Zapatista Women’s Statement: “On March 8, thousands of Zapatista women will gather in our caracoles and talk about the pain and rage that we heard in the two [international] women’s gatherings that we have held, but also about our struggles—ours as Zapatista women and yours, compañeras and sisters who are reading these words. We will also all wear something black on our clothes that day. Then on March 9, many of us will not go back to our communities but instead stay at the caracol and at dawn on the ninth, light thousands of candles so that in the caracoles and the Zapatista communities, the light of women will shine.”
Zapatista Women ‘We don’t need permission to fight for life’
To: Women who struggle in Mexico and around the worldFrom: The Zapatista indigenous women of the EZLN Compañera and sister: We greet you in the name of all of the Zapatista indigenous women of all ages, from the youngest to the wisest-the oldest, that is.