morelos4.JPG  Teachers and their supporters demonstrating in Morelos this month The following email was sent to me by the BCTF and describes some of the repression being faced by teachers and their supporters who are struggling against education 'reforms' in Mexico at the moment. Please send messages of support (in Spanish if possible) to jzz.itup@gmail.com

HOLA BUEN DIA. ESPERO TE ENCUENTRES MUY BIEN. Aqui las cosas estan muy delicadas puesto que se an intensificado la represion en algunos compañeros e

HELLO GOOD DAY.  I hope you are well.  The situation here is delicate in that the repression has intensified against some of my colleagues, myself included. 

 incluyendome a mi, pues aparte de lo que te comente de las amenazas, golpes, robo del que fueron victimas mis dos hijos Axel y Fernando de 17 y 16 años 

In addition to what I told you about the threats, beating, and theft to which my two sons  (17 and 16 years old) were victims on October 27th, on November 17th I was also beaten and threatened by the police.  They were sent by the government, more specifically by Sr. Gobernador Marco Antonio Adame Castillo.

respectivamente el dia 27 de octubre, tambien el dia lunes 17 de noviembre yo fui victima de golpes y amenasas por parte de policias enviados por el gobierno estatal y especificamente de SR. GOBERNADOR MARCO ANTONIO ADAME CASTILLO pero sobre todo la advertencia de que yo no continuara con la pagina de

I was warned that I should not continue with the website www.cronicamagisterial.com.   They know that I support the indigenous people and participate with members of the community in the Collective Against Repression as well as participate in the Independent Commission for Human Rights. 

 www.cronicamagisterial.com asi como tambien me tienen bien hubicado como la persona que apoyo a la poblaciones indigenas a quienes participo con miembros de la comunidad en el COLECTIVO CONTRA LA REPRESION ademas de participar con la COMISION INDEPENDIENTE DE DERECHOS HUMANOS. Esto a generado problemas con el gobierno quien quiere una sociedad y

This has created problems for the government.  They want the people to be ignorant of their rights and do not want the people to be aware  and critical of what is happening in politics and education.   This has created great fear in my family, my sons and my wife, my sisters and brother as well as my parents and friends.  I had to stop attending meetings during these days in order to recover from the fright and the blows, which fortunately were not too serious.  But I hope to recover so that I may continue my work with the communities and with the website.  

> pueblos ignorantes que no sepan de sus derechos y que no tengan conciencia critica sobre lo que esta sucediendo en la politica, educacion. esto genero un miedo muy grande en mi familia, como son mis hijos mis esposa, mis hermanas y hermano asi como de mis padres y amigos pero a pesar de que tube que dejar de asistir por estos dias a las reuniones por recuperarme del susto y de los golpes que afortunadamente no fueron graves; pero espero recuperarme para incorporarme a continuar con mi trabajo con las comunidades y con la pagina de internet. nuestra lucha es con palabras y con la conciencia y no como el gibierno

 Our fight is with words and thoughts, not like the government, who resorts to violence, represion, threats, and the disappearance of our colleagues.  Our fight is just and, from our part, it is through dialogue and educational projects.  The communities and the people know this and that is why they support us.  Let God protect us and may God bless you .  

 quien lo hace con gospes, represion, amenasas o la desaparicion de varios compañeros. nuestra lucha es justa y por nuestra parte es con palabras dialogo y proyectos educativos y los pueblos y sociedad lo sabe y por eso nos apoyan. que dios nos proteja y que dios te bendiga