EZLN Statement April 2019

Message from the Zapatista Army for National Liberation on the 100th Anniversary of the Assassination of General Emiliano Zapata

Sisters and brothers:
Compañeros and compañeras:

This is Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, writing you on behalf of all of the Zapatista women, men, children, and elders. It is my job, as EZLN spokesperson, to communicate our collective word.

We also send you our collective embrace from the mountains of the Mexican southeast to the dignified lands of Emiliano Zapata and his successors in struggle—like Samir Flores Soberanes, our brother and compañero in the struggle to defend life. That embrace comes from all of the Tzotzil, Chol, Tojolabal, Zoque, Mame, Mestizo, and Tzeltal Zapatista peoples. Brothers and sisters, accept this embrace from all of the Zapatistas of the EZLN as a symbol of our respect and admiration.


Schools for Chiapas

Schools for Chiapas hosts ecological delegations, study trips, and service work programs into the civilian centers of the Mayan Zapatista communities of Chiapas, Mexico. Trip fees help support Zapatista educational programs in literacy, health, ecology, and women’s empowerment.

No special language skills are required.

Santa Elena Project of Accompaniment (S.E.P.A.)

Santa Elena Project of Accompaniment
Founded in 1997, SEPA is a non-profit, non-partisan corporation in Ohio exclusively for the charitable and educational purpose of supporting human rights work in the Guatemalan Mayan communities of Santa Elena and Copal AA. In addition, SEPA informs North Americans about conditions in Guatemala through educational outreach, public presentations, and delegations to Guatemala.

Native American Indian and Veterans Center

Located in Summit County, the mission of the Native American Indian and Veterans Center (NAIVC) is to assist bringing communities together by promoting cultural awareness, and improving the personal health and quality of life of the under-served Native American Indians and U.S. Veterans.

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