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In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion of a rebel, the poetry of a movement, and the literary genius of indigenous Mexico." Marcos first captured world attention on January 1, 1994, when he and an indigenous guerrilla group calling themselves "Zapatistas" revolted against the Mexican government and seized key towns in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas. In the six years that have passed since their uprising, Marcos has altered the course of Mexican politics and emerged an international symbol of grassroots movement-building, rebellion, and democracy. The prolific stream of poetic political writings, tales, and traditional myths that Marcos has penned since January 1, 1994 fill more than four volumes. Our Word Is Our Weapon presents the best of these writings, many of which have never been published before in English.Throughout this remarkable book we hear the uncompromising voice of indigenous communities living in resistance, expressing through manifestos and myths the universal human urge for dignity, democracy, and liberation. It is the voice of a people refusing to be forgotten the voice of Mexico in transition, the voice of a people struggling for democracy by using their word as their only weapon.

SUBCOMANDANTE MARCOS is a spokesperson and strategist for the Zapatistas, an indigenous insurgency movement based in Mexico

SUBCOMANDANTE MARCOS is a spokesperson and strategist for the Zapatistas, an indigenous insurgency movement based in Mexico. He first joined the indigenous guerrilla group that would become the Zapatistas in the early 1980s.

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But perhaps Marcos is different. His writings certainly feel a world away from the prescriptive texts of Marx, Lenin and Mao. For a start, they are often lyrical and humorous. They pose questions, rather than dictating answers. Such comedies aside, Our Word Is Our Weapon articulates a new and important grass roots: a participatory, non-hierarchical style of politics. It is not about seizing state power, but dissolving it. Marcos's goal is to make a political space for the empowerment of civil society.

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Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings. In alternating chapters, Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos and the consistently excellent Paco Ignacio Taibo II create an uproarious murder mystery with two intersecting story lines. by Subcomandante Marcos · Juana Ponce De Leon · José Saramago. The chapters written by the famously masked Marcos originate in the m. The Fire and the Word: A History of the Zapatista Movement.

Category: Literary Collections Philosophy Biography & Memoir. Marcos first captured world attention on January 1, 1994, when he and an indigenous guerrilla group calling themselves Zapatistas revolted against the Mexican government and seized key towns in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas. In the six years that have passed since their uprising, Marcos has altered the course of Mexican politics and emerged an international symbol of grassroots movement-building, rebellion, and democracy.

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by Subcomandante Marcos, Ana Carrigan . Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion of a rebel, the poetry of a movement, and the literary genius of indigenous Mexico. Marcos first captured world attention on January 1, 1994, when he and an indigenous guerrilla group calling themselves "Zapatistas" revolted against the Mexican government and seized key towns in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas.

The words of poets rarely make manifest the worlds which they describe. But the words of Subcomandante Marcos of the indigenous Zapatista rebels of Mexico - his political communiques, fiction, poetry, letters - have a potent, magical power of their own. The Zapatistas rose up at midnight on 1 January 1994, the day that the North America Free Trade Agreement came into force.

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Burilar
The Mayan Indians are a very humble and courageous people. I have listened to Marcos speak on Youtube and he seems to be a humble and grounded person. I applaud his commitment to refraining from the undermining trap of engaging in a cult of personality by covering his face. I imagine that it is also a practical measure to protect his identity, so that the Mexican government can't target his friends and family for retribution. I sincerely hope that the Mayan's dissident politics, or radical democratic way of life can survive, flourish, and help to inspire the rest of us around the world to change our ways too. I'm also impressed by the Kurdish PKK and their life and death struggle they are undertaking against the ultra-right wing evils of ISIS and the vile government of Bashar Al Assad. The Kurds also practice a form of radical democracy similar to the Mayans in Chiapas. Like the the Libertarian Socialist communes and collectives in Spain during the Spainish civil war, the Kurds and the Chiapas Mayans are bravely building and living the truly humanitarian life. With the sweeping scourge of ultra-right wing social urges, economic nationalism, and political fascism; we need to stand together as a global humanitarian people against the angry among us. They pine for the disgusting and brutal worlds that they have lost (Russian oligarchs and the Soviet Union); Racist religious nationalists (Britain, America, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Syria, Israel...etc), who wish to utterly smash the progressive libertarian project that has been moving slowly but surly especially over the last fifty years. We leftist libertarians must stand against the dark, ignorant, and greedy power mongers and authoritarians among us. This is not a review of 'Our Word is our Weapon' because I have not read too much of it yet, but from what I have, it has inspired me to write this. Well worth acquiring this book, their cause is just and inspiring!!
Vushura
Anyone interested in Zapatistas/EZLN or the words straight from Marcos...should read this book. I'm most the way though, but skip around as I please. I very much enjoyed the letter to Leonard Peltier, but also pg. 101, 'The opening remarks at the first Intercontinental Encuentro for humanity against Neoliberalsim, July, 27, 1996' is by far my favorite of his communications to date. I had it printed out and read it often even before owning this book. If someone is more interested in Marcos/Galeano/Delegado Zero et al. himself then I would recommend another book, 'Subcommander Marcos: The Man and the Mask' by Nick Henck. It goes in to his early life, influences and interviews old friends and professors..if he is indeed who we suspect he is ;)
Hǻrley Quinn
I picked this book up sometime ago but never had the opportunity to flesh out this thick work. Finally, I decided to write a substantial research paper based on the EZLN and their use of cultural "warfare" to garner Mexican and international allies. Beyond being phenomenally well written in the beautiful prose of Marcos, the alternative vision of social relations the Zapatistas create is too awe-inspiring to ignore. Just when the world thought social experimentation was a relic of the 20th century, these poet-guerrillas dared to shift the paradigm.

The book is a series of short communiques, poetry, and histories as told by the iconic Subcommandante Marcos. The reader can literally feel the sincerity and passion behind Marco's words as he riddles his tales. Although not directly applicable to the urban-industrial world, a point the EZLN makes itself several times, this book will inspire all to create a society based on Zapatista ethos: Democracy, Liberty, and Justice.
Akirg
Subcommandante Marcos has a vision that worked not only for the Mayans and people of Chicapas but one that can work, in an adjusted form, for the world. His writing is poignant and this is a must read for anyone interested in TRULY changing the landscape of politics, society, community, and the way the world works and is run. Everyone should read this book. ALthough I must admit I am not all the way through the book yet, I have read enough and truly believe that a form of syndicalism is the only way that we can ever have collectively run, peaceful world. This is a must read along with the works of Emma Goldman, Albert Parsons, and Ghandhi.
fabscf
The is a book I return to again and again to better understand a struggle for freedom going on right at our doorstep - in a remote area of Mexico. It has been helpful to me in understanding the ancient ways of the descendants of native cultures on this continent and what is required to preserve a way of life that is daily threatened. I am constantly reminded of the wisdom of a friend and teacher who teaches peace and justice workshops: "When you study history, ask what YOUR family was doing when such-and-such happened." That approach is made more feasible by reading this book.
Zolorn
The tile says it all: language, voice, transformation.
Bludsong
a new political thought
I loved reading this book. I got it at a really cheap price as well.