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Zapatistas Call for July, 2006 Encuentro in Venezuela

Zapatistas Call for July, 2006 Encuentro in Venezuela

Lieutenant Colonel Moisés

Communiqué from the Intergalactic Commission of the EZLN on the Intercontinental

Adherents Propose a Huge Gathering in Venezuela for July

TO: The Adherents of the Zezta Internazional

FROM: Intergalactic Commission of the EZLN

Receive our greetings, compañeros, as you read this information.

First, I want to remind you how we ourselves see what has happened in the
preliminary meetings to the Intercontinental Encuentro (gathering) that we are

The gatherings and meetings in preparation for the Intercontinental Encuentro
proposed in the Sixth Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle, were called and
organized in their entirety by the adherents to the Zezta Internazional.The EZLN has not called nor does it participate in the preparation and
organization of these meetings; it only listens, receives and systemizes the
proposals and conclusions of the meetings being held around the world, as
preliminary meetings to the Intercontinental Encuentro.

The goal is for the
Intercontinental Encuentro to be the product of the real participation of the
adherents around the world.

The Intercontinental Encuentro still has no date or location. The date of its
realization will arrive, but this will be decided among all the adherents.
Now, we want to clarify and report about the continental encuentro that some
compañero adherents propose holding in Venezuela.

Compañeras and compañeros:

We think, we believe and we want all of the preparations made for the
realization of gatherings and meetings to be truly consulted, discussed and
analyzed among all the compañeros. This is so that no doubts arise as to how
one thing or another is going. When all the information is part of the
knowledge of everyone, from that will come a common decision for how or whether
to hold such gatherings.

Compañeros, compañedras, we are now learning to truly pay attention to and
respect each other. Let’s learn how to make proposals and ask for feedback on
what we propose.

We must remember that those of us who are representatives are only representing.
Around us are our peoples, and they are the ones who approve and command.

So, adherent compañeros of the Zezta Internazional, come to a common agreement
on that continental encuentro that is proposed to be held in Venezuela, so that
you can see if the preparation for its realization will continue. The decision
is yours, compañeros.

We will be paying attention and waiting…

You can see that July is coming in Mexico. Atenco remains unresolved, and
Oaxaca, too.

All right, compañeros, see you soon.

From the mountains of the Lacandon Jungle,
For the Intergalactic Comission of the EZLN

Lieutenant Colonel Moisés

Chiapas, Mexico, June 23, 2006