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Farewell Marcos, long live Subcomandante Galeano!
By Leonidas Oikonomakis, May 26, 2014
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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