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Dismantling neoliberal education: a lesson from the Zapatistas

from Roar… AUTONOMY & ANARCHISMbook cover

The non-hierarchical education of the Zapatistas cries dignity and suggests that the suffering of the neoliberal university can be withstood and overcome.     by  Levi Gahman

— Subcomandante Galeano (formerly Marcos)6


Excerpted from Levi’s chapter ‘Zapatismo versus the Neoliberal University: Towards a Pedagogy against Oblivion’, in the forthcoming book The Radicalization of Pedagogy, edited by Simon Springer, Marcelo Lopes de Souza and Richard J. White.

The story of the Zapatistas is one of dignity, outrage, and grit. It is an enduring saga of over 500 years of resistance to the attempted conquest of the land and lives of indigenous peasants. Continue reading Dismantling neoliberal education: a lesson from the Zapatistas

Free Zapatista Freedom School Texts Download HERE (English)

Put on your thinking caps because all four Zapatista textbooks from the  widely popular escuelita (little school) have been translated to English.

For those who are not yet familiar, the Zapatista Escuelita (Zapatista little school),brought 1630 students from around the world to learn what it really means to be Zapatista. Contrary to what some might believe, there’s a lot more to the Zapatista than “smashing the state” or looking good doing it!

You can download the four books by clicking the corresponding links below.

5th November.. Million Mask March.. World Wide Invite

Anonymous launches video ahead of the

 Million Mask March 

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By Justin King

The collective behind the global protest that will occur on November 5th in over 150 countries launched a YouTube video today to raise awareness of the march. It’s inspiring but seems to me aimed at a US following (all those US flags! ugh)

An organizer of the Washington, D.C. event explained that, as with many things within Anonymous, the event has taken on a life of its own. Continue reading 5th November.. Million Mask March.. World Wide Invite

Autonomy and the Global Revolution..We Are Everywhere! ..a must-read ..download HERE!

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 We Are Everywhere!

The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement (RDM)

Jérôme E. Roos and Leonidas Oikonomakis

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE

ABSTRACT:

The years since 2011 have witnessed the (re-)birth of a global cycle of struggles around the issue of democracy. With the representative institutions of liberal democracy in crisis, social movements appear to be increasingly moving away from claims-based and state-oriented contention towards a global project of autonomy. Continue reading Autonomy and the Global Revolution..We Are Everywhere! ..a must-read ..download HERE!

Zapatista Freedom School. Day 4 and 5

More than 1500 invited students are in the Lacandonan Jungle taking part in the Zapatista Freedom school last week. The school has also gone online also with registered studemts participating by teleconference around the world. Due to demand new courses are planned for Dec and Jan.

educaci-on zapatistaDay 4: Unlike the Capitalist Mexican Justice System, you cannot buy Zapatista Justice Continue reading Zapatista Freedom School. Day 4 and 5

Zapatista School Day 3: Autonomous Schools, Banks… Resistance.

Day 3: Autonomous Schools, Banks… Resistance. #Escuelita Zapatista

viva Ramona
viva Ramona

“Our Weapons are Our Words, Our Thinking, Our Hearts.”

“We are the Guardians of our Mother Land – it is not a commodity, it’s our mother.”

Zapatistas Continue reading Zapatista School Day 3: Autonomous Schools, Banks… Resistance.

Zapatist School Day 2: Women’s Government

Day 2: Women’s Government at Zapatista Freedom School

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viva Ramona

More than 1500 invited students are in the Lacandonan Jungle taking part in the Zapatista Freedom school this week. The school has also gone online also with registered studemts participating by teleconference around the world. Due to demand new courses are planned for Dec and Jan. Ask for invite or register for next teleconference

On the second day of sessions, our six Zapatista teachers from the autonomous communities talked about the Women’s Revolutionary Law which was created since the beginning of their fight (see below the 10 Principles of that Act which was made public since their uprising in 1994).

1. Women, regardless of their race, creed, color or political affiliation, have a right to participate in the revolutionary struggle in any way that their desire and capacity determine. Continue reading Zapatist School Day 2: Women’s Government