A Quick History of the Zapatista's and why Boxfresh are Evil

The Zapatista's are a movement who live in Chiapas in southern Mexico, They burst into the worlds headlines by taking the state capital San Critsobal de las Casas in an armed uprising on the very day that NAFTA was signed on 1st Jan 1994.

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is an agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico aiming to further the spread of Neo Liberal trade, enforced by the WTO (World Trade Organisation). Basically this agreement paves the way for US corporations to further spread their control of world economics, forcing third world countries to sell off industry, privatise state services and sink deeper into debt with the World Bank and IMF (International Monetary Fund).

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) is an agreement between the US, Canada and Mexico aiming to further the spread of Neo Liberal trade, enforced by the WTO (World Trade Organisation). Basically this agreement paves the way for US corporations to further spread their control of world economics, forcing third world countries to sell off industry, privatise state services and sink deeper into debt with the World Bank and IMF (International Monetary Fund).

The Zapatista's under Marcos's leadership have since organised Jungle conferences for international delegations opposed to the Global Capitalist system, and the idea of putting corporate profit before human rights.

Last year they ran a convoy from Chiapas to the Mexican capital to demand the end to military presence in Chiapas, the release of imprisoned Zapatistas and the implementation of San Andreas Accords regarding the rights of indigenous people. This was met with wide public support in Mexico although the Zapatistas still have to hide their faces to protect their lives.

Boxfresh is a trendy covent garden clothes store, attempting to turn these peoples lives into an advert to sell overpriced t-shirts, they will sell you a Zapatista Kit for 30 (none of the money goes to the Zapatistas) in the thought that only by giving up your cash and wearing their clothes can you free yourself. Boxfresh have no respect for the Zapatistas, they simply see them as a way of making more money. Their actions are below contempt, tell them to pull their adverts, and don't give them your money.