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Zapatista Army of National Liberation

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[[File:SubMarcosHorseFromAfar.jpg|thumb|right|Subcomandante Marcos in 1996]]
On June 28, 2005, the Zapatistas presented the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle<ref name="6thDeclaration">[[s:Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle|Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle]] on [[Wikisource]]</ref> declaring their principles and vision for Mexico and the world. This declaration reiterates the support for the indigenous peoples, who make up roughly one-third of the population of Chiapas, and extends the cause to include "all the exploited and dispossessed of Mexico". It also expresses the movement's sympathy to the international [[alter-globalization]] movement and offers to provide material aid to those in [[Cuba]], [[Bolivia]], [[Ecuador]], and elsewhere, with whom they make common cause. The declaration ends with an exhortation for all who have more respect for humanity than for money to join with the Zapatistas in the struggle for social justice both in Mexico and abroad. The declaration calls for an alternative national campaign (the "[[Other Campaign]]") as an alternative to the presidential campaign. In preparation for this campaign, the Zapatistas invited to their territory over 600 national leftist organizations, indigenous groups, and non-governmental organizations in order to listen to their claims for [[human rights]] in a series of biweekly meetings that culminated in a plenary meeting on September 16, the day Mexico celebrates its independence from Spain. In this meeting, [[Subcomandante Marcos]] requested official adherence of the organizations to the Sixth Declaration, and detailed a six-month tour of the Zapatistas through all 31 Mexican states to occur concurrently with the electoral campaign starting January 2006.
 
On June 28, 2005, the EZLN released an installment of what it called the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle. According to the communiqué, the EZLN had reflected on its history and decided that it must change in order to continue its struggle. Accordingly, the EZLN had decided to unite with the "workers, farmers, students, teachers, and employees ... the workers of the city and the countryside". They proposed to do so through a non-electoral front to talk and collectively write a new constitution to establish a new political culture.