By Anna Daggett


This photograph was taken of a mural at a Zapatista caracol, a center of government of the Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico. In response to the North American Free Trade Agreement’s passage in 1994, they rose up with arms against the state of Mexico to create their own autonomous communities, places where the needs of the people are being met. In these communities, people are not needing to migrate to the US for a better life and can maintain their traditional way of life and culture.


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