Friday, November 25, 2005

EZLN: 2 communiques - new website & international

Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN
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Translated by irlandesa


[Two communiqués follow]


Communiqué from the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee –
General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Mexico


November of 2005

To the People of Mexico:
To the Peoples of the World:
Brothers and Sisters:

In accordance with that which was stated in the Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona, the CCRI-CG of the EZLN says its word:

First - The EZLN continues to move forward with organizing its participation, civil and peaceful, in the tasks set forth in the Sixth Declaration which are: the “Other Campaign,” agreements and alliances with political organizations of the left in Mexico, holding an International Encuentro and helping struggles and resistances for humanity and against neoliberalism throughout the world.

Second - Given that the “Other Campaign” is no longer just the EZLN’s, but instead belongs to everyone who has embraced it, we have organized a working team for direct, exclusive contact with the EZLN’s Sixth Committee. This team will work under the Sixth Committee’s leadership, and it has been named “Enlace Zapatista.” While the Other Campaign’s supporters will be deciding and starting up the organization for all of us to communicate among ourselves, the EZLN’s Sixth Committee will continue its work, now through Enlace Zapatista, of receiving, processing and distributing to everyone the information produced by those who make up the Other Campaign.

Third - The EZLN thanks the compañeros and compañeras of Revista Rebeldía for the unconditional help they have been giving us since the Sixth Declaration was issued. Through their website and the direct participation of those who produce it, they have been helping us receive and process subscribers to the Sexta and communications directed to the EZLN, and in holding the preparatory meetings and the Other Campaign’s plenary.

Fourth - As of December 1, 2005, the EZLN’s Sixth Committee’s communications with those who are active in work which involve the EZLN and the Other Campaign will no longer be through Revista Rebeldía, but through Enlace Zapatista.

Fifth - As of November 30, a special web site will be operating for direct cyber communication with the EZLN’s Sixth Committee (regarding the national, Mexico) and with the EZLN’s Intergalactic Committee (for everything having to do with the international arena): www.ezln.org.mx The cyber information which Revista Rebeldía has been gathering will be moved to this page.

This page will have two links: one to the EZLN in the Other Campaign (www.enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx ) and the other to the EZLN concerning international matters (zeztainternazional.ezln.org.mx – yes, like that, with “z”).

Sixth - Regarding the Other Campaign, the Sixth Committee will maintain communication from and with everyone who makes up the Other Campaign, and it will continue reporting on subscribers, as it had been doing previously through Revista Rebeldía, but now through Enlace Zapatista. At this time we are informing you that, as of November 20, 2005, the following have subscribed to the Sexta and the Other Campaign:

64 Political Organizations of the Left
120 Indigenous and Indian Peoples’ Organizations
203 Social Organizations
498 Non-Governmental Organizations, Groups and Collectives
2020 Individuals and Individuals representing Families, Barrios and Communities
427 Internationals

When the Other Campaign so decides, the Sixth Committee will cease doing this work, and only Enlace Zapatista will devote itself to the EZLN’s participation in the Other Campaign.

Democracy!
Liberty!
Justice!

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast

By the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee – General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

Mexico, November of 2005

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Communiqué from the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee –
General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Mexico


November of 2005


To the Peoples of the World:

Brothers and Sisters:


Concerning the Intercontinental proposed in the Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona, and in general regarding the international aspects of this statement, the CCRI-CG of the EZLN says its word:

First - The Intergalactic Committee of the EZLN, headed by Lieutenant Colonel Insurgente Moisés, has been named for the coordination and monitoring of the international part of the Sexta. There will be a rotating team of comandantes and comandantas from the CCRI-CG of the EZLN, in addition to help from the EZLN’s Sixth Committee.

Second - So that the conception, organization and holding of the Intercontinental Encuentro proposed in the Sexta can be produced with the real participation of supporters throughout the world, and not as a unilateral decision by the EZLN, as of December 1 of this year and at least until June 30, 2006, meetings and preparation consultations, of groups, personal or cyber, will be held so that proposals can be made for the Intercontinental (including the place and times it is to be held). This will be done by agreement of the majority. At the end of this 7 month consultation stage, it will be decided whether the consultation should continue or if the Intercontinental should be held as of July of 2006.

Third - For those personal meetings and consultations which are held in Mexico, the EZLN’s Intergalactic Committee has asked the Good Government Junta of the Selva Border region to provide us with space in the Caracol of La Realidad, so that direct meetings with the EZLN can be held there.

Preparation meetings can be held in other countries. If they are advised in sufficient time, the EZLN’s Intergalactic Committee will send someone to listen and to take note of everything proposed there, and it will inform the EZLN so it can be aware of it.

Fourth - For the cyber consultation, the Intergalactic Committee will put into operation, as of December 1, 2005, the web page: zeztainternazional.ezln.org.mx (yes, like that, with “z”). This web site will receive international subscribers to the Sixth Declaration as well as proposals and comments concerning the Intercontinental. They will be received, systematized and reported to all supporters by the EZLN’s Intergalactic Committee.

Fifth - The zeztainternazional web page will have a very basic design so that it can be completed and improved collectively by those people from the five continents who desire to do so. For now it will just have the main page (which can be changed further along or every so often, according to the proposals) and spaces for support and for proposals for the Intercontinental, the EZLN’s positions and information concerning the international, as well as the EZLN’s actions and messages in support of struggles and resistances against neoliberalism and for humanity.

Sixth - The EZLN is proposing that, where so accepted and desired, “Intergalactic Committees” be formed on the five continents. Their only work would be to propose, debate and agree on everything related to the Intercontinental Encuentro, as well as disseminating and promoting the participation of the entire spectrum which, below and to the left, is struggling and resisting for humanity.

Democracy!

Liberty!

Justice!

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast

Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee – General Command of the
Zapatista Army of National Liberation

By the Sixth Committee of the EZLN
By the Intergalactic Committee of the EZLN

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Lieutenant Colonel Insurgente Moisés
Mexico. November of 2005