Zapatistas by Alex Khasnabish
Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global (Rebels)

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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.

About Alex Khasnabish

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Alex Khasnabish is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Published April 4, 2013 by Zed Books. 233 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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