|English | Español||February 21, 2018 | Issue #40|
Subcomandante Marcos Asks for Actions “Rich in Imagination” to Promote the Other Campaign
By Concepción Villafuerte
Photo: D.R. 2005 Francisco Álvarez
Marcos explained a proposal to massively promote the Sixth Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle among those who have still not decided to participate.
“I think that you can hold public events that are very rich in imagination. Doing this is important because it is important that at this stage in the Other Campaign, it contrasts with the electoral campaigns. I have no doubt that you have initiative, ingenuity, and creativity.”
While the political campaigns for the Mexican presidency will conclude in June, the EZLN’s political initiative goes farther than that, said Marcos. When the candidates’ “circus” is finished, he said, “we will continue.”
He said that his leaving the Chiapas jungles and highlands is a first step towards “getting to know the territory” before the indigenous comandantes themselves begin the journey. This second phase is programmed for September and could last for many months. Delegate Zero didn’t exhibit either his motorcycle or his chicken-penguin, but he made those present laugh by taking pictures of them with a small camera, “so that they believe me when I say I was with all of you.”
Tomorrow morning, January 3, Marcos will leave toward Palenque, in the northern part of Chiapas near the border with the neighboring state of Tabasco. He will stay the day and night there before returning to San Christóbal January 4.
- The Fund for Authentic Journalism