The Zapatista National Liberation Army
To the Sixth in all the world:
As we had promised that we were going to see how best to support you so that you can, in turn, support the resistance and rebellion of those who are persecuted and separated by walls, I am happy to inform you that we’ve made some progress.
The first ton of zapatista coffee for the campaign is ready “Against the walls of the Capital: resistance, rebellion, solidarity and support from below and to the left”.
Our Coffee is 100% zapatista. Cultivated in zapatista lands by zapatista hands; harvested by zapatistas; dried under the Sun by zapatista; ground in a zapatista machine; because the zapatista mill broke at the fault of zapatistas; It was arranged by zapatistas (using a bearing that was not zapatista); then packaged by zapatistas, labeled by zapatistas and transported by zapatistas.
This first ton was made with the participation of 5 caracoles, with their councils of good government, its MAREZ and collectives in the communities, and is now at CIDECI-UniTierra of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, in Rebellious Mexico.
This zapatista coffee is tastier if it is consumed in struggle. We are sharing a small video that was made the Tercios Compas where you can see the process: from the coffee grove, to the warehouse.
We are also already sorting and packing the creative pieces that the zapatistas participated in this past CompArte, all the same we will also send them to support your activities.
We hope that we can deliver them at the April event so that it can start making its way to all the different corners of the world where there are Sixth, i.e., where there is resistance and rebellion.
We hope that with this initial solidarity you can start or continue your work of supporting all those who are persecuted and discriminated in the world.
Perhaps you wonder how it is that it will get that to all the corners? Maybe in the same way that it was produced, i.e. by organizing.
In other words you are being asked to organize yourselves not only for that task, but also and above all else, to act in solidarity with the people who are now being persecuted simply for having a color of skin, a culture, a belief, a place of origin, a history, a life.
And that is not all: always remember that we must resist, we must rebel, we must fight back, we must organize ourselves.
Oh, and we ask you how it is said what we intend to say, but in a manner that he understand’s it:
(and since we’re at it all the rest – be it Peña Nieto, Macri, Temer, Rajoy, Putin, Merkel, May, Le Pen, Berlusconi, Jinping, Netanyahu, al-Asad, and you can add whatever their name is or whatever they are going to name the wall that has to come down, that way, all walls receive the message-).
(Be it understood that it is the first of several tons and the first of several stories – *that are not made of mint-).
From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés. Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano.
Mexico, March 2017.
The video of the Tercios Compas that accompanies this communique. With the song “Somos sur”, lyrics and music by Ana Tijoux, accompanies Shadia Mansour.
*pun, Mentada – Menta
Translated by: Multi Medios Karani