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.
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.
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.
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