Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 9, 2021

Zapatistas airborne delegations to arrive in Vienna, Austria in September

Sept. 9, 2021 Chiapas update


Switzerland photo courtesy Voices in Movement 

The Zapatista delegation that arrived by ship is currently in Switzerland on the Tour for Life.

For life: Departure from La Extemporanea to Europe

Sixth Zapatista Mexico Commission
August 30, 2021.

Translations in 9 languages:

To Europe below and to the left:
To the Sixth National and International:

To the organizations, groups and collectives that seek truth and justice for those who are absent:

Sisters, brothers, sisters:

Companions, companions, companions:

We want to begin these words by saluting the struggle and commitment of all those people who are looking for those who are absent, the disappeared. His fight is also, and above all, a fight for life. It is no coincidence that on this day, we announce what we communicate to you below:

First.- After countless procedures, obstacles and problems, we announce that the Zapatista airborne company, which we have called “La Extemporánea”, will leave Mexico City for Europe on September 13, 2021.

Second.- The destination is the city of Vienna, in the geography they call Austria, and we will travel in two groups.

Third.- A first group will leave the Mexico City airport on September 13, 2021, at approximately 12:10. It will arrive in the city of Madrid, in the geography called Spain, at 06:00 on September 14. After a 2-hour layover and transfer, the flight will resume at 08:20, to land in the city of Vienna, Austria at 11:05 on September 14. A second group will depart on the same day, September 13 at 8:45 p.m. with a stopover, also in Madrid, at 2:35 p.m. on the 14th, resuming the flight at 4:00 p.m. and landing in Vienna at 1900 hours that day. September 14.

Fourth.- The Extemporaneous is organized into 28 Listening and Speech teams (made up of 4-5 compas each), 1 for Play and Mischief, and one Coordinator. The "Extemporaneous" can thus cover 28 corners of the European geography simultaneously.

A few days later, the delegation of the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Government Council and the Front of Peoples in Defense of Land and Water will join.

Together with this delegation of those sister organizations, we will continue the work started by the so-called 421 Squad, which is currently covering the geography they call Switzerland.

Fifth.- In a few more days we will detail the date on which we will leave the “Comandanta Ramona” Nursery, to focus on Jacinto Canek's snail, in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. From there we will go by land, in a vehicular caravan, to Mexico City where we will garrison at the Carmona y Valle premises until the day and time of departure. In case someone wants to accompany the departure and trip from San Cristóbal to Mexico City.

Sixth.- We dedicate this effort (which included many non-Zapatista people and some even anti-Zapatistas), to all the disappeared, to the families who suffer from their absence and, above all, to the women and men who are struggling to find them and get the truth. and justice that we all need and deserve. Know that your example, your tireless work and your not giving up, not selling out and not giving up, are for us, the Zapatista peoples, a lesson in human dignity and authentic commitment in the struggle for life.

On the days that we are in Mexico City, we will deliver the minutes of the assemblies of the Zapatista, non-Zapatista and anti-Zapatista communities, with their agreements on supporting the fight for truth and justice for the victims of violence, According to the query made on the first day of August of this year in 2021.

That's all.

From the mountains of the mexican southeast.

Insurgent Subcommander Moisés.
General Coordinator of the Journey through Life - Europe chapter.
Still Mexico. Year 501.

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