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The Zapatistas Can Survive a Decapitation

By: 
Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee, General Command of the E.Z.L.N.
Date Published: 
January 01, 0001

Communiqué from the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee of the
Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Mexico.
June 20, 2005

To the People of Mexico:
To the Peoples of the World:

Brothers and Sisters:

First and Only - We are informing you that, since the middle of 2002, the EZLN has been engaged in a process of reorganizing its political-military structure. This internal reorganization has now been completed.

We have the necessary conditions in place to survive an attack or enemy action that would do away with our current leadership or which would attempt to annihilate us completely.

The chains of command and the succession of responsibilities have been clearly established, as well as those actions and measures to be taken in the event of being attacked by government forces and their paramilitaries.

The CCRI-CG of the EZLN is letting it be known that conditions are in place to continue leading the zapatista struggle even if it were to lose – be it through jail, through death or through forced disappearance – some or all of its publicly known current leadership.

That is all.

Democracy!
Liberty!
Justice!

From the Mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

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

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

Mexico, in the sixth month of the year 2005.

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COMUNICADO DEL COMITÉ CLANDESTINO REVOLUCIONARIO INDÍGENA-

COMANDANCIA GENERAL DEL EJÉRCITO ZAPATISTA DE LIBERACIÓN NACIONAL

MÉXICO.

20 DE JUNIO DEL 2005

AL PUEBLO DE MÉXICO:
A LOS PUEBLOS DEL MUNDO:

HERMANOS Y HERMANAS:

PRIMERO Y ÚNICO.- LES INFORMAMOS QUE, DESDE MEDIADOS DEL AÑO DEL 2002, EL EZLN ENTRÓ EN UN PROCESO DE REORGANIZACIÓN DE SU ESTRUCTURA POLÍTICO-MILITAR. ESTA REORGANIZACIÓN INTERNA YA HA TERMINADO.

TENEMOS LAS CONDICIONES NECESARIAS PARA SOBREVIVIR, A UN ATAQUE O ACCIÓN DEL ENEMIGO QUE ACABE CON NUESTRA DIRECCIÓN ACTUAL, O QUE INTENTE ANIQUILARNOS TOTALMENTE.

LOS ESCALONES DE MANDO Y LA SUCESIÓN DE RESPONSABILIDADES HAN QUEDADO CLARAMENTE ESTABLECIDOS, ASÍ COMO LAS ACCIONES Y MEDIDAS A TOMAR EN CASO DE SER AGREDIDOS POR LAS FUERZAS GUBERNAMENTALES Y SUS PARAMILITARES.

EL CCRI-CG DEL EZLN COMUNICA QUE ESTÁ EN CONDICIONES DE SEGUIR DIRIGIENDO LA LUCHA ZAPATISTA, AUNQUE PIERDA, ASÍ SEA POR CÁRCEL, POR MUERTE, O POR DESAPARICIÓN FORZADA, A PARTE O A LA TOTALIDAD DE SU DIRECCIÓN ACTUAL CONOCIDA PÚBLICAMENTE.

ES TODO.

¡DEMOCRACIA!
¡LIBERTAD!
¡JUSTICIA!

Desde las Montañas del Sureste Mexicano.

Por el Comité Clandestino Revolucionario Indígena-Comandancia General del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional.

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

México, en el sexto mes del año 2005.