No Tomorrow

“This is who we are.
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
The voice that arms itself to be heard.
The face that hides itself to be seen.
The name that hides itself to be named.
The red star that calls out to humanity and to the world to be heard,
to be seen, to be named.
The tomorrow to be harvested in the past.

Behind our black mask,
Behind our armed voice,
Behind our unnamable name,
Behind us, who you see,
Behind us, we are you.

Behind we are the same simple and ordinary men and women,
who are repeated in all races,
painted in all colours,
speak in all languages,
and live in all places.

The same forgotten men and women.
The same excluded,
The same untolerated,
The same persecuted,
We are you.

Behind us, you are us.
Behind our masks is the face of all excluded women,
Of all the forgotten indigenous,
Of all the persecuted homosexuals,
Of all the despised youth,
Of all the beaten migrants,
Of all those imprisoned for their words and thoughts,
Of all humiliated workers,
Of all those dead from neglect,
Of all the simple and ordinary men and women,

Who don’t count,
Who aren’t seen,
Who are nameless,
Who have no tomorrow.”


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