EZLN Communication About December 2012 Silent Marches in Mexico

Excerpt from the recent communication from the EZLN about the silent marches that took place in December of 2012 in Chiapas, Mexico: "In the early morning hours of December 21, 2012, tens of thousands of indigenous Zapatistas mobilized and took, peacefully and silently, five municipal seats in the southeast Mexican state of Chiapas. In the cities of Palenque, Altamirano, Las Margaritas, Ocosingo and San Cristóbal de las Casas, we looked at you and at ourselves in silence. Ours is not a message of resignation. It is not one of war, death or destruction. Our message is one of struggle and resistance."


It goes on to describe the progress that has been made in the autonomous Zapatista communities, their way of saying, "We are still here."


The EZLN (The Zapatista Army of National Liberation, Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) communication is available below as PDF documents in both English and Spanish.


English: EZLN_Dec_2012_Announcement_English.pdf

Español: EZLN_Dec_2012_Anuncio_Espanol.pdf


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