London Mexico Solidarity - April 2017 Newsletter

London Mexico Solidarity

April 2017 Newsletter

We are happy to share new details regarding our coming events and links to LMS collaborations. We are also spreading the Zapatista News Summary for February 2017, links to some of the latest Zapatista communiqués and other invitations for actions in solidarity with Mexico organised in London.

London Mexico Solidarity Coming Events & Collaborations.

April 3 |  War and Journalism in Mexico: A Conversation with Paula Mónaco and Miguel Tovar, chaired by Amanda Hopkins | 18:00 - 20:30

Ten years on the so-called “War on Drugs” in Mexico and what do we know about it? How can we speak about the horrors of the war? How can we actually define this war that is different to others we used to know? What's the role of the media in this? What can we/should we show of that and how? Why and what for? How can we grasp that reality from afar and what can we do to change it? 

- Paula Mónaco Felipe is a journalist. Born in Argentina, lives in Mexico since 2004. Paula has worked in TV -teleSUR- and in La Jornada (Mexico) and El Telégrafo (Ecuador). She also publishes in Newsweek. Paula is the author of “Ayotzinapa, horas eternas” (Ediciones B, 2015). 

- Miguel Tovar is a photojournalist. Born in Mexico, where he has been working in the media since 2001. He has collaborated with Mexican newspaper Reforma, international agency Associated Press, TeleSUR, and in documentaries. He is now the chief of photo and video for Getty Images Latin America for Mexico and Central America.

Paula Mónaco's book Ayotzinapa: Horas Eternas (Ediciones B, 2016) will be on sale at the event!!
Organised by London Mexico Solidarity, Alborada, and English Pen. Further Info: War and Journalism in Mexico. | SOAS Room B 102.

April 3 - April 8 | Footprints of Memory. In the Search for Mexico's Disappeared | Exhibition in Aberystwyth

These are the shoes of relatives searching for their missing loved ones in Mexico, engraved with words about their search. In the opening we will have the participation of artist Alfredo González Casanova and María de Jesús Tlatempa Bello, mother of José Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempa, one of the 43 students disappeared in Ayotzinapa since September 2014. Event organised by Huellas de la Memoria


- 3rd April: Exhibition Opening | Time to be confirmed | Arthouse - Ty Celf, 1 Laura Place, Aberystwyth.
- 5th April: Film screening 'Absences' | TBC
- 6th -8th April: Symposium 'Absence, Presence, and Embodiment' | Old College, Aberystwyth University, King Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2Ay

From this week to May 13 | Stitched Voices - Aberystwyth | Exhibition

London Mexico Solidarity's arpillera We Are Seeds will be displayed in the exhibition 'Stitched Voices'. The exhibition and associated programme is organised by Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Christine Andrä, Lydia Cole, and Danielle House, Department of International politics, Aberystwyth University in cooperation with Aberystwyth Art CentreFurther Info: Stitched Voices Website

Aberystwyth Art Centre | Ceredigion SY23 3DE, Wales.

Past Events:

In the past days we had the opportunity to be part of the London stop of the European tour of Footprints of Memory. Thanks to all of those who came to the different activities organised by with Huellas de la Memoria Collective, Amnesty International, Danielle Rose and the University of Aberystwyth and London Mexico Solidarity!

If you missed these events you can have a look at the facebook albums produced by LMS and Huellas de la Memoria.

* Footprints of Memory - Exhibition Launch at Amnesty International

* Action of Solidarity with the disappeared in México, by Huellas de la Memoria, London Mexico Solidarity and friends!

The activities of Footprints of Memory were mentioned in major newspapers in Mexico, such as El Universal, Reforma (and Reforma- Mural), La Jornada  and La Jornada Zacatecas. Independent media: Desinformémonos, Centro de Medios Libres; and local newspapers in London Prisma and EastLondonLines, among others.

We were also part of  Women Generating Change: A Month of Activities, organised by Movimiento Jaguar Despierto! Some photos here: Women Generating Change -MJD


Zapatista Communiqués | Zapatista News Summary | LMS-Contributions

* Zapatista Communiqués: On the last decision of the EZLN and the CNI regarding the independent campaign for 2018 and the configuration of an indigenous council of government:

The Walls Above, the Cracks below (Feb 15 2016)

Joint Comminqué from the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista Army in Solidarity with the Rarámuri people (Feb 05 2016)

And the earth trembled... report from the epicentre (Jan 07 2017)

A story to try to understand  (Nov 26 2016)

Questions without Answers... (Oct 23 2016

May the earth tremble at its core (Oct 18 2016)

Follow Enlace Zapatista to keep updated

** Every month Dorset Chiapas Solidarity publishes the Zapatista News Summary to make them accessible to an international audience, covering the daily life in the communities, security concerns and the latest communiqués of the Zapatista Army and the Zapatista supporting communities in resistance. Read here the February News Summary

*** Jen Wilton's report on Los Panchos: Mexico City's Experiment in Autonomous Living

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