Uprising in Chiapas
17.00 in HIGH x 11.00 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster is printed on florescent green paper with text and images in black. The top of the poster has the text: "Eyewitness Report and Video / Uprising in Chiapas". The center of the poster at left has a small detail map of Southern Mexico highlighting Chiapas with a legend indicating the area of detail, San Crist?bal / de las Casas is labeled with a large text bubble. The center of the poster at right has the text: "Gloria La Riva and May Ying Welsh traveled to Chiapas / Jan. 11 - 15 with a delegation including former U.S. / Attorney General Ramsey Clark and journalist John Ross. / This delegation, representatives of the International / Action Center and alternative media, is investigating the / Mexican government's repression of the the people in the / state of Chiapas following the uprising which began January 1. / The predominantly Indian people of the poorest state in / Mexico launched their renewed fight for 'land, jobs, edu- / cation, health, justice and peace' to coincide with the ini- / tiation of NAFTA. In Chiapas, more than 60% of the pop - / ulation earns less than the minimum wage of $3.33 per / day, and NAFTA promises more devastating economic effects. / The Mexican government and its U.S.-supplied army has / responded with murderous repression and mass terror, / bombing and strafing towns and villages. At the request / of Bishop Samuel Ruiz, an advocate for the indigenous / and poor of the region, the IAC organized to provide / some measure of security for the population and bring / the truth to the people of the United States and the world.". The Bottom of the poster has the text: "Featured Speaker Gloria La Riva / New Video Footage from Chiapas /By Videographer May Ying Welsh /Saturday, January 22, 7:00 pm / Women's Building, 3543 - 18th Street / (between Valencia and Guerrero, San Francisco) / Donation $3 -10. No one turned away for lack of funds. / Sponsored by International Action Center / 2489 Mission St., Rm. 28, San Francisco 94110 o (415) 821-6545".
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