The forced disappearance of activists belonging to the Tzeltal community in Chiapas shows how narco-narratives are used to hide cases of political repression during the War on Drugs Marcella Via The Tzeltal are an ancient Maya sub-group located in the highlands of Chiapas State. Traditionally, Tzeltal people are […]
This is the name of an evening of talks around the theme of supporting human and environmental rights defenders in Central America. With guests from Peace Brigades International and the Black Fraternal Organisation of Honduras (Ofraneh), and with live music from the Pengenista samba-reggae drum band, the event is […]
Status anxiety, fixed mindsets, fragmented connections and shame: Features of a culture that encourages schizophrenia. These four characteristics are all related, and are motivated by fear of what people may (or may not) be thinking about us. Nigel Pocock Movement for Justice and Reconciliation It is increasingly evident […]
Family dysfunction was an important feature of slavery in the Caribbean, and it seems very likely that this is one of the ‘downstream’ effects of the past history of people from the Caribbean. Nigel Pocock Movement for Justice and Reconciliation Fearon and Morgan make the helpful suggestion that […]
The forced disappearance of the 43 normalistas from Ayotzinapa reveals the direct involvement of the police force in the crime. Social movements are breaking the narco-narrative, instead defining the case as political oppression.
On the 26 September 2014, 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Normal School were forcibly disappeared by the Guerrero State police.