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(Español) El patriarcado va a caer

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Texto y fotos: Eugenia Gutiérrez, Colectivo RZ.
Ciudad de México, 8 de marzo, 2019.

Era vida el tema
y tanto le escribimos a la muerte
Ayari Lüders

Cuando avancen los siglos y las mujeres futuras hablen de este tiempo feminicida, un elemento saltará a la vista en cualquier análisis histórico. A diferencia de otras épocas en que las mujeres hemos luchado contra la violencia podrá observarse en ésta la huella dejada por las mujeres zapatistas y por miles de mujeres de comunidades indígenas y pueblos originarios organizadas en todo el mundo. Esa huella será entonces tan visible como fogata en una cueva.

Hace un año, en tierras rebeldes de Chiapas, México, miles de mujeres presentes o no en el Caracol de Morelia respondimos al llamado de las indígenas del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional para participar en el Primer Encuentro Internacional, Político, Artístico, Deportivo y Cultural de Mujeres que Luchan. Conscientes de la violenta realidad que vivimos, miles de mujeres celebramos el 8 de marzo de 2018 luchando con las mujeres zapatistas. Ahí surgió el compromiso de mantenernos vivas y de volver a reunirnos un año después. Como símbolo de ese acuerdo, las rebeldes zapatistas encendieron una luz que se multiplicó por miles. Este 2019, las zapatistas anunciaron la cancelación del segundo encuentro que iba a realizarse de nuevo en Chiapas, pues las presiones y las amenazas de despojo y devastación que ha lanzado el gobierno entrante lo hacen inviable. No obstante, y aunque hemos visto partir a muchas, las que seguimos aquí estamos aprendiendo a organizarnos con otra mirada en oposición a un sistema patriarcal, capitalista y colonial que se empeña en suponer, equivocadamente, que aceptamos como destino la mera sobrevivencia. Las actividades de este mes y de meses siguientes caminan firmes. (Continuar leyendo…)


SAMIR LIVES! THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES! Declaration from the Third National Assembly of the National Indigenous Congress, the Indigenous Governing Council, and the EZLN

Declaration from the Third National Assembly of the National Indigenous Congress, the Indigenous Governing Council, and the EZLN

To the peoples of the world:
To those organizations and collectives acting in resistance and rebellion:
To the national and international Sixth:
To the media:

As Ayuuk, Binizza, Chinanteco, Chol, Chontal, Guarijío, Maya, Mayo, Mazahua, Mazateco, Mixteco, Nahua, Nayeri, Otomí, Popoluca, Purépecha, Raramuri, Tepehuano, Tlapaneco, Tojolabal, Totonaco, Tzeltal, Tsotsil, Wixárika, Yaqui, Zoque, and Quichua (Ecuador) peoples, we have come together for the Third National Assembly of the National Indigenous Congress and the Indigenous Governing Council. Today, almost 100 years after the assassination of General Emiliano Zapata, we now face the pain and rage brought by the war waged against our peoples and the murder of our compañero Samir, killed for defending the land and his people. As a national assembly, we send our embrace of solidarity and struggle to his family and the community of Amilcingo, Morelos. As the CNI-CIG and the EZLN, for whom compañero Samir will always be a glimmer of light, we send our solidarity and collective embrace.

Samir was killed by the neoliberal regime—we don’t know if it was the government, the business class, their criminal cartels, or all three together. The path was laid for this cowardly murder by the new federal executive, Andrés Manuel López Obrador [AMLO], through his offers of support not to those below, but rather to the owners of money and power, while making veiled threats against those of us who defend and fight for life. AMLO has promised to hand over to big business and the military elite what neoliberal capitalism and all of its various bad governments never could: our land. His administration’s new Agrarian Development Law aims to dismantle collective organization and collective property forms, deeming as “development” what is actually shameless theft and destruction. This is accompanied by military threats to our peoples via his “National Guard” in what amounts to the total reconfiguration of our country.

What above they call “transformation” has always mean the same thing for our peoples: we give our lives so that powerful and oligarchic interests, fewer and fewer but bigger and bigger, can live off of oppression, exploitation, and destruction. The so-called “Fourth Transformation”[i] follows the same path as the previous three, although more brutally and cynically, if such a thing is possible.

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Mujeres que luchan en México y el mundo

Letter to the zapatista women from the women who struggle in Mexico and the world

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(signed by 891, Organizations, Collectives, Networks, and Individuals)

To our compañeras Zapatistas
To the women of the world who struggle
To the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, youth and girls
To those who have the heart of a woman

We the undersigned are women of Mexico and the world, convened by the Zapatista women on March 8th, 2018 in the First International Political, Artistic, Cultural and Sports Encounter of Women Who Struggle.

