At anniversary of Zapatista uprising, rebellion belongs to all

Claire Marie O'Brien:

Reblogged on Electrica in The Desert
!!VIVA ZAPISTISTAS!!

Originally posted on dorset chiapas solidarity:

Zapatista 20th Anniversary

 

At anniversary of Zapatista uprising, rebellion belongs to all

Marta Molina

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Thousands of people flocked to Oventic, one of the Zapatistas’ five political centers, to celebrate the new year and the 20-year anniversary of the armed uprising. (WNV/Moysés Zúñiga Santiago)We were in the Los Altos mountains in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. It was cold, foggy, and there was a light drizzle, making it nearly impossible to discern what was just a few meters away. Long lines of people appeared with backpacks and camping gear, waiting to enter Oventic, the headquarters of one of the Zapatistas’ five main communities, known as caracoles, or “snails” in Spanish. This caracol is titled “Resistance and Rebellion for Humanity.”

On December 31, 2013, the Good Government Council of Oventic received people from the surrounding indigenous Tzotzil and Tzeltal communitiesas well as those who came from other…

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6 thoughts on “At anniversary of Zapatista uprising, rebellion belongs to all

  1. Peter Gelderloos mentions the Zapatistas in his new book The Failure of Nonviolence: From the Arab Spring to Occupy. They meet all his criteria for a successful “combative” movement (he refuses to use the word “violent” because there’s no agreement on what it means.

    • Thanks! I’ll read it. I really like the refusal to use the word “violent”.
      I think that should apply to “terrorist” too, what do you think?
      I’m very sorry for the long delay. I really lost track of comments over the past few months! I apologise.

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