Saturday, December 22, 2012

Zapatistas emerge for new era

Marcos in Sonora, Mexico. Photo Brenda Norrell.
Marcos' statement on Zapatistas resurging

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Dutch translation

The Zapatistas announced their emergence on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, as one cycle of the Mayan calendar ended, and another began.

Zapatistas marched by the thousands from the mountains. Subcomandante Marcos made the announcement in Spanish, translation by

December 21, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:


It’s the sound of their world ending.

It’s that of ours resurging.

The day that was the day, was night.

The night will be the day that will be the day.




From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

For the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous – General Command of EZLN

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Mexico, December of 2012



Es el sonido de su mundo derrumbándose.
Es el del nuestro resurgiendo.
El día que fue el día, era noche.
Y noche será el día que será el día.

Desde las montañas del Sureste Mexicano.
Por el Comité Clandestino Revolucionario Indígena-Comandancia General del
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
México, Diciembre del 2012.
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La Jornado (espanol) Zapatistas march by the thousands from the mountains

Free Speech Radio has a report.
Zapatistas silently announce their reemergence as social force in Mexico
Free Speech Radio
Thousands of tourists from around the world gathered early this morning throughout Mexico´s southeastern state of Chiapas in anticipation of the end of the world. Instead, what they saw were tens of thousands of masked Mayan indigenous peoples led by the Zapatista National Liberation Army descending from the highlands in silent marches. They temporarily took over at least three cities. FSRN’s Tim Russo brings us more from Chiapas.
Mexico´s Mayan indigenous peoples converged this morning on San Cristobal de las Casas for the first time in more than a year. Today´s march, explains Journalist Jose Gil Olmos, marks a symbolic moment where Zapatistas are silently saying that end of the Mayan calendar marks the beginning of a new era.

Fire Dog Lake reports
Lorenzo Tlacaelel Lambertino, a blogger originally from Oaxaca, writes:

EZLN groups in this action have gathered by foot and by bus into the municipal centers of Ocosingo, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Las Margaritas, and Palenque among others. Preliminary estimates project a total possible mobilization of 30 to 50 thousand people from the Los Altos and Jungle regions of Chiapas. The action was nonviolent and extremely orderly. Men, women, and children wore black hoods covering their face, with a red bandana around their necks and green, white, and red ribbons, well known as the three colors of Mexico’s flag. ‘Subcommandante’ Marcos, the famous and outspoken public relations officer for the EZLN, did not make a presence.

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