#AnAttackOnUsAll End War On Zapatista Communities @notienlacezap @AnAttackOnUsAll

Sum­mary of recent events:

On May 2, 2014, in the Zapatista ter­rit­ory of La Real­id­ad, Chiapas, Mex­ico, the group CIOAC-H, planned and executed a para­mil­it­ary attack on unarmed Zapatista civil­ians. An autonom­ous Zapatista school and clin­ic was des­troyed, 15 people were ambushed and injured and Jose Luis Sol­is Lopez (Galeano), teach­er at the Zapatista Little School, was murdered. The main­stream media is falsely report­ing this attack on the Zapatistas as an intra-com­munity con­front­a­tion, but in fact this attack is the res­ult of a long-term coun­ter­insur­gency strategy pro­moted by the Mex­ic­an gov­ern­ment.

Given the exper­i­ence of the 1997 mas­sacre at Acteal, we are con­cerned about the mount­ing para­mil­it­ary activ­ity again­st Zapatista bases of sup­port. It is clear that if we do not take action now, the cur­rent situ­ation in Chiapas may also lead to an even more tra­gic end.

Why this mat­ters to us:

Since 1994, the Zapatistas have shown us the bank­ruptcy of the world that dom­in­ates us and, most import­antly, the abil­ity to organ­ize ourselves into self-determ­in­ing com­munit­ies autonom­ous from the polit­ic­al class and cap­it­al­ism. It is this capa­city to show that another world is pos­sible in the here and now, one not rooted in exploit­a­tion, dis­pos­ses­sion, repres­sion and de-val­or­iz­a­tion, but rather in liber­ty, demo­cracy and justice, that has inspired us all. An attack on the Zapatistas is an attack on the oth­er world that we have all tried to build along with them for the past 20 years.

What we should do:

We strongly denounce the murder of Com­pañero Galeano and the attacks again­st our Zapatista broth­ers and sis­ters. We denounce the delib­er­ate destruc­tion of the Zapatista clin­ic and school. We denounce the dis­in­form­a­tion from the press regard­ing these attacks.galeano zapatista

To denounce these aggres­sions and in sup­port of our Zapatista broth­ers and sis­ters, the sig­nat­or­ies below call on all Zapatista sup­port­ers, stu­dents, anti-pris­on act­iv­ists, artists, intel­lec­tu­als, teach­ers, aca­dem­ics, LGB­TQ groups, anarch­ists, com­munit­ies of faith, pris­on­ers, com­munit­ies and organ­iz­a­tions of col­or, indi­gen­ous peoples, Chi­canos, migrants and all those seek­ing a more just, non-cap­it­al­ist world, to pro­nounce them­selves again­st these attacks by the Mex­ic­an gov­ern­ment on the Zapatistas and to hold events start­ing Sunday May 18th (e.g. demon­stra­tions at Mex­ic­an con­su­lates and Embassies, cor­por­ate sub­si­di­ar­ies, and banks sup­port­ing the Mex­ic­an gov­ern­ment, teach-ins, dis­cus­sion groups, con­certs, inform­a­tion­al ses­sions, or oth­er civil actions that people deem appro­pri­ate for their city) and cul­min­at­ing with a day of remem­brance on May 24th called by the Zapatistas in hon­or of the late Com­pañero Galeano.

Let’s make our dig­ni­fied pain and rage another build­ing block towards a move­ment that will dir­ectly par­ti­cip­ate, along with the Zapatistas, in cre­at­ing this new world.

STOP THE AGGRES­SIONS AGAIN­ST BROTH­ERS, SIS­TERS, TEACH­ERS-VOTANES AND ZAPATISTA BASES OF SUP­PORT.

AN ATTACK ON THE ZAPATISTAS IS AN ATTACK ON US ALL!

Sign the call! http://www.anattackonusall.org/sign-the-call/

Radio Zapatista http://radiozapatista.org/?p=9756

More inform­a­tion : http://www.anattackonusall.org/background/galeano vive
http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2014/05/10/pain-and-rage/

 

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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