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(Español) Itinerario de La Extemporánea

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Itinerary of La Extemporánea

September 10, 2021: The airborne delegation [La Extemporánea] will depart the Jacinto Canek caracol early in the morning.

September 10, 2021: At an unspecified time after 18:00hrs, La Extemporánea[i] will arrive at the location on Carmona y Valle Street in Mexico City.

September 11, 2021: PCR testing of La Extemporánea.

The 421st Squadron will arrive from Europe on Lufthansa flight LH498 at 18:30hrs to the Mexico City airport, Terminal 1.

We invite everyone to come to welcome the 421st Squadron.

September 12, 2021: Preparations.

September 13, 2021: The first airborne group will leave for the airport from the Carmona y Valle Street location at 08:00hrs. They will depart Mexico at 12:10hrs and have a layover in Madrid, Spain, after which they will take Iberia flight IB6400 to their destination of Vienna, Austria.

The second group will leave for the airport from the Carmona y Valle Street location at 16:00hrs. They will depart Mexico at 20:45hrs and have a layover in Madrid, Spain, after which they will take Iberia flight IB6402 to their destination of Vienna, Austria.

September 14, 2021. La Extemporánea will arrive in Vienna, Austria, in that geography called Europe.

That’s all.


[i]See the EZLN’s August 17, 2021 communique for an explanation of the use of “La Extemporánea” [the extemporaneous]:

Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano

After 17 (The Miliciana Ixchel-Ramona Division)

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After 17
(The Miliciana Ixchel-Ramona Division)

September 2021

La Extemporánea [1] includes a division of milicianas [female members of the Zapatista civilian militia or reserves]. Apart from being one of the “Listen and Share our Word” groups, they will be in charge of security during the flight and will play one or more soccer matches with women’s teams on the European continent.

One hundred ninety-six milicianas signed up to travel. About twenty were less than 18 years old, so they prepared for the later journeys to the continents of Asia, Oceania, Africa, and America, expecting to be of age by then and able to obtain a passport.

The difficulties with getting their papers (they’re all extemporaneous) and the never-ending runaround at the whim of the government “officials” forced many to abandon the effort. Some are single mothers who have to work to provide for their children. The majority work to support their mothers and younger siblings. Training was also a problem, because it turns out it wasn’t a walk in the park, but rather required preparation for “Listen and Share our Word” work. What was most difficult for them was learning to listen.

Thirty-seven remained. Plus two minors: Defensa (15 years old) and Esperanza (12). So in all there are 39 milicianas. They have been quartered at the Seedbed for three months, practicing, learning, rehearsing, and waiting for the chance to travel: a place to arrive to in Europe. All are of Mayan origin and speak Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Cho´ol, Tojolabal and Castilla [Spanish]. A few are over 25; the majority are between 18 and 21. Their soccer skills are a State secret, but their willingness to struggle is obvious.

No adult male could enter their barracks without permission. If some lost dude entered, he was immediately surrounded by a group of milicianas and “encouraged” to leave at once with solid arguments from batons and slingshots.

The first days of their preparation and adaptation were difficult. The days to follow were even harder. Far from their families, partners, and familiar foods of their villages, they had to endure uncertainty, hunger, sickness, a new climate, the confusion of living with others who are different, the surprise of learning new things, and the astonishment of seeing they could do things they didn’t know they could. For example: listening. And pardon me for insisting again and again about listening, but I look outside and hear the whole world trying to talk – or rather, shout – and find no one, or almost no one, with the willingness to listen.

These combatant compañeras have left behind their first 17 years of life, whether they marked that year on their calendar recently or long ago. There is no doubting their identity: they are ZAPATISTAS.


As It Turns Out, No

A miliciana speaks during the General Assembly of the Extemporánea, during the evaluation of what was and was not achieved during the “Listen and Share our Word” preparatory course:

I didn’t know about anything that you all have described. I thought that it had always been this way, that I could go to school, have a boyfriend without the obligation to get married, that I could get married if I wanted or not get married if I didn’t, that I could dress how I wanted, that I could participate, learn and teach. I thought it had always been like it is now, where we have rights and not just responsibilities. But now I’ve heard what the compañera said about what life was like in the time of the finqueros [plantation owners]. I heard what it took to prepare to struggle. I heard what it took to go to war. I heard how autonomy was built. So I think I have to get ready to defend what we have built so that those times never return. I thought that’s just how it was, that women were born into freedom. But it turns out that, no, they had to fight, they have to keep fighting. So there’s no rest.”

