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Farewell Marcos, long live Subcomandante Galeano!

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Farewell Marcos, long live Subcomandante Galeano!

By Leonidas Oikonomakis, May 26, 2014

Roar Magazine

10365630_460316404099349_2637218124903385927_oSubcomandante Marcos of the Zapatistas no longer exists: “We think one of us must die so Galeano can live. So death does not take a life but a name.”

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos is gone. Viva el Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano!

“At 2:08 am on May 25, 2014, at the south-western combat front of the EZLN, I declare that the one known as Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos no longer exists,” he said in an enigmatic — as usual — communiqué in his first public appearance since 2009.

The media immediately created the story: “Subcomandante Marcos steps down as EZLN leader.” They did not even bother to read the rest of the communiqué, neither did they bother to investigate the situation any further. The headline was there, emphatic and maybe convenient as well: “Subcomandante Marcos steps down

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