I was doing some Christmas shopping on the Schools for Chiapas web site and came across a number of items, like the t-shirt above, with the phrase “Yo voy con la Sexta” on them. Google translate revealed that “la sexta” means “the sixth”, and so the phrase translates as “I go with the Sixth”. With a little more searching I found that “the Sixth” refers to the Sixth Declaration Of The Lancandon Jungle (Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona). The Lacandon Jungle is in Chiapas and it was here that in 2005 the Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) released its sixth manifesto. In this Sixth Declaration, among other principals, the EZLN declare their support for the oppressed peoples of Mexico and solidarity with the alter-globalization movement.
The Declaration discusses capitalism in some detail, includiing: “….capitalism also makes its wealth from plunder, or theft, because they take what they want from others, land, for example, and natural resources. So capitalism is a system where the robbers are free and they are admired and used as examples.”
CIO goes with the Sixth!