To our brothers and sisters of the EZLN Today we celebrate the fact that it is now 26 years since the EZLN began its dignified struggle toward autonomy. We are proud to see how, over the years, the Zapatista communities of Chiapas, along with the EZLN, have been developing, in their own way, resistance to the contempt and death which for over 500 years the powerful have tried to bring to the indigenous peoples. The harsh conditions in which the Zapatista movement is defending its autonomy inspire us greatly and gives us energy in our daily struggles : the spiral of violence they face, the fact that they have to deal, not only with the three levels of bad government, army and police, but also with paramilitary organizations who have special protection. These paramilitary groups are, in many cases, those responsible for "clearing the ground" for multinational companies in any industry trying to plunder the land for personal gain. Even under these conditions, the compas have made great achievemnets; without doubt, self-government is one of the most important, speaking through the Good Government Juntas (JBG). With this basis, the processes that are generated every day articulate and give shape and substance to their own social gains, such as the Revolutionary Law of Women, Health Education and the Zapatista autonomous judicial system. Not only these achievements are important, the forms and principles, such as governing by obeying, also deserve special mention. So, congratulations on your 26th birthday girls and boys, women and men, elders of the EZLN. We encourage you to continue fighting for autonomy in your territories. Your struggle and how to carry it out are a great example for all. We celebrate the moral authority and the work constantlybeing done by the EZLN and their support bases. Viva el EZLN! Viva La Otra Campaña! Viva the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle! Freedom to political prisoners!