WE HAVE ARRIVED!

(to be translated soon)20 de junio del 2021.Serían las 06:59 –hora de México- del día 20 de junio del 2021, cuando, desde La Montaña y por entre un horizonte brumoso, se avistó tierra de la península ibérica.  Serían las 09:14:45 cuando el navío fondeó en la bahía de Baiona o Bayona, Galicia, Estado Español, Europa.  De ahí queda cerca, “a […]

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THE ZAPATISTA PASSPORT

(to be translated)El Pasaporte Zapatista. (Hasta pronto Portugal, ahí vamos Galicia).Junio del 2021.El 12 de junio del 2021, el llamado “Escuadrón 421”, y demás pasajeros y tripulación, recibieron en sus pasaportes el sello de entrada legal al llamado espacio o zona Schengen y desembarcaron en Horta, Islas Azores, Portugal, Europa.  Sin perder la gracia y la elegancia (es un decir), […]

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ISLAS AZORES, PORTUGAL, EUROPA

ISLAS AZORES, PORTUGAL, EUROPA(to be translated soon)11 de Junio del 2021. (Nota: calendario y tiempo en la geografía de México).Con su carita empolvada, remozada y limpia la cubierta, recompuesto el velamen -después de salir de Cienfuegos, Cuba-, el 16 de mayo La Montaña enrumbó al oriente.  Bordeó la playa de las Coloradas y, con la Sierra Maestra a su izquierda, […]

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Dolphins!

May 2021.It was a dramatic moment. Cornered between loose ropes and the railing, the insect menaced the crew with his sword, while out of the corner of his eye he tracked the raging sea in which a Kraken, of the “kraken escarabujos” species (specialists in beetle-eating), was lurking. Then, the intrepid stowaway gathered his bravery, raised his multiple arms to […]

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At Sea

May 2021Captain Ludwig, doing his due diligence in thinking of his passengers, recommended we set sail the afternoon of May 2. The storm surge forecast for May 3 was going to make the novice sailors suffer more than enough, which is why the captain proposed moving the departure up to 16:00hrs on May 2.Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés listened attentively and agreed. […]

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The Boarding

From the Notebook of the Cat-DogThe BoardingWe boarded La Montaña [The Mountain] on April 30, 2021, at the scheduled time. The boat was docked about 50 breaststrokes away the harbor, “far from the hustle and bustle / of fake society.”[i] Fluttering around the boat were laughing gulls, cormorants, frigate birds, corococo birds, and even a little lost hummingbird making a […]

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Yesterday: Theory and Practice

From the notebook of the Cat-Dog:Yesterday: Theory and PracticeThe scene: an assembly in a village of the mountains of Southeastern Mexico. It must be around July or August, likely of last year as coronavirus was taking over the planet. You can tell it’s not just any meeting, not only because of the madness that brought the assembly together, but because […]

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The Route of Ixchel

The Route of Ixchel April, 2021.The mountain will set sail:From one of the houses of Ixchel [i]—the mother of love and fertility, the grandmother of plants and animals, a young mother and an old mother, the rage that transforms the pain of the earth when it is hurt and disgraced—the mountain will sail.According to a Mayan legend, Ixchel stretched herself over […]

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Meanwhile, in the Lacandón Jungle…

Meanwhile, in the Lacandón Jungle…(Terci@s Compas)Clips of some of the Zapatista indigenous communities’ farewell for the Zapatista delegation, along the shores of the Jataté, Tzaconejá, and Colorado Rivers, in the mountains of Southeastern Mexico, Chiapas, Mexico, America, Latin America, Planet Earth.Music from the clip with the boats: La piragua (by José Barros), covered by Trío Los Inseparables (Rebajada [1] Version […]

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421st SQUADRON

421st SQUADRON(Zapatista Maritime Delegation)April 2021.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 […]

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Journey to Europe…

Journey to Europe…Sixth Commission of the EZLNMexicoApril 10, 2021To the people, groups, collectives, organizations, movements, coordinating bodies, and indigenous peoples in Europe that await our visit: To the Sixth in Mexico and abroad: To the networks in resistance and rebellion: To the National Indigenous Congress: To the peoples of the world: Brothers, sisters, and compañer@s:On April 10, 2021, the compañer@s […]

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“Zapatista Autonomy” board game

“Zapatista Autonomy” is a board game in which we collaborate to build autonomy in a Zapatista caracol. It was created by the European social movement in support of the Zapatistas, in order to support the Zapatista journey to Europe in 2021. You can make the orders you want (in Greece) through the following e-mail address: s.earth.athens@gmail.com. (In UK: info@liverpoolsocialcentre.org)

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A DECLARATION FOR LIFE

 Part One: A DECLARATION…FOR LIFEJanuary 1st, 2021TO THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD:TO PEOPLE FIGHTING IN EUROPE:BROTHERS, SISTERS AND COMPAÑER@S:During these previous months, we have established contact between us by various means. We are women, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, transvestites, transsexuals, intersex, queer and more, men, groups, collectives, associations, organizations, social movements, indigenous peoples, neighbourhood associations, communities and a long etcetera […]

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THE MISSION

PART THREE: THE MISSIONHow Defensa Zapatista tried to explain Zapatismo’s mission and other happy reasoning to Esperanza  “All right, I’m going to explain something very important to you. But don’t take notes—just keep it in your head. You might leave the notebook laying around anywhere, but you have to carry your head with you all the time.” Defensa Zapatista paced […]

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