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The Zapatistas: learning their philosophy and practice


This article, by John Ahni Schertow, was first Published on Global Voices on March 17, 2014.

Put on your thinking caps because the first of four Zapatista textbooks from last year’s widely popular escuelita (little school) have been translated to English.For those who are not yet familiar, the Zapatista Escuelita (Zapatista little school), brought 1630 students from around the world to learn what it really means to be Zapatista. Contrary to what some might believe, there’s a lot more to the Zapatista than “smashing the state” or looking good doing it! You can download the first book, entitled, Autonomous Government I by clicking the corresponding link below. The following links will be posted here as they become available.

Autonomous Government I – Download now  

Textbooks to follow Autonomous Government II (available no later than April 8th)

Participation of Women in Autonomous Government (available no later than May 8th)

Autonomous Resistance (available no later than June 8th)

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