Zapatistas on the Journey for Life received a warm welcome today when they arrived in Ireland. The delegation is from the larger delegation of 177 from Chiapas that arrived in Vienna, Austria. Championing the struggle and resistance, they carry the message of autonomy, self reliance and dignity. Zapatistas from the delegation have also been with Sami in the Far North lands of Finland and Russia.
“Living as human beings means living with freedom. Living is about art, science, joy, dance, & struggle.” -Words of the Zapatistas
Article by Brenda Norrell
Zapatistas are in Ireland! Speaking in Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Chol, Zoque, Mam, Tojolabal through Spanish and from Irish through English ...
The delegations on the Journey for Life are spreading across Europe now.
One delegation of Zapatistas was with Sami in the far north, Finland and Russia, others are planning for journeys to Scotland and London. A total of 177 Zapatistas arrived from Chiapas, after being delayed when the Mexican government delayed issuing passports.
They touched down in Vienna, Austria, and supported Kurdish women in resistance immediately before joining resistance efforts to protect the land and water in neighboring countries.
Before this delegation of 177 flew to Europe, another delegation of Zapatistas from Chiapas crossed the Atlantic by ship, joining resistance struggles in Spain, France and beyond, carrying their message of 'Resistance. Autonomy. Self Reliance. Dignity.'