Thousands of Zapatistas occupying squares

Chiapas, Mexico, on December 21, 2012


Some were expecting the end of the world… As the Maya calendar ended, a new cycle of struggle began with thousands of Zapatistas peacefully and silently occupying town squares across Chiapas, Mexico.

The EZLN Communique reads as follows:

21 December 2012
To whom it may concern

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

(Translated by Leonidas Oikonomakis)


Zapatistas: “to be heard, we march in silence”:

Chiapas cries out: the sound of Zapatista silence:

EZLN Communique:

December 21, 2012: The sound of Zapatista hope:

Articles in Spanish:

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