as we close this Second International Gathering of Women Who Struggle.

We have listened to the words and proposals everyone has shared in each of our work sessions as well as other proposals that have been made.

We are going to create a space for all of you to see these ideas and proposals, as well as others that emerge, and offer your own words and opinions. This is for those of you who were able to attend this gathering and have returned to your own geographies with time to think and reflect on what we saw and heard here these last few days, and above all it is for those of you who could not attend.

We think this is important because if we don’t listen to each other as the women that we are, then we aren’t really women who struggle for all women, but only for our own group, idea, or organization and that won’t do at all.

While it may be easy to say that we are going to think about and reflect on these proposals, in reality it is difficult, because even for that process we need to be organized.

With that in mind, we propose this first agreement:

  1. We all learn about the proposals made here and make our own proposals regarding violence against women and what we will to do stop this serious problem we have as women.

Do you all agree?

As we are preparing this message we don’t know whether you will agree or not. But if we do agree, then we have one year, sister and compañera, to move this work forward. (Continuar leyendo…)

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EZLN: “¿Los malos gobiernos están dispuestos a destruirnos al costo que sea?”, cuestionan en su 26 aniversario

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Altamirano, Chiapas. 31 de diciembre. Ante la guerra de la bestia o capitalismo contra la humanidad, “¿A qué están dispuest@s?”, preguntó esta tarde noche el Subcomandante Moisés, durante el inicio del programa de la celebración del 26 aniversario del levantamiento armado del EZLN, en el caracol zapatista de “Morelia”. Cada un@, en su calendario y geografía, “Háganle saber su respuesta a los patrones y capataces”.

El vocero zapatista compartió que la misma pregunta se la hicieron a las y los integrantes del EZLN, y la respuesta fue que “tod@s están dispuestos a defender a la madre tierra”. Y las interrogantes también fueron para “el capataz”, o gobierno en turno: “¿Los malos gobiernos están dispuestos a destruirnos al costo que sea?”.

“El mandón de hace 26 años, es el mismo que hoy nos desprecia”, aseguró el insurgente chiapaneco, al recordar el levantamiento armado zapatista de 1994.

“Tenemos un proyecto de vida, en educación, salud, y trabajamos la tierra en colectivo, somos comunidad”, aseguró Moisés. Por el contrario, “ha crecido el hambre de la bestia, no le importa destruir civilizaciones completas, incluso el planeta entero. La bestia tiene sus mañas, para convencer dice que sus megaproyectos son el progreso”, evidenció el indígena chiapaneco.

El jefe de las fuerzas armadas del EZLN, recordó que el fallecido luchador social Samir flores, asesinado esta año en Morelos por defender la tierra contra megaproyectos, se cuestionaba “¿Para quién es ese progreso?, ¿para dónde va ese camino que se llama progreso?”. “Samir sabía que ese camino es para la destrucción de la naturaleza y los pueblos originarios. Se resistió y no tuvo miedo. Por esa razón el mal gobierno lo asesinó. El trabajo del capataz es que el mandón tenga su ganancia”, denunció el Subcomandante.

“El capataz siempre está retando a ver quién se opone a su mandato. Tomamos la parte que nos toca de ese reto”, aseguró el Moisés a nombre del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN).

 

 

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Comandanta Amada

Words from the Zapatista Women at the Opening of the Second International Gathering of Women Who Struggle


Inauguration of the Encounter of Women Who Struggle, 2019. Photo: RZ

ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION
MEXICO

December 27, 2019

Compañeras and sisters:

Welcome to these Zapatista lands.

Welcome sisters and compañeras from geographies across the five continents.

Welcome compañeras and sisters from Mexico and the world.

Welcome sisters and compañeras from the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion.

Welcome compañeras from the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Governing Council.

Welcome compañeras from the National and International Sixth.

Welcome compañeras from the Zapatista Bases of Support.

Welcome compañeras who are milicianas and insurgentas in the EZLN.

