A short 15 minute video message from Zapatista Subcommandante Marcos in Chiapas, Mexico to the US independent media community. This message was produced, with the help of the National Commission for Democracy in Mexico, as a greeting to the attendants of the Free Media Conference in New York City. Marcos stresses the importance of network building and coalition-building between cultural workers and independent media-makers–especially in light of the growing threat of globalization. Working together, independent media can create “a knot of resistance against lies” and “tell a history of social struggle in the world…a history of what is happening right now.” This message was first presented at the Freeing the Media Gathering in New York City on January 31st, 1997.
1997 TRT: 15 minutes #272