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The Zapatistas take Mexico D.F. TV programs

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A STORM FROM THE MOUNTAIN: The Zapatistas take Mexico D.F.
Two 60 minute television programs available via Free Speech TV, March 14-18th, 2001
An INDEPENDENT MEDIA CENTER production presented by: BIG NOISE TACTICAL, CHIAPAS MEDIA PROJECT and PAPER TIGER TV in association with FREE SPEECH TELEVISION


"in the rainy season the river is fierce, a dark brown whip, an earthquake. Its power does not come from the rain that falls on its banks, but from the streams that feed it as they come down from the mountain."


JANUARY 1, 1994 - The day that NAFTA became law. Thousands of Mayan peasants came down from the mountain and declared a war against corporate globalization and for humanity. Their word echoes in uprisings throughout Mexico and the world;

LIVERPOOL KOREA PARIS INDIA BARCELONA
SEATTLE WASHINGTON DC PHILADELPHIA
LOS ANGELES AUSTRALIA PRAGUE QUEBEC CITY


"it is the same with our struggle," old Antonio says to me and to himself. "you are all the streams and we are the river. . ." "it is time to come down now."


The force that shut down the WTO did not come only from the river of bodies that filled the streets, but from a storm in the mountain that fed our struggle and gave us a power greater than ourselves. It did not come from the hundred thousand of us who fought the gas and bullets, but from the hundred million who have fought for centuries outside of camera range.

A storm has been brewing in the mountain for a long time - this Spring it will come to the city.

MARCH 11, 2001 - The Zapatistas march on the capitol. And this time, we will be there with them.


"there was something else I should have told you. . . the streams. . . once they flow down. . . can never turn back. . . except underground."


A STORM FROM THE MOUNTAIN will be two 60 minute television programs documenting the events of the Zapatista caravan and their arrival to Mexico City on March 11th, 2001. This will be the only thorough media coverage available in the U.S. of the Zapatista's long journey. These programs will be
subtitled and/or translated in English.

The programs will be satellitecast multiple times across Free Speech TV, Channel 9415, on the Dish Network's digital broadcast system from March 14-18 (see schedule below). The programs are available for free public access
cable rebroadcasts and for usage by non-commercial programmers wishing to run the programs in their entirety. We also encourage support communities and local IMCs to organize public screenings around the satellitecast or to via taped programming.

Organizations without Dish Network access, but whom wish to rebroadcast or organize screenings should contact Carlos Paraja at Paper Tiger Television for broadcast/screening copies (note: these are not copies available for individual distribution, such copies will be made available at a later date). For info contact:  carlos@papertiger.org or call 212 420-9045.

For more information and to follow the caravan events daily, see:  http://chiapas.indymedia.org

FREE SPEECH TV AIRDATES
On Dish Network: Channel 9415

Wed. March 14 8:00 pm (EST)
Wed. March 14 10:00pm (EST)
Thurs. March 15 Midnight (EST)
Sat. March 17 8:00 am (EST)
Sat. March 17 6:00pm (EST)
Sat. March 17 8:00pm(EST)
Sat. March 17 10:00pm (EST)

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To receive video tapes for re-broadcast, contact Carlos Pareja at Paper Tiger TV: 212.420-9045