Zapatistas Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Sixth Declaration of Lacandon Jungle

Posted on 2015/07/09

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Zapatistas Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Sixth Declaration of Lacandon Jungle 

Our Anniversary

Gustavo Esteva

La Jornada, 6th July, 2015

imagesIt is the tenth anniversary of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle (La Sexta.) In June 2005, the Zapatista leadership and the EZLN General Command unveiled what had been done so far, how they saw Mexico and the world, and what they intended to do: “Call on those who are like us and join them, everywhere they live and struggle.”

The Declaration recounted how and why on January 1, 1994, they took up arms; why they met with civil society when it asked them to dialogue and reach agreement, which they did by the agreements that were achieved; how the government and political parties did not comply [with the San Andrés Accords], and how the Zapatistas began to make their own the sorrow of all the people…

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