The General in Chief of the Liberation Army of the South: Emiliano Zapata (original Zapatista manifesto in nahuatl)
TO THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO; TO THE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD; BROTHERS AND SISTERS:
From the night we were born. We live in it. We will die in it.
But tomorrow, the light will be for the majorities. For all those crying the night today. For all those for whom the daylight is denied.
For all the light. Everything for all.
Our struggle is to be HEARD but the bad government screams pride and covers it ears with cannons.
Our struggle is for a just and dignified job, but the bad government buys and sells bodies and shames.
Our struggle is for life, but the bad government offers death as future.
Our struggle is for justice, but the bad government embraces criminals and murderers.
Our struggle is for peace, but the bad government answers war and destruction.
Shelter, land, work, bread, health, education, independence, democracy, freedom.
These were our claims during the long dark night of the 500 years.
These are, today, our demands!