Federal police and military force is massacring activists and professors who were protesting against the laboral/educative reform. I repeat, they’re massacring them. They’re are killing them and burning them outside Nochixtlán.
On another news, right now in the main plaza, the center of Oaxaca, federal police have cut the lights to make “cleaning” which means dragging and killing all the protesters they can. Ambulances and military jeeps were advising people for NOT helping the protesters or take refugees, or they will be “cleaned” too.
6 protesters were confirmed killed due to the use of large weapons by the police. More protesters are disappeared and some are confirmed (just by the survivors) death or burned. In Hacienda Blanca they were killed too.
Also, hospitals, doctors and medicine students aren’t allowed to help or receive the protester, all of this are orders coming from president Enrique Peña Nieto, and the public education secretary Aurelio Nuño Mayer.
Finally I can show the drawing I made for Avatar: Children of the Earth fanzine. The Library is one of my favourite episodes, and drawing the confrontation between Aang and Wan Shi Tong has been a very funny challenge. Besides taking part in this project along with so many cool artists was very exciting for me! I can’t wait to have it in my hands!
Los humanos no son bienvenidos!
Por fín puedo enseñar el dibu que hice para el fanzine Avatar:Children of the Earth. La Biblioteca es uno de mis episodio favoritos de la serie, y dibujar el enfrentamiento entre Aang y Wan Shi Tong ha sido un reto muy divertido. Además participar en este proyecto con tantos artistas molones me hacía mucha ilusión! No puedo esperar a tenerlo en las manos!
On the evening of 21 March 2014, Evan Snow, a thirtysomething “user experience design professional”, according to his LinkedIn profile, who had moved to the neighbourhood about six months earlier (and who has since departed for a more suburban environment), took his young Siberian husky for a walk on Bernal Hill.
As Snow was leaving the park, Nieto was coming up one of the little dirt trails that leads to the park’s ring road, eating chips. In a deposition prior to the trial, Snow said that with his knowledge of the attire of gang members, he “put Nieto in that category of people that I would not mess around with”.
His dog put Nieto in the category of people carrying food, and went after him. Snow never seemed to recognise that his out-of-control dog was the aggressor: “So Luna was, I think, looking to move around the benches or behind me to run up happily to get a chip from Mr Nieto. Mr Nieto became further – what’s the right word? – distressed, moving very quickly and rapidly left to right, trying to keep his chips away from Luna. He ran down to these benches and jumped up on the benches, my dog following. She was at that point vocalising, barking, or kind of howling.”
The dog had Nieto cornered on the bench while its inattentive owner was 40 feet away – in his deposition for the case, under oath, his exact words were that he was distracted by a female “jogger’s butt”. “I can imagine that somebody would – could assume the dog was being aggressive at that point,” Snow said. The dog did not come when he called, but kept barking. Nieto, Snow says, then pulled back his jacket and took his Taser out, briefly pointing at the distant dog-owner before he pointed it at the dog baying at his feet. The two men yelled at each other, and Snow apparently used a racial slur, but would not later give the precise word. As he left the park, he texted a friend about the incident. His text, according to his testimony, said, “in another state like Florida, I would have been justified in shooting Mr Nieto that night” – a reference to that state’s infamous “stand your ground” law, which removes the obligation to retreat before using force in self-defence. In other words, he apparently wished he could have done what George Zimmerman did to Trayvon Martin: execute him without consequences.
Soon after, a couple passed by Nieto. Tim Isgitt, a recent arrival in the area, is the communications director of a nonprofit organisation founded by tech billionaires. He now lives in suburban Marin County, as does his partner Justin Fritz, a self-described “email marketing manager” who had lived in San Francisco about a year. In a picture one of them posted on social media, they are chestnut-haired, clean-cut white men posing with their dogs, a springer spaniel and an old bulldog. They were walking those dogs when they passed Nieto at a distance.
Fritz did not notice anything unusual but Isgitt saw Nieto moving “nervously” and putting his hand on the Taser in its holster. Snow was gone, so Isgitt had no idea that Nieto had just had an ugly altercation and had reason to be disturbed. Isgitt began telling people he encountered to avoid the area. (One witness who did see Nieto shortly after Isgitt and Fritz, longtime Bernal Heights resident Robin Bullard who was walking his own dog in the park, testified that there was nothing alarming about him. “He was just sitting there,” Bullard said.)
At the trial, Fritz testified that he had not seen anything alarming about Nieto. He said that he called 911 because Isgitt urged him to. At about 7.11pm he began talking to the 911 dispatcher, telling her that there was a man with a black handgun. What race, asked the dispatcher, “black, Hispanic?” “Hispanic,” replied Fritz. Later, the dispatcher asked him if the man in question was doing “anything violent”, and Fritz answered, “just pacing, it looks like he might be eating chips or sunflowers, but he’s resting a hand kind of on the gun”. Alex Nieto had about five more minutes to live.
Let the world know that in Mexico, good people are fighting for their lives against the corrupt goverment and the organized crime -wich is the same shit- Let the world know that the good people in Mexico are dying at this very moment.
It has been 67 days since the 43 students were disappeard and probably massacred by the municipal police in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. It has been 67 days of non stop protesting all over the country, and the world.
We demand justice for everyone, we want no more police brutality, we pray for our brothers to come back home alive and well. We are not tired but we are fed up with lies and incompetence of the government we have. We haven’t given up but we’re desperate for answers and most of all actions to be taken against those who are responsible.
They wanted to bury us but they didn’t know we were seeds.
The government may not care about us, but we care about each other.
Alejandro Nieto's parents speak about their son's death
Alejandro Nieto was on his way to work as a security guard in San Francisco when he stopped in the park to eat a burrito. Police mistook his taser for a gun and shot him 59 times. The SFPD won’t be charged in his death.
Police shot 28-year-old
Nieto 59 times.
Earlier this month, a jury decided that the police acted appropriately.
“The police in Iguala have been finding a lot of unknown tombs, but my heart tells me that our sons are still alive,” says Clemente Rodriguez, whose 19-year-old son Cristian Alfonso Rodriguez is one of the 43 Mexican students missing since September. Watch his interview on Democracy Now! today.