Chiapas/Nacional/International: Multiple expressions of solidarity with BAEZLN and call to International Global Action

Imagen @ Koman Ilel

Image @Koman Ilel

Multiple expressions of solidarity toward the support bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) have been produced nationally and internationally through different networks and media in terms of the attack suffered on 2 May in Caracol I “Mother of the Caracoles, Mother of Our Dreams.”  Adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle, students of the Escuelita “Freedom according to the Zapatistas,” collectives, networks, independent media, and civil-society individuals indicated that “this latest attack is part of the continuous war of extermination carried out against the Zapatistas.  This armed action was not an isolated act but rather is a clear strategy applied in all Zapatista territory to disguise a State offensive as inter-communal conflicts.  Toward this end, they cynically use different campesino organizations that forgot their principles of struggle in exchange for money that the government invests to buy off their consciences.”

Also, starting on 18 May, there will begin an International Global Action that will include marches and acts at Mexican embassies and consulates and subsidiaries of multinational corporations and banks which support the Mexican government, in addition to public meetings, discussion groups, concerts, informative sessions, and other civil actions in each city, culminating on 24 May with a day of homage for comrade Galeano.  In San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Sunday 18 May will have its first activity in Resistance Plaza starting at 12pm.

For more information (in Spanish):

Pronunciamiento en solidaridad con el EZLN desde San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Koman Ilel, 14 de mayo de 2014)

Llamado a Acciónes en Apoyo a los Zapatistas Semana de Acción y Día de Homenaje: 18 de mayo al 24 de mayo (Enlace Zapatista, 14 de mayo de 2014)

Desde “El Norte” pronunciamiento de solidaridad con L@s Zapatistas(Enlace Zapatista, 15 de mayo de 2014)

Apoyo a compañeros BAZ desde el Ejido Tila (Enlace Zapatista, 14 de mayo de 2014)

San Sebastián Bachajón: solidaridad con los zapatistas (CGT Chiapas, 13 de mayo de 2014)

RvsR: Las comunidades indígenas zapatistas no están solas (CGT Chiapas, 13 de mayo de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: EZLN communique “Pain and Rage” (18 May 2014)

Chiapas: Attacks on EZLN support bases leave one dead and 15 injured among Zapatistas (16 May 2014)

National/International: End of solidarity week “If the Zapatistas are harmed, all are harmed” (3 March 2014)

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