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A change in direction for the EZLN
north america / mexico | indigenous struggles | feature Tuesday June 21, 2005 20:27 by Anarkismo Editorial Group - Anarkismo
Follows the process from the Red Alert to details of the new campaign
The EZLN declared a Red Alert in Chiapas in June taking a number of steps including closing down the Caracoles and the Good Government offices, evacuating the civilian delegates who make up the zapatista structures of regional self management and creating a clear distinction between the military side of the organisation and the civilian healthcare side. This looked a lot like preparation for war but a communique released the following day revealed that the red alert was just a precautionary measure to allow a consulta to take place.
The 6th Declaration of the Selva Lacandona was then released - it outlines the new strategy
and the communiques which follow it add more detail.
Anarkismo.net brought you news and analysis of this situation as it developed. Here we carry the Zapatista communiques and background materials and links that help explain who the Zapatistas are, what they stand for and what are the causes of the conflict in Chiapas.Complete EZLN communique - 6th Declaration of the Selva Lacandona (English)
EZLN reveal new strategy
The EZLN announced the end of its consulta which had trigged the red alert (see feature) and that a ' Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona' was on its way. These declarations in the past have been key strategy announcements. This is the declaration which ends with a call for a new international encounter and an alliance with the non-electoral left in Mexico who want to build from below.
Sesta dichiarazione della Selva Lacandona (Italiano)
Sexta Declaración del la Selva Lacandona (Castellano)
This set of communiques includes the re-opening of the Caracoles and details of the "Sixth Committee" which is to meet with people or organizations who do not participate in elections to form 'the other campaign'. Meetings will then be held in Chiapas of various sectors with the aim of issuing a common statement agreed by all on September 16.
The communiques in this batch areMarcos on responses to the 6th declaration
A Penguin in the Selva Lacandona
Macos of the EZLN responds to some of the responses they have received to the text of the 6th declaration. He goes on to ask what impact all the international and national solidarity has had on the children who have grown up during the Zapatista rebellion
Zapatista Consultas are long processes that involve every community in discussions that frame questions that all will then vote on. The first article below written before the red alert perhaps gives some clues as to why this process is taking place. The articles 'What is it that is different about the Zapatistas?' includes an outline of the consulta process in more detail.
Zapatista's - 11 years on, a retreat and a consolidation
EZLN communique -
reasons for the Red Alert
A letter of explanation...and/or, perhaps, farewell
EZLN communique -Zapatista
Red Alert declared in Chiapas
EZLN communique -
can survive a decapatation attack
is it that is different about the Zapatistas?
is happening with the Zapatistas?
Autonomy and Revolutionary Resistance
El Anarquismo Revolucionario y la Sexta Declaracion