Chiapas: Postscripts from Subcomandante Marcos to the “illustrated letter”

imagen de la movilización zapatista en San Cristóbal de Las Casas, 21 de diciembre de 2012 @ SIPAZ

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos, spokesperson of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), published a letter as a postscript to the so-called “illustrated letter” that is entitled “Suppressing the fire with gasoline.”  In this document, Marcos indicates that for many the EZLN does not exist as long as it does not have a public presence.  A section named “P.S. READING RACISM IN COMMUNICATION” details that “the previous time that the Sup had written a communique in the name of the EZLN [was in] May 2011,” while during the period from “7 May 2011 to 21 December 2012, there have been 27 denunciations from the Good-Government Councils: that is to say, from the Zapatista indigenous peoples WITHOUT white and bearded intermediaries.”  This position was taken in light of the high number of mentions made of the SCI in the Twitter and Facebook social networks, and considering the number of times the Enlace Zapatista page has been visited since the publication of these letters.  For example, the “number of visits to the Sup cartoon which offended so many cultured persons equaled more than 5000 visits in less than 48 hours,” while the “27 denunciations have been visited or read approximately 1500 times each one, all of these having been placed on the headlines of this webpage.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Enlace Zapatista: “APAGANDO EL FUEGO CON GASOLINA. (posdatas a la carta gráfica)” (carta completa)

La Jornada: “Si el Sup no habla, el EZLN no existe para medios ni políticos” (13/01/2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

“Illustrated letter from the Subcomandante to his critics,” 8 January 2013 (15 January 2013)

Chiapas: a communique and two letters from the EZLN (8 January 2013)


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