Sunday, January 14, 2007

On Zapatista Encuentro

Thousands Rebel Against Neoliberalism in Chiapas. Almost 13 Years After the Armed Uprising, Achievements of the Autonomous Governments Are Illustrated By Hermann Bellinghausen, La Jornada, January 12, 2007

Oventic, Chiapas, MX. December 30, 2006: One day before the 13th anniversary of its armed uprising, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) welcomed followers from 30 countries, all adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, which Lt. Colonel Mois├ęs, in name of the “Zezta Internazional,” called “an encounter of resistances and rebellions against global capitalism and neoliberalism, which has prepared for and planned the death and destruction of humanity and the natural environment.” Or, how to prepare ourselves and continue organizing to resist and combat the “common enemy” of humanity. “This meeting is necessary and urgent,” he added before more than 1,000 international visitors, and at least as many supporters coming from all the Zapatista autonomous regions, as well as the five good government juntas (JBG) and another 200 authorities from the autonomous municipalities in Chiapas.

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