Tojolobal Zapatista Women Gather in La Realidad

A line a young Tojolobal indigenous Zapatista women form in line in La Realidad during an homage to fallen compañero – Galeano – killed in a paramilitary attack against Zapatista members in La Realidad on May 2, 2014. Thousands gathered in La Realidad to show there digna rabia, dignified rage, 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 – Cultural Center of Resistance and Autonomous Governance. Indigenous Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Tojolobal, Chol, Zoque, and Mam peoples form the majority of the Zapatista support base communities. Women and youth have been given many new roles in the civilian structure of the organization.