Call for 5 Days of Worldwide Action for the Bachajón 5

Demonstration in London
April 1st

Mexican Embassy,
16 St George Street,
London W1S 1FD


To our sisters and brothers of the Ejido of San Sebastian Bachajón:
To our Zapatista sisters and brothers:
To our compañer@s of The Other Campaign:
To our compañer@s of the Zezta Internazional:
To the adherents of the International Campaign in Defense of El Barrio and our allies across the world:
To the civil society in Mexico and the world:

Movement for Justice in El Barrio calls for -

“5 Days of Worldwide Action for the Bachajón 5”


From April 1 – 5, 2011.

Receive embraces of affection and solidarity on behalf of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York.

We wish to share with you a proposal on behalf of the simple and humble immigrant community of El Barrio, New York. Once more we would like to ask that we come together to realize the “5 Days of Worldwide Action for the Bachajón 5” to contribute to the liberation of the 5 political prisoners of The Other Campaign of San Sebastián Bachajón.

In these days which we find ourselves mourning and fearing a nuclear tragedy, provoked in large part by the capitalists’ unbridled greed, it remains clear now more than ever that only the organized actions of autonomous communities will be able to resist the destruction, wars, and massive tragedies that the multinational corporations, bankers, and owners of big business, aided by the bad governments, continue to provoke. Organized support is also another source of energy – the “other” energy that is needed to counteract these disasters.

Organized resistance from below is the only solution to save the planet and the governments that are at the businesses’ disposal know this as well. For this reason, the bad governments attack those who fight in an organized way against the capitalist system. Such has been the case with the autonomous community of San Sebastián Bachajón (you may view the first video-message from them at this link: ).

While there is no guarantee that the federal and state governments will cease obeying the mandates of the multinationals, the community of San Sebastián Bachajón will defend its land and energy sources, protecting them from the destruction and ecological disequilibrium that the transational corporations create wherever they go.

The bad governments know this, and thus, continue to keep the five political prisoners of San Sebastián Bachajón imprisoned. “We are only held prisoners in exchange for our lands,” decry the illegally arrested compañeros. They also denounce that governmental representatives have visited them repeatedly in their confinement to get them to concede to a dialogue without any guarantees, as it is but a pretext to takeover the territory where the ejido’s tool booth and access to the Agual Azul waterfalls are located. In addition, during a recent manifestation organized by our sisters and brothers of San Sebastián Bachajón in resistance, they were harrased by police helicopters and “preventive” police vans.

The liberation of five political prisoners, which was secured thanks to the actions of our sisters and brothers of San Sebastián Bachajón and national and international pressures, has brought us much joy. We are very pleased as well by the amount of support on behalf of so many different organizations and collectives from across the world that joined our last call for worldwide action: From México to South Africa, from Austria to Argentina, and in France, Scotland, Morroco, Puerto Rico, Edinburgh, Philipines, Dorset, England, Germany, Madrid, Colombia, Barcelona, and here in New York! We are certain that it was thanks to you all and to the constant work of the independent, autonomous, and free media that they are now not in some jail in Chiapas. Nevertheless, five brothers remain unjustly detained.

For this reason, we are calling for

“5 Days of Worldwide Action for the Bachajón 5”

We invite each and every one of you, in your own way and place, to organize actions during April 1 – 5 to demand that the repressive governor Juan Sabines Guerrero free all of the five political prisoners.

We propose that we unite our forces and organize actions – from our particular locations and respective forms of struggle – such as demonstrations, marches, informative street actions, flyering, public forums, theatre, teach-ins, and any other activity to realize

“5 Days of Worldwide Action for the Bachajón 5”

In these times of tragedies, which nothing can resist, we know that we must support organized resistance. We look forward to your support.

We ask that you please let us know as soon as possible if you accept our proposal and will participate. You may contact us via e-mail at:

Justice, Land, and Freedom for the Ejidatarios of San Sebastián Bachajón!

Free the Political Prisoners of San Sebastián Bachajón!

Long live the women of San Sebastián Bachajón!

Stop the Aggressions against Adherents of The Other Campaign!

Long live the Zapatistas!

We send you embraces of love and solidarity.

From El Barrio, NYC,

Movement for Justice in El Barrio
The Other Campaign New York