Wednesday, November 15, 2006
¡Viva Oaxaca, Viva la Insurrección!
El 29 de Octubre la Policía Federal Preventiva (PFP) de México atacó un plantón de maestros en paro en la Ciudad de Oaxaca. La represión fue brutal, pero la resistencia fuerte. Después de esta provocación la gente de Oaxaca han seguido resistiendo, tomando la radio universitaria, y algunas estaciones de televisión. Muchas personas han fallecido, asesinadas por la PFP y agentes del estado. El APPO (Asamblea Popular de Pueblo Oaxaqueño) se formó como una red de coordinación y resistencia contra el gobierno de Fox y el Gobernador corrupto de Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO). El 27 de Octubre, las barricadas del APPO fueron atacadas por grupos paramilitares. El reportero de indymedia, Brad Will, maestro Oaxaqueño Emilio Alfonso Fabián, y por lo menos, otrxs dos fueron asesinadxs. Después la PFP entró otra vez a Oaxaca y el pueblo de Oaxaca sigue luchando…
El EZLN ha llamado a un Paro Nacional el 20 de Noviembre. Hay acciones planeadas en todo el mundo en solidaridad con la lucha de Oaxaca.
La solidaridad con Oaxaca puede visualizarse en varios formas, bloqueos, manifestaciones, acciones contra embajadas y consulados pero también contra corporaciones Mexicanas: Aeroméxico, Mexicana, Elektra, y Porta (Telmex). Corporaciones como Coca Cola que apoyan los corruptos asesinos del PRI (El Partido de Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, la escoria de Oaxaca) también son culpables en esta reciente ola de represión.
La gente de Oaxaca están enfrentando una sistema entero y ahora nos tocan a nosostrxs hacer lo mismo.
-Noticias y novedades de Oaxaca
-Pagina del APPO
-Article in english critical of APPO from an insurrectionalist/anarchist perspective
-Photos of recent graffitti in Oaxaca
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
read Narco News' report in english
November 20th has been called as a day of international resistance in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca and all those resisting the murderous Mexican Government. Take Action!
El Gobierno Mexicano sigue en su avanzada contra el pueblo Mexicano:
Lunes 13 de noviembre, presuntos paramilitares cometieron una masacre en la región selvática de Montes Azules en Chiapas, matando a nueve mujeres y hombres, así como a dos niños, todos ellos indígenas.
lee el reportaje de Narco News en español
El 20 de Noviembre es un dia internacional de resistencia y solidaridad con la gente de Oaxaca, y todxs en resistencia contra el estado asesino Mexicano. ¡Actua!
*Community resistance defeats destructive mine and hydroelectric projects in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Canadian based Corriente Resources and US Lowell Mineral Exploration forced to flee. Support needed!
*Resistencia comunitaria en el Oriente en contra de hidroeléctrica en Jimbitono y mineras extranjeras en la Amazonía.
Empresa Canadiense, Corriente Resources y Empresa Estado Unidense Lowell Mineral forzados a huir. ¡Apoyo ya!
read amor y resistencia's special report in english
lee el reportaje especial en español
Sunday, November 12, 2006
"If hostility continues, if detentions and disappearances continue, we will put up more barricades...if Ulises doesn't leave, we will put the barricades back up."
an excellent article about the current situation in Oaxaca...
y mas cobertura en español desde centro medios libres df (mexico)
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Anarchists arrested and tortured in the Philippines
On February 14th this year, a group of anarcho-punks from across the Philippines aged 15-25 were on a trip to Sagada, a well known hiking spot, to go walking. Police stopped the vehicle they were hitchhiking with and brutally arrested them without a warrant.
Later, they were told of an attack by Maoist guerillas on a military outpost a few days before. When they denied involvement, they were subjected to further torture including suffocation, electrocution, simulated executions and drowning. The two youngest had to be released, but the 9 others have been charged with arson and murder.