We reaffirm that every one of us committed ourselves to struggle, each one from our own place of origin or new home places, from our distinct cultures and occupations, so that “not one more woman in the world, regardless of color, size, or place of origin, should feel alone or afraid anymore”. We committed ourselves to the light that all of you shared with us in our gathering, and to the light that all of you represent to all of us. We keep that light alive in order to be, to walk and to struggle together.

Today we proclaim that we will not allow the bad governments to destroy your worlds and displace you from the territories that provide the roots, heartbeat and direction to your lives and dreams. We will denounce, through multiple venues and modes, the misuse of practices of cultural resistance, staging ancestral people’s rituals to justify megaprojects of death and sickness imposed by the patriarchal capitalist system.

Given the conditions of war that we continue to face every day as women, we reaffirm our agreement to “stay alive, and for us to live is to struggle, each one according to her means, her time and her place.”

Now is the time to tell the bad governments, past and present, in every corner and place in the world, that we repudiate, from our multiple locations and territories, the practices of concessions, extraction, and the misuse and abuse of our Mother Earth. “Fracking,” gas and oil pipelines, massive hydroelectric dams, extensive agro-industrial monocultures of crops and trees, and infrastructure for corporate tourism in indigenous territories, all benefit major commercial projects, at the cost of indigenous and non-indigenous peoples’ lives and territories. In the face of profit-seeking interests, we will struggle for Life, for the lives and territories of people and other living beings.

As women, we know the value of life and for this reason we work to build conditions that support life. We declare that yes, we can do this, we women with our collective hearts. You are not alone compañeras zapatistas, friends, and sisters, and neither are your children, families and peoples!

Quotations excerpted from Zapatista Women (2018) Zapatista Women’s Opening Address at the First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle. March 8, 2018. Caracol in the Tzots Choj zone. March 26, 2018, Enlace Zapatista:

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Las Mujeres Zapatistas

Letter from the Zapatista Women to Women in Struggle Around the World

(See also: Letter to the Zapatista women from the women who struggle in Mexico and the world)


February 2019

To: Women in struggle everywhere in the world
From: The Zapatista Women

Sister, compañera:

We as Zapatista women send you our greetings as the women in struggle that we all are.

We have sad news for you today, which is that we are not going to be able to hold the Second International Encounter of Women in Struggle here in Zapatista territory in March of 2019.

Maybe you already know the reasons why, but if not, we’re going to tell you a little about them here.

The new bad governments have said clearly that they are going to carry forward the megaprojects of the big capitalists, including their Mayan Train, their plan for the Tehuantepec Isthmus, and their massive commercial tree farms. They have also said that they’ll allow the mining companies to come in, as well as agribusiness. On top of that, their agrarian plan is wholly oriented toward destroying us as originary peoples by converting our lands into commodities and thus picking up what Carlos Salinas de Gortari started but couldn’t finish because we stopped him with our uprising.

All of these are projects of destruction, no matter how they try to disguise them with lies, no matter how many times they multiply their 30 million votes. The truth is that they are coming for everything now, coming full force against the originary peoples, their communities, lands, mountains, rivers, animals, plants, even their rocks. And they are not just going to try to destroy us Zapatista women, but all indigenous women—and all men for that matter, but here we’re talking as and about women.

In their plans our lands will no longer be for us but for the tourists and their big hotels and fancy restaurants and all of the businesses that make it possible for the tourists to have these luxuries. They want to turn our lands into plantations for the production of lumber, fruit, and water, and into mines to extract gold, silver, uranium, and all of the minerals the capitalists are after. They want to turn us into their peons, into servants who sell our dignity for a few coins every month.

Those capitalists and the new bad governments who obey them think that what we want is money. They don’t understand that what we want is freedom, that even the little that we have achieved has been through our struggle, without any attention, without photos and interviews, without books or referendum or polls, and without votes, museums, or lies. They don’t understand that what they call “progress” is a lie, that they can’t even provide safety for all of the women who continue to be beaten, raped, and murdered in their worlds, be they progressive or reactionary worlds.

How many women have been murdered in those progressive or reactionary worlds while you have been reading these words, compañera, sister? Maybe you already know this but we’ll tell you clearly here that in Zapatista territory, not a single woman has been murdered for many years. Imagine, and they call us backward, ignorant, and insignificant.

