January 1, 1994: The day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Mayan soldiers take over haf the state of Chiapas, declaring a war against the global corporate power they say rules Mexico. They call themselves the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN).
Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. It is the story of a Mayan peasant rebellion armed with sticks and their word against a first world military. It is the story of a global movement that has fought 175,000 federal troops to a standstill and transformed Mexican and international political culture forever.
Thursday January 31st
Fourth Floor Resource Centre, St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch Street.
This is a wheel-chair accessible location.
Sponsored by: Sudbury Against War and Occupation (SAWO)
Contact Information: sudburyawo[at]gmail.com
Sudbury Against War/Occupation Website: www.aws.roadnetwork.org
Come on out if you are in the area!