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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Zapatistas Subcomandante Marcos 'Mexico's Drug War'

Communique on Mexico's Drug War
Photo by Brenda Norrell/Marcos in Sonora, Mexico
About the Wars: A Fragment of the First Letter from Subcomandante Marcos to Don Luis Villoro, beginning the correspondence about Ethics and Politics
by Subcomandante Marcos
January-February 2011
Part 2 of the 4 that make up the first letter, which will appear in its entirety in the next issue of Rebeldía magazine.
(…) As Mexican native peoples and as the EZLN, we have something to say about war. Above all if it is carried out in our geography and in this calendar: Mexico, in the beginning of the 21st century …
"I would welcome almost any war because I believe that this country needs one." Theodore Roosevelt.
And now our national reality is invaded by war. A war that is not only not far away from those who were accustomed to see war in distant geographies or calendars, but also one that begins to determine the decisions and indecisions of those who thought that wars were only in the news and in places so far away like … Iraq, Afghanistan, … Chiapas.
And in all of Mexico, thanks to Felipe Calderón Hinojosa's sponsorship, we don't have to look towards the Middle East to critically reflect on war. It is no longer necessary to turn the calendar back to Vietnam, the Bay of Pigs, always Palestine. Read article:

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