Maybe we don’t know which feminism is the best one, maybe we don’t say “cuerpa” [a feminization of “cuerpo,” or body] or however it is you change words around, maybe we don’t know what “gender equity” is or any of those other things with too many letters to count. In any case that concept of “gender equity” isn’t even well-formulated because it only refers to women and men, and even we, supposedly ignorant and backward, know that there are those who are neither men nor women and who we call “others” [otroas] but who call themselves whatever they feel like. It hasn’t been easy for them to earn the right to be what they are without having to hide because they are mocked, persecuted, abused, and murdered. Why should they be obligated to be men or women, to choose one side or the other? If they don’t want to choose then they shouldn’t be disrespected in that choice. How are we going to complain that we aren’t respected as women if we don’t respect these people? Maybe we think this way because we are just talking about what we have seen in other worlds and we don’t know a lot about these things. What we do know is that we fought for our freedom and now we have to fight to defend it so that the painful history that our grandmothers suffered is not relived by our daughters and granddaughters.

We have to struggle so that we don’t repeat history and return to a world where we only cook food and bear children, only to see them grow up into humiliation, disrespect, and death.

We didn’t rise up in arms to return to the same thing.

We haven’t been resisting for 25 years in order to end up serving tourists, bosses, and overseers.

We will not stop training ourselves to work in the fields of education, health, culture, and media; we will not stop being autonomous authorities in order to become hotel and restaurant employees, serving strangers for a few pesos. It doesn’t even matter if it’s a few pesos or a lot of pesos, what matters is that our dignity has no price.

Because that’s what they want, compañera, sister, that we become slaves in our own lands, accepting a few handouts in exchange for letting them destroy the community.

Compañera, sister:

When you came to these mountains for the 2018 gathering, we saw that you looked at us with respect, maybe even admiration. Not everyone showed that respect—we know that some only came to criticize us and look down on us. But that doesn’t matter—the world is big and full of different kinds of thinking and there are those who understand that not all of us can do the same thing and those who don’t. We can respect that difference, compañera, sister, because that’s not what the gathering was for, to see who would give us good reviews or bad reviews. It was to meet and understand each other as women who struggle.

Likewise, we do not want you to look at us now with pity or shame, as if we were servants taking orders delivered more or less politely or harshly, or as if we were vendors with whom to haggle over the price of artisanship or fruit and vegetables or whatever. Haggling is what capitalist women do, though of course when they go to the mall they don’t haggle over the price; they pay whatever the capitalist asks in full and what’s more, they do so happily.

No compañera, sister. We’re going to fight with all our strength and everything we’ve got against these mega-projects. If these lands are conquered, it will be upon the blood of Zapatista women. That is what we have decided and that is what we intend to do.

It seems that these new bad governments think that since we’re women, we’re going to promptly lower our gaze and obey the boss and his new overseers. They think what we’re looking for is a good boss and a good wage. That’s not what we’re looking for. What we want is freedom, a freedom nobody can give us because we have to win it ourselves through struggle, with our own blood.

Do you think that when the new bad government’s forces—its paramilitaries, its national guard—come for us we are going to receive them with respect, gratitude, and happiness? Hell no. We will meet them with our struggle and then we’ll see if they learn that Zapatista women don’t give in, give up, or sell out.

Last year during the women’s gathering we made a great effort to assure that you, compañera and sister, were happy and safe and joyful. We have, nevertheless, a sizable pile of complaints that you left with us: that the boards [that you slept on] were hard, that you didn’t like the food, that meals were expensive, that this or that should or shouldn’t have been this way or that way. But later we’ll tell you more about our work in preparing the gathering and about the criticisms we received.

What we want to tell you now is that even with all the complaints and criticisms, you were safe here: there were no bad men or even good men looking at you or judging you. It was all women here, you can attest to that.

Well now it’s not safe anymore, because capitalism is coming for us, for everything, and at any price. This assault is now possible because those in power feel that many people support them and will applaud them no matter what barbarities they carry out. What they’re going to do is attack us and then check the polls to see if their ratings are still up, again and again until we have been annihilated.

Even as we write this letter, the paramilitary attacks have begun. They are the same groups as always—first they were associated with the PRI, then the PAN, then the PRD, then the PVEM, and now with MORENA.

So we are writing to tell you, compañera, sister, that we are not going to hold a women’s gathering here, but you should do so in your lands, according to your times and ways. And although we won’t attend, we will be thinking about you.

