Second Call to the Caravan and International Gathering the South Resists! 2023

To the peoples in resistance and rebellion of the South-Southeast of Mexico

To national and international organizations of struggle below and to the left

To the world’s human rights organizations

To free, alternative or whatever media are called

After meeting and talking about the meetings, activities and dialogues shared during the «CARAVANA POR EL SUR GLOBAL» (CARAVAN FOR THE GLOBAL SOUTH) held from August 31 to October 7 through different geographies of SLUMIL K´AJXEMK´OP or “Insubmissive Land,” as the Other Europe was renamed, we want to thank the organizations, collectives and people who made this tour possible and received who was delegated to share, listen and walk with you in your territories, struggles, resistance and collective spaces; thank you compas. Taking up from where we last shared, as a reflection and to continue building and weaving networks of rebellion, resistance and autonomy, towards the caravan and international gathering THE SOUTH RESISTS, we comment with the following:

Compas, the stories of our territories, which have been written and told by the victors, are not so different: we have been part of the dispute between rulers with the ambition to control as many territories as possible for the exploitation and looting of their natural and cultural assets, this accompanied by deep colonization processes that in some cases have represented great ethnocide, some known and others unknown. However, here we are resisting, remembering, and fighting against oblivion to recover our stories, our roots, our territories, our cultures and our lives.

With capitalist industrialization and technological advances, the first world was built and sustained on the blood and genocide of the indigenous and Afro-descendant indigenous peoples enslaved, massacred, dispossessed, violently raped and forced to leave their territories, to allow governments and conquerors to trade everything they could put a price on, which businessmen continue to do today. They generated deep processes of geopolitical systems with wars between countries and the imposition of borders that divide us peoples.

The war – not only the war between countries but the war against peoples, against indigenous peoples, unions, students, women, people of sexual diversity, etc and the war between organized crime cartels that affects us all of society – became the perfect pretext to internalize fascism in some sectors of societies, in which being different means being an enemy. We see the endless conflict of the so-called Middle East against the Palestinian, Kurdish, Armenian and many others who have been massacred and forgotten. The spectaculization of the war between Russia and Ukraine overshadows hundreds of other conflicts that do not matter to the international community, because they do not directly affect them.Within the countries, deep conflicts are made invisible due to the distribution of social and natural goods monopolized by the economic and political elites, while the bulk of the proletarian, peasant population, student and migrant are denied the right to a decent life. The historical demands of thousands of peoples have become a single voice of precarious humanity that continues to rethink and demand access to energy, water, land, food, education, health, work, housing, justice, democracy and peace. The Climate Crisis, caused by the patriarchal and colonial capitalist system itself, is having serious social, economic and territorial impacts: massive floods in Pakistan, severe droughts around the world that have caused the loss of millions of tons of crops this year,increasingly aggressive hurricanes, devastating fires such as Australia and a series of climatic and ecosystem anomalies that put the conquest of these demands at risk and life-threatening as we know it.

The energy transition is already underway for the benefit of the big capital and rulers who have 27 meetings to share the energy pie. Faced with the current energy crisis in Europe caused by the war in Ukraine and with the promise of reducing invoice costs, they have reactivated large projects of coal mines and combustion plants, and even plan to build new nuclear power plants as a green solution, the installation of wind and solar projects in sea and land and other high-voltage electrical lines, gas pipelines and pipelines between countries and continents, added to a series of high-speed train and deep-sea projects, for tourism and freight transport all in the hands of International Corporate Capital. They generate energy, industrial corridors commercial and military among those who reorganize as Global North and its transoceanic interconnection with the implementation and imposition of this type of corridor in the countries of the Global South, Africa and America being the priority.

We need to give name and face to the intellectual and material authors of this planetary devastation, list, map and analyze countries, companies, agreements, pacts, alliances: we know it as Global North made up mainly of the G7 with its main United States Finquero, and its main Asian ally, Japan as well as its main military borders in Europe with Germany, United Kingdom, France and Italy at the helm, its servile neighbor Canada, the allies of the Middle East, as well as the European Union, NATO, the WTO, etc. And there is also the other block with China at the head of neocolonialism, Russia and others: many names, many meetings, and the same objective: money and power.

Just as there is much South in the North, there is much North in the South, and all of us who fight against the Global North, we are standing in the South that Resists. Just as they meet to agree on death and destruction, it is necessary and essential to meet to build resistance, struggle, alternatives and autonomy; it’s time to listen to all our voices, share and think about actions of resistance and rebellion. While the powerful vie for the power of the world, those below suffer the consequences of their political, economic and military wars. But also, where those from above destroy, those from below rebuild.

For all of the above, we confirm that we continue to prepare the CARAVAN AND INTERNATIONAL MEETING “ EL SUR RESISTE” (THE SOUTH RESISTS) 2023 ”. The caravan will leave the Chiapas coast on April 25, will tour the Isthmus of Tehuantepec from South to North to continue on the Yucatan peninsula and end with a meeting between all the organizations that attended the different events of the tour the day May 5 at CIDECI / Jacinto Canek Caracol in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. On May 6 and 7 will be the international meeting “ El Sur Resiste 2023 ”.

We invite all organizations from the bottom left with a presence in Chiapas, in the Isthmus, Tabasco and Yucatan peninsula region to contact the email to be able to join the events scheduled during the course of the tour.

We invite all national and international organizations to prepare for their participation in the international meeting on May 6 and 7, 2023

We invite you to join the following commissions:

COMMUNICATION: We invite the free, alternative, independent or whatever media, from Mexico and the various continents, to be part of the team and build communication strategies.

OBSERVATION: We invite national and international human rights organizations and centers to be part of the observation and accompaniment team.

INVESTIGATION; We invite the academic community below and to the left, researchers, teachers and students, to join a team of expertise, mapping and participatory research.

These commissions will be coordinated by members of the convening organizations: for more information or to join one of the commissions, write to the email: placing in Subject the name of the commission to participate.

On the other hand, we call on all organizations, communities, movements, collectives and solidarity people to join the global fundraising campaign, holding forums, talks, shares, festivals, dances, collections, raffles, cooperachas, passing the hat, making the cowgirl, printing and selling t-shirts, posters, stickers and everything possible to support the collective financing of these activities.

Bank Account Name: Digna Ochoa AC Human Rights Center

Sucursal Name: 7006

Account number: 859963

Interbank Clabe: 002135700608599636

Bank address: Suc. 324. Hidalgo Avenue · 137. Colonia Centro. Tonala, Chiapas.

Postal Code: 30500

Swift code: BNMXMXMXXX

Banco Nacional de México SA BANAMEX

For any information contact the email:

From various corners of the Mexican South-Southeast:

Coordination and organization commission EL SUR RESISTE

National Indigenous Congress – Indigenous Government Council





To read the original Second Call in Spanish, click here

Para leer el segundo llamado en español, haga clic aquí

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