Friday, 10 January 2014

Film Screening: Celebrate 20 years of Zapatista autonomous communities

It is 20 years since NAFTA came into effect and the Zapatista National Liberation Army and people of Chiapas condemned it as 'a death sentence for the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico'.

It was on 1st January 1994 that the Zapatista army said “¡Ya Basta!”, “Enough!”. Already fighting the effects of 500 years of colonisation, they knew what NAFTA would mean and said no to corporate globalisation.

It is now 20 years since that day and for many the Zapatista have become an international symbol and inspiration for resistance against colonisation and corporate globalisation. In spite of murders, mass killings, rapes, harassment and arrests – despite constant harassment by the state and para-military forces, in spite of anti-Zapatista propaganda and attempts by global powers to vilify them – the autonomous communities of Chiapas continue.

Come along on Friday 17 January and join in a film viewing and discussion about the Zapatista struggle.

Further information about the Zapatista struggle can be found here:

When: Friday 17 January 2014

Where: People’s Cinema, 57 Manners St, (across the road from McDonalds)

Doors open: 6.00pm / Film starts: 6:30 pm

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