The Crack in the Wall: First Note on Zapatista Method

Posted on May 12, 2015

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Chiapas Support Committee

Subcomandante Galeano Subcomandante Galeano

May 3, 2015

Good afternoon, good day, good night to all listening and reading, no matter your calendars and geographies.

My name is Galeano, Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano. I was born in the wee hours of the morning on May 25, 2014, collectively and quite in spite of myself, and well, in spite of others also. [i] Like the rest of my Zapatista compañeras and compañeros, I cover my face whenever it is necessary that I show myself, and I take the cover off whenever I need to hide. Although I am not yet one year old, the authorities have assigned me the task of posta, of watchman or sentinel, at one of the observation posts in this rebel territory.

Since I am not used to speaking in public, much less in front of so many fine – (ha—excuse me, it must be hiccups from stage fright)…

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