Yesterday was the last day of the #Zapatista Journey for Life in Ireland.

15 days of meeting activists and campaigners from social movements and communities in struggle around the island.

Tues AM started with a radical walking tour of #Belfast:

here at the international wall. International wall
The afternoon was an indoors encuentro


Learning from each other's struggles in @Culturlann: Culturlann encuentro
#Zapatista women singing songs with @grainneholland in Cumann Cluain Ard last night Zapatista women in Cumann C...
Fàilte gu Alba - a great welcome from Scottish compas for the next leg of the Journey of Life.

@ScotlandZapat Image
Meanwhile our other compañeros had headed to Wales and visited a community energy project near Bethesda Ogwen river
At Corris, Machynlleth they met housing coops and @LandworkersC delegates as well as staff from a critical project for young people in Braich Goch. Zapatistas in Machynlleth
In #Merthyr they did a radical history tour with @ValleysUG and heard about the 1831 Merthyr Uprising - one of the first times the red flag was raised as a symbol of working-class power. Walking tour in Merthyr
On Monday the compas visited radical Cardiff - they had been going to visit the Northern Meadows Campaign camp but the cops had dismantled it the night before and charged some of the activists.

But they still met up in ... another venue! Image
They're now in England - follow @zapatistasolid1 @LondonMxSol @ScotlandZapat for updates from Scotland and England.

#LaGiraZapatistaVa Map
Here in Ireland, the seeds the Journey of Life planted are settling beneath the soil.

And we're all catching our breath after it - updates when we have them (but we will do a last Ireland thread of pics).

Meanwhile the tour leaves us with questions... Image
Why the tour matters in Ireland:… Making Other Worlds Possible
Podcast about the Zapatistas:…
Our struggles, our conversations, and our learning are all To Be Continued.

Walking, we ask questions... Image

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