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YA Basta!by Insugente Marcos
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“The world has a new kind of hero, one who listens more than speaks, who preaches in riddles not in certainties, a leader who doesn’t show his face, who says his mask is really a mirror. And in the Zapatistas, we have not one dream of a revolution but a dreaming revolution.”—Naomi Klein
The most comprehensive collection of essays and communiqués by Subcomandante Marcos chronicles the written voice of the Zapatista movement and its struggle to open a space within the neoliberal, globalized landscape for the oppressed peoples of the world. Complete from their first public appearance in 1994 through their 10-year anniversary celebrations and period of restructuring in 2004.
“The Zapatista uprising in Chiapas was certainly one of the most dramatic and important instances in our time of a genuine grassroots movement against oppression. In this volume, the writings of Subcomandante Marcos give eloquent expression to this movement, revealing both its philo-sophical foundations and its tactical ingenuity. I believe his words and the statements of the Zapatistas can inspire a new generation of activists and let them understand that it is possible for ordinary people, without military power, without wealth, to challenge state power successfully on behalf of social justice. [This] fantastic collection of Marcos’ words conveys the spirit of the Zapatistas as no other book I know has done.”—Howard Zinn
“After over 500 years of conquest, the indigenous -people already know what the rest of us must learn about empires: that they exploit the many for the privileges of the few, that they ransack the cultures of antiquity, that they place a burden even on the mother countries. But in their actions and writings, the Zapatistas are inspiring a new generation to join the struggle for a better world. It’s our world too!”—Tom Hayden
Book News Annotation:
Though the anonymous Marcos is not a leader of the uprising that began in Chiapas, Mexico in 1994, he has been its voice to the rest of the world. Here are a collection of his messages in chronological sections through 2003. Also included are five EZLN (Zapatista) communiques. Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein contribute forewords. Vodovnik is a publicist, activist, and student (social sciences, U. of Ljublhana). The revolution has not been indexed. Proceeds of sales go to autonomous rebel communities in Chiapas.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For ten years a voice from deep within the Mexican jungle has inspired us to fight back.
Cultural Writing. Latino/Latina Studies. The most comprehensive collection of essays and communiques by Subcomadante Marcos chronicles the written voice of the Zapatista movement and its struggle to open a space within the neoliberal, globalized landscape for the oppressed peoples of the world. "After over 500 years of conquest, the indigenous people already know what the rest of us must learn about empires: that they exploit the many for the privileges of the few, that they ransack the cultures of antiquity, that they place a burden even on the mother countries But in their actions and writings, the Zapatistas are inspiring a new generation to join the struggle for a better world. It's our world too!"--Tom Hayden.
About the Author
Subcomandante Marcos (Date of birth unknown), is the de facto spokesman for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), a Mexican rebel movement. He is known as Delegado Cero (Delegate Zero) in matters concerning the Other Campaign. In January 1994, Marcos led an army of Indian farmers out of the mountains and took over the eastern part of the state of Chiapas, protesting the government's neglect of indigenous peoples. Marcos is an author, political poet, adroit humorist, and outspoken Marxist opponent of globalization, capitalism and neo-liberalism. Marcos is currently advocating having the Mexican constitution amended to recognize the rights of the country's indigenous inhabitants. The internationally known guerrillero has been described as a "new" and "postmodern" Che Guevara
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