TFSR: Hilary Klein on "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories"
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This week, William spoke with Hilary Klein, author/editor of the new book "Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories", out from Seven Stories Press.
Over the hour, Hilary talks about her 7 years of living in Chiapas and recording the stories and experiences of women there, collecting stories on their behalf. The book covers the Zapatistas experiences before the EZLN uprising of 1994, during that period and after. Discussion address what gender, indigeneity and class looked like and how that's changed in the Zapatista communities, the state of Chiapas and in Mexico. William and Hilary also explore the effects that the EZLN & La Otra Compaña have had on radicals and anarchists abroad, the origins of the EZLN, some parallels and distinctions between anarchism and Zapatismo and much more.
Now, for all y'all readers on A-News, let me inform you that the question of "Why is this informative to Anarchists" comes up a few times, alongside "These aren't anarchists, right?" So, chill yr trolling before listening and bring the trolling after a listen.
More writings by Hilary (and links to the book) can be found at http://hilaryklein.org/