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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, April 26, 2021

Zapatista Delegation Setting Sail for Europe






421st SQUADRON

By SupGaleano ((formerly Marcos)

(Zapatista Maritime Delegation)

April 2021.

Translations in Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Greek, German, French. Original in Spanish at:
https://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2021/04/17/escuadron-421/

The calendar? An early morning in April. Geography? The mountains of the Mexican Southeast. A sudden silence overtakes the crickets, the distant barking of dogs, and the echo of marimba music. Here, in the belly of the mountains, it sounds more like a whisper than a shout. If we weren’t where we are, you might think it was the murmur of the open ocean. But it’s not the sound of waves crashing against the coast, the beach, or the cliff edge marked by a sheer drop. No, it’s something more than that. And then… a long wail and a sudden, brief tremor.