TITLE

WHY NOT SHARE A DREAM? ZAPATISMO AS POLITICAL AND CULTURAL PRACTICE: SPECIAL ISSUE: HUMBOLDT JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RELATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Callahan, Manuel
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Humboldt Journal of Social Relations;2005, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the 20 and 10 year anniversary of the Zapatista Rebellion has been an important opportunity to reflect on the significance and future struggle of the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN). Over the past decade, the Zapatistas have been celebrated as armed communities able to open vital and vibrant political spaces for a collective interrogation of out-dated political practice and renewed efforts towards social justice. The political work of the EZLN is all the more profound given that it has been carried out in the face of daily repression in the form of the low intensity war conducted against the Zapatista communities in rebellion throughout Chiapas. The Zapatistas were not the first to protest the negative impact of neoliberal structural adjustments nor are they unique in their claims or commitment to such political practices as consensus or radical democracy. Indeed, the Zapatistas have never claimed any special role for themselves in the "movement."
ACCESSION #
16963755

 

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