“TO SEE THE DAY AS IT SHOULD BE SEEN”

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Rebellion shelters the EZLN just like it did 20 years ago

La Jornada, 28 December 2013

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“To those who that night put their rucksacks and their history on their backs, to those who  took lightning and thunder into their hands, to those whose boots were shod with no future, to those who covered their faces and their names, to those who, without asking anything in return, died in the long night so that others, everyone, on a morning still to come, will be able to see the day as it should be seen, that is to say, from the front, standing, and  with an upright gaze and heart.

“For them we cry, Freedom! Freedom! FREEDOM! May our steps be as great as our dead.”

Subcomandante Marcos, leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN)

 

 

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 Subcomandante Marcos. Photo from the Archive

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One thought on ““TO SEE THE DAY AS IT SHOULD BE SEEN”

  1. My knowledge of the Zapatistas (EZLN) is embarrassingly little. What I do know of them, I see similarities with the National Liberation Front (NLF) which sought to throw off French colonial rule and unite the country in Vietnam. They had tremendous support among the peasant population and were instrumental in resisting the American bombing and counterinsurgency campaigns. Of course, I grew up being told the Viet Cong were the enemy.

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