Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico

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Verso, 2002 - Political Science - 456 pages
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The new Zapatistas in Chiapas have served as a catalyst for revolutionary indigenous movements across Mexico, pioneering a new model of resistance and posing a powerful threat to the stability of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Homage to Chiapas vividly depicts the grassroots struggles for land and local autonomy now underway in an economically strategic nation of nearly 100 million people. Weinberg analyzes NAFTA's impact on Mexico's campesinos with on-the-spot reportage from Tabasco, where fishermen blockade state owned oil wells to protest local pollution, from Central Mexico where plans for a giant computer complex and golf course spark an Indian uprising, as well as from Chiapas where he interviews Sub-commander Marcos. He also examines Mexico's growing militarization in the name of the war on drugs and reviews the Zapatistas' challenge to their supporters to carry the struggle throughout Mexico and beyond its borders.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF MAYA REBELLION
15
MISERY IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM
37
SOUTHERN MEXICO IN THE FREE TRADE ORDER
66
1994
99
1994
119
1995
133
1996
155
The Chontal Maya Survival Struggle in Mexicos Land of Black Gold
205
GUARDIANS OF TEHUANTEPEC
237
THE GOLF WAR OF TEPOZTLAN
253
SHADOW DAHCES
279
IS ANATOMY OF THE NARC O DICTATORSH I
301
OPIUM FIELDS OF THE TARAHUMARA
323
NARCOIMPERIALISM
345
BIBLIOGRAPHY
439

1997
165
1998
176
A REVOLUTION TO MAKE A REVOLUTION POSSIBLE
187

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Bill Weinberg is a correspondent, principally on Mexico and Central America, for Native Americas, the quarterly journal of Cornell University's American Indian Studies Program. He is also an editor at High Times, the American counterculture monthly, and a producer at New York's non-commercial WBAI Radio. An award-winning journalist specializing in the environment and native issues, he is the author of War on the Land: Politics & Ecology in Central America. He currently resides in New York.

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