- The long march of Marcos
I am full of enthusiasm for this march.
Under-Commander Marcos, head of the Zapatist army of national
liberation, is stepping out of his haunt after seven years of
resistance in the Lacandone forest in Chiapias.
- It has been a two thousand-mile
march to Mexico, following the same path as the famous Zapata
did in 1914. All along the way, hundreds of thousands of people
came to support him.
This great initiative was a surprise for every body, first for
the politicians. Marcos proclaims that the time to fear is finished:
" We represent dignity although we are rebels, we are
the forgotten heart of the nation". This pacific march
has been done in the name of the ten million native Indians in
order that their rights are recognized after five centuries of
humiliation and neglect. The defense of their rights is sacred.
Marcos does not go to Mexico to seek power. He is not interested
in power and he has no weapon only words, which makes him a formidable
la place de Mexico
The famous square of Mexico was crowded; it was an historical
moment, unforgettable. Mexico has become the "Capital
of the world" by the presence of the Zapatists, as it
was rightly reported.
The stake is big. Marcos has always correlated the poverty of
the peasants and the ultra-liberal agricultural reform in the
90's. He was the first to describe how the globalization of the
liberal economy marginalizes the poor of the planet. His action
fits the action of those who oppose globalization that transforms
men into merchandise.
Marcos offers an alternative. He opens a new opportunity for
Mexico. Nothing will be as before.