ZAPATISTA NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY
To the Sixth in the world:
Because we had told you that we were going to see the way of supporting you so that, at the same time, you will support the resistance and rebellion of those who are persecuted and separated by walls, well we now have a small advance.
The first ton of Café Zapatista (Zapatista Coffee) is now ready for the campaign “Facing the walls of Capital: resistance, rebellion, solidarity and support from below and to the left.”
It’s 100 % Zapatista coffee. Cultivated on Zapatista lands by Zapatista hands; harvested by Zapatistas; dried under Zapatista sun; ground in a Zapatista machine; the Zapatista mill was out of order due to the Zapatistas’ fault; the Zapatistas fixed it (it was non-Zapatista part); later packaged by Zapatistas, labeled by Zapatistas and transported by Zapatistas.
This first ton was achieved with participation from the 5 Caracoles, with their Good Government Juntas, their MAREZ and the communities’ collectives, and it is already found in the CIDECI-UniTierra in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, rebel Mexico.
This Zapatista coffee has the best taste if you drink it struggling. We place a small video here that the Tercios Compas made where you can see the process: from the coffee field, to the warehouse.
We are now classifying and packing the works with which the Zapatistas participated in the first CompArte, which we will also send to support your activities.
We hope that we will be able to deliver (the coffee) at the April event so that it can move to the different corners of the world where the Sexta is, in other words, where there is resistance and rebellion.
We hope that with this first support you are able to initiate or continue your work in support of all the persecuted and discriminated of the world.
Perhaps you will ask yourself how the coffee will arrive in your corners. Well in the same way in which it was produced, in other words, being organized.
In other words we’re asking that you organize not only for that, but also and above all for making activities to support all the people that today are persecuted simply because of a skin color, a culture, a belief, an origin, a history, or a life.
And it’s not all for now: always remember that one must resist, one must rebel, one must struggle and one must organize.
Oh, and we ask how you say what we want to say, but in a way that you will understand it:
¡Fuck Trump! (And at the same time also all the others that is Peña Nieto, Macri, Temer, Rajoy, Putin, Merkel, May, Le Pen, Berlusconi, Jinping, Netanyahu, al-Assad, and you can add in there whatever it’s called or will be called the wall that must be brought down in a way that all of the walls receive the message).
(That is to say that it’s the first of several tons and the first of several mentions –that are not minty).
From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast,
Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés | Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano.
Mexico, March 2017
A video by the Tercios Compas accompanies this comunicado with the song “Somos sur,” (“We are the South), words and music of Ana Tijoux, accompanied by Shadia Mansour. It can be found, along with photos of the coffee coops, at: