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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Austrian and Migrant Women Welcome Zapatistas 'Home' in Vienna

Photo above: Zapatistas arriving in Vienna, Austria. Photos by

The EZLN airborne delegation lands in Europe and speaks in Vienna

Posted by: BERNARDO September 14, 2021 in Covergencia Free Media, International 
Vienna, September 14, 2021.
More photos at Pozol

In the middle of Central Europe, a hundred Zapatista women, men and children left at noon from the airport of Vienna, Austria, the sixth most populous city on the continent, near the borders with Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, on the banks of the Danube river. Dozens of Viennese collectives and all of Slumil K'ajkemk'op eagerly await the arrival of the second part of La Extemporánea, an airborne delegation of the EZLN on its Journey through Life, which could not reach the connecting flight in Madrid.

Outside the Vienna airport, the Zapatista delegation was received with great emotion and warm words by Austrian and migrant women who welcomed them "home" in German and Spanish. Without removing his backpack, Insurgent Subcommander Moisés took the microphone to address his hosts in Europe talking about the defense of Mother Earth. “By name we already know who it is: it is capitalism. It is capitalism that is destroying the life of nature."

Zapatistas Arrive in Vienna 'We want life'

'We want life,' Subcomandante Moisés in Vienna Austria

Posted by: POZOL COLECTIVO September 14, 2021

VIENNA, Austria (September 14, 2021) "We are here, the Zapatistas and the Zapatistas, thanks to the fact that there were comrades of ours who fell silent fighting at dawn in 1994 when we went out to fight against the bad government," said Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés upon his arrival in Vienna on behalf of the Members that make up the Zapatista delegation "La Extemporánea," which will visit different European countries to learn about the different struggles and resistance in favor of life that are taking place in said continent, renamed by the Chiapas rebels as Slumil K´Ajxemk´Op, Tierra Insubordinate.

"We are here thanks to the comrades who have fallen in the resistance and rebellion. Our rebellion and resistance is that we want to govern ourselves as peoples," the Chiapas indigenous man emphasized to hundreds of attendees from different countries who were waiting for La Extemporánea, at the Schwechat airport.

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