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Quote for the day

¡Hoy decimos basta! Today we say enough is enough! To the people of Mexico, Mexican brothers and sisters: We are a product of 500 years of struggle – first against slavery, then during the War of Independence against Spain led by insurgents, then to promulgate our constitution and expel the French empire from our soil, and letter [when] the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz denied us the just application of the Reform laws and the people rebelled and leaders like Villa and Zapata emerged, poor men just like us.  We have been denied the most elemental education so that others can use us as cannon fodder and pillage the wealth of our country.  They don’t care that we have nothing, absolutely nothing, not even a roof over our heads, no land, no work, no health care, no food, and no education.  Nor are we able freely and democratically to elect our political representatives, nor is there independence from foreigners, nor is there peace or justice for ourselves and our children.

– Comandancia General del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, 1993



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