Chiapas/National: Second issue of “Zapatista Rebelliousness” released

(@Rebeldía zapatista)

(@Rebeldía zapatista)

On 24 April, the second issue of the magazine Zapatista Rebelliousness came out; it includes “an evaluation by Zapatistas of the Escuelita,” an open organizational process that began last August.  In the editorial, signed by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made a call for organization both in rural and urban settings when “the neoliberal capitalists do not rest in thinking of how to succeed in always being the dominators.”  It noted that “in only 19 years we have dodged the the bad system which has dominated for 520 years, and now we are the beneficiaries of liberty and democracy.  And we are only a few thousand women and men who self-govern.  What would happen in we organized with the millions of others from the cities and countryside?”

“Who says it cannot be done?” they asked, affirming that “now is the time for us to organize the poor of the land and the cities and it is the time that the peoples of the city and countryside take their destiny into their own hands.  That is to say, to govern themselves rather than just for a few people, particularly rich people; we know what they are doing […].  Let us leave this place, leave them alone to see if they can live without exploiting us and all the rest of us.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Editorial 2. Rebeldía Zapatista. La palabra del EZLN (Enlace Zapatista, 24 de abril de 2014)

Dejemos solos a los poderosos a ver si pueden vivir sin explotarnos: EZLN (Radio Formula, 24 de abril de 2014)

“¿Quién dice que no se puede?”: mensaje del subcomandante Moisés del EZLN (La Jornada, 25 de abril de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Presentation of new EZLN magazine (2 March 2014)

Chiapas: Celebration of 20 years since the Zapatista uprising (15 January 2014)

Chiapas/National: “Rebobinar 2: On Death and other excuses” (1 January 2014)

Chiapas: New communique from Subcomandante Marcos, Rebobine 3 (7 December 2013)

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