We are in a transition toward something that we don’t know, that could be dramatic, but that has more the form of decomposition than of orderly transit. As Immanuel Wallerstein said: of controlled transitions are born new oppressions. That is why we should lose our fear of the collapse of the current system, which could be anarchical, but not necessarily disastrous.*
The Zapatista communiqué After the Battle, No Landscape Will Remain states their support for those in all geographies who struggle from below and to the left. Raul Zibechi elaborates.
Raúl Zibechi diagnoses the failure to unite the huddled masses, notably focusing on the limitations and contradictions amongst his own “dissident group”
Is Zapatismo one more great answer, one more answer, to the world’s problems?
No. Zapatismo is a bunch of questions. And the smallest may be the most disturbing: What about you?
As the planet’s richest look to technology to “Jump Ship,” the Zapatista Voyage for Life is a committment to stay. If, in the discovery of America, we find the beginnings of capitalism, this voyage, in the opposite sense of the one made more than 500 years ago, will help to connect the struggles for life, those that build worlds with peace, justice, dignity, freedom and democracy. In the old world the horizon is now in sight.