Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in Chiapas, Mexico during the 1994 uprising against the Mexican government.
The Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional came into public view in 1994 when they released their Revolutionary Laws, declaring war against the Mexican government. Taking their name from Mexican Revolution hero Emiliano Zapata, the EZLN stands for indigenous rights, women’s rights, and workers/peasants rights. Led by spokespeople such as Subcomandante Marcos, Comandante Ramona, and Subcomandante Elisa, they espouse an ideology that combines traditional Mayan beliefs with Marxism and anarchism. They denounce economic globalization and neo-liberalism (most notably Mexico’s role in NAFTA), citing threats towards indigenous and peasant lifestyle and livelihood.
EZLN slogan: “Para todos todo, para nosotros nada” (For everyone, everything. For us, nothing)
"If you can say Schwarzenegger, you can say Esparza"
- Raúl Esparza on idiots who kept pressuring him to change his name to something less latino. (via magnetic-rose)
Our names are not a burden.
Yeah, Sergio Covarrubia Garcia. Homie, you’re the first undocumented lawyer and you dropped one of your last names because people couldn’t pronounce it?? Tocallo, you need to have pride in your name.
#if you don't know too bad
Went to the post office today to mail out some prints. I had written “C/S” on the bottom of the envelope. When the mailman was putting the sticker on my envelope, he stopped for a second and said, “Con Safos…” I told him I was surprised he knew what that was, since not many people do. His response, “Man, I remember that being around wayy before you were born, I just haven’t seen it in a loong time.” Usually this guy, Roberto, just says thank you and “next please.” But today he shook my hand and said, “Hey man, you have a good evening.”
#lucythebully thinking about having a wiener dog for lunch at the top of mission peak. #35mm