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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Emergency Picket in front of Consulate of Mexico in Toronto!!!

!!Emergency Picket in front of Consulate of Mexico in Toronto!!!
Solidarity with the people of Oaxaca in resistance
Friday November 3rd
12:00pm -2pm
199 Bay Street, suite 4440
PLEASE DISTRUBUTE AND POST WIDELY!
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This email includes :
- latest information available
- Spanish model letter to distribute and send off
- Various contacts to send letter
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The Toll of Friday the 27th: Three People Assassinated, Eleven Wounded, Two
Missing The APPO Installs 1,000 Barricades in Broad Daylight; PRI Militants
and Police Respond with 21 Armed Attacks
By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin
October 28, 2006
OAXACA CITY: In the face of a renewed civil strike established in this
capital city yesterday by the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca
(APPO), groups of gunmen linked to three municipal mayors from the
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) launched a “cleansing” of the
barricades and building occupations that opponents of PRI Governor Ulises
Ruiz Ortiz have been maintaining for months.
The result: three people killed, eleven wounded, two disappeared, one
detained by the Ministerial Police and hundreds of shell casings left
scattered along the streets as a testimony to the 21 shootouts that occurred
yesterday in the city.
This capital city has already been under a sort of siege for 154 days, but
since 6:00 yesterday morning the city was now truly besieged, just as the
APPO leadership collective had warned would happen as part of their attempts
to win the ouster of the PRI governor.
And so around 1,000 barricades were installed in broad daylight throughout
the city, as part of the dissident strategy seeking to demonstrate that
“ungovernability” is a fact in the southern state.
Just before 10 a.m., the first of the twenty-one armed attacks on the
rebels’ self-defense fortifications (and more were coming out as this
article went to press) was reported.
There were four main points attacked almost simultaneously at 4:00 in the
afternoon: one was San Juan Chapultepec, another was Colonia del Maestro,
the third the around the State Prosecutors’ office, occupied more than three
months ago by the dissidents, and finally, the barricade on Calicanto
Street, in the nearby city of Santa Lucia del Camino.
It would be in this last site where the most violent confrontation of the
afternoon would take place, when a group of PRI militants showed up to tear
down the barricades together with officers of the Santa Lucia del Camino
municipal police, who carried R-15 rifles.
Repelling the attack with sticks and rocks, the APPO neighborhood group sent
out an alert to the rest of the neighborhood residents, who started to
arrive. Journalists did the same, and did not stop their coverage of the
shooting, which continued for more than an hour.
During one incursion by protesters trying to set fire to one of the houses
that the neighbors were being attacked from, U.S. documentary filmmaker Brad
Will was mortally wounded in the pit of his stomach.
In the municipality of Santa Maria Coyotepec, two hours later, another group
of “neighborhood residents,” also armed with high-powered firearms, arrived
at the area surrounding the state capital building and police facilities to
“remove” a hundred teachers who had been camped out in the occupied state
buildings for three months.
Two other people died from gunshots: a teacher, Emilio Alonso Fabián, from
the Los Loxicha region; and a neighborhood resident named Esteban López
Zurita. Upon hearing of the violent events, National Peasant-Farmer
Federation (CNC in its Spanish initials, a PRI organization) leader Elpidio
Concha denied he had been present but admitted to having spoken with Santa
Lucía del Camino residents about the necessity of defending and rescuing the
capital.
He claimed that among the people who intervened, “there had been PAN
militants as well as PRI, as well as common citizens,” and stated his desire
that after this event “federal forces come in at last and restore peace.”
Meanwhile, the mayor of Santa Lucia del Camino, Jaime Martínez Feria,
acknowledged that the armed men in civilian clothes were “police acting in
legitimate defense against the threat of an occupation of City Hall.”
For its part, the state government criticized the fact that, “a few days
away from the agreed upon return to classes by the teachers’ union, members
of radical APPO groups led by Flavio Sosa Villavicencio would unleash a day
of violence and provocation against residents of the capital and neighboring
communities with the clear goal of blocking the changing course of the
conflict with these organizations.”
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Toronto, 28 de octubre 2006
Gobernador del Estado de Oaxaca,
Ulises Ruiz Ortiz:
Tel. (951) 5470116 y 5690241;
gobernador@oaxaca.gob.mx
Señor gobernador,
