Mexico City: Occupation of national human rights commission

Mexican women have occupied the headquarters of the national human rights commission (CNDH) in the capital Mexico City. They have promised to stay until the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Amlo) recognises the rights of women instead of allowing the high levels of sexual violence and murder to continue. Eleven women are killed every day in Mexico and 98% of murders go unsolved. Predictably, Amlo focused more on the hilarious vandalism going on than the activists’ concerns. Inside the buildings slogans have been painted and various paintings have been improved. Pictures taken by the only tolerated press photographer Andrea Murcia (Inst@usagii_ko) have lit up the internet. She has known the occupiers from the beginning and therefore is trusted by them.

An adulterated portrait of Francisco I. Madero (pictured, 33rd president of Mexico) has received the most attention online. As well it should, it looks great now, gotta love the ACAB. The original artist doesn’t like to collaborate it seems, saying “The most outrageous thing is that they believe that losing respect for the characters who made our Mexican history will solve the lack of the kind of government that we all deserve.” In response, Yesenia Zamudio on of the occupiers said “If he doesn’t agree with us painting the painting, I don’t agree with that my daughter was murdered and that for five years nobody has helped me.” [Quotes]
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Mexico City: Chanti Ollin evicted

The squat space known as Chanti Ollin in Mexico City was evicted this morning. 26 people were arrested. Four are from other countries and will be deported. We’re going to stay making pressure to the authorities to let them free.

Thr Chanti Ollin is one of the most known squat spaces in Mexico, it could resist other two evict intentions [one attempt was in 2015]. This time looks hard and terrific because the police bring it with them bulldozers and machinery to demolish the building.

Right now we could lost one of the most relevant alternative culture spaces in Mexico City, please make diffusion and spread the info.

You could find the info with the hashtag #ChantiOllin
https://chantiollinmx.wordpress.com/