National and International Week of Solidarity with the Zapatistas is convoked in Chiapas

National and International Week of Solidarity with the Zapatistas is convoked in Chiapas

Activities against repression will be carried out from 16 to 23 February

NGOs denounce that attacks against EZLN support bases continue

 

 

 


Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada
Wednesday February 12, 2014

Following the recent attacks on Zapatista support bases in Chiapas, organizations adherent to the Sixth Declaration of
the Lacandón Jungle of the Zapatista National Liberation Army convoked the Week of national and international
solidarity “If they touch the Zapatistas, they touch all of us”, to be held from 16 to 23 February.

On releasing the call, the Network against Repression and for Solidarity says: “While the commercial media dictate the
agendas for "discussion", "reflection" and "analysis" of a "reality" that is nothing but a lie, where exploitation,
contempt and repression, the pillars of capitalism, are exalted,” and “while the policies arising from the major
financial centres and agencies encourage discord and fragmentation of the social fabric, below they begin to weave the
foundations for recognising each other in solidarity as compañeras and compañeros in struggle.”

The organizers cited the example of the indigenous Zapatista communities “with more than 30 years of organising,” and
the work carried out within the Sexta.

“Power has many times tried in vain to provoke and destroy the Zapatista organization and project: military flyovers
and incursions, dispossession of lands, introduction of social programmes in Zapatista territory, fabrication of
crimes, thefts, imprisonment and paramilitary attacks.”

The recent attacks reported by the Good Government Junta of the Caracol of Morelia are “of great concern,” the call
maintains. “The gang of criminals from the Confederation of Agricultural Workers and Campesinos (CIOAC), together with
the leadership of the Regional Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo (ORCAO), left six Zapatista compañeros
seriously wounded.” They also abused and robbed staff from San Carlos Hospital.

The call identifies as “currently responsible for this war” Governor Manuel Velasco Coello and President Enrique Peña
Nieto, “along with local, municipal, national and foreign power groups,” and appeals to the solidarity of the
adherents to the Sexta, as well as “every organization, collective and honest person in Mexico and the world,” so that
“from your places you extend your embrace to the dignified rage of the Zapatistas.” The Zapatista communities “are not
alone,” the call concludes.

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2014/02/12/index.php?section=politica&article...


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RvsR: Call to the Week of National and International Solidarity "If they touch the Zapatistas, they touch all of us"

While the commercial media dictate the agendas for "discussion", "reflection" and "analysis" of a "reality" that is
nothing but a lie, where exploitation, contempt and repression, the pillars of capitalism, are exalted; while the
policies arising from the major financial centres and agencies encourage discord and fragmentation of the social
fabric.

Below we begin to weave the foundations for recognising each other in solidarity as compañeras and compañeros in
struggle. Here we find the indigenous Zapatista communities with their example of more than 30 years of organising,
here we find the work that has been done within the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle.

Power has many times tried in vain to provoke and destroy the Zapatista organization and project: military flyovers
and incursions, dispossession of lands, introduction of social programmes in Zapatista territory, fabrication of
crimes, thefts, imprisonment and paramilitary attacks.

The recent attacks denounced by the Good Government Junta of Morelia are of great concern. The gang of criminals from
the Confederation of Agricultural Workers and Campesinos (CIOAC), together with the leadership of the Regional
Organization of Coffee Growers of Ocosingo (ORCAO), left six Zapatista compañeros seriously wounded, and abused and
robbed staff from San Carlos Hospital.

Those currently responsible for this war are the butler child Manuel Velasco Coello, and the foreman Enrique Peña
Nieto, along with the local, municipal, national and foreign power groups.
Faced with these attacks

WE CONVOKE

Adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle

Every organization, collective and honest person in Mexico and the world who, from your places, extend your embrace to
the dignified rage of the Zapatistas

to

The National and International Week of Solidarity "If they touch the Zapatistas, they touch all of us"
from 16 to 23 February 2014

In which each, according to their ways, customs, time and geography will mobilise to denounce the counterinsurgency
war against our Zapatista compañeros and compañeras and their progress in building autonomy.

The Zapatista communities are not alone, we will express this feeling with all the colours, sounds and images from
below and to the left, where art, culture, speech and listening will be compañeras and compañeros.

Long live the Zapatista support bases!
Long live the Zapatista communities!
Long live the Good Government Juntas!
Long live the EZLN!

Against dispossession and repression: Solidarity!
Network against Repression and for Solidarity

(RvsR)