The Road to La Realidad

Signs painted by the Zapatistas calling for justice dotted the landscape into the depths of the Lacandon Jungle on the road to La Realidad, where an homage was held to fallen compañero Galeano, killed there in a paramilitary attack against Zapatista members on May 2, 2014. Thousands gathered in La Realidad to show their digna rabia – or dignified rage, and demand justice and an end to the on-going violence directed towards Zapatista indigenous communities in Chiapas. The May 2nd attack was the first such attack directly in a Zapatista Caracol – or Cultural Center of Resistance and Autonomous Governance.