What is Life in the Liberated Zone?
Standing Rock, North Dakota, “liberated zone” in the struggle of Indigenous peoples and allies to protect their lands and Earth as a whole from the destructive passage of the Dakota Access pipeline. A community of thousands, functioning in a cooperative, grass roots manner, sprang up to sustain this movement./Juliana Barnet
A tent dwelling in Occupy DC, one of the many anti-capitalist communities that experimented with collective, cooperative means of organizing daily life as they protested inequality in the worldwide Occupy Movement of 2011-2012./Juliana Barnet
With the Zapatista uprising of 1994, Indigenous Mayans liberated part of their ancestral lands in southern Mexico, and established an autonomous zone under their control, in which they practice a contemporary version of traditional collective society based on equality, cooperative labor, and other liberatory values.