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Oct 12, 19

Statement from Miguel Peralta on Day 24 of an Ongoing Hunger Strike

Statement from Indigenous anarchist political prisoner Miguel Peralta on day 24 of an ongoing hunger strike in prison in Cuicatlán, Oaxaca.


Saturday October 12

24 days on hunger strike #HuelgadeHambreMiguel #HungerStrikeMiguel

My stomach has broken the silence.

My guts growl, flutter, rumble.

Their thunder is creating a great storm.

Every night I hear the messages they send.

They say they are thirsty for justice and hungry for freedom.

I try to relieve them with spoonfuls of sweetness. They clench, they resist.

In that time, the words, fears, smells and flavors escape,

And each night, they turn into a thousand colors.

Miguel Peralta

Prisoner on hunger strike demanding freedom.





Sábado 12 de octubre

24 días en #HuelgadeHambreMiguel

Mi estómago ha roto el silencio

Mis tripas gruñen, revolotean, arman el bullicio

Sus estruendos están creando una gran tormenta.

Cada noche escucho los mensajes que emiten

Dicen tener sed de justicia y hambre de libertad.

Trato de aliviarlas con cucharadas de dulzura, se aferran, resisten.

En ese lapso se fugan las palabras, los temores, los olores, los sabores

Y cada noche, se vuelca en mil colores

Miguel Peralta

Preso en huelga de hambre exigiendo libertad


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Voices in Movement publishes translations and analysis – both contemporary and historical – to share strategy, solidarity and histories of resistance across imaginary divisions of nations and borders. They also author Revuelta Comunitaria, a semi-regular column on It's Going Down addressing social struggles and political repression in the territory of so-called Mexico.

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