Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Thursday, November 2nd

“The only thing worth globalizing is dissent.” – Arundhati Roy

Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada

Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates

(Rio de Janeiro manifestacion in solidarity with APPO)

Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Thursday, November 2nd

Austin: Solidarity encampment at Mexican Consulate (corner of Brazos & 9th)

Boston: 4pm New England Day of Action at Mexican Consulate (20 Park Plaza)

Chicago: 3pm “Day of the Dead” Alters at Plaza Tenochtitlan (18th and Blue Island in Pilsen)

Los Angeles: 10am Demonstration and 5pm Vigil (Park View & 6th St)

Los Angeles: 7pm Cuauhtemoc Mexica Dance at Mexican Consulate (Park View & 6th St)

San Diego: Ongoing Protest at Mexican Consulate (1549 India St Little Italy)

San Francisco: 7pm Day of the Dead in the Mission District (24th & Bryant)

Sacramento: 3pm Protest and Day of the Dead at Mexican Consulate (8th & J St)

San Jose: 2pm Day of the Dead march, protest and vigil at Mexican Consulate (540 North First St.)

Seattle: 11am Protest at Mexican Consulate (2132 3rd Ave)


Oaxaca solidarity:


  1. // please forward widely //

    Electronic Blockades Continue

    Another mirror of the virtual blockade of Mexican consulates is available.
    Otro espejo de la bloqueo virtual contra consulados Mexicanos es aqui.


    This virtual blockade of Mexican consulates is in support of the struggle in Oaxaca, in remembrance of all those killed in that struggle and in solidarity with the EZLN call for blockades of highways and media outlets on November 1st.
    Ese bloqueo virtual de consulados Mexicanos es en apoyo de la lucha Oaxaquena, en memoria de todo la gente que se mueron en esa lucha y en solidaridad con la llamada de el EZLN para bloqueos de carreteras y medios en el 1ro de

    A Call from the Zapatistas: Oaxaca Is Not Alone
    Shut-Down of Roads, Highways and the Media on November 1; General Strike Called for November 20 By the Sixth Commission of the EZLN

    Llamado del EZLN: Oaxaca no esta sola

  2. Direct Action in Fresno, CA
    by Brigadistas del Valle Central

    Begining 6:30 a.m. November 2, 2006 at the Mexican consulate office located at the corner of N street and Merced in Fresno, CA.

    We will be setting up an altar to honor those who have died fighting for human rights in Qaxaca. We will request that people not send money to Mexico until our demands are met! We will build the Central Valley Brigade in support of the stuggle in Oaxaca.

    The San Joaquin Valley is home to many immigrants from Oaxaca who have contributed much to this valley. We ask for support for their compañeros who are dying for human rights in Oaxaca.

    People will be available for interview throughout the day and night of November 2 and 3 and every Friday from now on until Governor Ortiz leaves office.

    source: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/11/02/18325668.php

  3. Guillermo Olguin and/or Santiago Olguin are NO representatives for the hundreds that have been and are being oppressed in Oaxaca. The Olguins’ belong to a “rich” lucky group of people that live in the San Felipe area of Oaxaca City and in no way their actions have in the past or present reflected true concerns for the poor and for the ones that aren’t “bless” with the friendship of Francisco Toledo. Guillermo and Santiago Olguin are often know for attacking, in every possible way, (this is well know to Oaxaca citizens) new people and locals and the new talented artist that visit the city from time to time, the poor and the not so “lucky” that come to Oaxaca or already live in the city are often attacked or cut short by this people (brothers). They often find different ways to portrait this attacks on people: from creating lies to local families and/or authorities to denying access to certain places including art spaces, galleries or bars. This unfortunately victims of the OLGUIN people range form visiting artist to writers, to upcoming artist to new people form DF, indigenous. Many are aware of OLGUIN bullshit and arrogance and are tire of it!

    During the Oaxaca conflict the Guillermo and Santiago Olguins often appear signing community documents in relation to this conflict. They portray them self’s as “Community leaders”

    Este es un llamado de ya basta de gente rica como ellos!

