Galeano VIve mural

Spanish and English descriptions of Galeano’s Mural in La Realidad

Bilingual and detailed descriptions of murals painted on and around the rebuilt school and health clinic of Galeano in La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico during Easter week 2015 by a multinational team of volunteers organized by Schools for Chiapas. About 40 people traveled with Schools for Chiapas / Escuelas para Chiapas from 12 countries to join with the community of La Realidad, Chiapas in producing a mural for Jose Luis Solís López, also known as Galeano, the Zapatista teacher who was murdered on May 2, 2014. Our “Artist in Resistance” was Gustavo Chavez Pavon aka Gushepe who taught and animated everyone to climb amazing mountains of creativity. We came from the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, and Uruguay Mas fotos / more photos:

Army truck passes the woman's community center next to Galeano's Zapatista school and health center in La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico.

Painting for Justice: Galeano, Ayotzinapa, and Reality Art

As the Zapatista movement prepares to carry out a series of creative and energetic new initiatives, Schools for Chiapas is mobilizing to paint a mural on the women’s center building and at the playground of the new autonomous school and health center dedicated to the fallen Zapatista teacher Galeano in La Realidad, Chiapas, Mexico.

Volunteers from 12 countries will joyfully spend their Easter vacations painting with Schools for Chiapas in this rainforest Zapatista center which has been the site of increased military surveillance and continued paramilitary threats. (Click her for a Spanish language report from Fray Ba) At the same moment the Zapatistas have announced another round of The Little Zapatista School of Freedom in August and several gatherings in Chiapas for Mayday 2015.

Chiapas fireflies, Zapatista flights-of-fancy, and introducing Kai & Luther

The fireflies hatched last night. Thousands of these tiny creatures celebrated their births – and sought to continue their species – with delightful displays of frantically blinking lights and jerky impertinent flights-of-fancy. They fluttered above every wet spot of ground, sought out every puddle no matter how small, and danced joyfully along the edges of the tiny rivulets and streams which run throughout this little liberated corner of the Mexican southeast. These clouds of minuscule sparkling lights reminded me of the thousands of Zapatistas now impertinently bringing their individual brilliances to planning another year of resistances and rebellions. Fanciful – …

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Wearing traditional Tzotzil hats and carrying poles of power, Zapatista authorities listen intently to presentations by the families of the the 43 disappeared student-teachers from Ayotzinapa on Jan. 31, 2014.

The Words of the EZLN on the 21st Anniversary of the beginning of the War Against Oblivion

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés. Zapatista Army for National Liberation Mexico December 31, 2014 and January 1, 2015 Compañeras and compañeros, families of the students from Ayotzinapa who were murdered and disappeared by the bad government of this capitalist system: Compañeras and compañeros of the National Indigenous Congress: Compañeras, compañeros, and compañeroas[i] of the Sixth in Mexico and the world: Compañeras and compañeros, Bases of Support of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation: Compañeras and compañeros, comandantes and comandantas, leaders of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee—General Command of the EZLN: Compañeras and compañeros, milicianas and milicianos:[ii] Compañeras and compañeros, insurgents: Compas: Through my voice speaks the Zapatista Army for National Liberation. Greetings to everyone, to all[iii] who are present and those who are not, …

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