people of the sun

You don’t see this everyday…

A Mountain on the High Seas is the catchphrase announcing Zapatistas’ upcoming journey to Europe in April 2021. The journey will involve a group of 160 people that will come to Europe to visit even the smallest area of resistance. The visit to Europe has been scheduled for the months July, August, September and October 2021 and will include representatives of the CNI-CIG, the Frente de Pueblos en Defensa del Agua y de la Tierra de Morelos, Puebla y Tlaxcala, and the EZLN.

However, the Zapatistas have set a challenge: they wish to arrive in the Old Continent in the same way that colonization started, i.e. by sea. In fact, they are so determined, that they are willing to swim across the Atlantic to achieve their aim. Can we help them?

We seek sailing boats that would be willing to host a limited number of people (5-10) in their travel from Mexico or any other area in Central America (including the Caribbean) to Europe in April 2021 (the others will follow by plane as soon as the sea journey is over). They have been informed of the difficulties and they are willing to face all challenges of a trip on a sailing boat, as well as participate in the cost of this trip.

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Title inspiration is of course thanks to Rage Against The Machine.