A book I co-edited with David Tomas is now available from Common Notions ( http://www.commonnotions.org/zapantera-negra/ ). It presents the work of EDELO in collaboration with Emory Douglas and other artists in struggle working with Zapatista and indigenous communities in Chiapas. Thanks to Emory, Mia, Saúl, Caleb and Rigo for allowing me to take part in the Zapantera Negra experience.
An Artistic Encounter Between Black Panthers and Zapatistas
Edited by Marc James Léger and David Tomas
With Emory Douglas, EDELO (Mia Eve Rollow and Caleb Duarte Piñon), Rigo 23, and Saúl Kak
CONTENTS - Acknowledgements - Preface by Marc James Léger and David Tomas - Introduction by EDELO - ENCOUNTERS - Zapantera Negra Dialogues with Emory Douglas, Saúl Kak, and Mia Eve Rollow - Journey to Zapantera Negra by Rigo 23 - One-Way Ticket: An Interview with Caleb Duarte Piñon - PLATFORMS - The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense Ten-Point Platform and Program - Order From the Black Panther National Central Committee: Outline of Responsibilities by Rank and File of Black Panther Party Members - Position Paper on Revolutionary Art by Emory Douglas - The Zapatista Fourth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle - The Zapatista Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle - The Other Player by Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Saúl Kak and Emory Douglas in the Zapantera Negra tent, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, June 2014. Images courtesy of EDELO.