Wednesday, January 10, 2007

On the Zapatista Encounter

On The Encounter Between the Zapatistas and the Peoples of the World. Intergalactic Commission of the EZLN

Compañeras and compañeros Today at 13:49, time zone of the southeastern combat zone, Comandante Felipe, of the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee (Comité Clandestino Revolucionario Indígena – CCRI) of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, inaugurated the First Encounter Between the Zapatistas and the Peoples of the World, with the presence of over one thousand people from 40 countries of the world and approximately 2,000 zapatistas from communities in the tzotzil region.

“We sincerely hope that this first Encounter becomes, for us and for all the peoples of Mexico and the world, the beginning of a true path to exchange and share experiences in struggle and organization, in order to unite the struggles of all peoples before a common enemy, respecting each other independently of our ideas, ways, and methods,” said Comandante Felipe before hundreds of solidarity collectives, women’s groups, human rights organizations, student committees, neighborhood educational projects, groups of Mexicans and Chicanos from the US, young anarchists, ”libertarios” and punks, experiments with autonomous resistance and peasant associations, among many more present at the Oventik Caracol.

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