January 01, 2004 – EZLN after Ten Years
Ten years ago today, on January 1st 1994, a primarily indigenous rebel group, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, or EZLN, declared war on the Mexican government. They yelled Ya Basta! Enough! to the authoritarian government and announced that NAFTA, which went into effect the same day, meant death to indigenous peoples. Throughout the following decade, the EZLN has been a key reference for anti-neoliberal and anti- racist struggles around the globe. On the 10th anniversary of the uprising that shook the world, we bring you this special report recounting major events of the past decade. This special was produced in the Chiapas Indymedia Center by: Mariana Mora, Luz Ruiz, Tim Russo, Rachel Wallis, Alex Rocklin, Abby Smith, Ana Maria Moscoso, Jose Juan and Ximena Antiyon.