R.I.P. Michael Brown and the 43 mexican students

Last September 26th, 43 students were tortured and killed because of the government corruption of Mexico. The bodies are still not found, but in the search of them in the mountains of Guerrero, they have found many other unknown bodies buried in different locations.

Most of the students were between 17 and 25 years old and they were going to be teachers for poor schools all around the country. These students were killed by the order of the Iguala’s mayor; he thought they were too much trouble and they interfered with his and his wife’s plans.

The whole country is extremely angry because of this situation. Our government is killing innocent people and they are doing whatever they want with us. There has been many riots since this event, people is fighting against the police trying to speak their voices out. One week ago, for our Day of Revolution anniversary there were riots all over the country, but especially in Mexico City (our capital) millions of people walked on the streets, try to shut down the airport and at the end of the day, they burned a giant doll of our president, Enrique Peña Nieto.

We want you to be informed about our situation like we are about yours. What happened to Michael Brown and to the 43 students is just unacceptable, how is it possible that this happens on the 21st century? Our governments are very messed up (in different ways) but us, the people, we are just done with this, and we should fight for what we deserve; being treated as human beings. The government is supposed to protect us, and they are just killing us.

We support you and your fight against racisms, but we also ask you to support us after this tragic event against innocent students. Please share this, so everyone knows that we are together against corruption.

(I did not take the photographs; I found them on different social websites). 

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Philadelphia: Day of Protest on Ferguson Outrage, November 25, 2014.

"A long day of demonstrations started at City Hall with a march to Temple University, followed by a march to the 9th Police District to free two activists arrested in yesterday’s protest, before a final march through Center City streets ended in Rittenhouse Square."

Photos and report by Joe Piette

Reported disappearance of 31 other students in Cocula, Mexico.

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One of the mothers of the students missing in Cocula.
Photo: France24

MEXICO, DF (proceso.com.mx) .- The French media reported that two months before the case of the 43 normalistas in Iguala, 31 other young students from the neighboring town of Cocula were disappeared by gangland.

The TV channel France 24 broadcasted on Wednesday night that the middle school students have been missing since July 17th, but the case remained in silence because of the fear of threats coming from the delinquents.

The testimonies collected by the television say the last day of school before summer vacation, hooded men dressed in dark blue and apparently were traveling in police vehicles, abducted the young students when they left Justo Sierra Middle-school.

The school is located right next to the town hall of Cocula, where the police are involved in the disappearance of the 43 normalistas in Ayotzinapa.

Although there were witnesses of the kidnapping committed in broad daylight in the town’s main square, not far from these relatives of the victims wanted to present the case.

The national and international media coverage of the 43 normalistas in Ayotzinapa, encouraged the mother of one of the missing girls to testify to the correspondent for France 24, Laurence Cuvillier.

"On July 17th, gunmen arrived and took my daughter and other kids when they left school … The people who were there did not move, they were afraid because the gunmen threatened them," the woman said.

Other testimonies off camera confirmed the kidnapping of the young students.

The case was also published today by the French newspaper Le Monde, in an editorial over the weekend said that the demonstrations in Mexico by the disappearance of normalistas are against the mafia state that has emerged in the country.

SPREAD THE WORD, MORE STUDENTS ARE MISSING.

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MEXICO IS TIRED. WE’RE BREAKING THE HABIT OF DESPAIR.

Yesterday, graduate students from Universidad Nacional, responded to the federal government’s accusation of aiming to destabilize the nation.

The following is a rough translation of what the students had to say. All though it may not be the best translation, we do this so that more people know what is going on in our country, an where does the student movement stand.

PEÑA NIETO: Shielded under grief, they pretend to make their protests valid. Protests that sometimes, have no clear objective. It would seem that they respond to an interest of generating destabilization.

UNAM’s GRADUATE STUDENTS ANSWER.

It’s been said that we want to destabilize the country.

NO, Enrique. What we want, is to stabilize the country.

Graduate students are tired.

Tired of the number of politic prisioners that grows larger each day.

Tired of the impunity pact between the entrepreneurial and political elites that control our country.

Tired of a declining economy holding on to the same system that has enriched the richest and impoverished the poorest for the past 30 years.

We are tired of presidents leading viceroys’ lives, when there is so much poverty in our country.

Tired of legislators that pass bills in order to make dispossession and looting legal. Like they did with the energy reform.

Tired of minimum wage that can’t buy a basic food basket.

Tired of justice being substituted by the settling of scores, so characteristic of mobs and mafias.

Tired of having the only options of unemployment or narco, or who the hell knows.

Tired of being excluded, rejected from the educational system.

Tired of politicians not representing the citizenship.

We are tired of impunity being the norm in our country.

Tired of mothers having to look for their sons in mass graves.

Tired of the ministers of the Supreme Court collecting millionaire salaries, to serve the interests of the president in-office.

Tired of the attempts at silencing the truth with the assassination of journalists.

Tired of the informative manipulation by the slavish media.

We are tired of the prioritization of the interests of the extractive industry that destroys our country.

Tired of the dangers our families face when leaving our houses, due to violence in the streets.

Tired of crying for our dead and calcined children at ABC Daycare Center.

Tired of living in a party-rule that has kidnapped our country.

Tired of a government imposed by television networks, at service of the higher bidder.

Tired of the government setting free drug traffickers, such as Caro Quintero.

Tired of politicians selling our country to make themselves richer.

Tired of Peña Nieto’s government condoning 180,000 million pesos in taxes to his ‘buddies’ while raising them for the citizenship.

