COMUNICADO DEL COMITÉ CLANDESTINO REVOLUCIONARIO INDÍGENA-COMANDANCIA GENERAL DEL EJÉRCITO ZAPATISTA DE LIBERACIÓN NACIONAL.
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.
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.
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.
ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION
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.