The Movement of the 400 Pueblos of Veracruz: When Your Body Is Your Only Weapon

Allen, Victor

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Synopsis: Just how far would you go to seek justice Would you be willing to defy authority and social convention in the most provocative way possible What might you possibly bring yourself to do once briefly and what forever remains off limits as unthinkable Could you push yourself a little bit farther if you had lost everything and had nothing more to lose Before answering consider the case of the Movement of 400 Pueblos of Veracruz To protest the 1992 seizure of their land and seek its return they demonstrated naked daily in Mexico City often three times a day for six and a half years starting in the spring of 2002 Using their only weapon their naked bodies these poor mostly indigenous peasants campesinos from the State of Veracruz finally prevailed in recovering their land late in 2008 Documented in this book is a unique eyewitness account of the climatic events of the seventh and final year of protests It is an amazing true tale of unbelievable courage and fortitude in the face of seemingly impossible odds No whining no complaining no blaming just extreme direct action to right the wrong done against them while maintaining their pride and dignity Where others would not even try they refused to back down in the face of a long series of intransigent government officials Undaunted by cold rain and the curious stares of strangers they conducted the most extreme and relentless daily mass naked protest in history year after year until they achieved their goal Showing that they have nothing more to lose and nothing to hide they danced naked in the streets to shame the government into hearing their claim Written with the cooperation of members of the Movement it is a sympathetic tribute to brave people featuring never to be seen again scenes of raw defiance and boldness While the book is primarily pictorial a historical background to the land dispute is provided including the events concurrent with the 2008 demonstrations up to the death of the

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