TO THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO
TO ALL THE PROMOTION BRIGADES FOR THE CONSULTA
TO ALL THE STATE COORDINATORS FOR THE CONSULTA
BROTHERS AND SISTERS
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation informs you that the Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation, which is headed by Don Enrique Calderon, has agreed to participate in the Consulta for the Recognition of the Rights of the Indian Peoples and For an End to the War of Extermination, which will be held on Sunday, March 21, 1999.
As everyone is aware, the Rosenblueth Foundation is an organization recognized for its neutrality, seriousness, objectivity, professionalism and commitment to democratic citizens' processes.
The Rosenblueth Foundation, in its role as facilitator for the process, will be in charge of the design and organization of the technical aspects of the Consulta (methodology for the registration and installation of the tables, ballots, counting of votes, etc,).
The EZLN will be making public the instructions from the Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation for the organization of all aspects of the methodology and technical aspects of the Consulta. The state and delegation coordinators registered in the Contact Office for the Consulta will receive these instructions in a timely manner.
We invite all Mexican men and women to participate in this other task for the Consulta.
>From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
Subcomandante insurgente Marcos
Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee -
General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Mexico, February of 1999
ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION
February 26, 1999.
To: Enrique A. Calderon
Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation.
From: Subcomandante insurgente Marcos.
CCRI-CG of the EZLN
We send our greetings to you and to all those who work for the Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation.
Through this means and publicly, we wish to thank the ARTURO ROSENBLUETH FOUNDATION, which has agreed to participate in organizing the technical aspects of the Consulta for the Recognition of the Rights of the Indian Peoples and for an End to the War of Extermination. The Foundation's prestige and moral authority is widely and well known, as is their technical knowledge in the carrying out of democratic exercises such as the EZLN's current Consulta.
The Foundation's facilitating efforts will be welcome in the Consulta's work, and the Mexican men and women who are participating ,and who will be participating, in this democratic mobilization, will most certainly be pleased to see that a neutral, professional, serious and respected organization will be in charge of the technical aspects, with everything that implies.
We will shortly be making public all the methodological aspects (registration and setting up of the tables and assemblies, telephone links, collection centers, ballots and other details) for the Consulta, always according to the instructions you will be giving, which will be complied with in a serious manner by the State and Delegation Coordinators for the Consulta. The number of persons who are joining the peace efforts are growing everyday: today there are more than 1200 brigades registered, and they are increasing daily. These, and the many others who will be added, will be helping us in everything having to do with the technical aspects.
The Consulta is a civil and peaceful effort, which seeks to promote the recognition of indigenous rights, to stop the war and to open spaces for democratic participation for citizens. In this way the Consulta is another means, more broad and inclusive, for seeking peace and democratic transition in Mexico. That is how we understand it. We welcome the Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation to the Consulta.
Vale, salud and may the ones still left join in.
>From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.
Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Mexico, February of 1999.
************************** GET MOVING! ORGANIZE AND REGISTER YOUR BRIGADE!! ************************** CONTACT OFFICE FOR THE CONSULTA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIAN PEOPLES AND FOR AN END TO THE WAR OF EXTERMINATION Telephone and Fax: (967) 82159 and (967) 81013 AV. Ignacio Allende 22 A 29200 SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS CHIAPAS-MEXICO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB PAGE WITH INFORMATION ON THE CONSULTA: http://www.laneta.apc.org/consultaEZLN
Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN and the Contact Office for the Consulta ______________________ Translated by irlandesa Date: Sunday, February 28, 1999 21:02:45 From: CONTACT OFFICE FOR THE CONSULTA <email@example.com>