    Please take the name of Guillermo OLGUIN or Santiago OLGUIN off ANY document related to Oaxaca human rights or its people. They are obviously not the right people to preach over this delicate subjects. The Olguins’ have no former education in any subject including and their records show they where IDIOTS when they were students at a local school in Oaxaca along with the well know stupid practices they perform to locals and foreigners they belong to the class of the opportunistic!

  4. Rome remembers Brad

    After several spontanous actions in various places in Rome over the week. This evening (1800 local – 1200 NYC) about 300 gathered at mexican embassy.

    The call was put out by IMC activists and friends of Brad.

    A considerable delegation of farmers, fisherfolk and indigenous people from the International movement La Via Campesina – present in Rome for the FAO special summit – also joined in. They were delegates from Mali, Senegal, Benin, Niger, Indonesia, Korea, Iran, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, United states, Belgium, France, Holland, Basque country, (…) as well as a fisherfolk, a farmer and a PRD “deputado” (congressman) from Mexico. They all denounced the Oaxaca oppression and requested the prompt departure of the PFP – “Preventive” Federal police – troups as well as URO’s.

    Several other roman militant groups and civil society representative were present – and loud- at the gathering.

    After having broadcasted live APO’s radio universitad in front of the embassy, the wowen and men – and baby;-))! – moved to the very central Via Nomentana blocking traffic and distributing information material.

    One of the many banners, read: (((I))) la nostra parola è la nostra arma, Oaxaca resiste, Brad Will Vive. – (((I))) Our word is our weapon, Oaxaca is resiting, Brad Will lives on.

    I miss you brother man… take care of yourself out there. you will forever live in our hearts and struggle.


    ps: pix to follow

    source: https://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/11/78670.html


  5. Dublin – Ireland Solidarity

    Was attended by representatives of indy.ie, antiwar, Latin American Solidarity Campaign and Indymedia chiapas. A candlelit vigil at the Mexican Consulate this evening. We had some placards and the indymedia logo on a banner.

    There were kids and candles.

    Someone sang a song.

    There were cops, who were friendly asking the names of our photographers and generally keeping out of the way.

    The banner was decorated with kid’s handprints.

    Solidarity APPO/IMC/Radio Universidad.


    Chris M dotliath (at) gmail.com

    source: https://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/11/78560.html

  6. DC: Short Film and Discussion the Current Situation in Oaxaca

    “La Tomade los Medios estilo Oaxaqueno”- The Taking of the Media – Oaxaca Style
    (Spanish with English sub-titles)
    Friday, November 10th
    6:30 – 8:30 (film starts at 7:00)
    La Casa Community Center
    3166 Mount Pleasant Street, NW (Columbia Heights Metro, H buses)

    source and more information:


    A similar event is also happening on Saturday, November 4 at 4:00 pm at

    1313 Winchester St.
    Fredericksburg, VA

    We will also be watching footage of brad’s last video project.

    Questions contact Aaron
    (804) 218-9261

    source and more information:

  7. Mon, 11/6: Oaxaca Solidarity Planning in Minneapolis

    Body: written by OaxacaLibre.org

    Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., November 2nd, 2006.

    Local, national and international civil organizations, human rights centers, agrarian authorities, citizens who live in the state of Oaxaca are alarmed and express our worry in the face of the actions, translated into severe human rights violations, that are being performed by the national police forces. Considering this we issue the following statement:

    Since October 29, 2006, based on a decision of Vicente Foz Quesada, President of Mexico, in agreement with his successor, Felipe Calderon, and State Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, a military-police operative was to take over the City of Oaxaca. With a contingent of some 4,000 agents of the Policia Federal Preventiva (PFP, Federal Police) acting as an occupation army, entered the city of Oaxaca with helicopters and tanks. They violently evacuated the barricades and sit-ins of the APPO.

    Until now the results of this operative are the following: the death of two persons because of tear gas projectiles fired by the PFP. According to data from the Oaxaca Human Rights Network, 32 persons disappeared in different police check points, and up to date 41 persons have been arrested without an arrest warrant. According to this information some of the arrested are taken to the 28th military camp as well as security houses and private homes in the downtown area of the city have been searched without search or arrest warrants.

