By the Sin Embargo Editorial Staff
Capital will not permit the triumph of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, candidate of the alliance “Together We’ll Make History,” in the next presidential election, Subcomandante Galeano assured during the round table “Looks, listens, words: prohibited thinking?”
He added that: “the capitalist hydra is crazed, it’s going for everything and everyone.” And he stressed that despite the fact that López Obrador will offer “a respite from capital, that respite won’t be possible.”
Mexico City, April 18
The Zapatista National Liberation Army (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) affirmed that the “powers that be” would not permit the triumph of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, candidate of the alliance “Together We’ll Make History,” in the current presidential electoral process.
Subcomandante Galeano revealed the warning during the roundtable “Looks, listens, words: prohibited thinking?” that was held at the Indigenous Integral Training Center (aka Cideci) of the University of the Earth in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.
Galeano added that: “the capitalist hydra is crazed, it’s going for everything and everyone.” Therefore it will not permit a triumph “like the one Andrés Manuel López Obrador seeks to head.”
And he reiterated that capital “is going for everything and is not going to permit Lulas, Dilmas, Kirchner, Correas, Evos, or López Obrador, or whatever anything is called that offers a breather.”
The former Subcomandante Marcos added that despite the warnings, the “institutional left” is sure that it will triumph in the upcoming July 1 election. And he emphasized that despite the fact that López Obrador offers “a respite from capital,” “that respite is not going to be possible.”
Galeano pointed out that his reflections derive from what his compañeras, compañeros, sisters and brothers of the networks and of other organizations face.”
On the other hand, he judged that the EZLN has never called for abstention, but rather for an electoral boycott against the National Action Party (PAN), in Querétaro during 2006, and this sought to pressure for the “liberation of some brothers that were prisoners and they released them.”
Finally, he said that the EZLN’s proposal has been organization of the peoples that make up the country.
Originally Published in Spanish by Sin Embargo
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Re-Published with English interpretation by the Chiapas Support Committee