Report from the First APPO Youth Encuentro
January 15th, 2008 – Comision de Prensa y Propaganda CODEP writes:
On January 12th and 13th the first APPO Youth Encuentro was held in Zaachila, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Among the many Plans of Action agreed upon by the diverse group of young folks, was a march on January 15th for the liberation of political prisoners in Oaxaca, in particular David Venegas Reyes.
As youth, we declare ourselves in favor of the exit of the illegitimate, assassin, represser and fascist Ulises Ruiz Ortiz.
-Against the fascist, neoliberal politic, headed by the illegitimate Felipe Calderon and his allies.
-We declare ourselves in solidarity and support of the fighting people of Zaachila.
-For the liberation of all political prisoners in Oaxaca.
-For the presentation, alive, of those disappeared, and a cease to the political persecution of social activists.
-For the punishment of those responsible for the assassinations of our fallen companeros.
-For the return of those exiled and a annulment of invented charges, and conversely, the absolute and unconditional freedom of all those processed.
-Against the militarization of our state.
-Against the militarization of the Zapatista communities in Chiapas.
-In support of the struggle of the Cananea miners.
-In support of the struggle of the “Normalistas” in Ayotzinapa Guerrero.
-In support of the declaration of war made by the Lakota-Sioux against the United States government.
-That those who assume autonomy or popular power here, revindicate the Mesoamerican Indigenous Principles of Unity and Resistance:
-Walk by asking
-Propose, not impose
-Serve, not serve oneself
-Teach by learning
-One no, many yeses
-A world in which many worlds may fit
-We are all equal because we are different
-Everything for everyone, nothing for us
-Lead by obeying
-Exercise power, not take power
-Commonality of people
-Enough is enough