Celebrating women revolutionaries, rebels, and fighters of Latin America: El Salvadoran FMLN Rebels; Nicaraguan Sandinistas; Mexican Zapatistas; Chicana Brown Berets on the last day of Women’s history month.
Rigoberta Menchú (b. 1959) is a Guatemalan political activist who received the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1992. She is a strong campaigner for indigenous and women’s rights,
particularly active during the Guatemalan Civil War.
She was forced to go
into exile in Mexico in 1981, but organised the national resistance and the
struggle for indigenous rights from outside her country. Since the end of the
war, she campaigned for those responsible for the torture and genocide of the
native population to be tried in Spanish courts, an effort which was successful
on various occasions.
Daily reminder that the United States is prosperous and existing as it is today only because of the exploitation, destruction, and theft of resources, governments, and people from Central American, Carribbean American, South American, Indigenous North American, African, Southwest, Southeast, and Eastern Asian countries, nations, confederations, and tribes all throughout North American history to today.
America only became great from the destruction, enslavement, and manipulation of others.
And no matter who’s in charge of the nation, this trend will always continue.