LETTER FROM ORGANISATIONS AND INTELLECTUALS CONDEMNING THE THREATS AGAINST ZAPATISTA BASES OF SUPPORT

4th March 2010
To public opinion
Since the 12th of January 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation has honoured its commitment, made to national and international civil society, not to take any form of armed offensive action against the federal, state or municipal government. Since then, the EZLN has kept its word, despite the heavy militarisation of its territory, and the creation of various paramilitary groups, who have repeatedly provoked confrontations without, so far, achieving their objective.
Now, the JBG ‘the way to the future’, of the Caracol ‘Resistance towards a new dawn’, in La Garrucha, has denounced documents which have fallen into their hands which show that the paramilitary wing of the Organisation for the Defence of Indigenous and Campesino Rights (OPDDIC), affiliated to both the PRI and the PRD
(as the paramilitaries themselves say),  is preparing an attack designed to displace the Zapatistas of Santo Domingo, using firearms and even bombs.
This action was originally planned for March 20th, however, it has been brought forward to the 5th of this month.
We, who have accompanied the Zapatistas in their struggle for peace with justice and dignity, put ourselves on alert against this threat, and say to the three levels
of government, executive, state and municipal, and to the armed forces stationed there, that we will hold them directly responsible for any attack.
We know the strength of will of our Zapatista brothers and sisters, to at the same time resist and defend their land, and keep their word not to take any offensive action.
We call on all Mexicans and internationals of good will to speak out and to remain watchful.
Gruppe B.A.S.T.A. (Münster/Alemania)
Asociacion Ya Basta Italia
Coordinamento Toscano di Sostegno alla lotta zapatista. Italia
Colectivo ALANA (Solidaridad, Resistencia, Dignidad) Grecia
Cooperativa de Comercio Solidario “LA SEMILLA” Grecia
Colectiva de Trabajo-Cooperativa “EL CAMINO” Grecia
UFU – Universidad Free Underground Grecia
Grupo Les trois passants, Francia
Grupo IRU (Estado Español)
Plataforma de Solidaridad con Chiapas de Madrid
Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT) del Estado Español
Caracol mundo-eco de latido en solidaridad. Austria
Association Espoir Chiapas / Esperanza Chiapas, Francia
La Reus, Cultural i Solidària per la Pau, Reus, Catalunya, Europa
Centro de Documentación sobre Zapatismo (CEDOZ), Madrid
Sylvia Marcos
Paulina Fernández
Fernanda Navarro
Luis Villoro
Jean Robert
Ronald Nigh
Gustavo Esteva
François Houtart
John Berger
Immanuel Wallerstein
Walter Mignolo
Javier Sicilia
Guillermo Villaseñor García
Raúl Fornet-Betancourt
Aldo y Brunella Zanchetta
Jérôme Basche
Mercedes Olivera
Pietro Ameglio
Myriam Fracchia
Benno Glauser
Carlos Aguirre Rojas
Sergio Rodríguez Lascano
Raymundo Sánchez Barraza.

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