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Police Violence in Nochixtlan

Sunday (June 19, 2016) we received a call from our compañera Doña Vicky, who is in Nochixtlan, near Oaxaca City, in the midst of protests against the government’s educational reform that, at the time of the phone call, were being met with violence. At least eight people have died in the protests so far.

Doña Vicky has come to Canada several times with CIPO-VAN to speak about her Mixtec Indigenous culture and the struggle for human rights of the people of Oaxaca. As she spoke on the phone we could hear police helicopters flying overhead and the sound of shouts and people running. Continue reading Police Violence in Nochixtlan

Police officers threaten CIPO-RFM community house

The complete letter is available for download:  Letter police intimidation Jan 2015.Web.

On Friday, 23 January 2015, two men who identified themselves as police officers demanded to enter the organization’s house in Santa Lucía del Camino, refusing, however, to state the objective of their visit. When they were denied entry by those inside the house they yelled and kicked the door of the property. Last month, on 13 December 2014, members of CIPO-RFM were stopped by police forces while traveling in their car and detained for two hours until they were able to receive help from the Oaxacan Human Rights Commission. Continue reading Police officers threaten CIPO-RFM community house

Fundraiser & celebration of the 8th anniversary of the “Oaxaca Commune”

oaxaca-closed-graiffitCIPO-VAN would like to invite you to a very special fundraising dinner on June 14, 2014, which marks the 8th anniversary of what became known as “the Oaxaca Commune”: A popular uprising that started on June 14, 2006 against a State government unwilling to address the needs of the population and ready to use public and paramilitary forces in order to silence and murder dissenters.

We will prepare some of the best Mexican food & snacks you’ve ever had, and host a presentation and slideshow about the history of the struggle in Oaxaca since 2006. We will also present our most current campaign, Make Mexico Safe, in support of indigenous community organizers there.

If you cannot make it, please consider making a donation, and please give as generously as you can: without your support it will be very difficult to get this campaign off the ground! The fundraising dinner details are as follows:

Where: Dogwood Centre (706 Clark Drive, at Georgia)
When: Saturday, June 14, 2014. Doors at 6 PM, program starts at 6:30 PM.
Tickets: $25-$50 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Please call Gil at 604-828-8909 or Raul at 778-791-3419 to make a donation or for more information.

Thank you and see you then!

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Oaxacan State Police Appear at the CIPO-RFM Community House in Santa Lucia

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With the start of the year 2014, we feel police surveillance at the community house of the CIPO-RFM in Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca. México.

Today, Tuesday the 14th of January at 12:10 pm, while continuing the work of the organization in the community house of the Indigenous Popular Council of Oaxaca Ricardo Flores Magón (CIPO-RFM), members became aware of the presence of an agent of the state police force motorcycle brigade, with number M-186, in front of the community house with notepad in hand watching the house.  This occurred minutes after member Miguel Cruz Moreno and his son Axayacatl, three years old, arrived at the house having returned from an errand.

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