- Aug 23, 2005
- Reaction score
- South Shore of Long Island.
- Political Leaning
- Very Liberal
Anybody ever hear of the Zapatistas? I find them and their cause to be very admirable.
As anarcho-syndicalist groups go they're alright
BTW the zapatista rising was considered an embarrassment for the government of mexico, so I wouldn't say that the EZLN got their "asses kicked".
In addition, I think if you want to understand why they oppose neo-liberalism and globalization, it's a good idea to place them in the context of their environment. I suggest you watch "A Place Called Chiapas". It's free on youtube, so what do you have to lose? It's slanted towards the EZLN but its the best documentary out there about them and their struggle.
The biggest beef I have with the EZLN is that they failed to protect their own supporters in the North when they were getting killed by the ironically called 'Peace and justice' paramilitary. However, this is probably not their fault and I'm probably just a naive idealist.