Thank you for sharing this! As much as the people of Chiapas are taking action to help themselves and correct intolerable local/Mexican problems, they are also creating an opening; forging the mental, organizational and structural methods for change that can be emulated and adapted to local needs all over the world.
In the US especially we have been so conditioned to obey to follow the cattle chutes known as accepted life paths here, that for most Resistance is laughable-an idea beyond imagining much less acting upon.
And yet, Resistance exists! It grows from local conditions ss well as from national and international coalitions created to fight things like TPP or Keystone XL.
By keeping up with and observing one another’s issues and resistance efforts across borders we can both learn from and support one another.
Transnational corporations have endless money powerful organizations like the TWO,World Bank and many national governments but we the people have something stronger than all of that together. We have solidarity, love and community. We have one another, our ancestors and our deep dedication to the generations yet to come.
THE FRAYBA IS ONE MORE ACTOR INSIDE A LIBERATING PROCESS: VICTOR HUGO LÓPEZ
** The NGO’s director recognizes the role of Bishop Samuel Ruiz, the center’s founder
** The largest number of denunciations it receives now are from women “hooked” by usurers
By: Hermann Bellinghausen, Envoy
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, March 28, 2014
“The Frayba is one more actor inside a liberating process,” points out Víctor Hugo López, director of the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center. He makes it clear that the defense of guarantees is an action of commitment, and as much their violation as the denunciation and action in search of justice is essentially political. After a quarter of a century in non-stop activity at the state level…
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