A quick note on the translations, news sources, vacation plans and such.
If you missed it below, the CCRI-CG of the EZLN will be issuing a Sixth Declaration of the Selva Lacandona - in several parts - over the next few days. I will do the translating, as I do, as quickly as I can and post them here immediately. For those of you who have been with us for a while, you understand the import. For those who are newly engaged...trust me. And, if you have any questions...ask.
You also may wish to scroll down to my first longish post for sites of interest. CIZ is now back up, though they are referring to the Frente for EZLN communiques. As for newspapers and agencies, there isn't too much good out there in English. El Universal, a Mexican daily, has an English version, but also a very unsavory bias. The advantage is that they keep up with breaking news, and the sources are often wire services.
Much better, and a must read, is the Guardian. They have been covering events the last week, and I should imagine they'll continue to do so.
There are excellent papers in Spain, Italy, France and Mexico, of course, that will be doing a damn fine job.
In Mexico, it's La Jornada, always.
In Italy we have La Repubblica and Il Manifesto.
In Spain, Rebelion is a marvelous source for news, opinion and articles from everywhere.
And tomorrow, time permitting, I'll try to post a few options for revolutionary tourism [and to think they tried to use that as an aspersion]. Just in case you don't have your summer plans quite firmed up yet.
There. And now we can do our needlework, carouse, read Ovid, work, tend our gardens, download Coldplay, pull out our crucibles and prepare for the alchemy to come.