November 29th, 2006 – Oaxaca is under siege. More than 140 people were arrested November 23rd through 25th and three were killed. The repression has reached new heights, with disappearances occurring daily. The Federal Police (PFP) are deploying special operation units to crush the popular uprising, and have issued statements declaring that they will do whatever it takes to put an end to the movement by December 1st, when the new government takes power.
APPO, the popular assembly of the peoples of Oaxaca, has issued a call for solidarity demonstrations on December 1st. International attention and pressure is desperately needed.
Oaxaca Solidarity Demonstrations in the US on Friday, December 1st
Los Angeles: All day protest at Mexican Consulate (2401 W. Sixth St.)
Madison: 3:30pm Rally and march for Oaxaca on Library Mall (UW campus end of State St.)
Minneapolis: 5:00pm Demonstration at Channel 4 WCCO (Nicollet and 10th Ave.)
NYC: 12:00pm Rally at Mexican Consulate to UN (44th St. btw 1st and 2nd Ave.)
Portland: All day Flyer distribution
Sacramento: 11:00am Protest at Mexican Consulate (1010 8th St.)
San Diego: 6:00pm Silent Vigil for Oaxaca at Mexican Consulate (1549 India St)
San Jose: 12:00pm Protest at Mexican Consulate (540 North First St.)
Denver: 12:00pm Protest at Mexican Consulate (5350 Leetsdale Dr. Ste. 100)
San Francisco: 2:00pm Lessons from Oaxaca at the Women’s Building (3543 18th St.)
San Francisco: 5:30pm Benefit for the Int’l Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners & Green Scare Day of Action
Great Barrington, MA: 7:00pm Granito de Arena and Teach-in on Oaxaca
San Francisco: 8:00pm Oaxaca: Portrait of Rebellion
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: 8:00pm Granito de Arena and Teach-in on Oaxaca
Chicago: 7:00pm Oaxaca Resiste!!
Rochester: 6:00pm The People’s Struggle for a Liberated Oaxaca!
DC: 7:00pm Film Screening: Granito de Arena – A benefit for Oaxaca’s striking Teachers
San Diego: 7:00pm Oaxacan Solidarity Benefit