The youths were all active in ecological campaigns and groups such as Food not Bombs, but there is no evidence of any connection with any Maoist organisations, or guerilla groups, or any evidence for the crime. Their arrest was illegal. They are being held under terrible conditions without even basic necessities or enough food in overcrowded cells. International solidarity could make a huge difference to this case.
There has already been a demonstration at the Filipino embassy in London; we are now calling for a day of protest on Friday 17th November, with phone calls, letters, faxes, and emails both to the prison in which they are being held and to the Filipino embassy to pressure for their release.
Please find out the contact details of your nearest Filipino embassy or consulate, but remember that they are being accused of being part of Maoist/guerilla actions so be careful what you associate them with politically. You can say you are phoning/writing about the Sagada 11, mention their names, and that you would like to enquire about their welfare/you think the arrests were illegal/demand their immediate release, etc.
Sample letter from Asian Human Rights Commission
You can also write a letter to the prisoners:
Darwin Alagar, Cell 1 (age 21), Rundren Lao, Cell 3 (age 24), Jefferson Dela Rosa, Cell 3 , age 22), Metro Villegracia, Cell 4 (age 24), Neil Russell Balajadia, Cell 5 (age 25), Ronron Pandino, Cell 8 (age 23), Arvie Nunez, Cell 8 (age 23), Aldous Christian Mafosa , Cell 9 (age 19), Anderson Alonzo, Cell 12 (age 18), c/o Jail Warden James Simon, Benguet Provincial Jail, Justice Hill, La Trinidad, Benguet 2601, Philippines
for more info about the sagada 11 and anarchy in the philippines:
FREE THE SAGADA 11!!!!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
This act of repression was just the latest in a string of brutal assaults. The revolt at first was started by a teachers strike, which for twenty-seven years has tried to get sufficient funds to aid poverty-ridden towns. This year was different; this year the people fought back in new ways. Starting with occupations of public areas, and using systems of general assemblies as decision making bodies, the Oaxaca Rebellion was born. The movement grew, and people began to occupy social spaces, government buildings, television and radio stations, and word of the revolt spread. Police reacted as agents of the state do all over the world, by killings and beatings. The people however, were unwavering. “We are not afraid,” one spokeswoman said. “Whatever happens, happens. We are fed up with this situation. We are fighting for our children.”
Direct action, not party politics or voting, has been the method of change for those writing history in the streets of Oaxaca. Taking over media centers to spread news, destroying and occupying government property, taking to the streets and stopping business as usual. All of this is designed to disable the one thing that the elites care most about: profits. Struggles across the world have much to learn from the rebels in Oaxaca, who don’t wait for change, but go into the streets and create it for themselves. For them, a revolution is not an abstraction, but something that they have a stake in creating. Even now, as you read this, people are resisting, fighting, and in some cases, dying for a better world in Oaxaca. Rebels and revolutionaries in what is generally known as a “tourist town”, are building and defending barricades, feeding and taking care of each other, and battling the police to re-gain control of their city.
Across Latin America, indigenous, revolutionary, and anti-capitalist movements have also answered Oaxaca’s call, and have fought with them in solidarity. From indigenous struggles, to the Zapatista’s “La Otra Campaña", a new surge of revolutionary sprit that contends our dreams will never fit in the state’s ballot boxes, is rising. Across the world, and in this country as well, many have answered the calls for support from the people of Oaxaca. Mexican consulate buildings have been occupied and attacked, rallies and protests have been made, and people all over the world have put pressure on the Mexican government to stop the repression, assassinations, and violence.
Solidarity is still needed, people can organize, and take the fight to the nearest Mexican Consulate, found here: http://www.mexonline.com/consulate.htm For more news of the ongoing rebellion:
www.news.infoshop.org, http://www.indymedia.org, http://www.narconews.com
“It is clear that this is more than a strike, more than expulsion of a governor, more than a blockade, more than a coalition of fragments; it is a genuine people’s revolt.” Brad Will, New York Indymedia, Oct. 17th, Killed by Agents of the State, Oct 27th