(PNS reporting from NEW JACK CITY) A local activist is excited about throwing her support behind a movement in Southern Mexico she recently read about on Facebook: the EZLN.
Pilar Morales (photo) said she saw a post on her friend Daisy’s Facebook wall about a new band called Rage Against the Machine which talked about the movement.
When the Spanish Harlem resident Googled it, she said she felt like she’d finally found a cause she could really support.
“I totally get this. They are just, like, fighting for their rights and the government is oppressing them!” Morales told PNS. “It’s just not fair.”
Since discovering the Zapatistas, Morales, 36, has invested in huraches and a morral, she’s also re-discovering her indígena roots. Despite the fact that those around her claim that the Zaptista movement was “so 1994,” she is undeterred.
“I’m even considering learning Quechua, to get in touch with my roots,” the special education teacher told PNS, noting that her family is actually from Tucson.
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“I’d also like to get involved in a campaign against Pete Wilson and Proposition 187,” said the eager young woman, adding, “Why people aren’t talking about this racist politician and his anti-immigrant law?”