Re: Zapatistas and Peasant Rebellions

LawrencegL (
12 Dec 1994 12:10:36 -0500

In article <>, (JAMES
BENTHALL) writes:

This rebellion is an extension of peasant rebellion which has been in
effect for over 25 years maybe back to the early 1900's with little change
in the real power from one revolution to the next. The Zapatistas have
incorporated their own struggle along with the struggle of all Mexican
indigenous tribes to this battle. This has the potential of widespread
disruption throughout Mexico especially if the students become involved as
they did in the '70s. At that time the government was more repressive with
adequate support from the Nixon administration. I'm not sure how our
government would respond today but state governments especially in the
border states would be appalled by the number of forced immigrants from
such a struggle. May you live in interesting times.
Lawrence G. Leichtman, M.D. Genetics Division EVMS Norfolk.