EZLN invitation to the Worldwide Festival of Resistances and Rebellions against Capitalism “Where Those From Above Destroy and Those From Below Reconstruct”
Published by: POZOL COLECTIVO August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - Invitation to the Worldwide Festival of Resistances and Rebellions
“We came to share our feelings and pains that this neoliberal system has given us, but not just that. We also came to share valiant knowledge, experiences of struggle and of organization. Challenges in the face of the capitalist invaders and neoliberals that have caused us so much damage.” (EZLN, August de 2014)
To the brothers and sisters of the national and international Sixth:
Our peoples met in the Exchange (Sharing) of Zapatista Peoples and the National Indigenous Congress “David Ruíz García,” we talked about our sorrows, our words and experiences with struggle, rebellion and resistance.
Together we know that in our rebelliousness is our “NO” to the policies of destruction that capitalism makes all over the world. And we know that the seeds of the world that we want are in our resistances.
These rebellions and resistances are not only of the original peoples of Mexico. They also walk in the steps of the original peoples of the whole continent and in all corners of the planet where individuals, groups, collectives and organizations not only say “NO” to the destruction, but they also are reconstructing something new.
In this exchange that we know has been possible in great measure thanks to the support of brothers and sisters of the national and international Sixth, we confirm that our Mother Earth, giver of all life on the planet, is in danger and with that all of humanity; we see that it is neoliberal capitalism that provokes so much pain, so much destruction and so much death; that it is what dispossesses, exploits, scorns and represses us.
In defense of Mother Earth, in the struggle for humanity and against neoliberalism, there is no small struggle.
Brothers and sisters of the national and international Sixth, because we know that this savage and deadly capitalism is not invincible, as you already taught us, besides the Zapatista experience, the rebellions and resistances that flourish on all of the planet, and that your pains are our pains, and that your struggles are our struggles, and that your dreams are our dreams, we want to share with you the words, experiences, paths and the joint decision that a world where many worlds fit is possible. We are concretizing the steps to achieve that dream and it is necessary to share with each other, to know what we think, to listen to each other in order to know how our struggles are, to know about our rebellions and to learn about our resistances.
The peoples, tribes and nations have agreed in this assembly to hold together with you the “First Worldwide Festival of Resistances and Rebellions against Capitalism” with the slogan of “WHERE THOSE FROM ABOBE DESTROY THOSE FROM BELOW RECONSTRUCT.”
This gigantic worldwide exchange will be held between the December 22, 2014 and January 3, 2015 in the following sites:
*Inauguration in the Ñatho community of San Francisco Xochicuautla, Lerma, State of Mexico, on Sunday, December 21, 2014.
*Exchanges in the communities of San Francisco Xochicuautla and in Amilzingo, Morelos on December 22 and 23, 2014.
*Great Cultural Festival in the Federal District on December 24, 25 and 26, 2014.
*Continuation of exchanges in the Binnizá communities of Juchitán, Oaxaca, and on the Yucatán Peninsula, on December 28 and 29, 2014.
*Fiesta of Anticapitalist Rebellion and Resistance in the Caracol of Oventic on December 31, 2014 and January 2015.
*Conclusions and closing, pronouncements and declarations, at the CIDECI, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, on January 2 and 3, 2015.
Our exchange in this “First Worldwide Festival of Resistances and Rebellions against Capitalism” will be between the Zapatista peoples, the peoples, tribes, nations and barrios of the National Indigenous Congress, the original peoples of the continent, and peoples, collectives and individuals adhered to the national and international Sixth all over the world.
In the coming days we will announce more details of this convocation.
Our peoples of corn that we are, sharing with you will be like the milpa that flourishes, for strengthening us in our resistances and caring for Mother Earth in this new walking that we want to share.
From La Realidad Zapatista, August 2014
For the integral reconstitution of our peoples!
Never more a Mexico without us!
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS
ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY
Also, the individuals, groups, collectives, organizations of the Sixth in the whole world that may add themselves to this call