Feb 20, 2019
In this episode we talk to Alejo Stark. Alejo is an organizer with Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity (MAPS) and a co-producer of Rustbelt Abolition Radio (RAR). Between 2008 and 2013, he was an undocumented student organizer with the migrant justice movement, fighting against deportations in South Florida and Rhode Island. Alejo has a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
In this episode we take a high level view of the Zapatista movement, 25 years after the uprising of 1994. Alejo shares history of theoretical and practical contributions of Zapatismo, and discusses his time in Chiapas at The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity conference.
Alejo also discusses the women’s revolutionary law, key touch points and transitions in the Zapatismo struggle, the tension that exists between Zapatismo and state centric politicians like AMLO, and poses challenging questions for people looking for a way forward through a state centric project as the capitalist hydra brings about an unparalleled climate catastrophe.
Music by Televangel, formerly of Blue Sky Black Death