Conscious Youth and Nucleus Roots have put together benefit release on Bandcamp to help raise money and show solidarity with the Ayotzinapa 43.
42 of the 43 students taken by police in Mexico are still missing (one confirmed dead) and all money raised from this release goes to ‘Rights Action’ who are working with the students school which has put out an international call for solidarity to help support the families of the missing students.
Even if you do not want to download the music, please donate if you can afford to and help the families fight for justice.
Here is a good documentary on the situation:
Here is info on what happened (from Rights Action):
On September 26, 2014, police in Iguala, Guerrero killed six people and detained 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural School, who have since been disappeared. Numerous mass graves have since been found outside of Iguala, but they are not believed to contain the bodies of the missing students. The search for the disappeared young men continues, led by family members and local organizations.
The Ayotzinapa Teachers College “Raul Isidro Burgos” Financial Committee is asking people outside of Mexico to make humanitarian relief donations via Rights Action (USA and Canada) in support of the students at the Ayotzinapa school and the families of the disappeared young men.
The majority of the disappeared students come from poor rural campesino families. After their disappearance, family members traveled from their communities throughout Mexico and are currently living at the Ayotzinapa school while they continue the search for their children. Since the September 26 police attack, the government has cut off the school’s meager food ration and the students and families are now relying on donations for their basic survival. People across Mexico have organized caravans to donate supplies, but there is a need for much more support.
Money is needed for the basic necessities (food, water, blankets, transportation and communication) of the students and family members who are living at the Ayotzinapa school, as they carry on efforts to try and locate their loved ones. Your donations to Rights Action will go directly to the Ayotzinapa Teachers College “Raul Isidro Burgos” Financial Committee, which is managed by students of the school.