Translated from the original Spanish


 June 22 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Mexico City Zócalo, CDMX

We invite those who are by themselves, their hearts beaten down and abandoned to participate in the Political-Cultural Festival; but especially we invite you to join and collectively build “El Común”.

To the Peoples, Communities, Organizations, Collectives and Individuals:

We call all people willing to fight for life and to work collectively, in common to survive the storm we live in, and especially to participate in the Political-Cultural Festival, “Building the Common and Not Ownership”, which will take place on June 22 from 10:00 to 22:00 Hrs. in the Zócalo of Mexico City.

This Festival is the first of many initiatives that we will launch to join the Zapatista proposal to build “El Common”, proposed by our fellow Zapatistas, in the framework of the 30th anniversary of the start of the War against Forgetfulness.

The proposal is clear: “Whoever wants to work together will eat, and who doesn’t, can eat their tickets.” We agree with this statement.

There is no way to survive the war they impose on us, the climate crisis, water, violence, death, disappearances, femicides, depletion of the land and territory, pollution, destruction, genocide and repression if we do not unite, if we are not willing to work and fight to build a alternative of peace and life from autonomy and collectivity outside the capitalist, patriarchal and state system.

The Festival will be held with various activities, among them: a forum, workshops, poetry, exhibitions, music, activities for boys and girls, for the whole family and market, etc. We are looking for solidarity and fairer economies, lateral, so in the market you will find handmade products of collective and individual processes. But above all, we want to create a space to convene, to listen, to celebrate and bet on life, joy and reflection.

Let’s redesign Zócalo as a collective space instead of a space that centralizes the political and economic life of the country. We invite you to join. Send a message to: please include in the subject «Registration to the Festival of El Común» and in the body of mail the following information: Name, group or organization, activity [workshop, presentation, musical act, poetry, dance, exhibition], telephone number and something you wish to add.

Comrades, brothers, there is no time for further debates, wars will only become more cruel and violent as we see it happening in Palestine, Sudan and here in our geographies.

We ask you the same question that our fellow shoemakers asked us:


For the Collective Construction of “The Common and Not Ownership”!

For the Comprehensive Reconstitution of our Peoples! Water, Earth and Freedom!!!

Zapata Lives, The Fight Goes On!

Samir Lives The Fight Goes On!

Stop the War against the Zapatist Peoples! Until Dignity and Justice become the habit! Because they took them alive, we want them alive!

Long live the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, EZLN! Long live the Indigenous National Congress, CNI-CIG!

No to the Maya Train!

No to Morelos Comprehensive Project!

No to the Interoceanic Corridor!