Spanish philosopher Agustín García Calvo gave the following speech to a massive crowd during the occupation of the Puerta del Sol, the central plaza of Madrid, on May 19, 2011. A complete transcript in Spanish is available from Editorial Lucina; a small chunk of the speech is translated into English here.
“You are joy, the joy of the unexpected, of the unpredictable. Neither the authorities and governments, nor the political parties of any color expected this. . . .”
On today’s show, we examine the new geography of war in the context of the “old” geography of Chiapas. We talk with a compa of ours on the ground in Chiapas, who reports on some of the most recent clashes of the low-intensity war in Mitzitón, Bachajón, and Tila. We use these events, and the bigger picture in which they take place, to help us frame the conversation about the new letter from Subcomandante Marcos: “Notes on War.”
Read the full introduction on Indybay.