Autonomy institutions in Chiapas and Rojava What lessons?

(Fédéchoses pour le Fédéralisme, n° 190, décembre 2021)

Pierre Bance

During the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Paris Commune, it was common to read or hear that the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas and the Kurdish revolution in Rojava were its heirs. Certainly, in Mexico as in northern Syria, the revolutionaries have in common, with the Communards of 1871, the search for emancipation through communalism and federalism. However, to achieve this, each insurgency takes contrasting paths.

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