Sup Marcos at Juarez Border, Buzzed by Black Hawk

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Sup Marcos at Juarez Border, Buzzed by Black Hawk

Postby Gouda » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:35 am

Check out the video of his speech, linked on the right side under the photo:<br> <br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE LINK END--><br><br>Halfway into his address, a "Customs and Border Protection Black Hawk helicopter suddenly appearing over the bridge..."<br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>...Wednesday, about 2,500 people from both sides of the border watched him walk to the middle of the Stanton Street bridge for a symbolic meeting with a delegation from the Sin Fronteras farmworkers center from South El Paso and other activists.<br><br>(...)<br><br>"We have seen that this wall that the government of Bush is building with the complicity of the Fox government is intended to kill our people," he said. "There was the wall formed by the desert, the wall of the river and now this wall. Our comrades who go to work, not to do any harm, but who cross the border to work in the United States are being treated like terrorists."<br><br>(...)<br><br>Marcos, in his signature black ski mask and pipe and surrounded by a protective human chain, spoke through a loudspeaker. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>He urged the crowd to support protesters in the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca who are demanding the resignation of the state's governor, among other things. And he denounced the unsolved killings of women in Juárez.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>But it was a Customs and Border Protection Black Hawk helicopter suddenly appearing over the bridge, kicking up dirt and drowning his words, that inspired Marcos' most passionate remarks.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"The Other Campaign considers the other side (of the border) as a part of Mexico, a part of ourselves, like our blood, and our fight doesn't recognize neither this helicopter, nor this line, nor this flag that waves above," he shouted. "Comrades, there is no other side. Those on the other side are those sitting in this helicopter, in the White House and in Los Pinos," the Mexican presidential residence.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>(...)<br><br>Neil Harvey, a government professor at New Mexico State University, and about 25 New Mexico residents went to see Marcos.<br><br>"He expresses the desire for a better world," Harvey said. "Although he is speaking from a Mexican, a Chiapas perspective, I think it's resonating everywhere."<br><br>Teresa Sotelo, a graduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso, reached over the crowd on the bridge and shook Marcos' hand.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>"It's important to come into contact with people that are struggling for a better world. It's important to share our stories, our struggles," she said.</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>(...)<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br> <!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=>Gouda</A> at: 11/3/06 5:48 am<br></i>
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