Monday 2/18- Forum on Repression against Zapatistas

Important event!

**Please Forward Widely**

Movement for Justice in El Barrio…
invites you to learn more about the escalating low intensity warfare being waged by the Mexican government against the Zapatista communities: the brutal displacement, death threats and incarceration.

Currently, there are 79 permanent military bases in Chiapas and paramilitary groups are threatening Zapatista families.

Our special guest Ernesto Ledesma Arronte from the Chiapas-based Center of
Political Analysis and Social and Economic Investigation (CAPISE) will share with us how the main three Mexican political parties (PAN, PRD and PRI) attempt to displace the Zapatistas from their land.

We will also present the New York Premiere of “One Big Train Called The Other Campaign”, a new documentary filmed by the Zapatista communities on the Zapatista initiated national Mexican movement.

Monday, February 18th @ 7 pm
New York University’s KJC Center
53 Washington Square South, Suite 201
Manhattan, NY

(Take subway A,B,C,D,E,F to West 4th St. Walk east on West 4th St. West
4th St. becomes Washington Square South)

The new book collection of Zapatista communiques “Speed of Dreams” will
also be available.

For more information, please contact Movement for Justice in El Barrio @
movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com

Co-sponsored by the National Congress on Latin America (NACLA)

-MORE INFO ON Ernesto Ledesma Arronte and CAPISE-

Ernesto Ledesma Arronte is the Director and founder of the Center of Political Analysis and Social Investigations and Economic A.C. (CAPISE).
He was the General coordinator of the First Hemispheric Encounter against Militarization and is currently a lecturer on indigenous communities and the situation of these communities in Chiapas.

CHIAPAS: WAR and PILLAGING
Since 2002, CAPISE has focused its work on the defense of the collective rights of Indigenous Peoples, particularly relating to indigenous peoples defense of and right to territory, their right to justice and their
right to cultural identity. In the last two years, Ernesto Ledesma Arronte and CAPISE, to which he belongs, through a deep investigation, have identified the mechanisms of the pillaging of the Earth and of the evacuation of zapatista indigenous communities in Chiapas at the hands of the Mexican government, through various institutions, in a ferocious dispute for the
control of the territory.

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*Zapatista-inspired rebellion on Turtle Island and throughout the galaxy…http://zapagringo.com

*Slingshot Hip Hop, the first feature-length film from Palestine’s emerging hip hop scene…http://slingshothiphop.com

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