What is the ‘Journey for life’?
On 1st January 2021 Indigenous Mayan Zapatistas published a declaration for life announcing an ‘invasion’ of Europe, a mission of solidarity and rebellion to mark 500 years since colonisation. The objective of this “Journey for Life” is to have meetings, dialogues, exchanges of ideas, and experiences with all who are committed, from different perspectives and fronts, to dismantling capitalism, as well as patriarchy, racism, imperialism, colonialism, and other violent systems that destroy life.
The North and Midlands section of the tour will only be 4 days – 28th to 31st October, so the logistics of the visit has been v.complicated.
Stop Press: We will host a visit of a 7-person delegation at Nottingham’s Sumac Centre on Thursday 28th/Friday 29th. Some of this time may be spent elsewhere (to be confirmed) but we invite all interested groups and individuals to contact us to get involved to make the most of this unique once in a half millennium opportunity! We have space for people from around the region to relay their stories to the Zapatistas, but also to meet and network with each other. There is space to stop over before and/or after if that helps people traveling from outside of Nottingham.
You can read more about the ‘Journey for life’ at: https://viajezapatista.eu/en/
More background on the history & struggles of the Zapatista communities may be found at Veggies’ Zapatista Coffee page.
Please also support the fundraiser for the tour of Ireland.
Zapatistas land in Vienna
On their “Journey for Life” #Zapatista delegates will exchange ideas with activists & collectives, initiatives, groups & projects of the movements of an “Other Europe”
We hope to welcome them to Nottinghamhttps://t.co/rc4PI7AsK3
— Veggies Catering 🌱 💙 (@veggiesnottm) September 17, 2021
Guardian 4 May 2021: zapatistas-set-sail-for-spain-on-mission-of-solidarity-and-rebellion
Guardian 17 Feb 2018: mexico-zapatistas-rebels-24-years-mountain-strongholds