For Every Indio Who Falls (PDF)


For Every Indio Who FallsIn 1978 a Maya community ueen stood on a stage to protest a massacre of indigenous campesinos at the hands of the Guatemalan state She spoke graphically To The Dead And the dead and the living alike Brothers of Panzs your blood is in our throatsGiven the context her message might come as a surprise A revolutionary insurgency in the late 1970s was being met by brutal her message might come as a surprise A revolutionary insurgency in the late 1970s was being met by brutal fforts to defeat it fforts directed not only at the guerrilla armies but also at reform movements of all kinds Yet the young woman was just one of many Mayas across the highlands voicing dema. Ut thnicity class and revolution and xamines how some Mayas became involved in opposition to a repressive state She looks closely at the development some Mayas became involved in opposition to a repressive state She looks closely at the development connections between cultural vents like ueen pageants and radical #DEMANDS FOR CHANGE AND FOLLOWS THE UNEASY RELATIONSHIPS THAT #for change and follows the uneasy relationships that between Maya revolutionaries and their Ladino counterparts Konefal makes it clear that activist Mayas were not bystanders in the transformations that preceded and accompanied Guatemala's civil war activism by Mayas helped shape the war and the war shaped Maya activi. Nds for change Over the course of the 1970s Mayas argued for conomic cultural and political justice for the indigenous pueblo Many became radicalized by state violence against Maya communities that soon reached the level of genocideScholars have disagreed about Maya participation in Guatemala's civil War And The Development Of and the development of activism by Mayas during the war is poorly understood Betsy Konefal xplores this history in detail xamining the roots and diversity of Maya organizing and its place in the unfolding conflict she traces debates abo. unfolding conflict She traces debates abo. .

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