Zapatismo Urbano

John Holloway

U.S. university students sleeping in Zapatista educational center in Chiapas, Mexico.

Radical theorist John Holloway reflects on the allure of Zapatismo for urban activists whose reality is so different from the conditions of the inhabitants of the Lacandon jungle.
Our experiences–writes the author–are far removed from those of the Zapatistas of Chiapas. Our living conditions are very different from those of the Zapatistas of Chiapas, and our forms of struggle too. And yet the resonance of the Zapatista uprising in the cities has been enormous.Why? What does Zapatismo mean in the cities?

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