Narconews: Subcomandante Marcos In Mexico City
Marcos: May 1 Labor March "Will Meet In Front of the U.S. Embassy" in Mexico City
April 27, 2006
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Subcomandante Marcos and the Other Campaign caravan are getting closer to the concrete jungle of Mexico City, the center of the country's political power and home to a quarter of its citizens. On Wednesday, Marcos made a startling announcement from the Mexico City suburb of Nezahualcoyotl. Al Giordano reports:
"Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos was received this afternoon by thousands of urban workers from the rough-and-tumble metropolis of Nezahualcoyotl that borders Mexico City. Street vendors, factory, retail and construction workers, laid off meatpackers, taxi and bus drivers, teachers, immigrants from Oaxaca and other Mexican states, and former immigrants that returned from working in the United States, plus their sons and daughters from grade schools, junior highs, and high schools - many who flocked directly from class to the afternoon rally in front of City Hall still wearing their school uniforms - gave 'Delegate Zero' a warm and attentive welcome.
"It was there that Marcos decided to drop an information bomb on two governmental powers: the Mexican federal government and 'the Yankee Embassy' of Washington and Wall Street: The May Day workers march, announced last February in Tlaxcala by the Zapatista spokesman, will assemble in front of that United States Embassy, Monday, at noon, on ritzy Paseo de la Reforma, on the very same day that Mexicans and Mexican-Americans across the U.S. border will march and many will strike from their jobs in protest of repressive measures against them up North.
"The announcement came one day after Mexican Interior Minister Carlos Abascal sought a meeting with the military commander of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN, in its Spanish initials), which has shunned any and all contact with the federal government for the past five years. Abascal worried aloud during a meeting with Catholic bishops about Marcos' daily vow that the national rebellion he is fomenting 'will topple the federal government.' Today, Marcos answered the top functionary of the administration of president Vicente Fox, saying: 'What we are proposing is to defeat the evil governments.' Referring to Abascal's apparent confusion over what that means, he said: 'I repeat: we will topple the municipal mayors, the state governments and the government of the republic, put them all in jail, kick the bankers, the big mall owners and capitalists out of the country and defeat the capitalist system!'"
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