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32nd day of the federal police occupation in Oaxaca City

November 28th, 2006

TO SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
TO THE PEOPLE IN GENERAL

The unbridled violence against the people organized in the Popular Assembly of the People’s of Oaxaca, is worsening and spreading throughout the state as is evident in the following FACTS:

At approximately 10:00 PM on Tuesday the 27th, our compañero Marcos García Macedas, one of the State Councilors for the Committee in Defense of the Right’s of the People, an organization adherent to APPO, was ambushed in the middle of the town of Putla de Guerrero by ministerial police. The compañero’s health is tenuous as a result of four bullet wounds from the barrage fired in his direction.

He is in the hospital, in critical condition, and it is feared that they may try to move him.

BACKGROUND:

In conjunction with APPO protests in rural areas of the state, the town hall in Putla de Guerrero was occupied, as it continues to be at this moment. It seems however, that Ulises Ruiz Ortiz’s wave of repression, with the complicity of the federal government, no longer seeks only jail for APPO members but their physical elimination.

Due to his inability to govern, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz has requested the intervention of the Federal Preventative Police (PFP). The PFP’s overwhelming presence throughout the state has warranted protection for state police and paramilitary groups so that they may enjoy committing major abuses against the population with impunity.

Among the abuses the emphasize: violent kidnappings, the leveling of residential homes, physical and psychological torture, cruel treatment, gunshots fired at activists and protesters, and most recently the relocation of the detained to maximum security prisons far from the state (In Nayarit and Taumaulipas) held incommunicado and isolated from their families, while being detained with violent offenders. In the state’s capitol, the rights to protest and free transit have been canceled, and the press is also being attacked.

Because of the aforementioned,

WE URGENTLY REQUEST:

– The intervention of Human Right’s organizations to stop the massacre and violation of human rights taking place against the Oaxacan population, simply for exercising their legitimate right to demand a change in a government which has been imposed, and the federal government is determined to maintain.

– The continuation of solidarity action’s at Mexican embassies and consulates in different countries against the actions of the state and federal police forces, as well as paramilitary groups and government authorities.

-To national Unions and organizations we make a call to make declarations and reclaim the demands of the Oaxacan people during the December 1st actions, as well as labor strikes in protest of abuses committed by authorities in Oaxaca.

Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, Álvaro Zenén Cholula, municipal president of Putla de Guerrero, and the Ministerial State Police are responsible for the attempted murder of our compañero Marcos García Macedas, as well as for the well being of all APPO members in the region.

RESPECT FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES IN OUR STATE!

OUT OF OAXACA ULISES RUIZ AND THE OCCUPYING FEDERAL TROOPS!

DISASSEMBLING OF PARAMILITARY GROUPS!

IMMEDIATE AND IN-CONDITIONAL LIBERATION OF ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

THE RETURN IN GOOD HEALTH OF ALL THE DISAPPEARED!

PUNISHMENT TO THE ASSASSINS OF COMPAÑER@S DURING THE LAST DAYS OF STRUGGLE!

FOR OUR DEAD, DETAINED, AND DISAPPEARED, NOT ONE STEP BACK!

For the Defense of the Right’s of the People, Constructing Popular Power!
All Power to the People!

COMMITTEE IN DEFENSE OF THE RIGHT’S OF THE PEOPLE
PEOPLE’S POPULAR ASSEMBLY OF OAXACA

(traducido por otr@)

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Shots fired at the College of Medecine and Surgery in Oaxaca

translation of APPO bulletin

Attacks against members and sympathizers of the APPO intensify.

State terrorism is unleashed in Oaxaca. Students of the College of Medecine and Surgery of the Autonomous University Benito Juarez in Oaxaca were attacked, shot at and kidnapped by paramilitary groups that are currently operating throughout the city.

These students had just offered to hold a press conference in the college, located in front of the ex fountain of regions, when a truck passed at high speed shooting a number of times at them. In the conference, the young people were giving testimonies about the assassinations carried out near the installations by ministerial police during the violence on saturday, where 3 unidentified demonstrators were killed. Their bodies, according to witnesses, were disappeared.

One student was hit in the stomach with a bullet, and another compañero, ‘El Gato’ was detained during the incident.

Near the State Institute for Public Education in Oaxaca, three educational workers were detained by similar groups.

En the neighborhood Rosario, 4 others were kidnapped by paramilitaries

All of this happen around the same time, 16:00 hrs., today, November 27th, 2006.

We demand and end to this brutal violence against the heroic people of Oaxaca and we affirm that here in Oaxacan territoriy the fascism represented by Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, has already begun.

We call for solidarity with the people of Oaxaca to stop these aggressions and we hold responsible Ulises Ruíz Ortiz, the ghost governor of Oaxaca, Vicente Fox Quesada, president of Mexico, and Felipe Calderón.

source: chiapas.indymedia.org

Radio Ciudadana

Radio Ciudadana, the local radio that supports Governor Ruiz, has been calling for citizens to attack houses where leaders of the APPO live as well as hostals or houses where foreigners may be staying, promoting a sense of terror in the Oaxaca City. They have been using scare tactics in their programming for several weeks but yesterday and today they have become particularly aggressive. This FM station that transmits without a permit has had NO interference in its frequency since it began transmitting, contrary to the systematic interference suffered at Radio Universidad, a licensed station controlled by the APPO.

source: chiapas.indymedia.org

Tuesday November 28, 2006
OAXACA: Offensive Continues Against the APPO

Yesterday, repression against members and sympathizers of the APPO continued as the PFP began implementing arrest warrants against the movement, which are said to number more than 300. Federal forces together with local and state police raided houses and detained at least 60 more people, in addition to the continued attacks by assassins and paramilitaries against members of the movement and ‘suspicious people’. These attacks by people dressed as civilians are responding to calls by Radio Mapache, the illegally installed radio station of the PRI, which has been asking that its listeners pass along the addresses of houses where it is said that APPO activists are hiding, as well as any other suspicious people or internationals.

Read APPO Press Releases from yesterday:
– Shots fired at the College of Medecine where a press conference was to be held.
https://elenemigocomun.net/2006/11/32nd-day-federal-police-occupation-oaxaca-city/#comment-863

Today it was announced that dialogue will once again be reestablished between the APPO and Gobernación, where the APPO will reiterate its principle demands, demanding freedom for all political prisoners, the presentation of all those who have been disappeared, cancellation of arrest warrants against members of the movement and the immediate withdrawal of the PFP and state governor Ulises Ruíz Ortiz from Oaxaca

source: chiapas.indymedia.org

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