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The Oaxaca Commune and Mexico's Coming Insurrection

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Was the “Oaxaca Commune” an ephemeral insurrection, an explosion of popular rage, without enduring consequences? Was it a specific expression of autonomous movements, an experiment anticipating the direction some of them are taking? Or was it an isolated, singular episode of people's struggles? As yet we do not have enough of an historical perspective to fully appreciate the nature and impact of the events of 2006 in Oaxaca that attracted the world's attention. But it is worth exploring them and discussing a tentative hypothesis about their nature and meaning for autonomous movements in Mexico and beyond, when the gap between means and ends is closed and the shape of the struggle is also the shape of the society the struggle attempts to create. These provisional notes can thus be seen as an introduction to a research agenda.
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Keywords: Oaxaca Commune; autonomy; radical democracy; state of exception

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Azucenas 610, Colonia Reforma, Oaxaca, Oax., C.P., 68050, Mexico;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: 2010-09-01

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