Zapatistas Call for Solidarity With the People of Oaxaca
To the people of Mexico:
To the people of the world:
Brothers and Sisters:
The attack that our brothers, the people of Oaxaca suffered and suffer cannot be ignored by those who fight for freedom, justice and democracy in all corners of the planet.
This is why, the EZLN calls on all honest people, in Mexico and the world, to initiate, starting now, continual actions of solidarity and support to the Oaxacan people, with the following demands:
The people of Oaxaca are not alone. We have to say so and demonstrate it, to them and to everyone.
For the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee - General Command of
the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
Insurgent Subcommander Marcos
Mexico, December of 2006
From APPO, Dec. 5:
The Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca [APPO] greets with joy the initiative that the EZLN has taken calling to a great world-wide mobilization in solidarity with our people. A great attack against the democratic forces of the mother country is planned today by the extreme right in the political class, and a symptom of that attack is the state of emergency that exists in Oaxaca, the capital of the resistance.
We salute the EZLN and the Other Campaign, so that together we may fortify the unity of all those who refuse to submit [inconformes], the destitute... those without land, with no roof, so that as a single being we can overcome our common enemy. We believe, companer@s, this is our greatest task.
Brothers and sisters of the EZLN, in Oaxaca the state government in complicity with the federal government (a complicity sealed with blood) have [carried out] untied a ferocious persecution against our people without distinction. Today our APPO does not have a place to meet, there is no street in Oaxaca where we can pronounce ourselves without later having out companer@s end up in jail. Oaxaca lives a militarized state... The APPO today is in the dark at night, knowing that little time is left so that the luminous day arrives.
All the power to the people!
Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca.