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Friday, December 25, 2020

Zapatistas Sup Galeano: How Defensa Zapatista tried to explain Zapatismo’s mission and other happy reasoning to Esperanza





PART THREE: THE MISSION
How Defensa Zapatista tried to explain Zapatismo’s mission and other happy reasoning to Esperanza 

By Sup Galeano (Marcos)

Translations

“All right, I’m going to explain something very important to you. But don’t take notes—just keep it in your head. You might leave the notebook laying around anywhere, but you have to carry your head with you all the time.”

Defensa Zapatista paced back and forth, just like the late SupMarcos used to do when he was explaining something really important. Esperanza was sitting on a tree stump, over which she had wisely placed a piece of plastic tarp to cover the damp wood which was covered in moss, mushrooms, and dry twigs.