Between the Light and Shade: the Last Words of ‘Subcomandante Marcos’

Posted on 2014/05/26

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Blog of Zapatista Support Group Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

This morning, at the end of the homage to comrade Galeano, over three thousand Zapatista support bases and militants, along with around a thousand adherents of the Sixth, listened to the “last public words” of Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos of the EZLN. Six leaders of the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee, along with Moisés and Marcos, took the stage. Below are included some fragments from the five parts of Marcos’ letter.

1. A Difficult Decision

10380995_460313600766296_1391892626636133509_n“The battle for humanity and against neoliberalism was and is ours, and also that of many others from below. Against death, we demand life; against silence, words and respect; against amnesia, memory; against humiliation and disdain, dignity; against oppression, rebellion; against slavery, freedom; against imposition, democracy; against crime, justice.

The war we waged gave us the privilege of being heard by attentive and generous ears and hearts from near and far. Things were lacking, and still are…

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