To the people of Mexico:
To the people of the world:
To the people of the Bay Area:
Since the end of October all over the world we have been preparing for and anticipating the next police-attack on the people of Oaxaca. Still Ruiz feebly clings to his illusion of power, still political prisoners are held in the dungeons of Mexico– Still every day the bullets and brutality of the Mexican federal police demonstrate the resilience and determination of Oaxaca.
On November 20th, we will let Oaxaca know that we are listening to them, that we worry for them and that above all, we support them. We will show an ambitious solidarity. We have promised ourselves that we will not sit by idly while those who struggle to change their world are attacked by capitalists, bureaucrats, and police mercenaries.
WHEN: November 20th, 4pm
WHERE: Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, 532 Folsom Street (and 2nd Street by Montgomery BART)
In keeping with the Other Campaign’s call out to “wherever possible, completely, partially, at intervals or symbolically shut down the major artery roads, streets, toll booths, stations, airports and commercial media”- we invite you to organize and
join with our festivities.
Along with the Other Campaign, the central message that we will send is that the people of Oaxaca are not alone.
We support the demands of the Other Campaign and justice for Oaxaca:
Ulises Ruiz out of Oaxaca!
Immediate withdrawal of the occupying federal force from Oaxaca!
Immediate and unconditional freedom for all detainees!
Cancel all arrest warrants!
Punish the murderers!
WHO WE ARE:
Many of us are active in the anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian sectors of the counter-globalization movement in the US. We are against all forms of oppression and to this end we make decisions collectively and horizontally– we strive to be autonomous, decentralized, and non-hierarchical.
Although struggles for self-determination happen in every city, state and continent, we see Oaxaca as a place where people are winning victories against neoliberal capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy. The people of Oaxaca have created spaces where dignity, autonomy, and self-determination can thrive. We have come together to support and celebrate these victories. See you on the 20th.
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