Miguel Costa Matos

I’ve been reading The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today by Sorbonne professor Razmig Keucheyan, and I’ve learnt a lot. I’m collecting my reflections, with particular emphasis on how they connect to my dissertation, but I thought I would share with you this inspiring quote from Mexican Zapatista activist leader, subcomandante Marcos:

“Marcos is gay in San Francisco, black in South Africa, Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Isidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, an Indian in the streets of San Cristóbal, a kid gang member in Nez, a rocker in the Cité universitaire, a Jew in Germany, an ambudsman in Sedena [Defence Ministry], a feminist in political parties, a communist in the post-Cold War, a pacifist in Bosnia, a Mapuche in the Andes… In short, Marcos is any old human being on this planet. Marcos is all the rejected and oppressed minorities, who resist, explode and…

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