Feb 5, 2013

Mexico: Voices from 'Below and to the Left' Say it's the Time of Hope and Action for Movements

Written by Desinformémonos
Translation by Dorset Chiapas Solidarity Group
Upside Down World   

"History cannot be silenced. The roar of the silence of our Zapatista brothers and sisters has re-lit the fire of hope in even the most incredulous," the philosophers Fernanda Navarro and Luis Villoro said, in a message sent to the Third International Seminar of Reflection and Analysis, "Planet Earth: anti-systemic movements."

"After the silence they invite us, encourage us to walk the word, their word, to show what they have achieved resisting and building a world in which everything that has life is loved and respected, because it has heart," they said in an emotional greeting in the final moments of the seminar.

Framed by three communiques issued by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) on the night of December 30 - one to civil society, one to the PRI and another to Louis H. Alvarez and the Panista government - the space for dialogue was developed at the premises of CIDECI-Unitierra, from December 30, 2012 to January 2, 2013. Certainly, the common reference point for attendees and speakers was the massive silent demonstration of the Zapatistas, held last December 21, the date on which they reappeared after more than a year of having no public actions.  Read more. 

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