Revolution of the Snails
Encounters with the Zapatistas

Solnit, Rebecca
Date Written:  2008-01-15
Publisher:  TomDispatch
Year Published:  2008
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12808

Give the Zapatistas time -- the slow, unfolding time of the spiral and the journey of the snail -- to keep making their world, the one that illuminates what else our lives and societies could be. Our revolution must be as different as our temperate-zone, post-industrial society is to their subtropical agrarianism, but also guided by the slow forces of dignity, imagination, and hope, as well as the playfulness they display in their imagery and language.

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