Mariana Roa lives in Mexico City, where she teaches languages, tries to get theatre and music gigs, and feeds on street food and free snacks. She likes to write, translate, and organize for the revolution.
Since October, students in Mexico have repeatedly gathered in the thousands to protest a corrupt government, the disappearing of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, and the ongoing repression of activists and students. In recognition of the national day of protest being called for this Thursday, November 20th, Stefan Norman and Mariana Roa Oliva share their reflections on the last few months of student rebellion.
If you live in a city that always tells you to be afraid, what happens to the fear once you stop trusting the authorities? At La Colmena, a new social center in Mexico City, the residents hoped to create a space apart from the fear-mongering apparatus, only to find themselves right in the middle of it.