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)