“Did you hear? It’s the sound of their world collapsing”

22 Dec
Zapatistas march on Winter Solstice 2012

Zapatistas march on Winter Solstice 2012

As one Maya era draws to an end, and thousands of Zapatistas silently re-emerge from the dark of night to peacefully occupy the town squares of Chiapas, Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation released a defiant communiqué from the depths of the Lacandon jungle.

Thousands of Maya followers of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) marched, masked but unarmed, on the towns of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Ocosingo, Las Margaritas, Palenque and Altamirano, in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, marking the turning of the Maya calendar Dec. 21.

The largest march was in Ocosingo, on the edge of the Lacandon Selva, the rebels’ jungle stronghold, with 6,000 arriving at dawn for a silent procession through the town’s center. A mass silent vigil of thousands of Zapatistas in the town’s central square continues at press time, despite unseasonable rain. There were no speakers, and no visible leaders present. The EZLN is expected to release a communique for the occasion.

Photo: ROAR Mag

The group’s last communique was in May 2011proclaiming solidarity with the poet Javier Sicilia and his movement against Mexico’s Drug War militarization. The EZLN’s spokesman Subcommandante Marcos also issued a presonally signed statement on the then-upcoming Mexican elections later last year. (CNN MexicoW RadioAPRO, Dec. 21)

More photos and video here.

Communique Link here.

Reposted from Climate Connections

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3 Responses to ““Did you hear? It’s the sound of their world collapsing””

  1. TheRewildWest December 22, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Rewild West and commented:
    Zapatistas are back, you occupying imperialist “civil”ized scum!

  2. Damon December 23, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    Reblogged this on Awakestate.

  3. ohnwentsya December 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Reblogged this on 2012 Spirit In Action and commented:
    With much gratitude to Earth First Newswire I can finally share this with you! I’ve been trying to post several things on IdleNoMore, Colonial No More and Zapatistas for about 4 hours now(yep four hours of reload, no try again, try again;-( Will get them up as soon as I can-as usual Earth First has the best things posted right away!

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