Compañera, sister:

Don’t stop struggling. Even if the bad capitalists and their new bad governments get their way and annihilate us, you must keep struggling in your world. That’s what we agreed in the gathering: that we would all struggle so that no woman in any corner of the world would be scared to be a woman.

Compañera, sister: your corner of the world is your corner in which to struggle, just like our struggle is here in Zapatista territory.

The new bad governments think that they will defeat us easily, that there are very few of us and that nobody from any other world supports us. But that’s not the case, compañera, sister, because even if there is only one of us left, she’s going to fight to defend our freedom.

We aren’t scared, compañera, sister.

If we weren’t scared 25 years ago when nobody even knew we existed, we certainly aren’t going to be scared now that you have seen us—however you saw us, good or bad, but you saw us.


Compañera, hermana:

Take care of that little light that we gave you. Don’t let it go out.

Even if our light here is extinguished by our blood, even if other lights go out in other places, take care of yours because even when times are difficult, we have to keep being what we are, and what we are is women who struggle.

That’s all we wanted to say, compañera, sister. In summary, we’re not going to hold a women’s gathering here; we’re not going to participate. If you hold a gathering in your world and anyone asks you where the Zapatistas are, and why didn’t they come, tell them the truth: tell them that the Zapatista women are fighting in their corner of the world for their freedom.

That’s all, compañeras, sisters, take care of yourselves. Maybe we won’t see each other again.

Maybe they’ll tell you not to bother thinking about the Zapatistas anymore because they no longer exist. Maybe they’ll tell you that there aren’t any more Zapatistas.

But just when you think that they’re right, that we’ve been defeated, you’ll see that we still see you and that one of us, without you even realizing it, has come close to you and whispered in your ear, only for you to hear: “Where is that little light that we gave you?

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast,

The Zapatista Women
February 2019


(Español) En defensa de la vida y en defensa de la Madre Tierra: el EZLN no está solo.

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Jornada de movilización global contra los proyectos de destrucción y en defensa de la madre tierra, CDMX. Foto: RZ.

Mensaje para el EZLN de la

(Leído por la compañera Vica el viernes 25 de enero de 2019 en el zócalo de la Ciudad de México)


Al Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional.
A la Comisión Sexta del EZLN.
Al Concejo Indígena de Gobierno y su vocera, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez.
Al Congreso Nacional Indígena.
A la Sexta Nacional e Internacional.
Al Encuentro Internacional de “Redes de Resistencia y Rebeldías” en apoyo al Concejo Indígena de Gobierno.
A quienes se asumen anticapitalistas y antipatriarcales.
A los medios de comunicación, independientes, alternativos o como se llamen.
A las Resistencias y Rebeldías en todo el mundo
Al pueblo de México.

Hermanas y Hermanos.

En defensa de la vida y en defensa de la Madre Tierra: el EZLN no está solo.

Por más que intenten humillarnos con todas las fuerzas represivas, como es la guardia nacional, no descansaremos en defender nuestra madre tierra, porque en ella nacimos, porque en ella vivimos y en ella moriremos.

 En estas tierras de hombres y mujeres rebeldes, deben saber que no nos rendimos, no nos vendemos y no claudicamos, ni mucho menos traicionaremos  la sangre, la vida y la muerte de nuestros compañeros caídos en nuestra lucha.

Palabras del Comité Clandestino Revolucionario Indígena.

1° de enero de 2019

Estamos con ell@s contra el capitalismo y los proyectos de destrucción.

El pasado 1º de de enero, a 25 años del levantamiento armado del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional por Democracia, Libertad y Justicia para tod@s l@s mexican@s; justo cuando entraba en vigor el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte y, después de 12 días de conflicto armado entre el EZLN y el Ejército Federal, cientos de miles de hombres y mujeres en México y el mundo tomamos las calles para exigir un “ALTO TOTAL A LA GUERRA”. El 12 de enero de 1994, se declaró oficialmente, un “cese al fuego” y se establecieron mesas de diálogo para negociar con los zapatistas. Sin embargo, 25 años después, frente al capitalismo que impone despojo y destrucción, señalan, que “llegó la hora para nosotros los pueblos zapatistas”. Ante esta declaración ratificamos nuestros andar, nuestro paso digno y rebelde junto a nuestros hermanos del EZLN y les decimos una vez más, que ¡No Están Solos!, que estamos con ell@s contra el capitalismo y el patriarcado.