Tired of you doing nothing to change this country.

MURILLO KARAM: Thank you very much. I’m tired.

We are tired of doing nothing.

CROWD: Out with Peña!e

Who’s more tired? You, the corrupted government. Or the citizenship?

Mexicans have begun to brake the habit of despair, in order to get organized and start fixing this mess of a country you’ve left us with. THIS IS JUST GETTING STARTED.

#YAMECANSÉ

so i want to post this photo (taken by Chelsea Smart for News 2 Share) and explain why i decked myself in my school for the protest

tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and if you are a college student where are you right now, where were you when Darren Wilson was not indicted. you where home, or traveling home for the holiday. and they knew that, waiting to give the announcement was not only timed for people traveling during this time of year but because colleges are disbanded (remember S L U, they are scared of us). but now the student body is scattered, and you are stuck in Ohio as protest march by your school in Atlanta GA.  

but lucky for me ive gone from Savannah GA to Washington DC, so i carried my school with me. and i encourage you as you protest, to do the same. show them that even split up, unable to organize, stressed depressed and broke as shit, students will only take this lying down if its in the form of a die in

[a reporter asked me “why students protest” and i told him “because we are afraid”]

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Mexico City, 20-November-2014

The protests continue, now more than ever before people are fighting, fighting for our country, fighting for a future where our kids won’t live in fear of the government.

The images above show Mexico’s streets earlier this afternoon and earlier tonight, where a figure of President Enrique Peña Nieto burns in the middle of a circle of no less than 500,000 citizens.

The people are fighting, and they will continue to fight. There is no other option when the only statement our president makes is one that asks the people to leave his wife alone, a wife that has an $8M dollar house claiming she got the money from soap operas.

We can’t go on like this, our country is angry, the air feels heavy with the anger of millions of people. We must and we will continue to fight, this fight against the ones who threaten our people.

Spread the word if you are kind enough to do so, don’t let Mexico’s fight be just another headline, help us by bringing awareness. Together, we will win.

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I have seen many posts about protests in Hong Kong, Australia, Ukraine … but very little about what is happening in Mexico. Please put aside racism.

Some months ago, 43 students from a rural teaching school in the state of Guerrero —yes, the state in which Acapulco is located— were heading to a peaceful demonstration in a small town called Ayotzinapa. None of them did it to this event. They were seized by police officers who later handed them over to a vicious drug cartel. The said demonstration turned violent and the army was responsible for injuring dozens of innocent people who ended up in nearby hospitals.

Since the demise of the students, the entire country has witnessed a widespread indignation and impotence. Thousands of people have shown their support throughout Mexico to the families of the victims through peaceful demonstrations and messages on social networks.

On November 7, 2014, the General Attorney of Mexico, Jesús Murillo Karam, publicly announced that the 43 students had been found dead; actually, in ashes. The message of this officer was the official version of the federal government. The problem is that nobody believed them.

Since this announcement was made, Mexicans have come to protest because the truth to be told. The demonstrations have been massive and through social networks, many Mexican personalities have spoken out against the government’s version and have requested that the facts are clarified, that the search for the missing students continues and that real culprits are punished.

On November 9, a huge demonstration for the missing students and against the federal government was held in Mexico City, where protesters even demanded the resignation of the unpopular president, Enrique Peña Nieto. In social networks it is clear that no one, I mean, no one, supports the president, who, presumably, was imposed by an undemocratic and corrupt manner in 2012. The event came to a climax when a group of protesters set fire to one of the doors of the National Palace —building in Mexico City that houses the office of the President of Mexico— and attempted to overthrow more. Police violently attacked not only against those responsible for these acts, but much more completely innocent people.

Sadly no one on the national media covers the facts truthfully, with transparency and fairness. In Mexico there are very few broadcast networks —similar to ABC, NBC, etc. — and the biggest and most important is Televisa, the largest producer of “telenovelas”. Televisa’s “Channel 2”, in addition to telenovelas also offers news segments which unfortunately hide the reality: they didn’t televised demonstrations as they really were; the presidential family recently caused controversy by acquiring a mansion of over US$ 7 million, and this TV company never aired something about this.

One of the few reliable news brands in Mexico is CNN, which followed closely the case of the controversial mansion as well as the case of the 43 students, and were among the few who dared to criticize the government openly on national television and Internet.

Today, November 20, 104 years of the Mexican Revolution are celebrated. Such an important date is commemorated in Mexico City with an iconic military parade with the presence of the president of Mexico. But this year, the social outrage has surpassed the desire to celebrate and instead of parade —which was canceled just two days earlier— a massive demonstration against the current president of Mexico, corruption, impunity and of course, justice, for the case of the 43 missing students to be clarified, is being held.

Since 2006, over 22,000 people have disappeared in Mexico, because of the “drug war” caused and intensified by the huge consumption of drugs in the United States.

Please share this. It’s not your country, not your people, but outraged and tired of an ineffective and corrupt government young students are trying to change things. Please help this be known.

PLEASE REBLOG, This is the mexican police taking over the UNAM (My University) 

This day earlier they shot one of our fellow students, everything began ‘cause policemen who aren’t suposed to be inside the institution were taking pictures of some students, they realized and tried to pull the police out, the police fired twice hitting the student and a dog.

This just recently happened, they arrived CU (The campus) and started to fight with the students, for all those who don’t know, they aren’t suposed to legaly enter the university, the repression must end, the world must see how fucked up our country is.