5 days ago
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Standing behind his home, one of the elders of the community watches his sons build a new house for the growing family
Our recent trip to Chiapas to look into what has happened to the Zapatista movement was partially inspired by the fact that media coverage on the movement had largely dropped off in the past five years. One of the things that really interested us were people that had been part of the movement since the beginning - which was actually 1983, not 1994 as is often assumed - and still behind the idea of the social revolution regardless of age.
That stupid quote you always hear 'if you're not a Communist at 20, you're an idiot, and if you're not a Capitalist by 50, you're even dumber' (or something slightly more eloquent) always bugged me. More for the reason of assuming that cuz you are old you can't want to fight for change than for dividing the world into limited groups.
Anyways. Our article out on Global Post today looks at some of the older generation in the movement, looking back on what they have accomplished.
For many reasons, Zapatistas prefer not to have their full faces shown in photos; making for slightly challenging conditions, but hopefully working out in the end.
See it here
Posted by Esteyonage at 17:56