We want to thank you for the great effort of hope and harmony in our hearts

WORDS OF THE EZLN DELEGATION AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE SECOND INTERCONTINENTAL GATHERING FOR HUMANITY AND AGAINST NEOLIBERALISM.


Compañeros and compañeras:

We want to thank you for the great effort of hope and harmony in our hearts.

Hand in hand we will create a stronger, more human unity. We will give form to our moments of struggle, in our countries, in our world.

We hope this second gathering for humanity and against neoliberalism will benefit our lives both today and always.

Let us not forget that our unity is very strong, stronger than that which opposes us, the exploited ones, the humiliated ones.

In this way we can learn of the strength of our humility, our simplicity, together with our unknown companions. And yet we know each other through struggle.

We are equal, there is nobody who is more important. We are all important.

We thank the Andalusian compañeros for their hospitality and for the example they have set us. They tell us they prefer to be poor but free, and not to lose their dignity as humans.

We will meet each other through our sense of struggle, and we will all learn some more.

Likewise, we thank our brothers and sisters in Madrid for their hospitality and their attention.

Those in Barcelona, for their affection and the courage of their young people.

The compañeros in Ruesta, for their ideas about the differences between peoples, which the world must learn to respect. And those who came together in Almuñecar, we thank them for their hospitality in struggle.

And all those here, on our farm which is called El Indiano, an example of the good way in which humanity resists, by working and setting an example.

Brothers and sisters we ask you to continue resisting, as we do.

Your future - and ours - is to triumph.

You also show us that there must be everything for everybody, and nothing for us.

Thank you brothers and sisters. We will see each other again soon.

That is all, compañeros and compañeras.

Yours,

(Signed)

Compañera Dalia and Compañero Felipe, support bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).


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