(Continuar leyendo…)

Medios Libres o como se llamen

(Español) Zapatistas en Suiza

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Basilea, Suiza. 30 de agosto 2021. Un Campamento por la Vida y una marcha de protesta tuvieron lugar este fin de semana con la participación activa de la delegación marítima del EZLN y alrededor de quinientos activistas anticapitalistas, antipatriarcales, antifascistas, anticoloniales e internacionalistas quienes luchan en Suiza y Europa, siendo hablantes del suizo alemán, el español, el francés y el italiano entre otras lenguas como el kurdo, el turco y el árabe. Mientras el Escuadrón 421 visitaba cooperativas agroecológicas cerca de Ginebra y el lago Leman, cerca de cincuenta personas surgieron y armaron un gran campamento el jueves 26 de agosto en un parque de la ciudad fronteriza de Basilea (Basel, Bâle) en Suiza, a un lado del río Rin que divide Francia y Alemania de la Confederación Helvética, sede de empresas multinacionales como Novartis y Nestlé, así como de innumerables bancos y marcas de lujo. En suizo alemán, inglés y español, un letrero cerca de la tienda de información, entre la cocina y el templete, da la bienvenida en el campamento zapatista:

“Hemos tomado este espacio para llamar la atención sobre diferentes formas de resistencia, de autonomía, de vivir de forma diferente. Tenga en cuenta que queremos crear aquí un espacio libre de discriminación, donde todes se sientan cómodes y segures. ¡Creemos un mundo diferente aquí y ahora!”

(Continuar leyendo…)

Comisiòn Sexta Zapatista

For Life: The Departure of “La Extemporánea” to Europe

Zapatista Sixth Commission

August 30, 2021.

To the Europe below and to the left:

To the Sixth in Mexico and abroad:

To the organizations, groups, and collectives that seek truth and justice for the victims of forced disappearance:

Sisters, brothers, and hermanoas:

Compañeroas, compañeras, compañeros:

We would like to begin by saluting the struggle and the commitment of all those people who search for the disappeared, for their missing loved ones. Their struggle is also, and above all, a struggle for life. It is no coincidence that on this day, we announce the following:

First, after an endless string of paperwork, obstacles, and problems, we hereby announce that the Zapatista Airborne Company, which we have called “La Extemporánea,”[i] will leave Mexico City for Europe on September 13, 2021.

Second, the destination is the city of Vienna, in that geography called Austria, and we will travel in two groups.

Third, a first group will leave the Mexico City airport on September 13, 2021, at approximately 12:10hrs. It will arrive in the city of Madrid, in that geography called Spain, at 06:00hrs on September 14. After a 2-hour layover and connection, the flight will resume at 08:20hrs, to land in the city of Vienna, Austria, at 11:05hrs on September 14. A second group will depart on the same day, September 13 at 20:45hrs with a layover, also in Madrid, at 14:35hrs on September 14, resuming the flight at 16:00hrs and landing in Vienna at 19:00hrs on September 14. Fourth, La Extemporánea is organized into 28 “Listen and Share our Word” teams (made up of 4-5 compas each), plus one Play and Mischief team, and one Coordination team. La Extemporánea can thus cover 28 corners of the European geography simultaneously. A few days later, we will be joined by the delegation of the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Governing Council and the Peoples’ Front in Defense of Land and Water. Along with that delegation of sister organizations, we will continue the work started by the 421st Squadron, which is currently covering that geography they call Switzerland.

Fifth, in a few days we will announce the date on which we will leave the Semillero “Comandanta Ramona” to gather in the caracol of Jacinto Canek in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. From there we will travel by land as a vehicle caravan to Mexico City where we will garrison at the premises on Carmona y Valle street until the day and time of departure. We include this in case anyone wants to accompany the departure and trip from San Cristóbal to Mexico City. Sixth, we dedicate this effort (which included many non-Zapatistas and some even anti-Zapatistas), to all the disappeared, to the families who suffer in their absence and, above all, to the women and men who fight to find them and achieve the truth and justice that we all need and deserve. Know that your example, your tireless work, and your refusal to give up, give in, or sell out are for us, the Zapatista peoples, a lesson in human dignity and authentic commitment to the struggle for life. While we are in Mexico City, we will deliver the minutes of the assemblies of the Zapatista, non-Zapatista and anti-Zapatista communities, with their agreements to support the fight for truth and justice for the victims of violence, according to the popular referendum that was held on the first day of August of this year, 2021.

That’s all.

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast,

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés
General Coordinator of the Journey for Life—Europe Chapter
Still Mexico. Year 501.


[i] See the EZLN’s August 17, 2021 communique for an explanation of the use of “La Extemporánea” [the extemporaneous]:

Medios libres o como se llamen

(Español) [VIDEOS] Escuadrón marítimo zapatista en Madrid

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Apenas 500 años después | Escuadrón Marítimo Zapatista / En voz de Lupita (5/7)

Escuchamos las palabras del movimiento zapatista, el 13 de agosto pasado en Madrid, luego de una marcha histórica en las calles de la capital española, dos semanas después del Encuentro de mujeres, personas trans, inter y no binarias de la otra Europa, en la Zona a Defender de Notre-Dame-des-Landes. La compañera Lupita habla la lengua tsotsil y el español con fluidez. Es base de apoyo del EZLN y ha sido coordinadora regional de jóvenes y administradora local de trabajo colectivo en el Caracol de Oventik. Se preparó durante seis meses para ser delegada de la Travesía por la Vida y fue voluntaria para viajar en barco a Europa con el Escuadrón 421. Navegó a bordo del velero La Montaña que partió el 2 de mayo de Isla Mujeres en la península yucateca y desembarcó en Vigo, Galicia, el 22 de junio, donde se desempeñó como Tercia Compa. Lupita camina escuchando, desde Madrid en la geografía que se llama España y desde la Zona a defender en la geografía que se llama Francia, en estos suelos y bajos estos cielos renombrados como Slumil K’ajxemk’op, o tierra insumisa.

No nos conquistaron / Madrid 13 de agosto de 2021

Voces de la delegación marítima del EZLN en Plaza Colón, Madrid, capital del estado español, después de una marcha histórica el 13 de agosto del 2021, a 500 años de la llamada caída de Tenochtitlán (ahora Ciudad de México) en manos de los invasores de Hernán Cortés.

#NoNosConquistaron #LaGiraZapatistaVa #MediosLibres

Radio Zapatista

(Español) Cartas Naúticas IV. ‘Vinimos a aprender, vinimos a escucharlos’

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Madrid, Agosto, 2021. En la Puerta del Sol, la histórica plaza en el hoy centro de Madrid, danzantes  reproducen rituales mexicas y danzan al ritmo de los tambores.


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En la misma plaza, una carroza-navío inicia su recorrido rumbo a la Plaza de Colón. A bordo, siete indígenas mayas provenientes del sureste mexicano, miembrxs del denominado Escuadrón 421, la avanzada marítima de la Travesía por la Vida zapatista. Con ellas y ellos, algo más de un millar de personas en alegre procesión.

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Es el 13 de agosto de 2021, y este día se cumplen 500 años de la caída de Tenochtitlán, la capital del imperio azteca, a manos de los conquistadores españoles liderados por Hernán Cortés. Las fechas, más allá de los hechos que en ellas sucedieron, son símbolos. Y los símbolos, tanto como los espacios físicos, son territorios disputados por las luchas de poder.

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En marzo de 2019 el presidente de México le envió una carta al rey Felipe VI y al Papa Francisco exigiéndoles que pidieran perdón por la conquista, presumiblemente con el objeto de que el año del 500 aniversario de la caída de Tenochtitlán fuera el año de la “reconciliación histórica” a pesar de que México no existía en ese entonces y a pesar de que el México de hoy, que sí existe, continúa pisoteando, despojando y despreciando a los pueblos originarios.

Mientras tanto, para la derecha en España la caída de Tenochtitlán significa la heroica y generosa liberación de “millones de personas del régimen sanguinario y de terror de los aztecas”. Ambos polos simplifican y tergiversan una historia mucho más compleja y la utilizan para sus propios fines políticos, evocando un nacionalismo ramplón que divide al mundo en “buenos” (nosotros) y “malos” (ellos), aunque ni el nosotros ni el ellos hayan existido en la época ni quede muy claro a qué se refieren dichos términos en el presente.

En ese escenario irrumpe un pequeño grupo de rebeldes indígenas mayas, que hicieron el recorrido marítimo de la conquista en sentido inverso, que llegaron a las costas de Galicia el pasado 22 de junio, que tuvieron la osadía simbólica de renombrar el antiguo continente, que anuncian una “invasión” para escuchar y aprender, y que ahora “navegan” en una manifestación cuyo lema es: “No nos conquistaron”.

¿No nos conquistaron? ¿Qué significa eso? ¿Otro acto de demagogia? ¿Quién es el “nosotros” que el “nos” implica? El nosotros que el “nos” implica es amplio. Los pueblos indígenas de América, para empezar, que resistieron y resisten y seguirán resistiendo. Pero no sólo ellos. El “no nos conquistaron” significa, también, el desafío a la historia única, al sistema único, a la homogeneidad colonial y postcolonial, a los valores hegemónicos que constituyen los pilares del capitalismo, a la visión única que pretende regir el mundo único: el Universo.

El “nosotros” no conquistado se encuentra en las grietas, en los intersticios, en los abajos, en los márgenes, en la pluralidad jovial de la multiplicidad y la divergencia, en la vitalidad de la vida que se niega a ser enterrada bajo el asfalto del “progreso”, en la pulsión del encuentro ante la dictadura del individualismo, en la efervescencia de la memoria ante la dictadura del olvido, en el respeto, el cuidado y el amor ante el desprecio, el odio y la indiferencia, en la consagración de la vida ante el imperio irracional de una razón totalizadora, en la mirada y la escucha ante la ceguera y la sordera de la verdad absoluta.

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Y es ese, precisamente, el sentido de esta gira: el encuentro de los nosotros no conquistados. Los muchos nosotros que nos insurgimos ante el desatino de un sistema mundo que, según nuestro análisis y nuestro dolor, ha perdido el rumbo. Pero en la soledad de nuestras pequeñas o grandes luchas no atinamos a vislumbrar una salida para el desatino de nuestra humanidad, porque la Hidra es inmensa y luchamos apenas contra una o algunas de sus cabezas. Sabemos que es tan enorme aquello a lo que nos enfrentamos, que nuestros pequeños esfuerzos jamás lo podrán derrotar, y si seguimos caminando es sólo por necios, por tercos, porque no tenemos otra opción, porque no nos rendimos, no nos vendemos y no claudicamos. Porque las generaciones venideras merecen una esperanza y para eso es necesario plantar semillas, aunque a veces nos parezca casi imposible que puedan germinar.

¿Pero qué sucede cuando las soledades se encuentran? ¿Qué sucede cuando las semillas se reúnen, cuidan y reproducen en más y más semilleros?

Desde hace casi un año, muchos nosotros se han encontrado para hacer posible esta gira, y en esos encuentros algo se gesta. Se generan oleadas de alcances imprevisibles. Por toda Europa, colectivos, organizaciones e individuos organizados en torno a una gran multiplicidad de luchas se articulan motivados por la provocación de esta Travesía por la Vida. Que los zapatistas sean el catalizador de esas oleadas se entiende: con el gobierno autónomo, la justicia autónoma, la salud autónoma, le educación autónoma, la producción y economía autónomas, con el pensamiento crítico, con sus encuentros de mujeres, de artes, de ciencias, con su construcción laboriosa de otro mundo posible, son ejemplo y prueba de que es posible crear alternativas al mundo único que se nos impone.

En la Plaza de Colón, frente al Monumento al Descubrimiento de América, lxs miembros del Escuadrón 421 dieron su palabra. Reiteraron que ellxs son sólo “el antecedente de un grupo más grande”, y anunciaron que “por partes” llegarán a Europa 501 delegadxs no sólo zapatistas, sino también miembros del Congreso Nacional Indígena y del Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra y el Agua. Y dieron a entender que ese sería el último de los grandes actos, y que en adelante los encuentros serían más íntimos. “El mañana no se gesta en la luz. Se cultiva, se cuida y se nace en las sombras inadvertidas de la madrugada, cuando la noche empieza apenas a ceder terreno. Los terremotos que sacuden la historia de la humanidad empiezan con un ‘ya basta’ aislado, casi imperceptible. Una nota discordante a mitad del ruido. Una grieta en el muro.”

