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image by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, August 31, 2001
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.
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, August 08, 2004.On 05 Feb 2003, Matthias Speer
Red and black is flown as a flag of a factory on strike in Mexico
(although I'm not sure in what configuration). I have also seen a a
red and black vertical bicolour with a red and black star inverted
down its' vertical axis - i.e. a red section over the black
rectangle and vice verse. This particular flag was spotted at a film
of a Zapatista demonstration in Mexico. (The Zapatistas are an
indigenous Mexican anarchist movement).
Matthias Speer, February 5, 2003.
I do not know if this image is EZLN or
FZLN. Bay the way, here's a great example that sometimes heraldic terms are
very effective: Matthias' description above is simply per pale red
and black, a star counterchanged.
António Martins-Tuválkin, August 08, 2004.