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The Other Campaign: The Zapatista Call for Change from Below (City Lights Open Media)

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The Other Campaign is a collection of texts by Subcomandante Marcos and his Zapatista compañeros that articulate a vision for “change from below,” a call to create social change beyond the limits of electoral politics. As Mexico approaches the presidential elections, Marcos and supporters are touring the country in an effort to build a broad-based movement. The book inclu
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by City Lights Publishers (first published April 1st 2006)
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The Zapatista Call for Change from Below

The Other Campaign is a collection of texts – in English and Spanish – by Subcomandante Marcos and his Zapatista compañeros that articulate a vision for “change from below,” a call to create social change outside and beyond the limits of electoral politics. Rather than depending on what they experience as an irreparably corrupt and out-of-touch political system, the Zapatistas are calling for change to come “from below,” from the power that will be unleash
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Hadrian
Read for class.

The Zapatista are one of the most interesting groups today - their ideas are incredibly interesting, and their refusal to seize power and intent on 'one world which contains many words'. Their methods and their ideas are explained out here, very clearly and very interestingly.

Their main points are criticism of the exploitation of the country, corruption of the government, and protection of the rights of the downtrodden ethnic groups.

It is given to a rhetorical flourish, as manife
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Aug 03, 2007 pippi rated it really liked it
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this book was super short and i read it in about 2 hours. even though this was just published like a year ago i think it would be a good introductory to the zapatistas... you know... if you ever want to be introduced.
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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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