London Hosts Ayotzinapa Events; Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, In Solidarity With Ayotzinapa Parents (10/20/2017; 16:34)
La Cartita --- London Mexicans & allies hosted reknowned Mexican journalist, Anabel Hernandez, at a Mexican solidarity event. The event officially hosted by the human rights campaign, 'Justice Mexico Now', was held at the National Union of Teachers building in Kings College. Jeremy Bernard Corbyn, the head of the Labour Party in England's parliament, pledged solidarity to the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students and their families.
On September 26, 2014, 43 Ayotzinapa students were forcibly disappeared by Mexican security forces in Iguala,
Guerrero. Corbyn has issued several messages of solidarity to the Ayotzinapa case since last year. This is so
despite Corbyn's newfound position of influence:
Three years on, the families of the Ayotzinapa 43 are still campaigning for truth and justice, and I stand with them https://t.co/NChtng7oPy— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) 28 de septiembre de 2017
Event at the Justice For Mexico Now (10/20/2017) at the National Union of Teachers (NUT).
During the London event, Anabel Hernandez, a reporter whose currently exiled from Mexico, discussed the evidence surrounding the Ayotzinapa case. Unfortunately, Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous places for non-foreign correspondents and reporters (e.g. actual Mexican reporters). Also present was Jan Nimmo, the artist who has painted the faces of the 43 Ayotzinapa students.
Jan Nimmo's work has served to dignify and call attention to the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students. Photo:JusticeMexicoNow
Hernandez has been discussing the Ayotzinapa case extensively in areas where the Mexican forced migration has settled. The U.K. cities of London & Manchester are home to Mexicans who have sought to make a new life amidst the government fueled violence sweeping over the country.UK Government Lends A Hand?
Mexicans hope Jeremy Corbyn can present concerns about Mexico's human right situation to the UK government. Corbyn has spoken on Ayotzinapa since 2015, and, as mentioned in the Guardian article, even going as far as denouncing Enrique Peña Nieto's visit where a protestor with a sign broke through a security barricade as the Mexican presidential motorcade rolled through downtown London.
Due to Brexit, the UK has also sought new trading partners and a hostile US presidential administration has enouraged even Mexico's PRI, a far right party currently in control, to look away from the US. Thus, a possible change in Mexico's presidential administration and Corbyn's recently elevated position may prove helpful for establishing parity in economic and social conditions for both countries.
Jeremy B. Corbyn speaks in a September event discussing the Ayotzinapa case in London. (Photo: Ulysses Photos)
Antonio Tizapa, parent of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño, upon learning of the Labour Leaders solidarity message mentioned to this publication that the work to expose the global community to the Ayotzinapa cause has led to the right people, like Corbyn, reacting and reflecting. He thanks them.
Related:Antonio Tizapa thanks London based human rights advocates. Singles out Corbyn (October 21, 2017) Video: La Cartita
Mr.Tizapa has not remained passive during the 3 years since his son's disappearance. His campaign 'Running 4 Ayotzinapa' has had a great effect in the world of amateur sports. His marathon running is performed alongside Amado Tlatempa, a cousin of one of the disappeared. Running, in Tizapa's view, is one that is uniquely suited for politicization and metaphors of struggle and persistence.More Events: Semillas Dance Film Denounces Plan Merida
Semillas, a Xicana/Mexican organization conducting aid relief and awareness campaigns in Mexico and the US, released a dance film denouncing the US government's support for the Mexican military. The film will be shown on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the 11th Native Spirit Indigenous Film Festival in London. The event will specifically take place at the SOAS Room B111, Brunei Building, Thornhaugh St, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0XG.
In the dance film, 'They Tried To Bury Us, They Didnt Know We Were Seeds', a review of the events that took place on the night of September 26, 2015 is shown. The security forces, including the 27th batallion based in Iguala, Guerrero, are all held responsible for the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students.
The dance film depicts the tragic events of that September 26 night and the similarity of those actions with police repression in the United States.