Rebellion in Chiapas— The Zapatista Movement in Modern Mexico
Sixteen years ago this month, the Zapatista uprising in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas shocked the world, as a previously unknown army of indigenous Maya took up arms to repudiate the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Journalist and World War 4 Report editor Bill Weinberg, author of Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico, will speak on the dynamics that led to the rebellion, and look back both on the gains and defeats of the Zapatista struggle since the 1994 uprising.
Friday Jan. 22, 7 PM
Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’ and Airmen’s Club
283 Lexington Ave. between 36th & 37th streets, 2nd flr.
Sponsored by the New York Military Affairs Symposium (NYMAS)