The EZLN 20 years on

Orsetta Bellani, Latinamerica Press (Photo: O.B.)

“There will be no house-museum or metal plaques where I was born and raised. Nor will there be anyone who lives off of having been Subcomandante Marcos. Nor will his name or rank be inherited. There will be no all-expenses-paid trips to speak abroad. There will be no transfer to nor (medical) attention received from any fancy hospitals. There will be no widows or heirs. There will be neither funerals, nor honors, nor statues, nor museums, nor awards — nothing that the system does to promote the cult of the individual or diminish the collective”. Continue reading…

Zapatistas Decide to Do Away with Subcomandante Marcos

Orsetta Bellani, Upside Down World (Photos: O.B.)

A light mist was falling in Selva Lacandona on the night of May 24, 2014. More than 2,000 Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) base supporters, dozens of the organization’s militants, members of the free media, and some 800 members of the Sexta (EZLN sympathizers) filled the basketball court at the Caracol of La Realidad, where the Autonomous Zapatista Government is headquartered. Continue reading…