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Zapatista Command Will Advance on the Capital and Invites the People of the World to Attend

The Narco News Bulletin

"The Name of Our Country is América"

-- Simón Bolívar

December 2, 2000

Communiqué from the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee - General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, Mexico.

To the People of Mexico:

To the People and Governments of the World:

Brothers and Sisters:


1. It is not possible to conceive of a dignified Mexico without a dignified place for the indigenous people of the country.

2. That the constitutional recognition of the rights and culture of the indigenous peoples is an overdue matter whose solution cannot be delayed any more.

3. That the people of Mexico and the people of the world have been sensitive to the indigenous demands and have given solidarity to them in agreement with their possibilities.

4. That the EZLN has sustained the indigenous cause as an important flag.

5. That everyone knows about the decision of the current federal Executive Branch to promise the compliance of the San Andres Accords and to send to the Congress of the Union the proposed indigenous law elaborated by the Cocopa peace commission in December 1996.

The Zapatista Army of National Liberation declares:

First: To call upon the Indigenous National Congress, the national and international Civil Society, political and social organizations and all people in general for a grand mobilization with the goal of winning from the Congress of the Mexican Union the constitutional recognition of indigenous rights and culture, according to the Cocopa initiative.

Second: That it has decided to send a delegation of the CCRI-CG of the EZLN to Mexico City with the goal of leading this mobilization to direct the honorable Congress of the Union and to argue before the legislators the benefits of the so-called "initiative proposal for an indigenous law by the Cocopa."

Third: That said delegation will be formed by 24 members of the CCRI-CG of the EZLN, these companions, men and women, represent the tzotzil, tzeltal, tojolabal, chol, zoque, Mame and Meztizo, and their names are:

Comandante David. Comandante Eduardo.

Comandante Tacho. Comandante Gustavo.

Comandante Zevedeo. Comandante Sergio.

Comandanta Susana. Comandante Omar.

Comandante Javier. Comandante Filemón.

Comandanta Yolanda. Comandante Abraham.

Comandante Isaías. Comandante Daniel.

Comandante Bulmaro. Comandante Mister.

Comandante Abel. Comandanta Fidelia.

Comandante Moisés. Comandante Alejandro.

Comandanta Esther. Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.

Comandante Maxo. Comandante Ismael.

Fourth: That the Zapatista delegation will travel to Mexico City in the month of February of the year 2001 on a date that will be announced beforehand.

Fifth: That we call upon the Indigenous National Congress and on the Indian people of all Mexico that, independently of their political affiliation, they organize, mobilize and join together with our delegation to demand the constitutional recognition of indigenous rights and culture from the Congress of the Union.

Sixth: That we call upon Mexican Civil Society to organize and mobilize to support this demand.

Seventh: That we call upon the solidarity committees, groups and individuals throughout the world to demonstrate in turn for this demand.

Eighth: The Zapatista delegation will convene and hopes for the companionship of Civil Society together with us, without distinguishing or making preferences, for that which will be made known in coming days: the program and schedule of the trip to Mexico City, whose organization will be in the sole and exclusive hands of the EZLN.

Ninth: The trip by a Zapatista delegation to the DF will be realized independently of whether the dialogue with the federal government has been resumed or not. We are going to direct ourselves to the Legislative Branch, being certain that we will find the sensitivity there to be listened to.




From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

By the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee - General Comman of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.

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