Hilary Klein discusses her new book, COMPAÑERAS: Zapatista Women’s Stories. We talk about the origins of the EZLN, its evolution over 30 years of struggle and institution building, and how well it realizes its objectives of full gender equality. Klein lived in Chiapas for six years and interviewed dozens of women, from military commanders to civilian leaders to cooperative members.
Also: The San Francisco International Film Festival is coming up. We talk with program director Rachel Rosen and filmmaker Jenni Olson. And we speak with Chinese feminist Feng Yuan about the arrest and release of the Feminist Five – five young feminists held for over a month for planning International Women’s Day actions around the country.