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(Español) El EZLN no es un grupo provocador, es una fuerza política

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Por Nora Rodriguez Aceves | Siempre

Entrevista a Raúl RomeroAcadémico de la UNAM

El Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) no es un grupo provocador, es una fuerza política reconocida internacionalmente, que tiene una opinión, que la respalda su trayectoria y su propio trabajo. El zapatismo está en todo el derecho de opinar y de oponerse a los proyectos que no le parezcan.

“El presidente se equivocó al decir que se trataba de una provocación, tiene que reconocer que es una fuerza política de las más importantes no solo en la historia de México, sino en los últimos años en el mundo entero”, afirma Raúl Romero Gallardo, experto en movimientos sociales, en especial del EZLN.

El sociólogo por la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) asegura que el EZLN no está en contra del lopezobradorismo, está en contra del capitalismo, sea Enrique Peña Nieto, Felipe Calderón, Andrés Manuel López Obrador o quien continúe con ese proyecto, ellos estarán en contra.

El pasado 1 de enero, el EZLN advirtió que no permitirán que se construya el tren Maya en la zona que pasa por Chiapas, así como acusó a Andrés Manuel de estar engañando a los pueblos originarios, por lo que el movimiento zapatista resistirá y enfrentará al nuevo gobierno.

En respuesta, López Obrador dijo con su habitual estilo: “Nadie me va a cucar”, y explicó que el Ejecutivo no va a caer en “ninguna provocación”, reiteró que está abierto al “diálogo” y que cualquier persona puede manifestar sus opiniones porque hay “derecho a disentir”.

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Radio Zapatista

(Español) “EZLN: no están sol@s”, un mensaje solidario global

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Jornada de movilización global contra los proyectos de destrucción y en defensa de la madre tierra, CDMX. Foto: RZ.

Ciudad de México, 25 de enero 2019.
Texto, audios y fotos: Colectivo RZ.

Quien habite el palacio nacional que enmarca el zócalo de la Ciudad de México habrá podido leer desde sus ventanas una frase pintada a brochazos en el arroyo vehicular con grandes letras blancas: #EZLNNoEstánSolos. Decenas de manos rebeldes la estamparon en el pavimento justo cuando nacía una tarde soleada de cielo clarísimo que acompañaba a una pequeña multitud de personas convencidas de que los megaproyectos que enarbola el actual gobierno de México sólo traerán consigo destrucción.

La “Jornada de movilización global contra los proyectos de destrucción y en defensa de la madre tierra”, convocada desde las Redes de Resistencia y Rebeldía para este 25 de enero, responde al mensaje lanzado por el zapatismo el pasado 31 de diciembre, cuando el Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés se dirigió al Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional en el 25 aniversario de su levantamiento. En ese mensaje, el Sub Moi lanzó fuertes críticas a proyectos impulsados por el presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, como el tren maya y la guardia nacional, al tiempo que enfatizaba una y otra vez que el zapatismo está solo. Como respuesta inmediata a su mensaje, miles de voces en diversos países se unieron a la crítica y decidieron organizarse para buscar maneras de hacer sentir al EZLN, y a ellas mismas, que la solidaridad global con la lucha zapatista y la necesidad de organización propia están de pie.

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Intelectuales, artistas, académicos y activistas

Intellectuals, scholars, artists, and activists from around the world in solidarity with Zapatista autonomy

Letter of Solidarity and Support for Zapatista Resistance and Autonomy

January 2019

We, intellectuals, academics, artists, activists and others in solidarity, as well as organizations, associations and collectives from across the world, express our solidarity with the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in this critical moment in its history, and condemn the ongoing campaign of disinformation, lies, and slander directed against the Zapatistas.

For us, and for many others around the world, the Zapatista struggle is a key referent for resistance, dignity, integrity and political creativity. 25 years ago, the cry of Ya Basta! was a historically transcendent event and one of the first categorical rejections of neoliberal globalization at a planetary scale, because it opened the way toward the critique and refusal of a model that at that time seemed unquestionable. It was and continues to be an expression of the legitimate struggle of indigenous peoples against the domination and contempt they have suffered for centuries and for their rights to autonomy. The self-government that the Zapatistas have put into practice with the Juntas de Buen Gobierno(Good Government Councils) in the 5 Caracoles is an example of radical democracy that inspires people and should be studied in social science departments around the world. For us, the Zapatista construction of autonomy represents the persistent and honest search for an alternative and emancipatory model crucial for a humanity facing the challenges of a world that is rapidly sinking into a deepening economic, social, political, ecological, and human crisis.

