In the early hours of 1 January 1994 a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants, the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, emerged from the jungles of southeastern Mexico and declared ‘¡Ya basta!’ – ‘Enough!’ – to five hundred years of colonialism, racism, exploitation, oppression, and genocide. The Zapatista uprising was to have a profound impact upon the socio-political fabric of Mexico, and around the world. Through an exploration of the movement’s history, aims, political philosophy and practice, and future directions, Zapatistas provides a critical, comprehensive, and accessible overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history.
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Published April 4, 2013
by Zed Books.
History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference.