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Wednesday, October 04, 2006 

URGENT SOLIDARITY CALL FOR OAXACA

Dear friends,
As most of you know, Oaxaca is experiencing difficult times. The information that is out on the national and international news is generally far from reality. I know you all dont believe everything you read...please don´t in this case. Oaxacans are trying to end years and years of repression and horrid human rights violations. I just spoke to friends in Oaxaca and they have asked that we all call or e-mail the Mexican Consulate and demand a peaceful solution.

The Federales ARE camped out around the outskirts of town. Town is tense. The protests have been non violent, but the supporters and paid thugs of the dictator, Ulyses Ruiz, have used night time raids, shootings etc upon the protesters. The following link is fairly accurate in it´s description of what is happening.http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20060930085453418

PLEASE read the following, and if you are willing to send an email or call your nearest Mexican Consulate, it will help tremendously. Pass this on to your friends who might be willing to give a few minutes of their time, as well.
Thank you so much.

URGENT SOLIDARITY CALL FOR OAXACA

At the federal level in Mexico, the current discourse signals an imminent arrival of Federal Police Forces in Oaxaca. The feds claim that, if federal forces are sent to Oaxaca, they will only maintain a presence on the outskirts of the city, to "ensure civilian safety." However, it is widely known that local PRI-sympathizing groups can be mobilized to provoke a confrontation with the sectors of civil society partiapting in the popular movement, which would justify the entrance of the federal police.

If the federal police enter Oaxaca, it will be a blood bath...

Please call or send faxes and emails to President Fox and to Secretary of Interior Affairs, Carlos Abascal, demanding the immediate withdrawal of threats to send police forces into Oaxaca, and the immediate resignation of Oaxacan governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Write in Spanish. Write in English. Just write, or call, or both.

Get down to your local Mexican consulate or embassy. Make a lot of noise. Spend the night out front if you have to.

President Vicente Fox:
Email: vicente.fox.quesadda [at] presidencia.gob.mx
Fax: 011-52-55-52-77-23-76
Phone: 011-52-55-27-89-11-00

Sec. of Internal Affairs, Carlos Abascal
Tel: 011-52-55-50-93-34-00

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