Mexico’s Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) has announced it will begin selling organic coffee from Chiapas to help migrants persecuted by US President Donald Trump.
Working alongside allied international distributors, the EZLN will use coffee sale funds to provide financial assistance to US deportees in Mexico. They will also use funds to support pro-immigrant resistance groups around the world protesting anti-immigrant governments.
The project is part of the group’s “Global Campaign Against the Walls of Capital”, which calls for worldwide immigrant solidarity against detentions and deportations.
“It's 100% Zapatista coffee, cultivated in Zapatista lands by Zapatista hands,” EZLN insurgent subcommanders Moises and Galeano wrote in a statement, which they signed off with the words “Fuck Trump.”
Since Trump’s election, the radical Mexican group has worked with its international support group, the Sixth Commission, to “support the resistance and rebellion of those who are persecuted.”
“Always remember that we must resist, we must rebel, we must fight and we must organise,” Moises and Galeano wrote in the statement.
The EZLN, inspired by Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, came into the public eye in 1994 following its uprising against Mexico’s decision to join the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Since then, the group has declared war against the Mexican government and its allied multinational corporations.
[Abridged from TeleSUR.]