Fwd: letter from spain on EZLN European tour
office at tlio.demon.co.uk
Wed Feb 12 20:30:33 GMT 2003
APOLOGIES FOR CROSSPOSTING, BUT THIS IS AN IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION!
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Forwarded message from Javier <javier at s...> -----
Date: 01 Feb 2003
To all Chiapas solidarity groups in support of the EZLN in Europe
Dear brothers and sisters,
The Madrid Aguascalientes keeps on walking, that is walking with all
The Aguascalientes is a bridge and an ear and that is how we have
the EZLN has breached the silence they have maintained in the last
their honourable struggle for freedom, justice and democracy. We have
to the proposals that our Zapatista brothers and sisters from Mexico
in the last few weeks and we have made them ours. We understand that
proposals are a fundamental challenge that must be understood in a
context and must be taken on by every person and every movement who
closely the Zapatista adventure and who fight for democracy in Europe
against permanent global war and Neoliberalism.
We believe that a Zapatista delegation's trip to Europe constitutes a
opportunity for the European Zapatistas to get together, with one
with other movements determined to denounce and fight against the
a permanent logic of war as the new form of governance and
domination. We would
like you to take the Zapatista proposals as yours so that we can all
together in order to build the encounter with the EZLN. We believe
peaceful legal ways to fight for the Law of Indigenous Rights and
been exhausted in Mexico. The threat of imminent military action
communities in Montes Azules proves once again the Government's will
a military solution to the conflict. All these are elements of the
situation of global permanent war that we suffer as a normalized form
governance and domination by those who have the power. In the face of
situation we deem it essential that those who are trying to do
Europe speak up in order to denounce what is happening and counter
logic. We must search in dialogue not just a way to solve conflicts
but also a
way to point out the imperious need for rebellion and disobedience in
As a way of realizing the Zapatista proposal, the Madrid
launched a Manifesto for the Word, which has been signed already by
intellectuals, academics and artists. This Manifesto, which can be
our web page, can still be signed by any person, famous or not, who
join in the initiative launched by the Zapatistas from Mexico.
Sunday 22nd December 2002 the Civil Forum for the Word started
walking, as a
response by the Madrid Aguascalientes to the Zapatista proposals. As
a way of
preparing the Lanzarote encounter in April, the Aguascalientes
proposal to European civil society to create Civil Forums for the
possible, with the aim of discussing and debating two questions:
1. How can we prepare and build the encounter proposed by the
Zapatista Army of
National Liberation (EZLN) for next April in Lanzarote (Canary
2. How can we to live and construct rebellion at the time of
war without rebellion becoming war?
>From the Madrid Aguascalientes we would like to encourage you to
process of creation of Civil Forums for the Word in your territory
whichever spaces you have access to.
These Forums can register in the web page of the Madrid
www.aguascalientesmadrid.org so that it serves as a bridge and means
communication between them.
Likewise, the Madrid Aguascalientes calls upon the Civil Forums for
the Word to
hold a meeting in Madrid on the 15th and 16th of February 2003, in
share the responses to the questions posed and in order to walk
together in the
preparation of the Lanzarote encounter. You are all included in this
and we would very much like it if you could attend and join in each
step of the
organisation of the Lanzarote encounter. Those dates are important.
is the seventh anniversary of the signing of the San Andrés Accords.
other hand, the European Social Forum held in Florence agreed to
mobilisations throughout Europe against the war on Saturday the 15th
We would suggest that the meeting of Civil Forums for the Word in
Madrid had a
strictly operative character, as a first step to coordinate between
groups and movements in Europe towards the construction of the
the EZLN next April in Europe. An attendance of one or two people per
will more likely be enough to generate a useful and productive
Shortly, we will call upon the Zapatista groups and movements across
mobilise on the 14th February as a day of direct actions of civil
demanding the implementation of the San Andrés Accords and in support
EZLN. We hope you will respond to this call and walk it in your
A rebel embrace,
Madrid, Europe, Planet Earth, January 2003
aguascalientes at a...
Javier <javier at s...>
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