en solidaridad con la lucha

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On January 1, 1994 the Zapatistas rose up in the state of Chiapas, Mexico for indigenous autonomy and against the corrupt government and neo-liberal free trade. “the globalization of death” as they sometimes call it. As we continue to witness the escalating horrors and disasters of neoliberal (now also commonly called neoconservative) economic and political systems, the Zapatistas continue to offer an example of effective resistance and of actualizing alternative models “where many worlds fit.” The zapatista’s Other Campaign is their current attempt at organizing a form of grassroots democracy throughout Mexico. check out chiapas.indymedia.org for current info.

Here are some images of a mural I worked on in 2005 as part of a project which involved small groups of folks painting murals on the municipal buildings in some zapatista municipalities. The trip was a solidarity action and a way of gaining first hand experience with these people and their lives. As the zapatistas themselves said to us, “It is important for us that you are here because it means that we are not alone, and while you are here you can know that you are also not alone.” The mural was designed with input from the community on the content and imagery they wanted.

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One Response to “en solidaridad con la lucha”

  1. AnferTuto Says:

    Hola faretaste
    mekodinosad

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