Speakers on Oaxaca/San Salvador Atenco (Mexico) Green Scare, the Black Panther Grand Juries, Palestine, Philippines
Featuring bands: Eskapo, Masacre, Myth of Progress, Chest Full of Arrows, Slash & Burn
All proceeds will go to support those struggling in Oaxaca & Palestine
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
Balazo 18 Gallery
2183 Mission St, San Francisco
Door 5pm/Show starts 5:30pm (sharp)
$5-20 sliding scale
Background: On December 3, 2005 people in over 10 countries around the world including Palestine, the Philippines, Haiti, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, England, India and the U.S. marked the first “International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners, Prisoners of War, and Political Exiles” with rallies, marches, and other forms of resistance. Filipino political prisoner Donato Continente called for this day annually to challenge the increasing globalization of repression.
This year’s event at Balazo will celebrate the 2nd annual Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners in this spirit- while simultaneously marking the week of the one year anniversary of the massive round-up and repression of environmental activists, known as the “Green Scare.”
There are over one hundred political prisoners incarcerated in the U.S. and tens of thousands imprisoned around the world. Under the pretext of the Patriot Act and the War on Terror, the U.S. government is imprisoning more people every day. The force-feeding of hunger strikers in Guantanamo, the torture of prisoners at Abu Ghraib and the use of secret prisons in Europe are only a few of the grave human rights abuses taking place around the world under the authority of the U.S. government. Please join us in raising our voices against these atrocities. Proceeds from this event will benefit prisoners and freedom fighters in Oaxaca, Mexico and in Palestine.