Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Subcomandante Marcos Reflects On 20th Anniversary Of Zapatista Rebellion In New Communique

La Jornada reports that as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, Subcomandante Marcos has released a new communique reflecting on how the history of the Zapatistas – and other Mexican political figures – has been written.  Marcos dedicates the bulk of his derision to whom he calls “the criminals of the Mexican political class”, but reserves plenty for “the for-pay press.”  The paper notes that members of the press will not be permitted to attend commemorations of the Jan. 1, 1994 uprising, during which the rebel group emerged from the Lacandon Jungle and captured several towns, including the city of San Cristobal.

 Marcos gestured to the August 2013 opening of the Little School or Escuelita, a project which saw some 1,500 international activists invited to study the Zapatistas while living with host families.

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