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Communique Of The Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee -General Command Of The Zapatista Army Of National Liberation

June 19, 2005 - To the People of Mexico - To the Peoples of the World - Brothers and Sisters - As of today, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation has declared, throughout all rebel territory, a GENERAL RED ALERT.
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That the EZLN releases from responsibility for any of our future actions all persons and civil, political, cultural, citizens and non-governmental organizations, solidarity committees and support groups who have been close to us since 1994. We thank all of those who have, sincerely and honestly, throughout these almost 12 years, supported the civil and peaceful struggle of the zapatista indigenous for the constitutional recognition of indigenous rights and culture.

Democracy! Liberty! Justice!
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Communique Of The Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee -
General Command Of The Zapatista Army Of National Liberation.

Mexico.

June 19, 2005

To the People of Mexico:
To the Peoples of the World:

Brothers and Sisters:

As of today, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation has declared,
throughout all rebel territory, a

GENERAL RED ALERT

Based on this, we are informing you:

First - That at this time the closure is being carried out of the
Caracoles and the Good Government Offices which are located in the
zapatista communities of Oventik, La Realidad, Morelia and Roberto
Barrios, as well as all the headquarters of the authorities of the
different Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities.

Second - That also being carried out is the evacuation of the members
of the different Good Government Juntas and the autonomous
authorities, in order to place them in shelter. Now, and for an
indefinite time period, they will be carrying out their work in a
clandestine and nomadic manner. Both the projects as well as the
autonomous government will continue functioning, although under
different circumstances than they have been up until now.

Third - That basic community health services will continue
functioning in the different Caracoles. Civilians will be in charge
of these services, and the CCRI-CG of the EZLN is distancing them
from any of our future actions, and we are demanding that they be
treated as civilians and with respect for their life, liberty and
goods by government forces.

Fourth - That there has been a call-up of all members of our EZLN who
have been engaged in social work in the zapatista communities and
those of our regular troops who have been in their barracks. In a
similar fashion, all broadcasts by Radio Insurgente, ?The Voice of
Those Without Voice?, in FM and in short wave, have been suspended
for an indefinite period of time.

Fifth - That, simultaneous with the publication of this communiqu?,
national and international civil societies who are working in peace
camps and in community projects are being urged to leave rebel
territory. Or, if they decide freely of their own volition, they
remain on their own and at their own risk, gathered in the caracoles.
In the case of minors, their departure is obligatory.

Sixth - That the EZLN announces the closing of the Zapatista
Information Centre (CIZ), not without first thanking the civil
societies who have participated in it, from the time of its creation
until today. The CCRI-CG of the EZLN formally releases these persons
from any responsibility for the future actions of the EZLN.

Seventh - That the EZLN releases from responsibility for any of our
future actions all persons and civil, political, cultural, citizens
and non-governmental organizations, solidarity committees and support
groups who have been close to us since 1994. We thank all of those
who have, sincerely and honestly, throughout these almost 12 years,
supported the civil and peaceful struggle of the zapatista indigenous
for the constitutional recognition of indigenous rights and culture.

Democracy!
Liberty!
Justice!

>From the Mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

By the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee ? General
Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2005 17:47