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by Chris Hannah and Derek Hogue
Escape Velocity Radio

Episode 17: The Zapatistas 20 Years On with Alex Khasnabish

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We take the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico to interview teacher, researcher, and author of Zapatistas: Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global, Alex Khasnabish. Alex takes us through the roots of the rebellion; the military conflict and subsequent negotiations; the unique and refreshing character of the movement; its broad influence both inside Mexico and internationally; and the ongoing grassroots work the Zapatistas continue to do today. In our debrief, we discuss the influence the Zapatistas had on us as young, irritating, and pedantic but well-meaning twits, and the connections between indigenous movements in places like Mexico and indigenous resurgence here in Canada. But more importantly: Propagandhi tour news, and a new song from War On Women! Episode Links Alex Khasnabish Zapatista: Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global Rebellion in Chiapas: An Historical Reader Episode Music War On Women – Servilia Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

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by Chris Hannah and Derek Hogue