Sister and compañera:

We want to report that as of yesterday, December 26, 2019, registration for this second gathering came to:

3,259 women
95 little girls
26 men

From the following 49 countries:

(Continuar leyendo…)

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Program for the First ‘Dance Another World’ Dance Festival

Program for the First ‘Dance Another World’ Dance Festival

December 16
Location: Tulan Kau

10:00AM: Inauguration

10:30AM: Dance

Venado, Hugo Molina, contemporary.
Se va la vida, compañera, Argelia Guerrero, neoclassical.
La Esperanza es zapatista, Libertad Hernández, neoclassical.
Tlakazkatl, Hugo Molina, contemporary.
Carmen, Victoria Arts, classical.
Chiapaz, Vica Rule, bellydance.
Respirar, Shakti, Butoh.
Sofía Ivy García, performance art and acrobatics.
Leer, escribir y editar también es bailar, discussion by Fabián Guerrero.
Niña de tus ojos, Solo, Barro Rojo, contemporary.
Zapata, Victoria Arts, contemporary.
Zapatista Participation #1
Las aventuras de Trapeador y Cotonete, circus performance, Xutli and the Nandayapa brothers, circus performance for the ‘hood.
Zapatista Participation #2

2:00PM Lunch

Presentation of the book Barro Rojo, el camino by Jorge Izquierdo, Laura Rocha and Fabián Guerrero.

Public workshops:

  • Contemporary dance
  • Bodily self-expression
  • Juggling

December 17
Location: Tulan Kau

10:30AM Dance:

Nosotras, estamos aquí, Diana Betanzos, contemporary.
Oh, Melancolía, Paulina Segura, neoclassical.
Ave María, Victoria Arts, classical.
Performance art, Germán y David López López.
Y no hay otro modo de decirlo, Barro Rojo, contemporary.
Zapatista Participation #3
Xixito de tsií´kbal, participatory action.
Zapatista Participation #4
Zapata, Germán Pizano y Paulina Segura, contemporary.

2:00PM Lunch

Zapatista Participation #5

En el filo, Anadel Lynton, Diana Betanzos, participatory contemporary dance.
Zapatista Participation #6
Paz, Butoh dance.
Public workshops:
– Contemporary dance
– Bodily self-expression
– Juggling
– African dance
– Bellydance

December 18
Location: Jacino Canek

11:00AM: Dance

Tríptico, Miriam Álvarez, FARO Socio-dance Collective, contemporary.
Ave María y Carmen, Victoria Arts, classical.
Esclavo, Trilce López Rascón, FARO Socio-dance Collective, contemporary.
Cempasúchitl, flores de la memoria, GACHO Collective, contemporary dance with fire juggling.
Aerial dance, Marabunta Collective.
Aerial dance, El Puente Circus Collective.

14:00 Lunch

Collective and solo choreographies, Tierra Independiente Dance Company, contemporary.
Ver, observar, percibir para interpretar la danza, presentation-workshop by Jorge Izquierdo.
Public workshops:
– Contemporary dance
– Bodily self-expression
– Juggling
– African dance
– Bellydance

December 19
Location: Jacinto Canek

10:30AM: Dance

Youth theater performance, Marabunta Collective.
Réquiem por un alacrán, Lukas Avendaño, performance art.
Venado, Hugo Molina, contemporary.
Isaura, contemporary dance.
Sin nombre, Dance in resistance, contemporary.
African dance, Marabunta Collective.
Angélica Maia, dark bellydance hip hop fusion.
Liten, M de Mar Dance Company, contemporary.
Páramos, Trilce López Rascón, FARO Socio-dance Collective, contemporary.
María Cecilia Martínez Angulo, modern dance.
Gisela Vuela, dance intervention with mapping.
Zarah Dance Company, bellydance.

16:00 Lunch

Karla Ahau, hula hoop and firedance.
Public workshops:
– Contemporary dance
– Bodily self-expression
– Juggling
– African dance
– Bellydance

December 20
Location: Jacinto Canek

12:00PM: Closing ceremony

Zapata, homage to the 26th anniversary of the EZLN uprising, Germán Pizano y Paulina Segura.

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The Whale Dances

The Whale Dances

Sixth Commission of the EZLN
Mexico
December 2019

To the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Governing
To the individuals, groups, collectives and organizations of the national and international Sixth:
To the Networks of Resistance and Rebellion:
To those who enjoy dance:

CONSIDERING:
First and only:

The Whale Dances

The illuminated mountain. The echo of cinema, not of a movie, but of cinema itself as a community still lives on in recently lit ocotes, in the nostalgic blue of that horse–Tulan Kaw–, in a glimmer that reads «Welcome,» and finally in that defiant light that spells, «ZAPATISTAS.»

You’ve tried to leave this place but for some reason that you’re unable to explain, you can’t… or you don’t want to. Night has fallen, cold as always. You stroll through the flat open area where, hours earlier, the serpentine path between the stations reminded you of small-town fairs in distant calendars and geographies.

The smorgasbord of posters catches your eye: “Second International Encounter of Women in Struggle,” “Gathering in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth,” “26th Anniversary,” “Second ‘Puy Ta Cuxlejaltic’ Film Festival,” “First ‘Dance Another World’ Dance Festival.”

(Continuar leyendo…)

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