Por la presente queremos hacerle parte de nuestras inquietudes frente a La
crítica situación que los ciudadanos de Oaxaca enfrentan y solicitar Que
Usted y su Despacho tomen las medidas necesarias para poner termino a esta
situación. Queremos decirle que nuestros ojos ven lo que esta pasando y que
nuestro corazón esta con el pueblo en lucha.
Por eso tenemos el gobierno mexicano, tan al nivel federal, estatal y
municipal responsable de los hechos que ocurrieron en el día 27 de octubre
en la ciudad de Oaxaca y creemos que tienen la responsabilidad de proteger a
sus ciudadanos.
Denunciamos que en el día del 27 de octubre 2006:
-Al menos tres personas murieron de los disparos, incluyen a Will Bradley
Roland un periodista de Indymedia estadounidense
- Mas de treinta heridos, incluyendo los compañeros siguientes; Francisco
Ángeles de 25 años, hijo de un maestro de Cuicatlan. Martín Olivera Ortíz,
que fue herido en la pierna. Guillermo García de Zaachila, herido en la
espalda. Enedino Cruz Sánchez de 25 años de edad que recibió disparo en la
mano.
- Unas diez personas están detenidas.
- Un número indeterminado de personas están desaparecidas.
- La casa del Consejo Indígena Popular de Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magon en
Santa-Lucia del Camino esta rodeada por hombres armados, amenazando a sus
integrantes.
- grupos al sueldo de las autoridades están disparando a la población civil
en las calle y ustedes dejan esa situación crecer dando su apoyo implícita
para justificar la intervención de las fuerzas policíaca en la ciudad y
para impedir las actividades de la gente y de las organizaciones que
denuncian sus políticas anti-democráticas.
Por estas razones exigimos:
- La renuncia inmediata de Ulises Ruiz.
- La liberación de los presos políticos.
- El regreso inmediato de los desaparecidos
- Procesos penales contra los responsables de esos hechos.
- Que las autoridades mexicanas regresan a dialogar con la APPO para
encontrar una solución pacifica al conflicto.
- El fin inmediato de las agresiones en contra de la población Oaxaqueña.
Por obtener esas exigencias vamos a :
- Hacer campana par informar de la verdad implicación del gobierno mexicano
en la represión, los asesinatos, los heridos, las encarcelaciones ilegales y
los afrontamientos que hubieron en contra la población civil oaxaqueña.
- Hacer campana para informar a tod@s de los verdaderos intereses que
tiene su gobernó a desinformar los medios internacionales dentro de esa
situación.
- Hacer campana en contra del turismo en México.
- Llevar en corte penal a gente responsable cuando viajaran a nuestros
países.
Agradecemos ser informados por escrito de las actuaciones que Usted emprenda
frente a estas solicitudes.
Cordialmente
YOUR NAME HERE
Ciudadano-a canadiense
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SEND LETTERS TO:
Lic. Vicente Fox Quesada
Presidente de los Estados Unidos de México
Residencia Oficial de “Los Pinos”, Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, México, D.
F. Fax: (01152) 55-52-77-23-76 e-mail:
vicente.fox.quesada@presidencia.gob.mx,
radio@presidencia.gob.mx,webadmon@op.presidencia.gob.mx
Lic. Carlos Abascal Carranza
Secretario de Gobernación, Secretaria de Gobernación
Bucareli 99, 1er. piso, Col. Juárez, Delegación Cuauhtemoc, México D. F., C.
P.06600, MÉXICO
Fax: (01152) 55-50-93-34-14 E-mail: segob@rtn.net.mx
Lic. Daniel Cabeza de Vaca
Procurador General de la Republica, Procuraduría General de la Republica
Reforma Cuauhtemoc esq. Violeta 75, Col. Guerrero, Delegación Cuauhtemoc
México D.F., C.P. 06 500, MEXICO
Fax: (01152) 55-53-46-09-08 E-mail: ofproc@pgr.gob.mx
DR. JOSE LUIS SOBERANES
PRESIDENTE DE LA COMISION NACIONAL DE DERECHOS HUMANOS
FAX: (01155) 56-81-71-99 correo@cndh.gob.mx
Jaime Mario Pérez Jiménez, Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos de Oaxaca
quejas@cedhoax.org, Tel. (01152) 951-104-4306 o envie un mensaje
al:(01152) 951-51-2-90-20 clave 956, Fax: (01152)(951) 51-3-51-85, (01152)
951-51-3-51-91, (01152) 951-51-3-51-97, correo@cedhoax.org
Marcar copia al Consejo Indígena Popular de Oaxaca “Ricardo Flores Magón”:
Calle Emilio Carranza # 210, Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca, México.
E-mail: ciporfm@yahoo.com.mx
Red Oaxaqueña de Derechos Humanos: E-mail: rodhmx@prodigy.net.mx Calle
Crespo 524 Interior 4-E, Col. Centro, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, CP. 68000, MÉXICO
TORONTO CONTACTS:
General Cnsulate of Mexico in Toronto
Address:
Commerce Court West
199 Bay Street, suite 4440
Toronto, Ontario, M5L 1E9
Tel: (416) 368-2875
Fax: (416) 368-8342
Trade Commission of Mexico
Address:
1 Dundas St. West Suite 2110
P.O.Box 11
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z3
Canada
Tel: (416) 867-92-92
Fax: (416) 867-18-47
E-mail: cc-toronto@bancomext.gob.mx

1 comment(s):

it's really a sad state of affairs. calderon won't be any better then fox. and the cons want deep integration? forget it! natives are sovereign , unrecognized but legal, having to fight for their rights in supposed democracies. sick.

By Anonymous scout, at 11:46 PM  

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