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Just a reminder about what we'd like to see here. Students will be responding to readings, and their grade will be based on the following rubric:
- Reflection statements (self positioning within the course concepts);
- Commentary statements (effective use of the course content in discussion and analysis);
- New idea statements (synthesis of ideas to a higher level); and
- Application statements (direct use of the new ideas in a real life setting).
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation's ideas and their problems with the Mexican government are well documented by Subcomandte Marcos in Our Word Is Our Weapon. The indigenous people of Mexico felt that the government ignored their needs. The use of the internet and other technologies helped this insurgency gain support. The insurgents in many counties in the middle east also use the internet to help gain sympathy for thier cause. This new tactic of spreading propaganda that anyone can see has formed how modern day revolutions are able to gain so much support within and outside their own country. The international spot light that the internet propoganda helped gain these revolutions defiently fits the books name, Our Word is Our Weapon, because of how effective they have been in gaining support.