November 24, 2006
APPO PRESS BULLETIN
TO LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESS
TO THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA, MEXICO AND THE WORLD
The APPO maintains its principle demand, the departure of Ulises Ruíz Ortiz and his government supported armed groups from the state of Oaxaca, and when we refer to armed groups, we are referring to the paramilitaries and thugs commanded by Heliodoro Díaz Escarraga, Lino Celaya Luria, Jorge Franco, Bulmaro Rito Salinas and Manuel Martinez Feria, as well as Lizbeth Caña Cadeza, who has nothing but a guerilla mentality in her head.
The mere fact of being in power does not exonerate them from punishment for the deaths and other violations that have been committed against the inhabitants of Oaxaca, and for that reason the APPO will sustain its claim of genocide against Vicente Fox, Carlos Abascal Carranza, Ulises Ruíz Ortiz and the commanders of the PFP.
The APPO asks for the intervention of international organizations and the PGR clear up these assassinations because they are not just of state jurisdiction, given that high power firearms, for the exclusive use of the army, were used. Not a single death can remain unpunished, regardless of the victim’s origin, it is yet another live lost.
The APPO reminds URO that this is still not over, and it will not end until his departure, Oaxaca does not pardon the assassinations and the humiliation of its people, they are unforgivable.
The women of the COMO (Committee of Oaxacan Women) on hunger strike shows further heroics, but also the rejection of the impunity, and that their demands are just, the departure of URO and the police forces of occupation, it is urgent, and only for those who don’t want to see ingovernability will this demands continue.
It is and will be a success, the Grand Megamarch which will leave tomorrow, Saturday the 25th, at 10:00 a.m. from the Casa del Gobierno in Santa María Coyotepec, to cordon off the PFP in the main streets of this capital city. The PFP will only be left with the option to retreat and immediately depart from Oaxaca, the Oaxacans don’t need them, only cowards assassinate and then protect their own, but when they leave, they should bring with them Ulises Ruíz Ortiz and his armed guerillas.
The APPO maintains that there is no space in this great movement for traitors and corrupt bosses, and for them there is only space in history’s dumpster.
NOT ONE STEP BACK IN THIS STRUGGLE
THE FALL OF THE TYRANT IS IMMANENT
DISAPPEARANCE OF POWERS NOW
ALL THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE
APPO PRESS COMMITTEE
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