Subcomandante Marcos

(Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente)

Subcomandante Marcos
Subcomandante Marcos
  • Born: June 19, 1957
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Profession: Spokesperson, Writer









Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente, Mexican insurgent and former military leader and spokesman of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) during the Chiapas conflict. better known by his previous nom de guerre as Subcomandante Marcos, however he has recently used several other pseudonyms; he referred to himself as Delegate Zero during the 2006 Mexican Presidential Campaign, and in May 2014 announced that Subcomandante Marcos "no longer exists," adopting the name of his dead comrade "Teacher Galeano", naming himself Subcomandante Galeano instead.

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Democracy, liberty and justice for ALL Mexicans. As long as these demands are unmet, there will be war in Mexico’s territory. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
The left hand of the right wing. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The voice that arms itself to be heard. / The face that hides itself to be seen. Public Relations & Image
We, the men and women, full and free, are conscious that the war that we have declared is our last resort, but also a just one. The dictators are applying an undeclared genocidal war against our people for many years. Therefore we ask for your participation, your decision to support this plan that struggles for work, land, housing, food, health care, education, independence, freedom, democracy, justice and peace. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Always, since our birth, we've insisted on another way of doing politics. Now, we had the chance to do it without arms, but without stopping being Zapatistas; that's why we keep the masks on. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In addition to being extremely expensive, and we have to put up with the stupidities that the candidates repeat, it's really being decided elsewhere who will sit in the presidential seat.
In reality, the pioneers of this transformation of the indigenous Zapatista woman are a merit of the women insurgents. Women
In that first blow to the deaf walls of those who have everything, the blood of our people, our blood, ran generously to wash away injustice. To live, we die. Our dead once again walked the way of truth. Our hope was fertilized with mud and blood. Truth ;Hope
In the end, the women can be very rebellious, and very capable and all of that, but if she depends on a man economically, she has few possibilities. Women
Our war cries opened the deaf ears of the almighty government and its accomplices. Government ;War & Peace
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn't stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn't walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies. Truth ;History
We are nothing if we walk alone; we are everything when we walk together in step with other dignified feet.
We came to know each other in war, and in war we continue. War & Peace
We think, fundamentally, that the future story of Latin America, not only of Mexico but for all of Latin America, will be constructed from the bottom - that the rest of what's happening, in any case, are steps. Future

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