.... one month and still no response from the Mexican Government

News Flash -- Mexican Government still hasn't responded to the letter Yo Soy 132 Londres and the Zapatista Solidarity Network UK sent on the 3rd of October. We've written again. Letter in Spanish below.


... to remind people of the 43 missing students in Mexico


A little surprize for the V&A - our own The Treatment Rooms Collective intervention to remind people of the 43 missing students in Mexico.

Global Day of Action For Ayotzinapa

Global Day of Action For Ayotzinapa. #AyotzinapaFueElEstado


Marxist Student Federation Solidarity with Ayotzinapa




Solidarity with the disappeared Mexican students #TodosSomosAyotzinapa


We are having a demonstration next Wednesday 8 at the Mexican Embassy (16 Saint George street, London, W1S 1FD) at 5.30 in solidarity with the families of the 43 students disappeared and of the 6 people killed during the attacks at Ayotzinapa, occurred last September 26th.

Join us, or if you can't join us, send (via us) the families, the students and the people of Mexico a message of solidarity. Photos, sound files, emails, messages, poems, songs, your thoughts and prayers.

And/or protest in your own way against the narco-government of Mexico in your regions, to take pictures and to upload them to the web, to our facebook page, send them to us, and we will ensure that your messages reach our brothers and sisters in Mexico, and we'll take them to the Mexican representatives in London.
College students from the Rural Normal School 'Raul Isidro Burgos' in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, were first attacked by the municipal police at Iguala while they were gathering in an event to collect funds to attend the commemoration of the Tlatelolco massacre 1968 and of two other students from the same community murdered in 2011.

This time the municipal police killed three students and three more people that were passing by. 43 students were disappeared, and since then there has not been information of their whereabouts. The next day, one of the students murdered, Julio César Mondragón, was found with signs of torture and with his face flayed. Last Saturday, clandestine mass graves were found near Iguala. According to the State government, some of the bodies could correspond to the disappeared students. However, we do not trust the government for this sort of investigation.

Heed this call! The government took them alive, we demand the government to bring all the students back to their families alive. They took them alive! We want them alive!

All Eyes on Mexico

la carta en español está abajo la que está en inglés aquí y un artículo de La Jornada sobre el evento


London, United Kingdom, October 2, 2014
46 years of impunity:

October 2nd will never be forgotten

Mexican Embassy in London
42 Hertford Street Mayfair
London W1J 7JR
United Kingdom

Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering,

The reason for this letter is to express our concern and most

profound outrage regarding the recent events in Mexico. On Friday September 26th in four different but related events in Iguala, in the state of Guerrero, 43 students belonging to the Rural School “Raúl Isidro Burgos” of Ayotzinapa were disappeared, 6 people were murdered and more than 20 injured, some of them of gravity. The students were collecting

funds to attend the commemorative demonstration of October 2nd of 1968 Killing in Mexico City.

Sadly, these events are not isolated, but the effect of a long prevailing impunity. The first enforced disappearance registered in 1969 was coincidently in the state of Guerrero. Since then, more than 600 people have disappeared for political reasons. Every presidential term has produced its own disappearances and has guaranteed the impunity of its predecessors. This process allowed that to this day more than 20,000 people remain disappeared in Mexico, according to official numbers of the government that you represent.

The government which you work for has belittled the status of disappearances by talking about "people not located", has re-victimized families, and has made insufficient efforts to fulfil international obligations which the government itself has committed to comply in the field of enforced disappearances. To give an example, President Peña Nieto has denied a hearing to the mothers of Ciudad Juarez, who have maintained a hunger strike for days, and who have recently reported harassment by different entities associated with state security bodies.

October 2nd is the 46th anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre. The Mexican justice system has determined that genocide was committed at the Plaza de Las Tres Culturas, (Three Cultures Square) but those responsible have not received a sentence; a crime without criminals. The guaranteed impunity to those who committed this and other crimes has been a blank check for the various government entities which have violated human rights in many communities across the country. The failure of the state in the administration of justice, and the active participation in the criminalization of protest, prevent Mexico from guaranteeing rights to its citizens, and instead perpetuates impunity. In this context, President Peña Nieto has paradoxically announced that Mexico will take part in UN peacekeeping missions. But how can a country participate in peacekeeping missions when inside the country its government infringes upon peace, violates human rights, and guarantees impunity?

Julio César Mondragón, one of the students of the Ayotzinapa Rural School murdered last September 26th was found on Saturday September 27th with signs of torture and with his face flayed. Julio César had his eyes brutally removed; we assume from here the responsibility of remaining alert to denounce these crimes.

Mr. Gómez Pickering: 46 years ago, in protest against the massacre of the 2nd of October, Octavio Paz quit his job as Mexico's Ambassador in India. What will you do in the face of the continuous acts of violence and repression in Mexico? What will you do in the face of 46 years of impunity from the Tlatelolco massacre, and the omnipresent impunity in Mexico?

Being consequent with a policy of impunity, we do not suppose you will resign your position. We demand that, at least, as the Ambassador of Mexico, you let Enrique Peña Nieto know that in the United Kingdom we are deeply concerned by what he is doing, that we demand justice for the 6 murdered people, that we will keep demonstrating in demand for truth and justice, and that we demand the immediate safe and sound return of the 43 disappeared students. Every day that passes without the lawful judgement and punishment of these crimes, without the presentation of the disappeared, the Mexican state is violating the international treaties that it is committed to uphold.


UK Zapatista Solidarity Network:
Dorset Chiapas Solidarity Group
Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group
Kiptik (Bristol)
London Mexico Solidarity Group
Manchester Zapatista Collective
UK Zapatista Learning and Teaching Collective
UK Zapatista Translation Service
Zapatista Solidarity Group – Essex

YoSoy132 Londres



Solidarity with the people of San Salvador Atenco in Mexico


Defending their lands and opposing the new airport in Mexico City!

British companies are involved!

Take action!


In 2001, the indigenous common landholders of San Salvador Atenco in Mexico were successful in their fight against the building of a new airport in Mexico City on their ancestral farm lands. The Peoples Front in Defence of the Land (FPDT) became emblematic for their highly symbolic machetes, and their determined resistance.

In May 2006, the government seized its chance to punish the community for defeating this megaproject. (Breaking the Seige, documentary here). Following an attack characterised by extreme police brutality and violent repression, 2 young people were dead, 26 women raped by the military police, many injured, and 217 people arrested. 9 leaders of the Atenco farmers were illegally sentenced to 31 years, 2 for 67 years, and one for 112 years. The people organised, and a national and international campaign for the liberation of the prisoners was launched with the support of the Zapatista-inspired Other Campaign; the prisoners were finally absolved and freed in 2010.

The man responsible for ordering this repression and the rape of the women was the former governor of the State of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. He is now the President of Mexico, and the Atenco issue was the shame of his presidential campaign. Two years later, on 3 September 2014, he announced the plans for a new, much larger, international airport in the same area to the east of Mexico City. The new airport will have six runways and be able to handle 120 million passengers a year, four times the capacity of the existing airport; it will cost an estimated £5.5 billion, and have an associated large scale urbanisation project, known as Future City.

¡Galeano Vive! ¡La Lucha Sigue! 14 May 2014 London

Paramilitaries ATTACK Zapatista Community La Realidad

Aggression against EZLN Bases in the Good Government Junta of La Realidad

Aggression against EZLN Bases in the Good Government Junta of La Realidad


 ** Members of the CIOAC-Historic, PVEM and PAN attack EZLN support bases in La Realidad ejido


 ** Murder, injuries, destruction of property and damage to vehicles result



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