The indigenous group has built an autonomous, locally based food system that escapes corporate programs and practices that are fostering unprecedented poverty, hunger and suffering.
After experiencing the horror of solitary confinement for over a year, Sarah Shourd now is using storytelling and the theater to heal herself and others.
The longtime political activist pinpoints what activists should be paying attention to in the new year, including the killing of people of color by the government through police violence, the climate crisis and the duopoly scam of American politics.
Growing up in a well-heeled suburban community, I absorbed our society’s distaste for dissent long before I was old enough to grasp just what was being dismissed, which is why I traveled thousands of miles to a Zapatista “organizing school” in the heart of the Lacandon jungle in southeastern Mexico to try to sort out just what I’d been missing.
More than a thousand students have enrolled in the leftist group's la escuelita de libertad to learn about the Mexican rebels' life philosophies; a Canadian teenager protests Monsanto by eloquently refuting a bumbling TV host; meanwhile, same-sex marriage is garnering immense support in Latin America. These discoveries and more after the jump.