The Speed of Dreams
The Speed of Dreams
Selected Writings 2001-2007
With Canek Pena-Vargas, Greg Ruggiero





The Story of the Nonconformist Little Stone
Oct 8, 2007
"Well, this little stone was a rebellious stone, like many of the small, medium and large women that are listening to us or reading us. Let's say that is was a nonconformist little stone, because it kept nonconforming all the time." - Subcomandante Marcos, ZNet

Of sowing and harvests: Subcomandante Marcos' speech on Gaza
Jan 4, 2009

"Two days ago... the ineffable Condoleezza Rice, a US official, declared that what was happening in Gaza was the Palestinians' fault, due to their violent nature.

The underground rivers that crisscross the world can change their geography, but they sing the same song.

And the one we hear now is one of war and pain.

Not far from here, in a place called Gaza, in Palestine, in the Middle East, right here next to us, the Israeli government's heavily trained and armed military continues its march of death and destruction.

The steps it has taken are those of a classic military war of conquest: first an intense mass bombing in order to destroy 'strategic' military points (that's how the military manuals put it) and to "soften" the resistance's reinforcements; next a fierce control over information: everything that is heard and seen "in the outside world," that is, outside the theater of operations, must be selected with military criteria; now intense artillery fire against the enemy infantry to protect the advance of troop to new positions; then there will be a siege to weaken the enemy garrison; then the assault that conquers the position and annihilates the enemy, then the 'cleaning out' of the probable 'nests of resistance.'"

- My Word is My Weapon

Of Sowing and Harvests: Subcomandante Marcos' speech on Gaza
Jan 12, 2009

"Two days ago, the same day we discussed violence, the ineffable Condoleezza Rice, a US official, declared that what was happening in Gaza was the Palestinians' fault, due to their violent nature.

The underground rivers that crisscross the world can change their geography, but they sing the same song.

And the one we hear now is one of war and pain.

Not far from here, in a place called Gaza, in Palestine, in the Middle East, right here next to us, the Israeli government's heavily trained and armed military continues its march of death and destruction." - Subcomandante Marcos, ZNet