Thursday, May 22, 2014

Zapatista Teacher’s Death to be Commemorated in Phoenix Saturday May 24

Comités de Defensa del Barrio
Press Release
Contact: Salvador Reza   602 446-9928

Zapatista Teacher’s Death

Commemorated in Phoenix

Location:  Front of Mexican Consulate
                 320 E. McDowell Rd.
Date:        May 24, 2014
Time:          10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 

Since January 1, 1994 the EZLN Zapatista National Liberation Army, comprised mostly of indigenous Maya communities, has defied the Mexican Federal Army by building autonomous municipalities. They have been a model of good government, governing themselves without federal government manipulating their decision making.

On may 2nd the 20 year tense truce, with sporadic deadly confrontations, was shattered when heavily armed para-military groups financed by the government destroyed a school and a clinic located inside Zapatista held territory. In the aftermath they ambushed and killed the teacher and wounded 15 community members.

Saturday the fallen teacher known as Galeano will be buried and we will hold a commemoration and protest to let the Mexican government know along with the entire world that we will not permit the attacks against the Zapatistas or any other indigenous groups in Mexico.

Zapata Vive, Galeano Vive, La Lucha Sigue, Sigue, Sigue, Sigue…

Zapata Lives, Galeano Lives, the Struggle Continues…
La Realidad: Dolor y Rabia, Lucha y Liberacion

La Ley de Excepciones:
Carta Abierta a los Ministros de Estado y a las Constituyentes Públicas de Canadá, Estados Unidos, y México.
La Niña, La Pinta, La Maria, the Mayflower: NAFTA y NARCO

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