Escucha la palabra del Escuadrón 421:
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Y también dejaron claro a qué vienen y a qué no vienen: “…no venimos a traer recetas, a imponer visiones y estrategias, a prometer futuros luminosos e instantáneos, plazas llenas, soluciones inmediatas. Ni venimos a convocarles a uniones maravillosas. Venimos a escucharles.”

Sabemos que la multiplicidad de los nosotros es riqueza pero también fuente de divisiones y desencuentros, y así lo reflexionaron lxs zapatistas. “Sólo una amenaza más grande, un dolor más terrible, una rabia mayor, es la que puede hacer que nos pongamos de acuerdo en dirigir esa rabia y ese dolor más arriba… de lo que hablamos las comunidades zapatistas es de una causa, de un motivo, de una meta: la vida.”

Cada pequeña lucha es una lucha por la vida. Y sólo en el encuentro de los muchos nosotros se podrá reinventar la vida. Sólo en el encuentro será posible destruir a la Hidra. Sólo en el encuentro habremos de reinventarnos y transformarnos en semillas que, algún día, de alguna forma, en algún lugar, habrán de florecer.

“Porque vivir no es sólo no morir, no es sobrevivir. Vivir como seres humanos es vivir con libertad. Vivir es arte, es ciencia, es alegría, es baile, es lucha.”


Imágenes Cucho Ramírez –

Música de fondo en el audio de la palabra zapatista: El Naán – Los invisibles de Kolda- Álbum La Danza de las Semillas

El Escuadrón Marítimo Zapatista, llamado “Escuadrón 421”

Only 500 years later

Only 500 years later
Words of the Zapatista Peoples

August 13, 2021.

Sisters, brothers, hermanoas:

Compañeros, compañeras, compañeroas:

The Zapatista communities speak through our voices.

First, we would like to express our thanks.

Thank you for having invited us.

Thank you for having welcomed us.

Thank you for having housed us.

Thank you for having fed us.

Thank you for having taken care of us.

But above all, we’d like to express our gratitude for the fact that despite differences and obstacles you have all agreed to what we’re doing today. Perhaps it seems small to you, but for us Zapatista communities it is huge.


We are Zapatistas of Mayan descent.

We are from a geography called Mexico, and we crossed the ocean to share these words with you, be with you, listen to you, and to learn from you.

We are from Mexico and in and with you we find love, care, and respect.

The Mexican state and their administrations don’t recognize us as citizens of this geography. We are strangers, foreigners, undesirable and unwelcome in the same lands that were farmed by our ancestors.

For the Mexican state we are “extemporaneous.” That’s what it says on the birth certificates that we managed to obtain after we made many trips and incurred many expenses on visits to the offices of the bad government. And we did all that to be able to come to where you are.

But we didn’t come all this way to complain or even to denounce the bad government we have to put up with.

We only share this because it is this same bad government which has demanded that the Spanish State apologize for what happened 500 years ago.

You should understand that in addition to being shameless, the bad government of Mexico is also ignorant of history, twisting and adapting it to its liking.

So let’s leave aside the bad governments that each of us have to put up with in our geographies.

They are just overseers, obedient employees of a greater criminal.


Those of us who make up the Zapatista Maritime Squadron, known as the 421st Squadron, are here in front of you today, but we are just the first wave of a much larger group. There will be up to 501 delegates. There are 501 of us just to show the bad governments that we are ahead of them: while they simulate a false celebration of 500 years, we [nosotros, nosotras, nosotroas] are already heading towards what’s next: life.

In the year 501, we will have explored the corners of this rebellious land.

(Continuar leyendo…)

Medios Libres

(Español) 500 años de resistencia indígena, acción de protesta en París, Francia, Slumil K’ajxemk’op el 13 de agosto 2021

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París, Francia. Activistas cantaron el himno zapatista en un puente sobre el río Sena en París, en apoyo a las luchas de resistencia de los pueblos originarios, respondiendo a la convocación del Congreso Nacional Indígena y el movimiento zapatista de México, 500 años después del sometimiento de los mexicas de Tenochtitlán ante las tropas de los conquistadores españoles conducidos por Hernán Cortés, dando inicio a cinco siglos de resistencia al colonialismo y al racismo. Al pie de la Torre Eiffel, se escucharon gritos de protesta: “¡500 años ya basta! ¡Resistencia indígena!” (500 ans ça suffit ! Résistance indigène !).

