Confronted by this grave situation faced by our comrades in the Zapatista support bases in several communities, it was agreed at the last meeting of the Network against Repression and for Solidarity on 25 June to have a Brigade of Observation and Solidarity with the Zapatista Communities, which will take place from August 27 to September 3.
As such, we call on compañero/a adherents to the Other Campaign and to the International Zezta to join this Brigade, considering that this action will require a high degree of discipline and commitment, because the task occurs in a framework of harassment and provocation by the three levels of government, three branches, political parties, media isolation, various police hit squads, military and paramilitaries.
In addition, our presence in Zapatista territory confirms our saying “You are not alone”, providing solidarity to our colleagues in the current situation of violence, at the same time we can document the progress of Zapatista Autonomy.
Begins: August 27, 2011 in San Cristobal de las Casas (SCLC) at 10:00 am.
Procedure: Coordination meeting.
Visit Caracoles and Communities
Report: Drafting joint report based on the work of the Brigade
Press Conference: Dissemination of the findings of the Brigade to the independent media and others about various acts of insurgency and violence against our fellow Zapatistas, and about the progress of the Zapatista Autonomous Project.
End of the Brigade: Saturday September 3, 4pm. in SCLC.
Commitment: Disseminate the report of the Brigade in all places of origin of the brigade members, and all places where there are compañero/as of the Other Campaign and the International Zezta through newsletters, emails, blogs, social networking, lectures, exhibitions forums, bulletin boards and so on.
Red contra la Represión y por la Solidaridad/ Network against Repression and for Solidarity
Individuals, Groups, Groups and Organisations Adhering to the Other Campaign