Zapatista teacher dead, 15 seriously wounded in deadly Chiapas ambush

9 May

from www.schoolsforchiapas.org:

Jose Luis Solís López, a teacher in the Zapatista’s “Little School” (La Escuelita) was murdered, and at least 15 Zapatistas seriously injured, in an ambush by members of an anti-Zapatista organization known as CIOAC-H on Friday, May 2, 2014.  The same attackers damaged or destroyed both the autonomous Mayan school and the local health clinic at the Zapatista caracol of La Realidad.

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2 Responses to “Zapatista teacher dead, 15 seriously wounded in deadly Chiapas ambush”

  1. Duncan Ritson-Elliott May 21, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    What a terrible waste!

    • mamos206 May 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

      Yeah, definitely. There are solidarity actions this week in Seattle (info shared from folks organizing these):

      Thurs May 22nd action at the Mexican Consulate (2132 3rd ave. Seattle, WA) at 11am, we will meet at the Consulate deliver the denuncia that is in this email and flood the embassy with info and phone calls. f.b.link
      https://www.facebook.com/events/319214158227118/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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      Friday May 23rd Free Movie Night at Pipsqueak (173 16th ave., Seattle, WA) at 8pm, This is a family friendly venue that is drug and alcohol free. Snacks and refreshments would be gladly accepted for sharing. The movies will show are made by the Zapatistas for the purpose of sharing there reality, they were created for the Zapatista Little School last year, they are in spanish FYI. Donations for the space are humbly accepted, but not necessary.
      f.b. https://www.facebook.com/events/469302809868945/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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      Sat May 24th and Sunday May 25th at Pipsqueak (173 16th ave., Seattle, WA) 12pm-4pm both days. This is a family friendly venue that is drug and alcohol free. Snacks and refreshments would be gladly accepted for sharing. Children are Welcome to paint and create. On Saturday May 24th there is a memorial being held in the Caracol la Realidad (a Zapatista community support base), for teacher Galeano. We will open with a community ceremony to remember teacher Galeano so that his spirit will find it’s way back to his Ancestors. Please join us in creating a community altar, you can contibute fresh fruits or veggies, flowers,candles, special mementos or pictures of your ancestors or special people to you.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/650360315044963/

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