Activist Coalition Formed Over Ayotzinapa Case in NY (11/14/2014)

Ever since 43 Guerrero students were kidnapped by Mexican government forces on September 26, 2014, hundreds of Mexicans in New York continue to protest the kidnappings.


The Mexican community gathers around one another for organizational strength (11/9/2014)

La Cartita -- Ever since 43 Guerrero students were kidnapped by Mexican government forces on September 26, 2014, hundreds of Mexicans in New York continue to protest the kidnappings. Through their countless actions, express their solidarity with the 43 kidnapped Ayotzinapa students. The parents are suspicious of the government's account; the public finds them false too and reporters continue to make connections between the government and the Ayotzinapa case everyday. As a result, the task of maintaining a permanent amount of pressure on the Mexican government has been recognized by New York area residents and they have formed groups to address the Ayotzinapa case.

The coalition along with affiliated activist groups seeks to impart truth and justice on the Ayotzinapa case by pressuring the Mexican's government's consulate, tourist image and holding informational sessions regarding the case.

Unfortunately, this account has been echoed by US media organizations unquestionably. Media organizations, like Think Mexican, and independent activists affiliated with the Mexican Autodefensas in Michoacan continually monitor and criticize the U.S. media's account of the Ayotzinapa case. Specifically, they criticize the U.S. media's willingness to repeat the official Mexican government's account of the Ayotzinapa case. Their account contradicts the surviving students verified testimony of who committed the attack: Iguala and Cocula police and places the blame on lower level actors, but fails to address the lack of a federal and state police presence during the attacks in Iguala, Guerrero.

unionsquare1192014.jpg Actions are projected to continue through the cold winter months. (11/9/2014)

Coalition Action Details:

More actions are planned in support of the kidnapped 43. The coalition is expected to meet Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm at the Saint Peter's Church on 619 Lexington, New York City, New York. Organizers recommend using train 6 and disboarding on stop 51. - the church's contact number is 212-935-2200.

Activists demand the resignation of Enrique Peña Nieto. While EPN is currently traveling through Asia, many Mexicans hope he simply stays abroad and rumors swirl as to whether his return to Benito Juarez airport will be blocked by protestors. Protests are being formed throughout the country and receive worldwide support.

Overt militarism could further antagonize the Mexican public. Already, Ayotzinapa students announce themselves as making a new movement in the same vein as the Zapatistas, and the Mexican community abroad agrees with their message. The various organizations affiliated with the Ayotzinapa case support that message through their numerous actions - a sign of things to come for the Mexican community residing in the United States.

Semilas Dance Collective Calls For End To Plan Merida (8/1/2015)

The dance film's narrative scope does not limit itself to the 43 students of Ayotzinapa. The Semillas collective also offers a strong critique of the Mérida initiative, a US military program that funds México's military. Mutual cooperation between the US and Mexican government has been cited as a key problem for the Mexican public on both sides of the border. It is a widely held believe that US tax dollars are funding repression throughout México. However, the Mérida Initiative remained immune to questioning, at least, until the aftermath of the Iguala attack on the Ayotzinapa students.