COMMUNIQUÉ BY THE CLANDESTINE INDIGENOUS REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE – GENERAL COMMAND OF THE ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION. MEXICO. APRIL 2011.

“An inhabitant of Los Pinos beholds an atrocious crime,
He shrugs it off for a year,
Changes the position of the furnishings that
Play at being ministers and public officials
And takes refuge in a guilty silence,
The pariah, in his urge to keep
The saddle he mounts.
¿What should we give him, Daré?
And our child doctor of souls prescribes:
A corset of dignity that straightens the back,
Drops of truth for the eyes,
Pills of honesty (but may he not put them in his pockets),
Injections of dignity that money does not buy
And absolute rest for his corrupt habits.
Isolate him, for his illness is contagious”.
Juan Carlos Mijangos Noh.
(Fragment of “49 Globos,”
in memory of the 49 children dead at the ABC Nursery in Hermosillo, Sonora).

TO THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO:
TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD:
TO THE ADHERENTS TO THE SIXTH DECLARATION OF THE LACANDON JUNGLE AND THE OTHER CAMPAIGN IN MEXICO:
TO THE ADHERENTS TO THE ZEZTA INTERNACIONAL:

SISTERS AND BROTHERS:
COMPAÑERAS AND COMPAÑEROS:

THE PSYCHOTIC MILITARY CAMPAIGN BY FELIPE CALDERON HINOJOSA, WHO HAS TURNED THE STRUGGLE AGAINST CRIME INTO A TOTALITARIAN ARGUMENT TO DELIBERATELY GENERALIZE FEAR IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY, IS CONFRONTED NOW WITH THE DIGNITY OF THE ORGANIZED VOICES OF RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS OF THIS WAR.

THESE VOICES, WHICH ARISE FROM DIFFERENT CORNERS OF OUR COUNTRY, INVITE US TO MOBILIZE AND DEMONSTRATE TO STOP THE ORGANIZED AND UNORGANIZED MADNESS THAT IS CLAIMING INOCENT LIVES, DOUBLY MURDERED WHEN GOVERNMENT NAIVETÉ CATEGORIZES THEM AS HIRED MURDERERS OR COLLATERAL VICTIMS.

RESPONDING TO THIS CALL, WHICH IS BORN OF THE PAIN OF OUR COMPAÑERO AND POET JAVIER SICILIA, AMONG OTHERS, THE EZLN COMMUNICATES:

FIRST.- BASES OF SUPPORT OF THE EZLN WILL MARCH IN SILENCE IN THE CITY OF SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS, ON MAY 7, 2011, TO SALUTE AND SUPPORT THE VOICE WITH DIGNITY THAT CLAIMS FOR JUSTICE. THE ZAPATISTA CONTINGENT WILL DEPART IN THE AFTERNOON FROM THE STREET IN FRONT OF CIDECI, IN SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, AND WILL MARCH TO THE PLAZA DE LA PAZ, IN FRONT OF THE CATHEDRAL. UPON ARIVING AT THE PLAZA A MESSAGE FROM THE EZLN WILL BE READ, AND AFTER THAT THE ZAPATISTAS WILL RETURN TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.

SECOND.-RESPONDING TO THE CALL FOR THE NATIONAL MARCH FOR JUSTICE AND AGAINST IMPUNITY, WE CALL ON OUR COMPAÑER@S OF THE OTHER CAMPAIGN IN MEXICO AND THE WORLD, INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, COLLECTIVES, ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS, AND ORIGINAL PEOPLES ADHERENTS TO THE SIXTH DECLARATION OF THE LACANDON JUNGLE, TO JOIN THE RIGHTEOUS DEMAND OF THIS NATIONAL MARCH TO THE DEGREE OF YOUR POSSIBILITIES AND CONDITIONS, BE IT ACCOMPANYING THE MAIN MARCH, WHICH STARTS IN THE CITY OF CUERNAVACA, MORELOS, ON MAY 5, 2011, IN MEXICO CITY ON MAY 8, 2011, OR BETWEEN MAY 5 AND 8, 2011, IN YOUR LOCATIONS, WITH SILENT MARCHES WITH BANNERS AND POSTERS, DEMONSTRATIONS, CULTURAL ACTS, ETC., WITH THE FOLLOWING SLOGANS:

END CALDERÓN’S WAR!

NO MORE BLOOD!

WE’RE SICK OF…!
(where each of you can fill out the phrase with your own demands).

THIRD.-WE MAKE A SPECIAL CALL TO OUR COMPAÑER@S OF THE OTHER CAMPAIGN IN CHIAPAS TO DEMONSTRATE IN SILENCE, WITH US, ON MAY 7, 2011, AND TO MEET AT CIDECI IN SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS, AT NOON, TO WALK FROM THERE TO THE PLAZA DE LA PAZ.

FOURTH.- WE CALL ON OUR COMPAÑER@S OF THE ZEZTA INTERNACIONAL TO SUPPORT, FROM YOUR OWN GEOGRAPHIES AND CALENDARS, THIS DEMAND TO STOP THE BLOOD BATH TAKING PLACE IN MEXICAN LANDS AND FOR JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMES.

FIFTH.-WE ALSO CALL ON THE ORIGINAL PEOPLES OF MEXICO, GROUPED IN THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS, TO SUPPORT THIS STRUGGLE TO END THE NIGHTMARE OF BLOOD THAT COVERS OUR LANDS.

SIXTH.-RESPONDING TO THE CALL TO NAME THE VICTIMS OF THIS WAR, WE NAME THE PEOPLE MURDERED BY A CRIMINAL GROUP IN VILLAS DE SALVÁCAR, CIUDAD JUÁREZ, CHIHUAHUA, IN LATE JANUARY, 2010, WHO STILL AWAIT JUSTICE:

Marcos Piña Dávila
José Luis Piña Dávila
Rodrigo Cadena Dávila
Juan Carlos Medrano
Horacio Alberto Soto Camargo
José Luis Aguilar Camargo
Yomira Aurora Delgado
Brenda Ivonne Escamilla José Adrian Encino Hernández
Edgar Martínez Díaz
Jesús Enríquez
Jesús Armando Segovia Ortiz
Carlos Lucio Moreno
Eduardo Becerra.
Jaime Rosales
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

DEMOCRACY!
FREEDOM!
JUSTICE!

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
FOR THE CLANDESTINE INDIGENOUS REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE – GERENARL COMMAND OF THE ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Mexico, April 2011

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