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Noam Chomsky Stands With The “Worldwide Echo” Campign For The Zapatistas

la otra nueva york | 27.09.2012 08:46 | Repression | Zapatista | South Coast | World

“Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas”


In a recent statement the world-renowned writer, linguist, and political commentator, Noam Chomsky, issues his public support for the campaign “Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas.” The campaign, which has rapidly spread throughout cities and communities around the globe, seeks to mobilize support and solidarity for the Zapatista support bases of the Comandante Abel, Unión Hidalgo, San Marcos Avilés and Moisés Gandhi communities currently suffering severe aggression at the hands of local, government-backed attack groups - and the Zapatista political prisoner, Francisco Sántiz López, who has remained unjustly imprisoned since December 2011 under false charges. These attacks stem from the current wave of government repression against the Zapatista movement, which encompasses thousands of indigenous communities in resistance throughout the Mexican state of Chiapas. As Chomsky writes:

“It is very disturbing to learn of the attacks underway, and planned, against the Autonomous Zapatista Community of San Marcos Avilés and in particular against the Zapatista political prisoner Francisco Sántiz López. I would like to join in support of the campaign “Worldwide Echo in Support of the Zapatistas,” and of all of those who are standing up courageously to oppose the repression, and who are calling for justice and freedom for the endangered communities and individuals subjected to persecution and serious threats.”

To find out how to support the “Worldwide Echo” campaign, and for the latest on the situation:
1. Write to
2. Visit the San Worldwide Echo Campaign website at
3. Watch the video-message from the Zapatistas of San Marcos Avilés:

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