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Ya Basta: How Zapatismo has influenced the US

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A black-masked Zapatista playing a three string Mexican bass guitar. Photo by Jose Villa

A black-masked Zapatista playing a three string Mexican bass guitar. Photo by Jose Villa

The Zapatistas are a group in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico working to bring democracy to their country and their local communities. 20 years after their founding, the group’s influences has spread far beyond Mexico’s border through music and art. On this edition of Making Contact producer Alejandro Rosas explores how Zapatismo has influenced those in the U.S. –including himself.

Special thanks to Claire Schoen and the University of California Berkeley, School of Journalism.

Featuring:

  • Hector Flores, Las Cafeteras member
  • Margaret Chowning, University of California at Berkeley professor of Mexican history
  • Emory Douglas, former Black Panther Party Minister of Culture

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