On Tuesday, June 21, about thirty people, including Mexicans, Guatemalans, Canadians, Chileans and Ecuadorians, expressed their support for the CNTE in front of the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver, Canada. Everyone present declared their rejection of the brutal repression ordered by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto against against the teachers in Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, which left 9 dead and hundreds injured.
At the gathering, a call was made for the community to organize globally and locally, in order to move beyond protest and put on activities and actions that truly put pressure on the Mexican government. Attendees agreed to meet on Saturday June 25 at the office of the Dignidad Migrante organization, to collectively design a plan of action.
Continue reading Rally in support of Oaxaca’s teachers in Vancouver, June 21
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
To the Social Organizations.
To the Peoples of the World.
To the Press.
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.
Continue reading Oaxacan State Police Appear at the CIPO-RFM Community House in Santa Lucia
Brothers and Sisters:
We ask for your support once again in defending our compañer@s in the Indigenous Popular Council of Oaxaca “Ricardo Flores Magon” (CPO-RFM). We have just received worrying reports from the community house of the CIPO in Oaxaca City about possible threats to the security of the house and the compañer@s living there. These reports collected from trustworthy sources suggest the police and/or paramilitaries are preparing to break into the house without warrant or permission to disband the CIPO members who have protection there and occupy the organization’s main place of gathering and learning. As justification, the rumours police are circulating wrongly accuse the CIPO-RFM, a group that is by definition a pacifist, non-violent contributor to the social movement for human rights, of being linked to armed groups.
CIPO-VAN condemns all aggression against the CIPO-RFM and all non-violent members of the social movement in Oaxaca and struggles to support their creative means of defending human rights in the region and the autonomy of the indigenous peoples of Oaxaca.
Please support our brothers and sisters by helping us disseminate information about the current circumstances in Oaxaca, sending letters and telephoning government contacts listed below. You can start by signing our Petition on Avaaz.org:
Thank you. (please Read More for contacts, la version español con contactos, et la version en français)
Continue reading Alert: CIPO-RFM Reports Possible Police Aggression in Oaxaca