07 January 2009

WORLD DENOUNCES GAZA SIEGE Mexico Zapatista leader slams Obama over Gaza silence [news story]

Excerpt: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AFP) - - Mexico's Zapatista rebel leader "Subcomandante" Marcos slammed US president-elect Barack Obama for failing to speak out on Israel's bombing of Gaza, in a speech on Friday marking the 15th anniversary of his rebellion. The masked leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation -- which rose up in arms in Chiapas, southeast Mexico, on January 1, 1994 -- also critized a government clampdown on spiraling drug violence, in his first public appearance in more than a year. Obama "supports the use of force" against Palestinian people, Marcos said in a speech to some 2,500 leftist politicians and activists from 25 countries.
Article: "Mexico Zapatista leader slams Obama over Gaza silence"
Source: Agence-France Presse
Link to Full Story: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20090103/twl-mexico-rebels-zapatistas-us-mideast-7e07afd.html

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