“Ya basta!”

Implicit in the surging forth of the indigenous people is their demand to be approached with the respect due to all human subjects. As Subcomandante Marcos wrote over a decade ago, “The powerful with all their money don’t understand our struggle. The power of money and pride cannot understand, because there is a word which does not walk in the understanding of the great sages who sell their intelligence to the rich and the powerful. This word is dignity.”

—Jeff Conant, from “What the Zapatistas Can Teach Us About the Climate Crisis“, published in Foreign Policy in Focus, August 3, 2010

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