[Marxism] Fw: [Fzln-l] EZLN: FZLN dissolves & devolves to EZLN

FutbolRock&Revolucion ectoren at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 23 23:10:12 MST 2005


Comrades:

I think this is an interesting, but not surprising news coming out of the 
EZLN. EZLN has basically decided to dissolve their "civilian wing", FZLN, 
and form a new entity that, in the words of the EZLN, will  be "a new 
political zapatista organization, civil and peaceful, anti-capitalist and of 
the left, which will not fight for power and which will strive to build a 
new way of doing politics." This is not the first time they have done so. 
They had previously formed the CND which begat FZLN. The new civilian wing 
is part of their process of uniting an anti-capitalist Left in Mexico 
counterpoised to the political struggle of the upcoming presidential 
elections of 2006.

por el socialismo,
Erik Toren

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Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN
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Translated by irlandesa


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

Mexico


November 20, 2005

To the People of Mexico:
To the Peoples of the World:
Brothers and Sisters, Compañeros and Compañeras:

The CCRI-CG of the EZLN speaks its word:

First -  In 1996, in its Fourth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona, the EZLN 
called for the formation of the Zapatista Front of National Liberation 
(FZLN), a political, civil and peaceful organization, that would not fight 
for power and which would strive to build a new way of doing politics.  At 
that time we thought that the end of the war was approaching, and we would 
be able to move on to open political struggle in the FZLN.  It was not like 
that, the bad governments continued their war against us, and we have 
continued resisting since then.  Even though it was without our direct 
participation, many men and women from all over Mexico (and even from other 
countries) entered the FZLN, and, complying with the principle of not 
fighting for power, endeavored to build a new way of doing politics 
throughout these almost 10 years.

Second -  This year, in 2005, the EZLN issued the Sixth Declaration of the 
Selva Lacandona with a series of initiatives which included a group of 
zapatistas from the EZLN leaving in order to engage in open, civil and 
peaceful political work in the "Other Campaign."  A new stage was thus 
opened in the zapatista struggle for democracy, liberty and justice for 
Mexico, and a few changes are necessary in order to fully achieve it.

Third -  At the end of October of this year of 2005, a delegation from the 
CCRI-CG of the EZLN met with some members of the Zapatista Front of National 
Liberation and asked them to consult with all the compañeros and compañeras 
from the Frente concerning the possibility of dissolving the organic 
structure of the FZLN and returning to the EZLN the name of that political, 
civil, zapatista organization, whose origin and ends had been called for by 
the EZLN.

The purpose was to leave the EZLN free to reestablish a zapatista, civil and 
peaceful organization which, ratifying the principles articulated in the 
Fourth Declaration, will incorporate those put forth in the Sixth 
Declaration of the Selva Lacandona (anti-capitalist and of the left), with 
the good achieved by the FZLN in its 10 years of life, trying to avoid the 
errors and defects which occurred in its work, and now with the direct 
participation of zapatistas from the EZLN.

Fourth -  A few days ago the FZLN finished its internal consultation, and 
the majority of the compañeros agreed to break up, returning the name of the 
"FZLN" to the EZLN, and to await the call for the reestablishment of the 
Zapatista Front of National Liberation with new principles, requirements, 
regulations, structure and objectives.  They so communicated this to the 
EZLN.

Fifth -  Learning of this decision, the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous 
Committee - General Command of the EZLN, is informing the people of Mexico 
and the peoples of the world that, as of Friday, November 25, 2005, the 
Zapatista Front of National Liberation, sister organization of the EZLN, 
will cease to exist, and no one shall be able to use its name for any 
purpose, no matter how kindhearted it might appear or be.  At the express 
request of the EZLN, some Frentistas will be forming a transition committee 
in charge of conveying all the FZLN's works and assets to the EZLN's Sixth 
Committee.

Sixth -  The EZLN appreciates and recognizes the effort and sacrifice of 
those compañeros and compañeras of the Frente who carried with dignity the 
name of "zapatistas", honoring the civil and peaceful brotherhood with the 
EZLN and who carried themselves in accordance with the principles which 
encouraged our just struggle.  The indigenous rebel communities, now 
organized in the MAREZ' and Good Government Juntas, had the unconditional 
support of the Frentistas throughout this time.  There was no moment of 
suffering, anguish or danger when the FZLN was not at the side of the EZLN. 
Because of that, in the name of the women, men, children and old ones of the 
EZLN, we give you our most sincere thanks.

Seventh -  There were, it is true, those who used the FZLN and its closeness 
to the EZLN for their own benefit, in order to hurt others, in order to 
isolate it and isolate us, in order to take power through personal rivalries 
and useless fights, as a platform for individual or small group prominence 
and in order to feign commitment where there was nothing but a comfortable 
position.  In addition to those which correspond to itself, the EZLN assumes 
as its own those errors which, under the flag of civil zapatismo, have been 
committed by the FZLN.  As the EZLN, we are publicly apologizing to all men 
and women who have felt hurt by actions, words or inattention.

Eighth -  A new stage of civil zapatismo is beginning.  We will now be 
making - along with those persons who demonstrate, through attitude and 
work, that they so want to - a new political zapatista organization, civil 
and peaceful, anti-capitalist and of the left, which will not fight for 
power and which will strive to build a new way of doing politics.  The same 
destination towards which we have been going by parallel paths up until now.

Ninth -  This new organization will be born being led directly by the Sixth 
Committee of the EZLN, admission to it will be only upon express invitation, 
and it will be particularly strict in seeing that zapatista principles are 
carried out, always imposing ethics above pragmatic considerations.

Tenth -  The EZLN's Sixth Committee will, with this organization, draw up 
the form and paint the zapatista color in the multicolored embroidery of the 
"Other Campaign."

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,  November of 2005






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