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Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at 1:07 AM
International Invitation to Peace Encampments on Zapatista and Cucapá Territory
To Be Installed February 26 in El Mayor, Baja California; March 13 in Huitepec, Near San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas
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*Campamento Cucapá*Campaign For Dignity and Survival*
LOS PUEBLOS INDIOS EN DEFENSA DE LA VIDA, LA CULTURA Y LA NATURALEZA: ABAJO Y A LA IZQUIERDA. Cucapás Quilihuas y Zapatistas unidos en defensa de los pueblos originarios y de la madre tierra.
Video: Resist to Exist: The Struggle of the Cucapá
This short documentary tells the story the Cucapá, an Indigenous people of Mexicali, who have been denied fishing permits, even though they have been fishing in their valley for over 9,000 years; indeed, even before this area was considered Mexico.
Fishing is part of their ancestral traditions and is their only form of support. On the other hand, commercial fisherman have no problems obtaining fishing permits.
During the upcoming fishing season, which runs from February to May, the Sixth Delegation of the EZLN, along with adherents of “The Other Campaign” will set up camp in the Mexicali dessert community of the Mayor Cucapa, and will join the local community in exercizing their rights to fish in a peaceful, civil disobedient campaign for social change and justice.
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