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 NAFTAs impact on Mexicos 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 Mexicos 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....
|Title||:||Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico|
|Publisher||:||Verso 1st edition September 21, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||456 pages|
|File Size||:||691 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico Reviews
Bill does an extraordinary job depicting the Zapatista rebellion and the political scene. excellent corrolation between struggles in different states in Mexico and Cental and South America.
This book is required reading for anyone interested in the effects of NAFTA and globalization in general. Weinberg is a responsible journalist whose work on this and other stories can be read daily on [...]
This book is useful as a reference and a detailed chronicle. For the average reader, it is far too wordy. It needed a good editor. This book should be half the length it is. Sadly, the overall picture gets drowned in the details.