Celebrations for the 30th Anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising Commence

The festivities for the 30th anniversary of the public appearance of the EZLN will be held in the Resistance and Rebellion A New Horizon caracol (El Caracol Resistencia y Rebeldía un Nuevo Horizonte) in Dolores Hidalgo, in the municipality of Ocosingo, Chiapas. | Photo: Enlace Zapatista

The celebration will be on December 30th and 31st, 2023 and January 1st and 2nd, 2024.

On Monday night, supporters of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) from Mexico began one of the caravans organized to San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, to join the commemorative events for the 30th anniversary of the group’s emergence.

It is one of the caravans that responded to the call of the group, in which the Zapatista communities and the EZLN invited all the people, groups, collectives, associations, organizations and movements that signed the Declaration for Life, to the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the start of what is known as the “War against Oblivion”.

Meanwhile, the lawyer and member of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) Carlos González explained that 90 CNI delegates will participate in one of the caravans to celebrate the 30 years of the beginning of the “War against Oblivion”, which is referred to as a milestone in the history of peoples in struggle.

González pointed out that the Zapatista uprising of January 1st, 1994, made visible “the very serious circumstance of exploitation, poverty, violence, dispossession in which the indigenous peoples of Mexico lived and continue to live,” and that “this oppressive condition has not been modified.”

The celebrations for the three decades of the public appearance of the EZLN will be held in El Caracol Resistencia y Rebeldía un Nuevo Horizonte in the town of Dolores Hidalgo, in the municipality of Ocosingo, Chiapas.

The celebration will be on December 30th and 31st, 2023 and January 1st and 2nd, 2024. For January 1st, the day that commemorates the armed uprising, the Zapatista leaders are scheduled to offer a few words in the first minute before national and international guests, and then they will continue with the artistic and cultural activities, which will end next Tuesday.

Original article at https://www.telesurtv.net/news/comienzan-actividades-celebracion-aniversario-zapatista-20231226-0017.html

Translated by Schools for Chiapas.

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