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Solidarity with Atenco: Sign and spread the open letter

Posted in Announcement with tags , , , , , on September 10, 2008 by floweroftheword

From angrywhitekid “Solidarity with Atenco”

Scott Campbell’s translation of an open letter sent out by the Colectivo Contraimpunidad. Sign on and spread the word. Free all political prisoners! [Spanish original]

We ask for you to sign on and spread this letter which will be sent to Mexico as a result of the unjust sentences given to the political prisoners from Atenco.

Send your name, occupation (optional), city or country to:

August 2008

International Open Letter

As a result of the scandalous sentences announced on August 21 against the activists, victims of the violent days of May 3 – 4, 2006, in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico.

Just women and men from Mexico and the world repudiate the jailing of innocents and demand the government:

* Immediately drop the 67-year sentences against activists Ignacio del Valle, Felipe Alvarez and Hector Galindo, unjustly sentenced in 2007.

* Immediately drop the 45-year sentence against Ignacio del Valle, unjustly sentenced on August 21, 2008.

* Immediately drop the 31-year, 10-month and 15-day sentences of activists Juan Carlos Estrada Romero, Oscar Hernandez Pacheco, Narciso Arellano Hernandez, Alejandro Pilon Zacate, Jorge Alberto y Roman Adan Ordonez Romero, Pedro Reyes Flores, Ines Rodolfo Cuellar Rivera, Edgar Eduardo Morales Reyes and Julio Cesar Espinoza Ramos, unjustly sentenced on August 21, 2008.

* Immediately free all the political prisoners from Atenco.

* Bring to justice the murderers of Alexis Benhumea and Francisco Javier Cortes.

Because we will not give up!
We will not be silenced!
We will not forget!

Down with impunity in Mexico!

Colectivo contraimpunidad, DDHH, Natalia Castelgrande, Andrea Caraballo, Ana de Leon, Humberto Robles

Background information on Atenco.

Blog of the Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra.

Come to our next film night – Tuesday 24 June

Posted in Event with tags , , , , on June 19, 2008 by floweroftheword

Hola a tod@s,

The Wellington Zapatista Support Group will show 2 films made by Zapatista communities next Tuesday 24 June starting at 8pm. The venue for the screening is Happy, corner Vivian and Tory Streets, Wellington city.

‘We Speak Against Injustice’ (2003, 34 mins) and ‘The Silence of the Zapatistas’ (2001, 12 mins) tell the story of the popular struggle for the rights of indigenous peoples in Mexico. Military and paramilitary violence against Zapatista communities is seen in the context of globalisation: The state and federal government uses violence to pressure Zapatista communities to leave their land, so that natural resources can be exploited.

Entry to the film night is by koha/donation. All proceeds go towards the provision of health care in Zapatista communities in the caracol of La Garrucha, one of the areas affected by the recent military and paramilitary attacks.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Wellington Zapatista Support Group