Social Cycles

When Toolis wrote his book about the internal struggles of the Irish Republican Army on the verge of another truce with the occupying British troops in 1994, the Zapatistas’ struggle Diebel reports on in her book about the Mexican human rights lawyer Digna Ochoa had recently erupted into the world’s consciousness. Rebelling against David Rockefeller and Bill Clinton’s North American Free Trade Agreement that was running the indigenous of Mexico off their communal lands in order for American corporations to strip their forests and supplant their sustainable agriculture with genetically-modified monoculture, the Indians of Chiapas and Guerrero–some of whom were defended by Ochoa–were just beginning this phase of resistance to colonialism while the indigenous of Ulster were hoping to bring their’s to a peaceful conclusion.

[ from Rebel Hearts Betrayed ]


~ by Jay Taber on January 20, 2007.

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