Tribes Today

As authentic political structures that served as the basis of organic democracy, tribes today have developed their own institutions and networks as shields against predatory markets. In this sense, the obligations of tribal membership in the modern world foster responsibilities that are pan-tribal, even cosmopolitan. This 21st century equivalent of ancient protector societies is perhaps best exemplified by what is commonly referred to as Zapatismo, the first Internet-era, popular expose of the World Indigenous Peoples’ Movement.

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~ by Jay Taber on April 10, 2009.

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