JOIN THE CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE AS WE REMEMBER SAMIR at WAFFLES & ZAPATISMO Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upstairs at the OMNI COMMONS, 4799 SHATTUCK AVE., OAKLAND 94609 – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/630166287808911/
An extract from an article by Isaín Mandujano
TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas (apro)
To the cry of “We are all Samir,” thousands of support bases of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación, EZLN) initiated a day of civilian resistance this Thursday in defense of territory and Mother Earth, one year after the murder of Samir Flores Soberanes, of the Nahua people of Amilcingo, Morelos.
Very early, with candles in hand, indigenous masked men and women started to mobilize in the different Caracoles inside the territory of EZLN influence, where they erected canvases and posters with Samir’s face and the demand for punishment of his murderers and of all those activists and land defenders that have been gunned down in the country.
The “dislocated actions” were carried out within EZLN territory, but also in other regions of the state, where the National Indigenous Congress (Congreso Nacional Indígena, CNI) has a presence, as well as in other parts of the world where the EZLN has sympathizers and adherents to their rebel cause.
The “Day in Defense of Territory and Mother Earth” is to demand justice for the dead, disappeared, prisoners and to demonstrate a rejection of the “megaprojects of death,” according to the EZLN.
[The article contains photos from each Caracol posted on Enlace Zapatista}
Link to photos from each Caracol / Enlace a las fotos de cada caracol: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2020/02/20/imagenes-de-la-movilizacion-zapatista-iniciada-la-madrugada-de-este-20-de-febrero-en-defensa-del-territorio-y-la-madre-tierra-por-justicia-para-nuestrs-muerts-nuestrs-desaparecids-nuestrs-pres/#Dolores
Originally Published in Spanish by Proceso.com.mx
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Re-Published with English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee