Archive for the ‘Manifesto’ Category

Revolutionary Graffiti

Posted: December 18, 2010 in Art, Manifesto

Created by Raúl, Adrián, Yael, Benito, Marco e Iván.


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Special thanks to Zapotitlán Palmas’ government for supporting urban art.

Living in Peace

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Manifesto, My town, Violence
by Melissa, 13 years old.
This manifesto is for  the guys who are in gangs and fight all the time in the town.

In this town, there are some gangs that are fighting all the time and all the people from the town do not like it. My opinion is that we should help them to get a job and study so that there is peace in the town and we all get along. We should help them to live well with their family and not take refuge in gangs. We should help them to receive an education, to not drink and smoke. They need to no longer destroy their lives and their families because they suffer by seeing their children getting lost  because it’s a dark road full of bad things in which they got in and we should all help them to get out and:

We can all live in peace!

We are All Equal!

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Manifesto, My town

by Yasmin, 14 years old.

Here in the town, there’s a lot of discrimination. For example, sometimes they make fun of disabled people or people who do not speak well, or of people’s skin color. But people who do this do not know that they hurt with words or nicknames. They don’t know that these people suffer, they have feelings like all human beings, they  need love and understanding, they  need to express themselves so that they feel happy and have peace.

The solution is that people who discriminate realize that their words hurt others. But there is a solution, and that is to no longer continue to discriminate and make people feel bad. They  have to treat them well and know that we are all equal, no matter if  they are brown, white, thin or fat. What matters here is the inside that is beautiful and is the only beautiful thing we have in life and we must love ourselves as we are. Life is to enjoy and be happy, not  to be bitter or sad.

The President Doesn’t Help Us!

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Manifesto

by Javier, 13 years old.

The president of the community does not help us in something that is needed in the town as in trade, agriculture, and other things. One example is that we came together to make a basketball team and went with the president to ask for aid for uniforms and he said he we would support us, but he didn’t help us with anything.

Another example is when the owners of a basketball court asked for support to install the light to play after dark. The president said yes, but they had to put first a cement bar called “mufa.”  They put it and went to tell the president, but he hasn’t supported  them with the light. So this President commits, but does not do anything.

All of us no longer continue to urge support from the president because we know that he will not support us even if we beg. We now asked for help to the commission, and they did support us.

Stop Violence!

Posted: November 23, 2010 in Manifesto, Violence

by Daniela, 13 years old.

I think it is unfair that the boys from the community behave like that. They are very violent, and they do not even respect their elders anymore. There are many guys who fight, some say they are  “Sur 13*” and there are others from a neighborhood called “Barrio Grande.” Those two gangs don’t get along and it’s not fair that just because they are angry, they take it out on other people or with the walls of the streets. They only write on the walls “Fuck  Barrio Grande” or  “Fuck Sur 13.” Every night they go out, and when they run into each other, they fight and say that if  Barrio Grande goes to the other neighborhood , they are going to fight. They are both the same!

My solution is to talk with them, that both gangs talk and if they are offended by something, they should apologize. There is no need to resort to violence.


*gang from Southern California.

No to Discrimination!

Posted: November 22, 2010 in Manifesto

by Fernanda, 14 years old.

I don’t like when people discriminate against those who have no money because here nobody is rich, not even the president is rich. Here, they treat them as if  they had a contagious disease or as if they were people with a disability. They discriminate against them a lot. They are treated badly because they have tiled roofs, and those with well-built houses or two story are already rich and have lots of money.

I do not like that they are treated as ignorant because they are not, and they are even better people than us and they behave better than me. I didn’t  like to help, but now that I’ve met people, I give them food, clothing, and even my sister says I am now a bit more comprehensive. Some people stop eating because they want to stay slim while others need food.

Let’s Stop Injustice in Mexico!

Posted: November 19, 2010 in Manifesto, Violence

by Lizbeth, 14 years old.

Citizens of Mexico, let’s finish with injustice, give reason to its possessor. Police, punish the guilty and don’t let the freedom of the perpetrators to be bought.

Do not let the deaths of many of us go unpunished. Let’s do justice for us and especially for Mexico because if it could talk, it would ask for help , and if there were justice, it would say thanks.

Citizens, let’s unite efforts, unite weapons. Let’s kill injustice and ignore the money that buys freedom. Let us leave behind the problems and continue to seek a new horizon, a horizon that will guide us to the light of justice.

Let’s spread out our wings and do not let them break; let’s take a flight to a better Mexico!


Posted: November 19, 2010 in Immigration, Manifesto
by Yesenia, 14 años.
The problem is that in my town, we need an economy  because  people migrate to the United States and leave their families for many years. The consequence is that some wives are left alone and abandoned, and that’s when the children fall in alcohol problems. They do not know how to get out of this problem, and because the father is not there to support them, they feel more lonely and sad. The fathers also form another family in the United States and stop supporting their first family, which goes hungry because it doesn’t have economic support.

The solution is that we must all come together to make a project so that everyone has a job and we don’t have to migrate to the United States. We can do it, let’s do our project and we will succeed. No more abandonment! Let’s cooperate and help everyone!



Children Also Have Rights!

Posted: November 19, 2010 in Manifesto

by Lizeth, 12 years old.

In Mexico there is a lot of violence and we are against it. Violence is visible because some families are destroyed and because in Mexico, there are beatings, killings, and children who are hit do not have access to education and health. No child should be abused and must have access to education and health.

The solution is that if a parent hits a child, they would have to put him in jail so he can learn that no child should be abused. It is best to talk with the child and thus both would understand each other. Viva the rights of children!

Together, We Do More!

Posted: November 19, 2010 in Manifesto
by Iván, 14 years old.
My name is Ivan Martinez Zarate, and I want to protest the government of Mexico because this year it did nothing. On the contrary, when there was a disaster in the country, it didn’t provide support and it was just bragging. It doesn’t give sufficient support to schools and harms poor people because it raises taxes and increases prices for all products and all that hurts them most and they can’t succeed. It is not fair that our streets and cities are destroyed. Realize and think if the president is doing the right thing with us and the country. 

I want to let everyone, who listen to me and think as I do, know that if we unite we can make the president change and do the right thing with us and the country.