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The paper labels the Zapatista rebellion in Southern Mexico as unique. Led by Mayan peasants in Mexico's poorest region, the Zapatistas have waged a sophisticated paramilitary and intellectual campaign against globalization. The paper explains that the Zapatista rebellion targets multinational corporate privilege and other large-scale social and political institutions using the Internet as a primary weapon. The paper describes how they appeal to people all over the globe who are directly victimized by globalization and how they promote universal liberty, democracy and accountability. The paper reveals that the Zapatistas are one of the modern world's most notable and admirable grassroots resistance movements.
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The Zapatistas (2007, March 14) Retrieved August 23, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/the-zapatistas-93268/
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