    The events that have been occurring since the entrance of the PFP they have been monitored and reported by different human rights organizations, revealing the serious human rights situation, the suspension of constitutional guarantees and the vulnerability of thousands of people in Oaxaca.

    The amount of disappeared persons has increased and two more persons have died in these two first days of November, as well as the arbitrary detentions. Until now public transportation by land has been suspended and all entrances to the same are strictly controlled by the PFP. We fear that the deployment of strength will escalate in repressive actions as well as the arrest of the leaders of the APPO.

    It is evident that the arrival of elements of the federal police has increased the level of insecurity, repression, lack of freedom, dead, wounded, arbitrary detentions, unlawful home entries, forced disappearances and systematic human rights violations.

    At this very moment the PFP is entering the Autonomous Benito Juarez University. In their wake they have hurt many demonstrators and for more than an hour they have been shooting tear gas, giving rise to physical and psychoemotional lesions in the demonstrators. We have been informed of attacks to the church of Cinco Señores, where they were issuing a distress call on behalf of the people grouped in the university. Acts that place in imminent risk all the people who live in the State of Oaxaca.

    The University Dean (Rector) has issued a declaration where he condemns the actions of the federal police and questions the irresponsible decisions of the federal government. He pointed out that the university is open to communication media and that if this is understood, it is unconceivable that it be arbitrarily invaded, infringing the rights the university stands for.

    The paramilitary groups are still participating, perpetrating violent actions, as vanguard operations; alter their actions the PFT immediately shows up to continue their actions.

    The participation of the Nacional and State Human Rights Commissions has been nil, there are no observers in spite of the fact that their presence has been requested, particularly asking for the intervention of Human Rights observers during these actions, in the local judicial instances, they are not working for the interests of the People, but rather in the defense of the interests of those in power. They are enjoying their impunity in their evident and continuous human rights violations.

    Because of this:

    FIRST: We hold directly responsible ULISES RUIZ and his CABINET of the assassinations and acts of violence and human rights violations that have taken place on November 2nd, the violent events that have taken place since October 27th, those occurred since June 14th, because of their incapability to govern and their lack of political ability to solve the conflict, as well as the irresponsible manner in which he continues to resign or ask for a leave, as a sign of political civility and good will to relieve the tensions in the conflict. In the contrary, they have continued with the repression through hit men and paramilitary groups.

    SECOND:- We hold the Government of Vicente Fox responsible of omitting their attributions and their incapability to acknowledge what has become a social and political conflict that goes well beyond local and labor demands. To mention that the problem has been solved is a delicate and risky statement on the part of the president, the same applies to the order of action of the Federal Police in Oaxaca territory and the consequences of this act.

    Because of all this, we demand:

    1- The immediate exit of Ulises Ruiz to relieve the tension in the conflict and allow a profound and integral process of change in the state. His authoritarianism has been at the root of the conflict and his permanence is an obstacle for a political and peaceful solution to the conflict.

    2- We reject the use of the public forces as a solution, for this is no guarantee of the reestablishment of the rule of law; the immediate removal of the Federal Police (PFP) from the City of Oaxaca.

    3- We demand the implementation of an emergency security and economic reactivation plan that would allow the citizens to return to their activities. The cease of repression, the presentation of the disappeared alive, an end to illegal detentions and searches. Unlimited respect of the human rights and integrity of all persons and particularly the members of the APPO. We demand punishment for the intellectual and material authors of the assassinations perpetrated by paramilitary and parapolice groups from the State.

    4- We issue an URGENT CALL to the National and International Human Rights Organisations to participate in the surveillance, observation, documentation, monitoring and denunciation of the human rights in this moment that is so difficult for Oaxaca, particularly so that their presence can help prevent the loss of more human lives and the repression of the peaceful social movement; to make themselves present with their support and participation, and we ask them to take urgent measures in the face of what is occurring in Oaxaca.

    5- We issue a call to the society to become involved and be attentive to each of the events that take place in Oaxaca, and to express their solidarity somehow. We ask the Media to fulfill their commitment with truth, impartiality and to spread the information in a responsible manner throughout our States.

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