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Zapatista Army of National Liberation

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== Communications ==
[[File:Sub Marcos.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Wearing a headset. "''Marcha del Color de la Tierra''" (2001).]]
From the beginning, the EZLN has made communication with the rest of Mexico and the world a high priority. The EZLN has used technology, including [[Communications satellite|cellular phones]] and the Internet, to generate international solidarity with sympathetic people and organizations. Rap-rock band [[Rage Against the Machine]] is well known for its support of the EZLN, using the red star symbol as a backdrop to their live shows and often informing concert crowds of the ongoing situation.[[File:Black Flag and a Red Voodoo.jpg|thumb|left|200px|The Zapatista flag in the background; RATM on stage.]] As a result, on trips abroad, the president of Mexico is routinely confronted by small activist groups about "the Chiapas situation". The Zapatistas are featured prominently in Rage Against the Machine's songs, in particular "[[People of the Sun]]", "[[Wind Below]]", "Zapata's Blood", and "[[War Within a Breath]]".<ref>Rosalva Bermudez-Ballin, [ Interview with Zach la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine)], Nuevo Amanecer Press (via, 8 Jul 1998</ref> Another band that has openly supported the EZLN's cause is [[Los de Abajo (band)|Los de Abajo]].
Before 2001, Marcos' writings were often published in some Mexican and a few international newspapers. Then Marcos fell silent, and his relationship with the media declined. When he resumed writing in 2002, he assumed a more aggressive tone, and his attacks on former allies angered some of the EZLN's supporters. Except for these letters and occasional critical communiqués about the political climate, the EZLN was largely silent until August 2003, when [[Radio Insurgente]] was launched from an unknown location.