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From Pain, from Rage, for Truth, for Justice

From Pain, from Rage, for Truth, for Justice. September 2015 Compañeras, compañeroas, and compañeros of the Sixth in Mexico and in the World: Sisters and brothers of the peoples of the Earth: Our collective heart knows, now as before, that our pain is not a sterile sorrow. It knows that our rage is not some […]

The Mayan Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico have pledged their support to the murdered and disappeared student-teachers of Ayotzinapa.

Zapatistas open their hearts to Ayotzinapa

“It is terrible and marvelous that the poor and humble families and students who aspire to be school teachers have become the best teachers this country has seen in recent years.” In thousands of tiny, rural Zapatista communities throughout Chiapas, Mexico; emotions run deep in support of the now famous 43 – murdered and disappeared student-teachers from Ayotzinapa. The powerful speech reprinted below was delivered in the name of the Zapatista leadership by Subcommander Insurgent Moises in Caracol II, Oventic on Nov. 15, 2014 during a visit by the families of the 43.

Justice for the student teachers of Ayotzinapa.

Ayotzinapa: Zapatistas support student teachers

To the students of the Escuela Normal of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico, and to your family members, classmates, teachers, and friends, we simply want to let you know that:

You are not alone. / Your pain is our pain. / Your dignified rage is ours also.

To the compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth in Mexico and the world, we call on you to mobilize, according to your means and ways, in support of the community of the Escuela Normal in Ayotzinapa, and in demand of true justice.

Ramona-Rebel Dreamweaver

An introduction to the life of the Zapatista leader, Comandanta Ramona, using a short biography. Levels: 3-5, 6-8. Subjects: English, literacy, history, bilingual. Objectives: Learners will be introduced to biographical details of this key figure in the history of the Zapatista movement, examining her role and importance within that movement. This can also be used […]