In communities where lack of running water, poor nutrition, and scarce medicines and medical equipment make the Coronavirus particularly difficult to control and survive, the threat of this pandemic is even more severe. In response to the crisis, the Zapatistas have closed all their centers and are organizing a massive campaign of hygiene and sanitation across Chiapas to “come out of this alive.”
We also ask that you also take to heart and share the Zapatistas' message about surviving the Coronavirus -- urge your family and friends to take the “scientifically-based sanitary measures” that Zapatistas are implementing in their own autonomous communities. Take care of yourselves and one another. For we must stay alive in order to sustain the struggle in defense of life and Mother Earth.
In this extraordinary time, Zapatistas call on all of us to sustain the struggles against violence and injustice and to "hold high the flag of the struggle for humanity." At the heart of the message of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee is one of common ground --through this particular struggle for life we ultimately come to a similar place of reckoning with what we hold dear.