Day of the Dead. Amsterdam Demonstration

Because they can’t be just numbers!

On the 2nd of November “The Day of the Dead” is celebrated in Mexico. We remember our ancestors by offering them their favourite food, drinks, the smell of flowers and candlelight. In this way, remembrance brings them back to us, and we are able to celebrate in their memory. We also make Sinterklaas-like poems, “Calaveritas”,  to express our feelings and ideas about the death and the living in a satirical way.

This year, we want to remember the more than 60, 000 people that have died in a six-year war against drug-lords in Mexico. Since the strategy of this war has not targeted the government corruption, the judicial impunity and the financial assets of cartels, the war has achieved nothing positive; rather the opposite, it has only deepened the  current problems on our country, and it has even brought new ones: 12 million more people fell into poverty, there are 20 000 people disappeared, 25, 000 people displaced, some 10, 000 orphans, an increasing number of cases of torture and media censorship –including the assassination of 47 journalists and the disappearance of 13 of them. However, there are also many, many people struggling to put an end to this war,  to attend its victims, to change the strategy to fight organised crime, and to restore the social trust and solidarity that are weakened now. International support to hear our voice against this war is therefore needed.

For this purpose, we had organized an offer to commemorate and remember all the people that have died

Because they can’t be just numbers!

Come and join us this:

Saturday 3 of November

From 14h until 16h

Dam square, Amsterdam. The Netherlands.

We will use a map to show the atrocity that this war has caused, after that we will walk with a coffin to “La Casa del Migrante” to join the offer that Mexicanos en Holanda por la Paz en México (Mexicans in Holland for peace in Mexico) have organized.

Note: The entrance fee to the “Casa del Migrante” is 3eur

https://www.facebook.com/events/515774271785686/

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Calaverita

The Death used to be happy

She had a wonderful job

She’d take the old, the sick and the shabby

To sleep in the abyss of hope

 

But she heard an announcement of tragedy:

“Mexico will launch a war against drugs”,

But with no legitimacy, nor plan or strategy

The war has increased the power of thugs

 

“This is a disgrace!” the Death cried out

“The army on the streets, heads rolling down

Reporters, children and youngsters no doubt,

A pity indeed!” she said as she frowned.

 

“Who’s responsible of thousands of deaths?

I am thoroughly against this constant blood-shed!

The government, the army, corruption instead

Must be to blame, I do connect threads”

 

And so the Death inspired many of us

To seek solidarity, justice and hope

The crimes against humanity some think we forsake,

Should promptly be judged, in the courts of The Hague

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5 responses to “Day of the Dead. Amsterdam Demonstration”

  1. Bertha Quesada says :

    Felcidiades, por muchas razones: que bueno mantener la tradición!!! que bueno que sirva para unirnos dentro o fuera del país. Que bueno que sirva para manifestar una posición.Se nota el trabajo que resignifica la actuación de quien lo hace y a la misma tradición. Su presencia cuenta. Gracias

  2. Bertha Quesada says :

    Felcidiades,:que bueno mantener la tradición!!! que sirva para unirnos dentro o fuera del país, para manifestar una posición.Se nota el trabajo que resignifica a quien lo hace y a la misma tradición. Su presencia cuenta. Gracias

  3. Bertha Quesada says :

    Felcidiades,:que bueno mantener la tradición!!! que sirva para unirnos dentro o fuera del país, para manifestar una posición.Su presencia cuenta. Gracias

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