We therefore express our concern for the Zapatista communities and many other indigenous peoples in Mexico whose territories are being attacked by mining, tourism, agribusiness, and large infrastructure projects, etc., as recently denounced by the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG) of Mexico. At this very moment, the new Mexican administration is imposing a series of large-scale development projects — including the Trans-isthmus Corridor, a one million hectare commercial tree planting project, and the so-called “Mayan Train”– that Subcomandante Moisés, EZLN spokesperson, recently denounced as a humiliation and provocation that would have very serious impacts on the territories of the Mayan peoples of southeastern Mexican.

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(Español) Resumen anual 2018 – 1 – Lucha de las comunidades zapatistas

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2018 estuvo marcado por dos intentos por parte del EZLN y las comunidades indígenas en resistencia. Estas iniciativas pueden ser vistas como la práctica de la resistencia y de la rebeldía.

Creación del CIG y candidatura independiente

El eje de la resistencia consistió en la formación del Concejo Indígena de Gobierno (CIG) que busca amplificar el ejemplo del gobierno propio de las comunidades indígenas en varias geografías de México. El Concejo tuvo como principal expresión la campaña de denuncia encabezada por su vocera María de Jesús Patricio, Marichuy. De acuerdo con las palabras dadas de conocer en los primeros meses del año, la participación del CIG, Marichuy y sus aliad@s en el proceso electoral de 2018, tuvo como principal objetivo volver al colocar en el debate nacional la guerra de exterminio contra los pueblos originarios.

La experiencia se saldó con la recolección de 281,955 firmas de apoyo para pedir el registro de la compañera como candidata presidencial independiente. En marzo de 2018, al presentar los resultados de la campaña, el CIG, el EZLN, el Congreso Nacional Indígena (CNI) y la Asociación “Llegó la hora del florecimiento de los pueblos”, afirmaron: “Nuestro caminar sigue. Y la diferencia fundamental con las etapas anteriores es que ahora somos más pueblos originarios caminando juntos, y, LO MÁS IMPORTANTE, ahora somos más personas, grupos, colectivos y organizaciones orientadas a buscar en nosotr@s mism@s las soluciones que, lo sabemos, no vendrán nunca de arriba”.

El balance de esta iniciativa es contrastado dado que si bien se logró colocar la situación de los pueblos originarios en el debate público, la campaña no logró alcanzar un apoyo que parecía factible, a la luz de otras iniciativas impulsadas por el EZLN y sus aliados. Acaso la limitada respuesta a la campaña de firmas tuvo que ver con el ingreso del movimiento indígena en el espacio de la política institucional, incursión que tuvo muchas lecturas desfavorables, desde quienes vieron en ella un intento por restarle votos a López Obrador hasta quienes rechazaron la participación del zapatismo en las elecciones.

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Espoir Chiapas

(Español) La Otra Europa contesta a los zapatistas: “¡No están solos; seguimos escuchándoles!”

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Tras la publicacion del comunicado de los y las Zapatistas el 1o de enero del 2019, y su amarga celebración (segun el articulo de Jérôme Baschet), centenas de colectivos, organizaciones e individuales, en su mayoria de Europa (Estado Español, Pais Vasco, Francia, Belgica, Grecia, Alemania, Italia, Inglaterra…) pero igual de Sur America (Uruguay, Argentina…) firmaron de manera conjunta un comunicado para recordar a las y los Zapatistas que no Estan Sol@s!

Comunicado a los 25 años del levantamiento zapatista

Hace 25 años, en la fría madrugada del primero de enero de 1994, una voz resonó en las montañas del sureste de México; al grito de ¡Ya Basta!, hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas declararon ser producto de 500 años de lucha y estar dispuestos a enfrentarse a una guerra genocida no declarada en contra de sus pueblos desde hacía muchos años; reclamaban trabajo, tierra, techo, alimentación, salud, educación, independencia, libertad, democracia, justicia y paz y poco después añadieron información y cultura.

La voz de los que hasta entonces no tenían rostro, no tenían voz, de los que convivían con la muerte, “tan cotidiana, tan nuestra que acabamos por dejar de tenerle miedo”, la de los muertos, “tan mortalmente muertos de muerte “natural”, es decir, de sarampión, tosferina, dengue, cólera, tifoidea, mononucleosis, tétanos, pulmonía, paludismo y otras lindezas gastrointestinales y pulmonares”, saltó fronteras y geografías y se oyó en pueblos y ciudades de todo el Planeta Tierra.

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