Women of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) shared a message dedicated to all the women who are “no longer here” and assured that their struggle is “for them and with them”.
“Because we do not forget, because we do not forgive, for them and with them, we struggle,” reads the message disseminated by the Zapatistas on the occasion of International Women’s Day, this March 8.
Below is the complete message:
The Women Who Are No Longer Here
Their joys and sorrows
Their pain and rage
Their memories and omissions
Their laughter and tears
Their presence and absence
The pages they were able to turn
The ones they left unturned, and the ones left to us to turn
Yes, above all, their silences
Whoever you are, do you hear these women?
Who does not recognize him or herself in them?
Women who struggle
But above all, them:
Those women who are no longer here
But who are with us nonetheless
We do not forget them
We do not forgive those who took them from us
We struggle for those women, and with them
From the Indigenous Zapatista Women
March 8, 2021
Published March 8th by Desinformémonos. https://desinformemonos.org/por-ellas-y-con-ellas-luchamos-mujeres-zapatistas/.
Translation of the compañeras’ message by Enlace Zapatista. http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2021/03/08/las-que-no-estan/.