To the People of Mexico To the Peoples and Governments of the World:
Today, during the early morning hours, August 22, 1999, Federal Army troops, public security police and PRI paramilitaries cut off the access road to the community of La Realidad.
The road blockade is by the town of El Momon, San Jose, El Eden, Ojo de Agua, Santa Ana, where they have opened ruts, they have knocked down trees, they have collected large rocks.
The paramilitaries are guarding the blockade, preventing everyone's passage.
It is expected that the community of La Realidad will be attacked at any moment, the last report we received from Subcomandante Marcos, this morning, reported an intense military, land and air mobilization near the Aguascalientes of La Realidad.
The war continues.
That is all.
Liberty and Justice
For the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee
- General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
Comandantes David, Moises, Daniel, Felipe, Rafael
Originally published in Spanish by the EZLN __________________________ Translated by irlandesa Fax by way of Humanitarian Law Project (HLP)<email@example.com> August 22, 1999 15:49