Tuesday, August 15, 2006

L.A. Protest Against Repression In Oaxaca, Mexico



When: Wed. August 16th, 5:30pm
Where: Outside the Mexican Consulate/2401 W.6th St., L.A.

" Mexico is experiencing one of the most explosive political situations in recent history. There is a political crisis taking place at this moment marked by two major events. One is the crisis created by the refusal of the Mexican people to accept the electoral fraud in the recent elections. The other is the crisis in Oaxaca. The latter has galvanized the entire population of this southern Mexican state. The Oaxacan people have suffered decades of brutal oppression and racism.

The recent strike of the teacher's union in Oaxaca has sparked a wave of popular struggle that has brought the entire state to the brink of revolution. The crisis is extending to the entire country and because of that the Mexican goverment has unleashed a wave of repression and executions against the leaders of this powerful popular movement. The governer of Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz, has ordered the police to fire on peaceful demonstrators and has ordered the incarceration and the torture of hundreds of workers, farmers, and student leaders

This Wednesday, August 16th,at 5:30pm, join La Otra en el Otro Lado ( the Zapatista campaign in the U.S.), Oaxacan organizations, including the ANSWER Coalition, for an important demonstration to demand the immediate resignation of the governer of Oaxaca and to stop the murdering and the disappearing of the leaders of the movement by the death squads supported by the Mexican goverment."

Support the popular uprising! Free all political prisoners from Oaxacan jails!