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Diego Rivera. Day of the Dead. 1924.

I’ve seen his murals in Detroit. Amazing. 

Nezahualcoyotl en el bosque de Chapultepec

Teotihuacan (300 b.c.)
thinkmexican:

Emiliano Zapata Spoke and Wrote in Nahuatl

Part of a message written in Nahuatl to supporters of the Mexican Revolution sent from the headquarters of the Liberation Army of the South in Tlatizapán, Morelos, on April 27, 1918 by its Commander in Chief, Emiliano Zapata:
 
“…Axcan ocachi que me aic monequi ti mo zepampalehuizque ica nochi to yolo ihuan ica nochi totoyoquiliztli itech inon huei tequitl de necetiliztli mahuiztic, huelneli de necate tlen qui pehualtihque netehuiliztle tlen qui yolóhpia chipahuac nin pehualoni ihuán ámo qui poloa nin neltocaliz de cuali-inemiliz…”

“…Now more than ever we need to help each other with all our heart and with all our efforts in this great task of unity, which is truly the work of those who got into the fight, to keep their heart clean with those principles and to not lose faith in a life of respect…”

“…Ahora más que nunca hay necesidad de que nos ayudemos entre nosotros con todo corazón y con todo nuestro empeño en esa gran tarea de unificación digna, que es verdaderamente la tarea de los que se metieron a la lucha, que conservan limpia en su corazón esa empresa y que no pierden la fe en una vida de respeto…”

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Los tlatoque mexicas vivían en medio de un lujo imperial, cada vez mayor en la medida que se engrandecían y consolidaban sus dominios. A la par de esos privilegios, en su papel como cabeza de la sociedad los tlatoque tenían obligaciones que abarcaban prácticamente todos los ámbitos. Eran los encargados últimos de las campañas militares que daban el sustento al grupo gobernante y a la gente común de la gran Tenochtitlan. (…) 

Eran, además, los responsables de la buena conducción de los asuntos públicos y de la impartición de justicia; debían velar por el bienestar de su pueblo y procurar las obras públicas que fuesen necesarias para tal fin. No menos importantes eran sus funciones en el ámbito religioso, que incluían preparar los elementos necesarios para la realización de la multitud de ritos que daban coherencia a la vida en Tenochtitlan, entre ellos la captura de víctimas para el sacrificio humano. Asimismo, conducían personalmente algunos de esos ritos, en virtud de que una vez electos eran en algún modo vistos como representantes de las divinidades y vínculo idóneo con ellas.

Enrique Vela, “Los tlatoanis mexicas”, Arqueología Mexicana, edición especial 40.

En la imagen:
Humberto Limón, Grandiosos escultores, 1975, óleo sobre lienzo. Colección Museo Soumaya / Fundación Carlos Slim. Ciudad de México.
Foto: Javier Hinojosa.

César Chávez and UFW’s Use of Racist Language Against Their Own People

thinkmexican:

Editor’s Note: This is a repost of an article first published on March 31, 2013 in the blog End 1492 by its author, Pakal Hatuey. With his permission, we’re sharing it in full.

March 31st has been designated as a state holiday in places like California to pay homage to Cesar Chavez, the…

thinkmexican:

César Chávez Calls Migrant Workers From Mexico ‘Wetbacks’ and ‘Illegals’

KQED News report from September 25th 1972 featuring an interview with Cesar Chavez, in which he explains that legitimate strikes by agricultural workers can always be broken by employers bringing in illegal labor from Mexico. He goes on to state that the best way for agricultural workers to secure collective bargaining rights is by organizing a boycott of farm products.

About a year ago, we posted a link to the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive where this clip was originally hosted. In it, César Chávez is heard referring to Mexican migrant workers brought in to break UFW strikes as ‘wetbacks” and “illegals.”

The next day it was uploaded to YouTube by a user named krove. We have no connection to this person. Based on the account’s videos, it appears they’re Filipino. We cannot verify their identity or motive, but it’s there and now has more than 4,600 views.

As we’ve mentioned before, it’s time to have an honest and open discussion on Cèsar Chávez and the UFW. This clip which clearly demonstrates the demonization of Mexican migrant workers is a part of it. As well, this is not the only bit of historical evidence out there. There’s a lot more, which points to the fact that this was not a one time slip of the tongue, it was a deep part of UFW’s culture. In fact, this clip is tame compared to several articles in El Malcriado, the UFW’s newspaper, and actual campaigns to arrest migrants at the border, which were led by Chávez and other UFW leaders. Look for that information in the coming days.

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mexicoartistico:

Niña tehuacana, Lucha María o Sol y Luna
Frida Kahlo
1942
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