Trying to place them all together in one place for easy access, my colleague Vanessa Vaile from Precarious Faculty -- an invaluable educator and friend -- helped me incredulously in getting this huge list together.
|Vanessa Vaile & me|
Please let me know what they are: post them here, add to our growing list, so that we have a repository for the great activism and awareness we so need to achieve -- the movement we are trying to bring forth -- so that everyone becomes aware that the disappearance of 43 students is now much more than these 43 students. It marks the disappearance of these 43 plus 25 thousand more. And with them, it also recognizes that over 100,000 have been lost to the horror of drug-related violence and crime.
But what is worst is that this travesty is condoned, accepted, even propagated by those in power.
This movement, Ayotzinapa with the Caravana 43, concerns the insolence of a government that made the mistake to think that its people -- because they were poor -- could be bought.
What this government did not bother to think about, too late of course, is that when they decided to go against the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos (better known as the Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa), they were striking out against a school seeded in revolutionary thought.
At this point, the students of Ayotzinapa have made their mark in the world; the disappeared normalistas have sprouted seeds and the 43 have become millions.
It is up to us, however, to continue to spread these seeds, because through our education, through our teaching, we can germinate the world with hope.
|Omar García speaks out in Dallas on Friday, March 27th, a very rainy day until he began. Then the rains stopped and the world seemed to listen... María Jesus de Tlatempa looks to the heavens beside him: is someone listening?|
ARTICLES ABOUT AYOTZINAPA & THE CARAVANA, FROM DALLAS
Visit reveals lack of awareness in U.S. about missing Mexican students
@James_Barragan presents good article in spite of dearth of media attention to Ayotzinapa & Caravana43 in US
“Lo de Ayotzinapa no es un caso aislado, y no sólo son 43, son más de 100,000 los desaparecidos en el Sur, es la corrupción en la política y donde los militares y políticos tiene el control y no dejan que la gente avance”.
“La visita al Metroplex de este contingente es parte de una gira nacional en la cual miembros de la caravana hablarán en más de 40 ciudades de los Estados Unidos en iglesias, universidades, organizaciones comunitarias y sindicatos sobre los acontecimientos del 26 de septiembre de 2014, cuando se presume que la policía y narcotraficantes mataron a seis, hirieron a 25, y desaparecieron forzadamente a 43 estudiantes de La Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos en Ayotzinapa.”
"Ellos tienen mucho que decir a la comunidad internacional radicada en el Norte de Texas y el resto de Estados Unidos; principalmente hablaran sobre la descomposición social, la corrupción política y la creciente inseguridad en la que se debate México".
La caravana que arribará a Dallas el próximo 20 de marzo, permanecerá por tres días en los que se realizaran diversas actividades informativas, artísticas y culturales, que buscan sensibilizar a la comunidad internacional sobre diversas problemáticas políticas y sociales que afectan a México. El epicentro de la congregación en el Norte de Texas es el puente Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, emblemático escenario de múltiples movilización en favor de los derechos civiles.
“The main aim is to provide an international forum for the parents who have lost their children in a government of systemic violence and impunity. Another important goal of the caravana is to shed light on US foreign policy, specifically the Merida Initiative and its connection to socioeconomic conditions and violence in Mexico. – #Caravana43”
Allegations of corruption, police abuse, cartel violence and mishandling of the investigation by Mexico’s president dominate protests and vigils. The protest slogan “You took them alive; alive we want them back” makes it difficult for government leaders to put the kidnappings behind them.
Tlatempa Bello, a homemaker, doesn’t believe her son is dead.
“He is alive,” she said. “All of them are alive.”
Dallas for Ayotzinapa Coalition would like to formally invite you to meet with representatives of the Ayotzinapa community: students, parents, relatives, and advocates from Mexico
Schedule of events for Caravana43 during their stay in DFW metroplex
“Although 43 lives were lost, it is much more than that. There are over 25 thousand disappeared, over 100 thousand murdered because of drug-related crimes and violence. And it includes much more than Mexico, although Mexico is central to this case. It includes all disenfranchised people, all marginalized poor, all people who have no power.”
"Pero los padres y activistas afirman no creer versiones del gobierno hasta que este presente a los desaparecidos o sus cuerpos.
March 26th will mark six months since the students forcibly disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero in September. This atrocious attack set off a crisis that now pits Mexico's ruling elites against a powerful justice movement that directly questions their legitimacy.
17th March, 2015
But all of his hashtags seem to mobilise righteous anger against the government, and particularly President Enrique Pena Nieto, for all of Mexico's complex problems.
I ask him: is he peddling a simplified solution to people desperate to reduce violence in their country?
|Making sure everything is ready for the Press Conference on Sunday|
BACKGROUND VIDEO: WHAT HAPPENED IN AYOTZINAPA?Democracy Now
October 15, 2014
VIDEOS FROM DALLAS
Mitin por Ayotzinapa en Dallas
|Omar & María de Jesus with two members of our Dallas for Ayotzinapa Coalition, saying goodbye|
¡La caravana en route!
¡La caravana viene!
|María de Jesus giving an interview to Univision|