Ayotzinapa: Zapatistas support student teachers

Background on Ayotzinapa below

Photo gallery from the march in solidarity with Ayotzinapa, October 8, 2014

Justice for the student teachers of Ayotzinapa.

Police and politicians have tortured, murdered, and disappeared students from the rural teachers’ college of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

COMMUNIQUE FROM THE INDIGENOUS REVOLUTIONARY CLANDESTINE COMMITTEE—GENERAL COMMAND OF THE ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION.

October 2014:

To the students of the Escuela Normal[1] “Raúl Isidro Burgos” in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

To the national and international Sixth:

To the people of Mexico and the world:

Sisters and Brothers:

Compañeras and Compañeros:

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.

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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.

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We as the EZLN will also mobilize, within our capacities, on October 8, 2014, in a silent march as a signal of pain and outrage, in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, at 1700 hours.

Democracy!

Liberty!

Justice!

From the mountains of the Mexican Southeast.

For the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation.

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés.

Mexico, October 2014. In the twentieth year of the war against oblivion.

 

[1] The Escuelas Normales in Mexico are teaching colleges that principally train rural and indigenous young people to be teachers in their own communities.

Translated by El Kilombo

Originally published in Spanish and now available in several languages at: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/.

Teachers, families, and fellow students are using school photos as they search for the teachers-in-training disappeared by police and politicians in Ayotzinapa, Mexico.

Teachers, families, and fellow students are using school photos as they search for the teachers-in-training disappeared by police and politicians in Ayotzinapa, Mexico.

Background on Ayotzinapa:

1) “A Crime Against Humanity” by Luis Hernandez Navarro here

2) “Massacred Democracy in Mexico” by John Ackerman here

3) “There’s little mystery to this mass grave: Mexico’s drug war is killing children” by Laura Carlsen here

4) Mexico’s Disappearances Response Falls Short by Human Rights Watch here