Zapatista Intergalactic Call - Dec. 30 in Chiapas
Zapatista Intergalactic Meeting Called for December 30 in Chiapas
October 1, 2006
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Subcomandante Marcos has returned to Mexico City with a group of Zapatista leaders, and met yesterday afternoon with community leaders in the town of Atenco. Narco News reporter Juan Trujillo spoke with one of the Atenco townspeople who was at that meeting and reports on the latest developments today in The Narco News Bulletin.
"The seven comandantes constitute a new group of delegates that will support not only Subcomandante Marcos ('Delegate Zero'), but also the fight for the release of the 28 political prisoners still held in the Santiaguito Prison, in Mexico state. The rebel leaders who will hold public events with the FPDT in Mexico City and Atenco are: Gabriela ('Delegate One'), Zebedeo ('Delegate Two') and Miriam ('Delegate Three'). Comandanta Gema ('Delegate Four') and Comandantes David ('Delegate Six') and Tacho ('Delegate Seven') will return soon to Chiapas. As for Comandanta Hortencia ('Delegate Five') and her young daughter Lupita ('Delegate Five-and-a-Quarter'), they will accompany Subcomandante Marcos ('Delegate Zero') in his tour through northern Mexico beginning October 8.
"...Salinas commented that in the meeting, three 'axes' of action were delineated: 1) the organization of the comandantes; 2) the call for an international encounter (the long-awaited 'Intergalactic?') in Chiapas from December 30 to January 2, 2007; and 3) the reopening of the Zapatista caracoles in the rebel autonomous territories of Chiapas, with the goal of spreading information. There was no decision to lift the Red Alert that has been in effect in rebel towns since May 3."
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Also, in the state of Oaxaca, increasing numbers of federal police have arrived and military aircraft began reconnaissance missions over the city yesterday afternoon. Rumors of a police and/or military intervention to violently destroy the widespread popular movement that has all but taken power from the government in that majority- indigenous state have been flying all weekend. Stay tuned to Narco News' Oaxaca pages for updates:
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