BROTHERS AND SISTERS:
The Indigenous Clandestine Revolutionary Committee-General Command of the EZLN states its thoughts over the lates national events.
That the most recent revelations over the criminal activities of Mr. Carlos Salinas de Gortari and Mr. Raul Salinas de Gortari confirm the justice in the demands of the EZLN put forward since January 1, 1994. That the EZLAN rose up in arms against the supreme government for democracy, liberty and justice for all Mexicans.
That the system of party-state, masked as a dictatorship, is what promotes, encourages and hides the organized crime that becomes government with the claw of corruption, deceitfulness and fraud to popular will.
It is resolved:
First. To demand for a historic lawsuit against Carlos Salinas de Gortri for the following crimes:
Treason to the nation concentrated in the signing, turning its back to the nation, of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and concluded that the selling of the rich national resources to foreign capital, the embarrassing negation of the national history and giving- away of the future of Mexicans to owners without a country nor laws other than that of money and gain.
Ethnocide against the original inhabitants of the Mexican lands who were massacred by a criminal economic program that drives to death dozens of thousands of indigenous people.
For the crimes of war committed during the conflict that began on January 1st of 1994 and that involved the imprisonment, the disappearing, rape, torture and execution against the indigenous people of Chiapas up in arms with the right granted by article 39 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States.
For the violation of popular will committed on July 6, 1988, when the majority of the people of Mexico manifested by legal and pacific means, for a change toward democracy, liberty and justice. This popular will was violated by Mr. Carlos Salinas de Gortari and his accomplices in order to gain power.
Second: To demand an investigation of those who werr his accomplices yesterday and today hide behind the historical amnesia. Among his accomplices are:
-Carlos Castillo Peraza and Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, from the National Action Party, accomplices with Mr. Salinas to defraud popular will and impose on the country an economic model known as neoliberalism that has the country immersed in misery and unhopefulness for the majority of Mexican people.
-Girolamo Prigione and Joseph Marie Cordoba Montoya, foreigners who have not stopped meddling in national affairs, accomplices with Mr. Salinas de Gortari, sold the country to foreigners, mortgaged the future of all Mexicans, extended his arms to drug-trafficking and bought the eclesiastic blessing for the criminal system we suffer with today. -Eduardo Robledo Rincon and Julio Cesar Ruiz Ferro, who usurped the government of Chiapas, accomplices with whom Mr. Carlos Salinas de Gortari stoled the nations moeny, dispossed the people of Chiapas of their right to govern and to govern themselves, and are who head the dirty war agaisnt the civil society of Chiapas. -Absalon Castellanos Dominguez, Patrocinio Gonzalez Garrido and Elmar Setzar M., ex-viceroyals of Chiapas, accomplices with whom Salinas persecuted, imprisoned, raped, tortured, assasinated, and dissapeared thousands of Chiapanecos whose only crime was to fight for their rights.
Third: Mr. Carlos Salinas de Gortari and his accomplices are directly responsible for the war in Mexico. Their actions and omissions forced the indigenous people of the Mexican southeast to rise in arms in order to be heard. Mr. Carlos Salinas de Gortari must present himself before the Mexican people in order to pay for his crimes.
The EZLN calls the people of Mexico to materialize in mobilizations the national sentiment demanding justice and truth.
LA JORNADA, EZLN ASKS THAT CARLOS SALINAS AND "ACCOMPLICES" BE JUDGED (Translated by Patricia Valencia)