THIS MONTH "The Zapatista rebellion marks a turning point for Mexico," writes Arturo Santamaría Gomez in CrossRoads lead article this month. And especially in this post-NAFTA world, big changes in Mexico ripple throughout the U.S. and Canada as well. The Chiapas uprising has received unprecedented (and uneven, to say the least) coverage in the U.S. media; it's thrown Washington policy-makers into a dither; and it has sparked a wave of forums, discussions, human rights delegations and solidarity activities among progressive and left activists. We don't think this is going to come to an abrupt halt, either: there is much that remains to do, much to understand and a lot of lessons to absorb. We're enthusiastic about publishing articles by María Elena Martínez and Gloria J. Romero, as well as Arturo Santamaría Gomez, to contribute to this urgent discussion. This issue also continues a several-year tradition at CrossRoads of giving special attention in March to the struggles, movements and conditions of women. And following our "Women Organize for the '90s" package, we include two provocative articles on the labor movement and, with Billie Wachter's "Getting Rooted and Getting Real," we continue our ongoing discussion of strategies to revitalize the U.S. left. HELP CROSSROADS GROW Just two months into 1994, we've got some ambitious plans to expand CrossRoads reach. We're printing an updated CrossRoads promotional brochure and preparing a series of direct-mail subscriber appeals to activists around the country. We've established a CrossRoads conference on peacenet to expose a new constituency to the magazine. (We invite all readers to log on and check it out.) And we're mapping out plans to take CrossRoads on the road with more events, forums and seminars. We have the resources to get started on these expansion projects thanks to the success of our 1993 Fund Drive. As we reported in our last issue, our 1993 campaign raised 85 percent of our $30,000 target and upped the number of CrossRoads monthly sustainers from 153 to 206 -- a dramatic increase for one year. Thanks again to all of you who pitched in so generously to help CrossRoads achieve those results. But we still can't sit back and relax. To successfully complete (not just start) all our expansion campaigns we need some additional help. Our top priority goal for 1994 is to once again expand the number of CrossRoads sustainers -- to 225 or even 250. Sustainers pledge $10 or more each month and receive our bimonthly Sustainer Notes reporting on developments in the left and at the magazine. So if you're not yet a CrossRoads sustainer, why not send your pledge and first check today to CrossRoads, P.O. Box 2809, Oakland, CA 94609. Thanks in advance.