Although plenty of anarchists have their reservations when it comes to the Zapatistas, few can argue that their position has been an important in influential one when it comes to antiauthoritarian, anticapitalist politics. Their general command has remained silent for quite some time, but Dec 21st marked an end to that. Their message is brief, making use of Mayan poetic style and indicates a note of optimism. On the same day 6-10,000 Zapatistas marched silently through 6 Chiapas cities and towns; those which they had taken by force of arms in 1994.
Comunique of the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee — General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
21 December 2012
To whom it may concern
DID YOU HEAR?
It is the sound of their world collapsing.
It is that of ours rising anew.
The day that was the day, used to be night.
And night will be the day, that will be the day.
From the Mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
On behalf of the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee — General Command of the EZLN
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Mexico, December 2012