WE DEFENDED ZAPATA

PROTESTING  DISNEYLAND

AND WE WON A VICTORY

BY HAVING DISNEY CANCEL THEIR

FILM STARRING ANTONIO BANDERAS

AS EMILIANO ZAPATA

To find more details about this great victory against Disney, Gregory Nava the vendido,

and the Spaniard Antonio Banderas CLICK HERE

To see newspaper articles about this protest CLICK HERE

   
 
We got to see the real racist rat that Disney is when they initially refused to stop their film on Emiliano Zapata, starring the Spaniard Antonio Banderas.  Banderas has played Mexicans in Desperado, Zorro, and now they wanted to make a film with this European playing our hero of heroes Emiliano Zapata.  We protested for over a year at Disneyland.   We invited all sorts of "Zapatista supporters" to join us in the protest but not one ever showed up.  Just the members of the Mexica Movement and an occasional other person showed up to join us in the year long protest.   The Disney people thought that we would stop protesting after a weekend or a month.  But they were shocked to see how well organized we were and how determined we were to stop their film which was only at the planning stages.  The director Gregory Nava was outraged that we would stop his film with his buddy Banderas.   The police were watching us over the year that we protested.  In this photo you see a Disney employee videotaping our protest so that they can show our determination to their executives.  We obviously made an impression that we were not going to stop until they stopped their Zapata film.
 
     
Here you can see some of the signs that we had on the side walk at the entrance to Disneyland.   Our members were out there all day long for over a year.   Yes, Disney does have an ugly history of racism.  Remember that next time you consider going to Disneyland.   We next went on to protest Disney's production of the LION KING in Hollywood.  Disney at that point surrendered and said they no longer had plans to make the vendido Gregory Nava's film on Zapata.  Victory for our people.  But maybe if more people had joined us it wouldn't have take over a year to achieve victory.  We have so much more work and more protests to do, come join us at the Mexica Movement
   
 
Here we are on Hollywood Boulevard walking several blocks with our signs before we do our protest directly in front of the showing of Disney's Lion King.   Here we are directly on Hollywood's walk of fame stars on the sidewalk.   Our messages are there for all to see.   This is the Pantages theater where Disney's Lion King is ready for us to protest.
 
     
Here we are spread on the sidewalk directly in front of the Pantages theater.          

These were our signs across the street from the theater.  All of Hollywood got to see our protest.

see article that announces our victory over the Racist Kingdom.

 
 

 

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FACTS  Y O U   S H O U L D   K N O W !


MEXICA    Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called Aztec language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, and Chicano and Chicana. The Mexica was the last of our great Anahuac civilizations (1325 to 1521).  Mexica is the only one of our cultures and civilizations which has enough surviving material from which we can reconstruct our Anahuac nation.  The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman.  Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation.  Mexica does not negate Maya or Huichol or Comanche or Shoshone or any of our other Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) civilizations or cultures.  Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.


ANAHUAC    Anahuac (Ah-nah-wak) is the true name of our nation. We are all part of the Anahuac civilization that gave us the Olmeca, Zapoteca, Teotihuacan-Toltec, Maya and Mexica civilizations. The Mexica part of our Anahuac heritage is how we can reconstruct ourselves as a Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) nation, as the Anahuac Nation. We have historic, cultural, linguistic, and racial factors that make us one Anahuac nation, which includes all of our civilizations and cultures. The Mexica heritage gives us a history, language, theology, and study base from which we can rebuild all of our Anahuac heritage.  We are a beautiful mosaic of civilizations and cultures throughout this whole continent that Europeans call "America".  But this is not "America", this is Anahuac.


NICAN TLACA    Nican Tlaca is our Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying "We the people here", in reference to all of us who are Indigenous to Cemanahuac (what Europeans call "the Western Hemisphere") and more specific to Anahuac which is the northern part of Cemanahuac (which is falsely called "North America"). Nican Tlaca refers to all of the people of our race in the "Western Hemisphere".  We are not Indians or indios because those are the people of a nation called India.  We are also not "Native American" because we are not related to Amerigo Vespucci, nor do we accept the concept of "Native" because it is always used in a derogatory manner.  Notice how there are no "Native" Europeans.

NOT MESTIZO    Mestizo is a racist term imposed on us by the Europeans.  Mestizo (Mixed-blood)as an identity denies us our full humanity, it enslaves us to the European world.  Full-blood or Mixed-blood we are still Nican Tlaca. Being Mixed-blood (so-called Mestizo) does not stop us from being Nican Tlaca, no matter how "white" one looks. The shades and physical looks of our Mixed-blood people are just scars from the rape of our nation. The scars do not define us! Our history, our heritage, and our continent ARE what defines us.


