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Celebrating 22 Years of Zapatismo

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None of this, however, has stopped the Zapatistas from dreaming big dreams or taking on the most intimidating of foes. They had the courage to declare war on the Mexican government, to take on global capitalism, and to ask themselves what it would mean to dismantle patriarchy in Zapatista territory. If there is one thing about the Zapatista movement I would hope to see contemporary social movements emulate, it would be this combination of humility and chutzpah -- the understanding of the enduring nature of this work and the patience and unflinching commitment that comes along with it.

Hilary Klein has been engaged in social justice and community organizing for two decades. She lived in Chiapas, Mexico, for several years, where she worked with women's projects in Zapatista communities, and she is the author of "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories."

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