En una toma de palabra frente al museo del Quai Branly, donde 20 toneladas de piedras labradas por manos olmecas están exhibidas, afirmaron que “el 13 de agosto 1521, Tenochtitlán cayó en manos de los conquistadores de Hernán Cortés, pero hoy 13 de agosto 2021 las zapatistas están en Madrid y se trata esta vez de un viaje por la vida, y no de conquista y de muerte, sino de intercambios y solidaridad. ¡Zapata Vive, la lucha sigue!”.

Música: Himno Zapatista, por Flor de Fango (2000).

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN

Medios Libres o como se llamen

(Español) Manifestación 13 de agosto, a 500 años Zapatistas en Madrid

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20hrs – Inicio del recorrido, Puerta del Sol
22hrs – Fin de recorrido en Plaza Colón

Acompaña a la delegación marítima Zapatista en este histórico evento

Transmisión a través de las siguientes páginas y enlaces:

Yretiemble Madrid

Camino al andar

Red Universitaria Anticapitalista

Pie de Página

Avispa Midia

Pozol Noticias Chiapas


La Comuna Mx

Sexta Grietas del Norte

La Flor Peri Odico

Personajes México

Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano

First results of the Popular Referendum

Zapatista Sixth Commission

July 31, 2021.

To the victims and families of victims in Mexico:
To the organizations, groups, collectives and individuals who support the victims:
We present the first results we have received from the Popular Referendum:

1. As of 13:00hrs on July 31, 2021, the twelve Zapatista caracoles and their respective Good Government Councils have received the official decisions of 756 small towns, villages, communities and rancherías [rural farming communities] where the following Mayan languages are spoken: Zoque, Tojolabal, Mam, Tzeltal, Tzotzil and Ch’ol. The decisions come from Zapatistas, CNI communities and partidista [political party-affiliated] communities which came together in “extemporaneous” community assemblies, which is to say that they do not have an official, legal existence.

2. The 756 originary communities have said “YES” in response to the question of whether they agree that whatever is necessary should be done to respect the rights of the victims and their families to truth and justice.

3. What we have noticed up to now is that in many areas, the INE [National Electoral Institute] did not translate the referendum into Mayan languages. The INE did not explain what the referendum is about and in some places it simply dropped off ballot boxes without explaining to the townspeople what they are.

4. The Zapatista communities did the work of explaining the importance of participating in the referendum and what the referendum is about. They did this in both partidista and CNI communities, and they did this in the communities’ mother tongues.

To our surprise, some partidistas communities where there are no Zapatistas held and continue to hold assemblies, and they have sent and continue to send their results to the Good Government Councils.

The partidista communities have thanked the Good Government Councils for explaining the referendum, and have said they will go to the polls tomorrow and will send us the count of how many people from their communities participated in the referendum with their official ID cards.

The gap created by the absence of representatives of the Mexican government and its institutions is being filled by “extemporaneous” individuals who took it upon themselves to translate the referendum into their originary languages and to explain what the referendum is about and its importance.

Not only did no one from the INE show up to explain anything: no one in any government capacity deigned to even try to go to any community (even though the government is supposedly the interested party in the referendum because their overseer ordered it).

The only thing the government officials have done is threaten people by saying that if they don’t go “vote” in the referendum, then their government support programs will be “cut.” They were sent to say: “If you don’t want to lose your cash handouts, go and put down ‘yes.’”

In addition, the government is lying because when it tells people to just go and vote “yes,” it says that the referendum is about whether to take the former presidents to trial.

Instead of explaining things to the people, they resort to threats and lies.
All that was needed was a bit of self-respect and political work.

5. Even though according to the Mexican state they do not exist, the thousands of “extemporaneous” indigenous communities embrace the thousands of families of the victims of the decisions made at different levels of government in recent years.

6. Although we do not legally exist according to the Mexican government, we ask you all – victims, families, and organizations that support them – to accept this embrace from those who have spent centuries (up to the present day) being victimized by the “decisions of political actors” of all governments across the entire political spectrum.

When we have the complete results, we will ensure they are shared with those who struggle for truth and justice for the victims and their families.

With this communiqué we announce that the Zapatista communities, as of July 31, 2021, are initiating their participation in the National Campaign for Truth and Justice.

That is all.

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano
Zapatista Sixth Commission for the National Campaign for Truth and Justice
Mexico, July 2021