"CENTRAL AMERICA"    "Central America" was artificially created in 1823. Before that date we were all part of Anahuac. Anahuac includes Mexico, "Central America", Canada and the so-called U.S. We are not "Central Americans", therefore we use that term it quotes to reject it; while at the same time we know that most of our people are ignorant to its racist and colonial terms and that is the only way that they will know what we are talking about.  Much like us using the English or Spanish language, we use them in order to communicate with our people but we know that they are not our languages.  If we wrote the whole website just in Nahuatl or Maya the majority of our people would not understand a word of our website.


NOT HISPANIC    Hispanics are the Spaniards, the people of Spain. We are not Spaniards! We are Mexica! We are the people of Anahuac.  We are the Nican Tlaca (Indigenous people) of this continent, the true owners of this continent.  We are not Spaniards or the property of Spain.  Calling ourselves "Hispanic" denies us our true Nican Tlaca Anahuac identity, history and heritage. It enslaves us to the interests of the "Spanish" white world. Calling our people Hispanic is racist.  Calling our people Hispanic is like calling the African descent people in the U.S. Britannic because they have British names and because they speak English.

NOT LATINO    Latinos are the Latins: Southern Europeans--the Spaniards, French, and Portuguese. Calling ourselves "Latino" makes us cultural slaves of Europeans. Like Hispanic, Latino is cultural suicide. It is cultural genocide. It betrays our true Nican Tlaca ancestors.

NOT RAZA    "Raza" is not an identity. "Raza" is basically the same thing as using the Eurocentric term "Mestizo"--it takes pride in Spanish blood (what little or nothing that we may have) and puts shame in our Nican Tlaca blood and culture. Calling ourselves "Raza" is a way of saying, "I'm not an 'Indio', I have some, mostly, Spanish blood". In Mexico "Dia de la Raza" is celebrated on October 12---Columbus Day. Imagine that! We are celebrating the rape of our mothers, the rape of our nation, the enslavement of our people.


EUROPEAN, WHITE AND CRIOLLO are basically the same thing. These are "White" people who are on our continent. Europeans can call themselves "Canadian" or "American" but their homeland is still Europe and they are still trespassing on our continent. A Criollo is someone of "authentic Spanish-European" descent who is still on our land exploiting our people, our resources and our wealth. GENOCIDE as defined by Raphael Lemkin, "...is the planned annihilation [killing] of a national [Mexican] or racial group by a variety of actions [biological warfare, oppression, enslavement] aimed at undermining the foundations essential to the survival of the group [Nican Tlaca of Anahuac] as a group.

MEXICA MOVEMENT is leading the way with actions that defend our people, actions that provide a vision for the liberation of our people, actions that confront the racism against us and the occupation of our continent by Europeans. We declare ourselves independent from the Hispanic-Latino European colonialism and racism that has enslaved us for over 500 years.


THINGS YOU SHOULD DO!

1) Study this document and go to our website for more information:  www.mexica-movement.org

2) Read the recommended books listed below under BIBLIOGRAPHY.


3) If you can't get your books from your local library buy them from the powells.com


4) Share your knowledge! Make good quality copies of this material and pass it on.

5) Study the materials and the website. If you live in the Los Angeles area call us at (323) 981-0352 so you can visit us, join us in activities, or to become a supporter. You can also donate money to support our movement (we are a non-profit organization).


6) Once you understand our philosophy, and you have found the courage to change your life, become a part of the Mexica Movement.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Read in this order, please)

1 Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle

2 Mexico by Michael Coe

3 Mexico Profundo by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

4 American Holocaust by David E. Stannard

5 Anahuac Book by Olin Tezcatlipoca

6 Year 501 by Noam Chomsky

7 Colonizer's Model of the World by J.M. Blaut

8 Mexica Handbook by Olin Tezcatlipoca

9 Mexico?s Indigenous Past by Lopez Austin and Lopez Lujan

10 American Indian Contributions to the World by Emory Dean Keoke & Kay Marie Porterfield

CHRONOLOGY AND OTHER REFERENCES:

10 Latin America: From Colonization To Globalization by Noam Chomsky

11 Encyclopedia of World History 6th Edition by Peter Stam

12 Oxford Atlas of History 2002 by Oxford Press

13 Course of Mexican History by Michael C. Meyer and William L. Sherman

14 Oxford History of Mexico 2000 by Michael Meyer and William Beezley

15 In the Language of Kings by Miguel Leon-Portilla

16 Skywatchers by Anthony F. Aveni

17 Flayed God (out of print) by Roberta and Peter Markman




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Last updated August 24, 2005