“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is a revolution.”
― Subcomandante Marcos
Chiapas, Mexico (January 1, 1994)
Illustration above: "Las Antorchas", Leopoldo Méndez (Mexico, Mexico City, 1902-1969), La Estampa Mexicana (Mexico, Mexico City)
Our lucha continues.
Samir’s death follows a disturbing trend of unsolved murders of environmental and human rights defenders, the majority of them Indigenous.
– Alí Primera
What to do?
– Share this campaign, use the hashtag #SamirVive
– Stand in solidarity with Samir, speak to others about the censorship and political crimes occurring in Mexico. According to Democracy Now:
"The number of journalists killed in retaliation for their work more than doubled this year, with Mexico being the most dangerous country for journalists in 2020, followed by Afghanistan and the Philippines, according to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, which found at least 30 journalists have been killed around the world this year."
– Participate in the exhibition, contribute to the altar for his life by sharing with him your ofrenda.
– Sign the petition by FrayBa calling for a stop to the paramilitary aggressions by the ORCAO in the Zapatista community of Moisés Gandhi
– Sign the EZLN Declaration for Life
– Donate, if you can afford it, to the upcoming trip from the EZLN, CNI and FPDTA-MPT.
List of resources:
"Samir Flores A Un Año de Su Asesinato" via Radio Zapatista.
"Mexico: Radio Reporter Killed Amid Spate of Journalist Murders", via DemocracyNow!
"Mexico: 2 Radio Journalists Killed in Past Week" via DemocracyNow!
"Mexican activist shot dead before vote on power project he opposed" via The Guardian.