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(en) Mexico, Chiapas, under attack - Zapatista Army of National Liberation declares RED ALERT

Date Tue, 21 Jun 2005 09:43:15 +0300


To the People of Mexico: To the Peoples of the World:
Brothers and Sisters:
As of today, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation has declared,
throughout all rebel territory, a GENERAL RED ALERT
Based on this, we are informing you:
First - That at this time the closure is being carried out of the
Caracoles and the Good Government Offices which are located in the
zapatista communities of Oventik, La Realidad, Morelia and Roberto
Barrios, as well as all the headquarters of the authorities of the
different Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities.

Second - That also being carried out is the evacuation of the members
of the different Good Government Juntas and the autonomous
authorities, in order to place them in shelter. Now, and for an
indefinite time period, they will be carrying out their work in a
clandestine and nomadic manner. Both the projects as well as the
autonomous government will continue functioning, although under
different circumstances than they have been up until now.

Third - That basic community health services will continue
functioning in the different Caracoles. Civilians will be in charge of
these services, and the CCRI-CG of the EZLN is distancing them
from any of our future actions, and we are demanding that they be
treated as civilians and with respect for their life, liberty and goods by
government forces.

Fourth - That there has been a call-up of all members of our EZLN
who have been engaged in social work in the zapatista communities
and those of our regular troops who have been in their barracks. In a
similar fashion, all broadcasts by Radio Insurgente, \u201cThe Voice
of Those Without Voice\u201d, in FM and in short wave, have been
suspended for an indefinite period of time.

Fifth - That, simultaneous with the publication of this communiqué,
national and international civil societies who are working in peace
camps and in community projects are being urged to leave rebel
territory. Or, if they decide freely of their own volition, they remain on
their own and at their own risk, gathered in the caracoles. In the case
of minors, their departure is obligatory.

Sixth - That the EZLN announces the closing of the Zapatista
Information Centre (CIZ), not without first thanking the civil societies
who have participated in it, from the time of its creation until today.
The CCRI-CG of the EZLN formally releases these persons from any
responsibility for the future actions of the EZLN.

Seventh - That the EZLN releases from responsibility for any of our
future actions all persons and civil, political, cultural, citizens and
non- governmental organizations, solidarity committees and support
groups who have been close to us since 1994. We thank all of those
who have, sincerely and honestly, throughout these almost 12 years,
supported the civil and peaceful struggle of the zapatista indigenous
for the constitutional recognition of indigenous rights and culture.

Democracy!
Liberty!
Justice!

From the Mountains of the Mexican Southeast. By the Clandestine
Revolutionary Indigenous Committee - General Command of
the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

Mexico, in the sixth month of the year 2005.

Originally published in Spanish by the CCRI-CG of the EZLN
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Translated by irlandesa
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