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Questions and Swords: Folktales of the Zapatista Revolution

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Once again sharing the wisdom of Old Man Antonio and his Mayan heritage, Subcomandante Marcos tells two folktales from the Zapatista rebellion against the Mexican Government.

"The Story of the Sword" is an ancient parable that demonstrates how the indigenous peoples of Mexico can finally defeat the European invader. The tree, for instance, tried to fight the sword, but was
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Cinco Puntos Press
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Manuela
Beautifully illustrated and a great introduction to the Zapatista movement.
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if you keep up to date with the communiques don't read this book because these are just old antonio and don durito stories... unless, of course, you are starting a zapatista library.
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Subcomandante Marcos (date of birth unknown) is the spokesperson for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), a Mexican rebel movement. In January 1994, he led an army of Mayan farmers into the eastern parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas in protest of the Mexican government's treatment of indigenous peoples.

Marcos is an author, political poet, adroit humorist, and outspoken opponent of
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More about Subcomandante Marcos...
Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings ¡Ya Basta!: Ten Years of the Zapatista Uprising The Story of Colors/La Historia de los Colores: A Bilingual Folktale from the Jungles of Chiapas Shadows of Tender Fury Kata Adalah Senjata: Kumpulan Tulisan Terpilih 2001-2004

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