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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.

TEACH CHIAPAS: Autonomy and teaching about the Zapatistas

TEACH CHIAPAS features delightful stories and snappy videos, interactive timelines and colorful maps, primary source Zapatista materials and photo galleries, social media and up-to-date newsletters, plus lesson plans and classroom activities. Much of the English language content, classroom videos, photos, and lesson plans have never been available before…certainly there’s never been an English language resource like TEACH CHIAPAS.

Presentación: ¿Quiénes son los Zapatistas?

Historial del movimiento Zapatista Esta presentación está diseñada para acompañar al vídeo de Escuelas para Chiapas ‘¿Quiénes son los Zapatistas?’, para dar educadores y alumnos información básica adicional sobre el movimiento. Viene en los formatos de Keynote y PowerPoint. Materiales: Vídeo: multimedia/video-quienes-son-los-zapatistas-espanol/ Guías de estudio: lesson-plans/quienes-zapatistas/ Mapas: teach-chiapas/putting-chiapas-map/