Last modified: 2002-02-07 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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The EZLN's flag is a 4:7 dimensioned (approximately, I have
seen 2:3 and 1:2 variations) of a plain black field and a five-pointed
regular red star in the center. I have seen it on several occasions in
Mexico and is described in several songs by Rage Against the Machine, such
as War Within a Breath.
Dennis Fyck, August 17, 2001.
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001
As described by Dennis Fyck.
About the last message about the EZLN, let me tell you the correct name in
Spanish is "Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional".
The "official" flag or at least the most-used flag of the Movement that started to operate on 1 January 1994, is black charged with a red five-pointed star above the movement initials, also in red.
There are several variations (single red star over black; Zapata's face and initials, etc) and information published at FLAG REPORT by Mr. Jaume Ollé.