Woody

Chiapas/I ain't Got No Home...



And the land feel into fewer and fewer hands, the number of the disposed increased and every effort of the great owners was directed at repression. The money was spent for arms, for gas to protect the great holdings and spies were sent out to catch the murmerings of revolt so that it might be stamped out. - John Steinbeck



In Chiapis Rebels use NAFTA as a tool to recruit Peasants. Zapitista rebels hiding in the mountains are trying to win new recruits by denouncing the North American Free Trade Agreement. -The Dallas Morning News



Once California belonged to Mexico and it's land to Mexicans - but they could not resist for they wanted nothing in the world as much as fanatically as the Americans wanted land. - John Steinbeck



But the ranch people have ranches of 10,000 acres and the peasants do not have one square meter. -The Dallas Morning News



The Tenant system won't work anymore. One man on a tractor can take the place of 12 or 14 families. You'll have to get off the land. the plows will go through your door yard. - John Steinbeck



and an incredible number of people will be displaced and head for Mexico City or The United States a way of life is ending. -The Dallas Morning News



Crop land isn't for little guys anymore - John Steinbeck



We have no highways. We have no services. We have no factories. We farm with picks and with shovels. -The Dallas Morning News



The great owners formed associations for protection and they begin to discuss ways to kill and to gas. and always they were in fear of a principal. 300,000. If they ever move under one leader - that would be the end. 300,000 hungry and miserable. If they ever know themselves the land will be theirs and all the gas, all the rifles, all the bombs in the world will not stop them. - John Steinbeck



And the reforms have been set in motion. A process that will eliminate a significant number of farmers. -The Dallas Morning News



One man - one family driven from the land. a single tractor took my land. I am alone. And in the night one family camps in a ditch and another family pulls in. Two families squat on their hams. Here is the node you who hate change and fear revolution. Keep these two men apart. make them hate fear and suspect each other. For here I lost my land is changed. The danger is here - for two men are not as lonely and perplexed as one. and from this first we there grows a still more dangerous thing. I have a little food. Plus I have no food. and if from this equation the solution is WE have a little food. than the movement has direction. and this is the thing to bomb. This is the beginning. Changing the 'I' to 'we.'" - John Steinbeck







Chris Chandler's collage contains work by Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck and The Dallas Morning News.



Arranged by Chris Chandler and Amanda Stark

updated 8 years ago