against borders, and the violence they enact, we exclaim: ¡Pase libre, Zapatistas!
Join us tomorrow!
Dissident voices from all over the world gather to support the Zapatista, National Indigenous Congress-CIG, and the People’s Front in Defense of the Land and Water of Tlaxcala, Puebla y Morelos delegations on their mission to reach Paris and begin the 'Travesía Por La Vida. Chapter: Slumil K'ajxemk'op.'
The collectives are mobilizing across the land formerly known as Europe, and gathering outside embassies and consulates.
And here, if you prefer text.
In Spanish, here.)
Meanwhile, in cyber-space, we've teamed up with our friends fromYRetiemble in Madrid, and decided to host a roundtable session to examine what this all means to the interweaving of transatlantic and global struggles, and the ecumenical networks of resistance and rebellion worldwide.
We will be joined by:
our beloved John Holloway,
9 pm (Grenoble)
9 pm (Valencia)
2 pm (Cholula)
8 pm (Porto)
Although we might begin a bit earlier...
And hold a more intimate English-speaking session beforehand, in collaboration with the Fáilte go hÉirinn roimh na Zapatistas! group in Ireland, the London-Mexico Solidarity network, and Scotland Zapatista.
Details to follow!
Join the live-stream:
via YouTube: Taller Ahuehuete.
via Facebook: Yretiemble Madrid.
We'll make sure to remove the cobwebs from ahuehuete.org/tv, in case you want to avoid the other platforms aforementioned.
P.S. As this takes place, please do not forget what is currently happening in Chiapas.
A hitman on a motorcycle shot and killed Simón Pérez. When the attack occurred, Perez was walking to a market to buy food.
He was accompanied by his son.
Simón was a member of Las Abejas de Acteal, a Christian pacifist civil society group of Tzotzil Maya formed in 1992.
As the Zapatista Army of National Liberation uprising took place in 1994, Las Abejas stood in solidarity with the movement's ends and principles, but not what they regarded as an approach to self-defense through violence.
Las Abejas paid a high price for their support when the December 1997 massacre in Acteal killed 45 members praying in a church, including a number of children and pregnant women.
For more information, we've summarized (thanks to Katy!) a bit of recent news (in English):
Please be reminded that our struggle aims to defend life; it aims to emphasize that we choose dignity for all and the protection of Mother Nature over profit and capital.
See you tomorrow!
We haven't slept much, as I am sure it is clear from these erratic sentences.
But as the old adage states:
¡A descansar al panteón!