JOURNEY TO EUROPE…

 

 SIXTH COMMISSION OF THE EZLN, MEXICO
April 10, 2021

To the individuals, groups, collectives, organizations, movements, coordinators, and Native peoples in Europe who await our visit:


To the National and International Sixth:


To the networks in resistance and rebellion:


To the National Indigenous Congress:


To the peoples of the World:

Sisters, Brothers and Compañer@s (Comrades):

TODAY, APRIL 10, 2021, the comrades who make up part of the first group of delegates on our “Journey for Life, the Europe chapter,” are gathered together in the “Comandanta Ramona Seedbed.” It’s about the seafaring delegation.

With a small ceremony, according to our ways and customs, the delegation received the mandate of the Zapatista peoples to carry our thoughts, that is, our hearts, far away. Our delegates carry a big heart. Not only to embrace those on the European continent who rebel and resist, but also to listen and learn about their histories, geographies, calendars and ways.

This first group will remain in quarantine for 15 days, isolated in the seedbed, to guarantee that they are not infected with what’s called COVID-19 and so that they are prepared for the time that their journey by sea takes.  During those two weeks, they will be living inside the replica of the ship we built for that in the Seedbed.

On April 26, 2021, they will leave for a port on the Mexican Republic. They will arrive no later than April 30 and will board the ship that we have baptized “La Montaña” (The Mountain). For two or three days and nights, they will stay on board the ship and, on May 3, 2021, the day of the Holy Cross, Chan Santa Cruz, the ship “La Montaña” will set sail with our compañer@s (comrades) with destination to the European coasts, on a trip that is supposed to take from six to eight weeks. It is calculated that they will be off the European shores in the second half of June 2021.

Starting this April 15, 2021, from the 12 Zapatista caracoles, our base of support comrades will carry out activities to bid farewell to the Zapatista delegation that, by sea and air, will travel to the geography they call “Europe.”

IN THIS PART of what we have called “Journey For Life. The Europe Chapter,” the Zapatista delegates will meet with those who have invited us to talk about our mutual histories, pains, rages, achievements and failures. So far, we have received and accepted invitations from the following geographies:

Germany

Austria


Belgium


Bulgaria


Catalonia


Sardinia


Cyprus


Croatia

Denmark


Slovenia


Spanish State


Finland


France


Greece


Holland


Hungary


Italy


Luxemburg


Norway


Basque Country


Poland


Portugal


United Kingdom


Rumania


Russia


Serbia


Sweden


Switzerland


Turkey


Ukraine

-*-

Starting today, Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano will be publishing a series of texts in which he will speak with you about those who make up the Zapatista seafaring delegation, the work that they have carried out, some of the problems we have faced and so on.

IN SHORT: We are now on our way to Europe.

That’s all for now.

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast,

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés

Sixth Commission of the EZLN


Mexico, April 2021

___________________________________________________________________

Translated by the Chiapas Support Committee. Read the original in Spanish here:

http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2021/04/12/camino-a-europa/

View a short video clip of the building of “La Montaña” ship here: https://vimeo.com/535714831

View an eight minute, 27 second video of the EZLN ceremony giving the word to the Zapatista delegation sailing to Europe here: https://vimeo.com/535712413

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: