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Zapatistas: Documents Of The Mexican Revolution 

(Written by Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, 1994)


Kicking off this ‘Phase’ on something of a militant note, as our times certainly demand, we are excited to present yet another incredible entry into Write Brain TV’s ever-expanding radical underground library. Mexico’s Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) — in their own words — define and analyze exactly what it means to be a  revolutionary in this expansive collection of radical and incendiary essays, correspondences, interviews, articles, and community-based constitutions.  Compiled by the underground publisher and activist group Autonomedia in 1994 — who painstakingly collected and translated these records — this comprehensive volume allows the reader unprecedented, fly-on-the-wall access to the front-lines and back-parlors of a live insurrection as it unfolds. Published just months after these same guerillas launched their initial rebellion from their base quarters in the Lancadón rainforest of south Mexico as coordinated protest against incoming anti-worker NAFTA policies, Zapatistas: Documents of the New Mexican Revolution provides one-of-a-kind first-hand accounts and analysis of political struggle from the very people enacting revolutionary practices to protect their indigenous comrades and fellow workers. If only more Americans would concern themselves with the revolutionary struggles of the past, we could still yet find the opportunity to liberate ourselves from the shackles of capitalism and imperialism from within the belly of the beast.