First World, Ha, Ha, Ha!
First World, Ha, Ha, Ha!
The Zapatista Challenge

Edited by Elaine Katzenberger

The Zapatista Army emerged from the jungle on New Year's Day, 1994, and provoked a national crisis in Mexico. At a demonstration in Mexico City, over 100,000 people marched together and shouted, First World, HA HA HA!—a defiant declaration of solidarity with the rebels, an insurgent army of indigenous campesinos who have challenged the direction of Mexico's future.

The Chiapas uprising was internationally hailed as a direct attack on the New World Order. It was a milestone in the continuing history of indigenous resistance in the Americas, and an important development in the growing worldwide struggle against global policies of economic colonization.

In this collection, writers from Mexico and the United States provide the background and context for the Zapatista movement, and explore its impact, in Mexico and beyond.

"Elaine Katzenberger has assembled an interesting and stimulating collection of voices from Mexico and the United States, of those in revolt and those reacting to the revolt. . . . Listened to as moments of an ever wider and ever more multi-sided conversation, the voices in the book should contribute to that amplification by giving their listeners a sense of the complexity and breath of the discussion." — Harry Cleaver, Professor at University of Texas

Title First World, Ha, Ha, Ha!
Subtitle The Zapatista Challenge
Edited by Elaine Katzenberger
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading HIS000000 HISTORY
Title First Published 01 January 1995
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 200 p.
ISBN-10 0872862941
ISBN-13 9780872862944
Publication Date 01 January 1995
Main content page count 200
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.95

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