The Spectrum of Defiance
-Since Abraham almost sacrificed his own son for god (old Testament) this land has been considered holy.
-Israel the State was created post WWII and the Holocaust
-Religious, racial, and territory fragments the conflict further
-Wall/ Tunnels; "Open-Air Prison"
-Settlers displacing Indigenous peoples is nothing new
Subcomandante Marcos vs. Mass Media
-Mass media distorts and simplifies the story
-He is the spokesperson for the Zapatistas
-RATM form of underground communication. "A Voice for the Voiceless"
"It's my life for their life so call it a free trade,
I took a death trip when I tried to cross the white wall...
Maize was all we needed to sustain
Now her golden skin burns, insecticide rain
Ya down with DDT? Ya, you know me,
Raped for the grapes, profit for the bourgeois..."
The Black Bloc
-No identity; they act as one unified front
-Chance to 'get even' with oppressors
-Violent and shocking tactics
-1914 Anarcho-Syndicalism (Union) Emiliano Zapata "It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
-1994 NAFTA, EZLN launched - "Tierra y Libertad"
-Egalitarian "Para todos todo, para nosotros nada" (Everything for everyone and nothing for ourselves).
-Day to day life considering your impact: "Voting" with your $ and time
-Exodus: Withdrawll (boycott) from a system you cannot morally agree with
-Working collectively towards the life you wish to see all humans obtain