Thriving in Dystopia

Ep52: The Zapatistas as Living Proof of Another World Being Possible

June 7, 2021

Bob sings the show in with one of Dave’s favorite songs from 1998.  Then, a Thriving first: Dave makes a big announcement about one of our friends.   Dave reflects on celebrating our mom’s birthday with a killer bike ride.  After this, Dave tells a perfect Seinfeld story that just happened to him.  Bob describes his first vacation in 17 months, a trip to Mendocino, in the Green Triangle.  


The topic of the week is the Zapatistas, the revolutionaries in Chiapas who live the praxis of “another is possible.”  They start the episode asking the question, “how did it come to be that Dave found himself living in Chiapas for 6 months in 2018-19?”  The Crew gives a background on the Zapatistas over the last 30 year. They then discuss their trip to Oventic, the 6th Zapatista Caracol.


Wobblies and Zapatistas


Quick Fix

How can we have better mornings? Answer: Think more about the night before and the day after. Have a bed time routine and some structure the next day.


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Deep appreciation to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song, Bach's Goldberg Variations is the new outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.   Big thank you to Nadir Čajić for editing this week’s show.   Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Chris Sawyer for funding and creating our new website.  Thank you, Mix.


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