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What’s wrong with the EZLN Global Mobilizations for Oaxaca? December 18, 2006

Posted by raved in Commune, Oaxaca.

We call for these actions to come together in a worldwide mobilization for Oaxaca on December 22, 2006.

[Problem is that this is not a serious call to action unless it takes up the main demand of APPO “All Power To The People!”]

December 2 of 2006To the people of Mexico:
To the people of the world:

Brothers and Sisters:

The attack that our brothers, the people of Oaxaca suffered and suffer cannot be ignored by those who fight for freedom, justice and democracy in all corners of the planet.

[Problem is that the EZLN, while giving ‘lip service’ to APPO has refused to break its agreement with the Fox government not to take up arms against the state. It’s ‘other’ campaign is a utopian post-modern retreat from taking state power to coexistence with capitalist democracy. It mistakenly believes that international ‘pressure’ on the PAN government will force it to ‘self-reform’ and refrain from further military repression.]

This is why, the EZLN calls on all honest people, in Mexico and the world, to initiate, starting now, continual actions of solidarity and support to the Oaxacan people, with the following demands:

For the living reappearance of the disappeared, for the freedom of the detained, for the exit of Ulises Ruiz and the federal forces from Oaxaca, for the punishment of those guilty of torture, rape and murder. (en español)

[Problem is that since the EZLN signed a peace treaty with the PAN they and other rebels have been met with continual state repression. These necessary and immediate demands will fail unless backed up by an armed people capable of splitting the military and overthrowing the regime, and constituting a workers and campesinos government.]

We call to those in this international campaign to tell, in all forms and in all places possible, what has occurred and what is occurring in Oaxaca, everyone in their way, time and place.

We call for these actions to come together in a worldwide mobilization for Oaxaca on December 22, 2006.

[Problem is that these mobilizations will not bring APPO one inch closer to its objectives. APPO was formed by Section 22 of the teachers. This radical union group must take the lead and fight to generalise its strike action to all of Mexico, to teachers, steelworkers, miners, public servants. Only by mobilising the big battalions of the Mexican workers can the PAN government be overthrown and a people’s government put in its place. Then when the US and other countries intervene to smash this revolution, that will be the time for global mobilisations to initiate labor strikes against the imperialist war machines.]

The people of Oaxaca are not alone. We have to say so and demonstrate it, to them and to everyone.

[They are alone while these appeals for support are just words.

Democracy! Freedom! Justice! cannot be realised under capitalism and imperialism. Democracy, freedom and justice means SOCIALIST REVOLUTION]

By the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee – General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.

[Problem is that the Liberation of Chiapas cannot happen without a Mexican socialist revolution. That means arming the mass of workers to strike, formed a people’s militia, and win over the ranks ofthe army – i.e. TO TAKE POWER.]

Insurgent Subcommander Marcos.
Mexico, December of 2006



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