TO THE DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION WORKERS’ UNION
TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
TO THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA
In spite of the supposed transition in the state of Oaxaca and the hypocritical calls for reconciliation, open and permanent aggression exists for all groups that signify rebellion for the government and groups in power. The repression of the February 15 protest, in the framework of Felipe Calderón’s visit to Oaxaca, made it clear that in Oaxaca as well as in other regions, protest is being criminalized. After having made clear his support for private education, by making tuition for private schools tax deductible, the visit by Calderón was an aggression to poor and working people. Only a few days ago the government released news that millions of Oaxacans suffer from malnourishment but the presence of the President made clear the government’s support for the rich.
In response to the repression of Feb. 15, and in the face of the declaration of the break in relations between Section 22 (SNTE/CNTE) and the Government, collaborationist and opportunist groups made themselves clear: their commitments fell and in the name of the education workers’ union, these groups that were before anti-government enveloped themselves in the government and began to target those who defended the autonomy of the education workers’ union with dignity.
While the State Assembly discussed a plan of action Feb. 19, some teachers demanded the autonomy of the union and the rejection of the opportunists’ use of the union as a trampoline to get positions in the government. For doing so, the former received anonymous threats. In this framework of disintegration and benefits, our union companion Carlos René Román Salazar also received threats, including one that said “If you don’t calm down you’re going to get fucked up,” “We’re sick of all of you damn rebels,” and “We’re going for you and yours.” Continue reading Professor Carlos René Román Salazar Disappeared
Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca, Mexico, March 16th, 2011
Sisters and brothers of the world,
We are again approaching your hearts and ask you to help us seek justice for our indigenous communities. Seven months have passed since our Zapotec brother Pablo López Alavez was kidnapped by hooded and armed men in the presence of his family (August 15, 2010). A day later, Pablo was imprisoned in the jail of Villa de Etla, under criminal file 102/2007, in which the crime of homicide is fabricated against him.
Continue reading Support for our brother Pablo Lopez Alavez
“El Coyote” appeared in Las Noticias with “El Lobo” in the zocalo of Oaxaca City for a protest demanding the release of Pablo Lopez Alavez, a CIPO-RFM member from San Isidro Aloapam. See the article in Spanish at:
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Santa Maria Yaviche, Oaxaca, Mexico
25 de Enero, 2011
A los pueblos del mundo
A las organizaciones sociales
A la Otra Campaña
A las organizaciones de Derechos Humanos
Desde cuando se integro al consejo indígena popular de Oaxaca Ricardo Flores Magón CIPO-RFM, el pueblo de Santa María Yaviche ha venido luchando por la Autonomía Administrativa, la justicia social, el respeto de sus derechos como comunidad y como personas. A raíz de todo esto el pueblo fue reprimido y dividido por los partidos políticos, sobre todo por el PRI y los grupos paramilitares aliados a los priistas. De ahí empezó toda una ola de intimidaciones, amenazas de muerte, daños en domicilios de compañeros que han estado de cerca con el CIPO RFM.
Es el caso de nuestro compañero Eleuterio Ramos López que ha colaborado en el área de comunicación del CIPO-RFM, y ha estado denunciando constantemente las injusticias y fraudes que se vienen dando en su comunidad. El día 8 de enero de 2011 a la 1:00 de la mañana fue agredido en su domicilio Continue reading Agresiones contra Eleuterio Ramos, miembro de CIPO-RFM en Santa Maria Yaviche