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Zapatistas: Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global by Doctor Alex Khasnabish PDF

By Doctor Alex Khasnabish

within the early hours of January 1, 1994 a guerrilla military of indigenous Mayan peasants emerged from the highlands and jungle within the some distance southeast of Mexico and declared "¡Ya basta!" - "Enough!" - to 500 years of colonialism, racism, exploitation, oppression, and genocide. As elites in Canada, the us, and Mexico celebrated the arrival into strength of the North American loose alternate contract the Zapatista military of nationwide Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) declared battle by contrast 500 yr outdated trajectory towards oblivion, person who they acknowledged was once so much lately reincarnated within the type of neoliberal capitalist globalization that NAFTA represented.

While the Zapatista rebellion may have a profound effect upon the socio-political cloth of Chiapas its results will be felt some distance past the borders of Mexico. At a second whilst state-sponsored socialism had all yet vanished from the worldwide political panorama and different ordinary parts of the left seemed totally demoralized and defeated within the face of neoliberal capitalism's worldwide ascendance, the Zapatista rebellion may spark an unforeseen and strong new wave of radical socio-political motion transnationally.

Through an exploration of the Zapatista movement's origins, historical past, constitution, goals, political philosophy and perform, and destiny instructions this ebook presents a serious, complete, and obtainable evaluate of 1 of crucial insurgent teams in contemporary history.

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