Call For Zapatista Encuentro in Defense of the Land and Earth

Published November 22, 2019

Zapatistas

CALL FOR MEETING IN DEFENSE OF THE TERRITORY AND MOTHER EARTH

TO THE MEETING IN DEFENSE OF THE TERRITORY AND MOTHER EARTH

TO THE PEOPLES OF MEXICO AND THE WORLD,

TO THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SIXTH,

TO THE CIG SUPPORT NETWORKS,

TO THE MEDIA.

Capitalism, from its birth, is a world economic system contrary to human life and contrary to our mother earth, because, in its logic of accumulation and profit, it can only be reproduced through the increasing exploitation of human labor and dispossession permanent of the lands and territories of the peoples of the entire world, mainly of the original peoples.

Capitalism, in its current neoliberal stage, assumes increasingly monstrous forms, declaring a frank war against humanity and against the earth, our mother. The current economic development, based on a planetary scale in the prominence of the financial capital that dominates entire towns, nations and continents; supported by the large military and extractivist industry; growing through real or fictitious wars, the profusion of organized crime, as well as invasions and coups, is leading, in its insatiable logic of capitalist accumulation and consumption, to a limit that endangers the conditions of human life in the planet.

In addition, the current system, with its patriarchal organization inherited from previous systems and civilizations, but, deepened in recent centuries, is exhibited as a violent enemy, not only of humanity, but particularly of women and our mother earth. That is to say, exploitation and deep structural violence against women is characteristic of capitalism although it was born much earlier; Private capitalist property, the basis of this system, cannot be explained or understood except as part of a patriarchal system of domination over women and the land.

Mexico and the other countries of the world are dominated by what we call capitalism and neither the countries that are said with leftist or progressive governments escape it, because humanity advances to the abyss with this destructive system. That is why the defense of human life, the defense of the territories of our peoples and the defense of the land in a clearly anti-capitalist and anti-patriarchal perspective becomes urgent.

And as part of that immense task is that:

WE CALL A FORUM IN DEFENSE OF THE TERRITORY AND MOTHER EARTH

To be held on December 21 and 22, 2019 at CarĂ¡col JACINTO CANEK (CIDECI of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico)

According to the following axes of discussion:

DISCUSSION AXES

-Environmental devastation and destruction of mother earth in today’s capitalism: A diagnosis. -Dispossession of indigenous, peasant and urban territory, dispossession of common goods, wars of occupation, extractivism and organized crime: growing aggressions. -Capitalism and patriarchy: Structural violence against women and mother earth. -Construction of anticapitalist and antipatriarchal alternatives: our struggle is for life.

ATTENTIVELY

As of November 2019. For the Integral Reconstitution of Our Peoples Never Again A Mexico Without Us

INDIGENOUS NATIONAL CONGRESS / INDIGENOUS GOVERNMENT COUNCIL ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION

From: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2019/11/21/convocatoria-al-encuentro-en-defensa-del-territorio-y-la-madre-tierra/