Power to the People and other fun things.

8th October 2013

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El Subcomandante and La Generala meet and watch over Little Miss Maya as she sleeps. Extra points if you can spot El Popol Vuh and The Uncomfortable Dead by El Subcomandante Marcos.

El Subcomandante and La Generala meet and watch over Little Miss Maya as she sleeps. Extra points if you can spot El Popol Vuh and The Uncomfortable Dead by El Subcomandante Marcos.

Tagged: La Generala ChimoltrufiaLittle Miss MayaEl Popol VuhThe Uncomfortable DeadEl Subcomandante Marcos

8th October 2013

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El Subcomandante and La Generala make a friend, La Kalaka, and they all pump each other up for El Dia de Los Muertos.

El Subcomandante and La Generala make a friend, La Kalaka, and they all pump each other up for El Dia de Los Muertos.

Tagged: La Generala ChimoltrufiaLa KalakaEl Dia De Los Muertos

22nd July 2013

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El Subcomandante and La Generala demand that the US government bring deported DREAMers home! Today, 8 DACA-eligible youth attempted to come home through the Nogales, AZ port-of-entry. Not surprisingly, their entry was denied as they were detained and driven away in border patrol vans. Obama continues to lie to the immigrant community and he will continue to do so if no one speaks up. To read more about NIYA, the organization that helped organize this demonstration, and about the #DREAM8, please go here: http://theniya.org/news.html

El Subcomandante and La Generala demand that the US government bring deported DREAMers home! Today, 8 DACA-eligible youth attempted to come home through the Nogales, AZ port-of-entry. Not surprisingly, their entry was denied as they were detained and driven away in border patrol vans. Obama continues to lie to the immigrant community and he will continue to do so if no one speaks up. To read more about NIYA, the organization that helped organize this demonstration, and about the #DREAM8, please go here: http://theniya.org/news.html

Tagged: NIYABringthemhomeNogalesDACALa Generala Chimoltrufia

14th July 2013

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El Subcomandante and La Generala take a quick road trip to Arizona. On the way there, they stop at a mill power plant where they almost get blown away. On the way back, they stop at the General Patton Memorial Museum in Chiriaco Summit and view some retired old-school weapons of mass destruction. They also go through a growing brick memorial of a lot of people who died fighting for peace and equality, something we have not achieved mainly because as a country, we don’t really believe in peace and equality. El Subcomandante and La Generala make one final stop on the road when they spot what looks to be an abandoned radio station. 

Tagged: La Generala ChimoltrufiaMillsArizonaCaliforniaGeneral Patton Memorial MuseumRadio Station88.1 fm

14th July 2013

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El Subcomandante and La Generala make a new friend, Ah Mun the Corn Cob. By the end of the night, however, someone eats Ah Mun in a good ol’ 4th-of-July BBQ celebrating the continued, but now masqueraded, massacre of all beings not male, white, straight and (not or) documented.

El Subcomandante and La Generala make a new friend, Ah Mun the Corn Cob. By the end of the night, however, someone eats Ah Mun in a good ol’ 4th-of-July BBQ celebrating the continued, but now masqueraded, massacre of all beings not male, white, straight and (not or) documented.

Tagged: 4th of JulyLa Generala ChimoltrufiaUSAAh MunCorn

9th June 2013

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El Subcomandante and La Generala visit Friendship Park in San Ysidro, CA. Here, they are closely watched over by the US Border Patrol and the amount of fences makes it very difficult to talk to people and even more to make friends. Afterwards, the Subcomandante and La Generala go to Tijuna and visit Friendship Park on that side. The Tijuana side is more friendship friendly and here they are able to enjoy some border art and mingle with people. They are even able to find a small opening in the wall where they can effectively communicate from both sides, as it was meant to be in the first place. 

Tagged: Friendship ParkSan YsidroTijuanaBorder PatrolimmigrationUSMEX borderUSAMEXLa Generala Chimoltrufia

9th June 2013

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El Subcomandante and La Generala visit the Watts Towers in Los Angeles (Watts). They take a tour and learn that these Towers represent the history of the community but also are of Italian influence and heritage. 

Tagged: La Generala ChimoltrufiaWattsWatts TowersLos AngelesSimon RodiaItalian

9th June 2013

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Los zapatistas y las manzanas

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

Dice Durito que la vida es como una manzana.

Y dice también que hay quienes la comen verde, quienes la comen podrida y quienes la comen madura.

Dice durito que hay algunos, muy pocos, quines pueden elegir cómo se comen la manzana: si en un hermoso arreglo frutal, en puré, en uno de esos odiosos (para Durito) refrescos de manzana, en jugo, en pastel, en galletas, o en lo que dicte la gastronomía.

Dice durito que los pueblos indios se ven obligados a comer la manzana podrida y que a los jóvenes les imponen la digestión de la manzana verde, que a los niños les prometen una hermosa manzana mientras se las envenenan con los gusanos de la mentira, y a las mujeres les dicen que les dan una manzana y sólo les dan media naranja.

Dice Durito que la vida es como una manzana.

Y dice también que un zapatista, cuando está frente a una manzana, le saca filo a la madrugada y parte la manzana, con certero golpe, por la mitad.

Dice Durito que el zapatista no intenta comerse la manzana, que ni siquiera se fija si la manzana está madura, o podrida, o verde.

Dice Durito que, abierto el corazón de la manzana, el zapatista toma con mucho cuidado las semillas, va y ara un pedazo de tierra y las siembra.

Después, dice Durito, el zapatista riega la matita con sus lágrimas y sangre, y vela el crecimiento.

Dice Durito que el zapatista no verá el manzano florecer siquiera, ni mucho menos los frutos que dará.

Dice Durito que el zapatista sembró el manzano para que un día, cuando él no esté, alguien cualquiera pueda cortar una manzana madura y ser libre para decidir si se la come en un arreglo frutal, en puré, en jugo, en un pastel o en uno de esos odiosos (para Durito) refrescos de manzana.

Dice Durito que el problema de los zapatistas es ése, sembrar las semillas y velar su crecimiento. Dice Durito que el problema de los demás seres humanos es luchar para ser libres de elegir cómo se comen la manzana que vendrá.

Dice Durito que ahí está la diferencia entre los zapatistas y el resto de los seres humanos: Donde todos ven una manzana, el zapatista ve una semilla, va y prepara la tierra, siembra la semilla, la cuida.

Fuera de eso, dice Durito, los zapatistas somos como cualquier hijo de vecina. Si acaso más feos, dice Durito, mientras de reojo mira cómo me quito el pasamontañas.


Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Desde alguna madrugada del Siglo XXI

Tagged: Subcomandante Insurgente MarcosZapatistasManzanas