Zapatista Delegation

Zapatista Delegation

The moment when the first EZLN delegation sets foot in European soil, some 500 years after the Spanish colonisers did the opposite journey, bringing genocide, militarism, disease, you name it to what we now know as South America. The Zapatistas actually disembarked on the same coast where the Spanish conquistadores left back then, and upon arriving they declared “You never managed to conquer us because we’re still here, resisting”.
They also renamed Europe as “slumik k’ ajxemk’ op” which in their language means ‘unsubmissive land’ that ‘fights back’
This first delegation is made of 3 women, 2 men, and 1 ‘otroa’ (the way the zapatistas refer to the non binary people) They arrived by boat and the location is full of symbolism. But it it’s only the first EZLN squadron to arrive, there are 160-200 more zapatistas due to arrive in the next few weeks (they’ll travel by plane) which will make the total of the EZLN delegation to “the other Europe’ (another way they call what we call Europe)
The airborne ‘invasion’ (another way they call their travels here 🙂 is at the moment still stuck in Mexico coz the Gov there is refusing to give passport to all of them. Visas apparently are sorted though.
or the time being there are 100’s of events organised throughout the Spanish State, as well as in places like Germany, Italy, Greece, France, and more.
Also worth noting that the man saying bye to the Zapatistas in the video is the German captain of La Montaña, the vessel that brought them from Mexico in a 50 day long sail.

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