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Zapatistas: The Chiapas Revolt and What It Means For Radical Politics

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The Zapatista Army for National Liberation burst onto the world stage on January 1, 1994. Zapatista commander Subcomandante Marcos announced a revolution and declared war on the Mexican government and global capitalism. Since then, the Zapatistas have inspired thousands of activists across the world. They have attracted much attention from political theorists and analysts. ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 20th 2006 by Pluto Press (first published June 1st 2006)
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nick
May 25, 2016 nick rated it it was ok
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Sometimes you want to rate a book more then you feel like giving it but you just can't do it. Mihalis Mentinis book on the zapatistas is one of those.He put a lot of work into this, shed some light on less known aspects, adequately discussed some existing theories on the zapatistas and gives an easy overview on their history and if it were not for the flaws it would have made a go to book on the zapatistas.

I liked as I said some parts of the book but hated other parts of it. It did include an a
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May 01, 2012 Chana added it
this book seeks to develop a theoretical framework for the Zapatista movement, by critically examining certain aspects of the rebellion and exploring new dimensions of the Chiapas revolt to expand its potentialities and implications for the future. By doing so, it attempts to move beyond the two normal tendencies in discussions around the rebellion: on one end uncritical, optimistic historical accounts and on the other hostile criticisms attempting to pathologize the movement.
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good book!
sheds light to unknown aspects of the Zapatista movement
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