August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Zapatistas: Words on 21st Anniversary of War against Oblivion

The Words of the EZLN on the 21st Anniversary of the beginning of the War Against Oblivion. Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés.


Zapatista Army for National Liberation
Mexico
Compañeras and compañeros, families of the students from Ayotzinapa who were murdered and disappeared by the bad government of this capitalist system:
Compañeras and compañeros of the National Indigenous Congress:
Compañeras, compañeros, and compañeroas[i] of the Sixth in Mexico and the world:
Compañeras and compañeros, Bases of Support of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation:
Compañeras and compañeros, comandantes and comandantas, leaders of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the EZLN:
Compañeras and compañeros, milicianas and milicianos:[ii]
Compañeras and compañeros, insurgents:
Compas:
Through my voice speaks the Zapatista Army for National Liberation.
Greetings to everyone, to all[iii] who are present and those who are not, from the Zapatista men, women, children, and elderly.

El Paso: Protest Mexico and US Presidents and Plan Mexico



U.S. VISIT BY MEXICAN PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO SPARKS PROTESTS DEMANDING OBAMA and CONGRESS END “PLAN MEXICO”

Censored News
English and Dutch

El Paso, TX, January 6, 2015- Today as President Barack Obama meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, major cities, including El Paso advocacy group Unión del Pueblo Fronterizo, will protest to demand an end to the deadly “Plan Mexico” --- a billion-dollar program to aid Mexico’s corrupt and notoriously violent security forces, ostensibly in their fight against the so-called War on Drugs, the disappearance of the 43 Normalistas and of crimes against humanity committed particularly against indigenous peoples, women and youth, peasants and workers. These crimes against humanity today are committed with the funding support of the US government through the multi-billion dollar military aid of the Plan Mexico (Merida Initiative), and the weapons and the military equipment being sent to Mexico.

WHAT: PROTEST PLAN MEXICO (Plan Merida)
WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 @ 11am-5pm
PRESS CONFERENCE@1:30pm
WHERE: March from Consulate of Mexico, 910 E. San Antonio to International Bridge @ El Paso and 6th Street