The most comprehensive collection of essays and communiques of Subcomandante Marcos, °Ya Basta! chronicles the written voice of the Zapatista movement and its struggle to open a space within the neoliberal, globalized landscape for the oppressed people of the world. It includes nearly 700 pages and the tenth year anniversary communiques.
'How after 10 years does the historic and ongoing Zapatista uprising continue to transform the world? How did the poetic fury of their movement become part of the rising tide that sent waves of resistance crashing through the streets of Seattle, Genoa, Quebec, and Washington D.C.? Was it their weapons? Was it their words? After reading °Ya Basta! you'll find that they can be one and the same.' -Zach De La Rocha, Rage Against The Machine
'The Zapatista uprising in Chiapas was certainly one of the most dramatic and important instances in our time of a genuine grassroots movement against oppression. In this volume, the writings of Subcomandante Marcos give eloquent expression to this movement, revealing both its philosophical foundations and its tactical ingenuity. I believe his words and the statements of the Zapatistas can inspire a new generation of activists and let them understand that it is possible for ordinary people, without military power, without wealth, to challenge state power successfully on behalf of social justice.' -Howard Zinn
'The world has a new kind of hero, one who listens more than speaks, who preaches in riddles not in certainties, a leader who doesn't show his face, who says his mask is really a mirror. And in the Zapatistas, we have not one dream of a revolution but a dreaming revolution.' -Naomi Klein, author of the international best-seller No Logo
Includes forewords by Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein; edited and with a contribution by Ziga Vodovnik.