Immediate freedom for Oaxaca comrades

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, January 3, 2008

Hours after their arrest, all the Oaxaca comrades were freed. This is the manifesto demanding their release:

Today around 1:00 pm there was a march in solidarity with the people of Palestine in the city of Oaxaca that ended with a demonstration at the U. S. Consulate across from the old Santo Domingo convent, where there a wedding of one of the city’s wealthiest families was going on. A detachment of municipal, state, and federal police appeared to repress the demonstration, and approximately 21 comrades were arrested from several different organizations and collectives participating in the social movement in Oaxaca and in the APPO and held in the San Bartolo Coyotepec prison.

The names of the arrested comrades are:
Ángel Luna Cosme, Gabriela de la Luz Jiménez, Ángel Bautista, Perla Yadira Santiago, Jorge Iván Reyes Martínez, Julio Hernández, Erick Margarito Santiago, Cesar Rogelio Carrillo, Gustavo García, José Luis Pérez Mendoza, Efraín López Vásquez, Jesús Hernández Delgado, Octavio Martínez Pacheco, Jaciel Sánchez, Andrés Ramírez, Mauricio Uribe y Humberto Robles Ríos, as well as two comrades from Chiapas, among others.

They belong to the following collectives:
Brigada Indígena, Dignidad rebelde, Todos somos presos, VOCAL, CASOTA, LA Voz del Zenzontle, some of which belong to the APPO.

As this outrageous incident shows, the non-governments of Ulises Ruíz Ortiz and Felipe Calderón, continue to intensify the repressive methods against organizations and the social movement in an effort to stop the people from reorganizing and becoming stronger and from exercising our legitimate right to freely demonstrate and express ourselves.

From the World Festival of Dignified Rage, we the undersigned demand the immediate freedom of the people arrested and all the political prisoners of Oaxaca, as well as an immediate end to the repression of the Oaxacan social movement.

Immediate unconditional freedom for all those arrested at the United States Consulate in Oaxaca!

Freedom for all political prisoners of Oaxaca, Mexico, and the world.

Stop Israel’s genocide of the Palestinian people!

Stop the invasion of Gaza!

Israeli army out of Palestine!

5 hours after this communiqué was written and signed by the following collectives, organizations, and individuals, our comrades in Oaxaca were released, thanks to the mobilization of the people of Oaxaca, the support of the teachers, and the undersigned groups. Thanks to one and all.

FRENTE DE PUEBLOS EN DEFENSA DE LA TIERRA (ATENCO)
GRUPPE B.A.S.T.A. ALEMANIA
KOLECTIVO SUB URBANO EDOMEX
COLECTIVO ZAPATISTA NEZA EDO-MEX
FRENTE DE TRABAJADORES DEL SEGURO
LA GATA NEGRA, ESPAÑA
CASA NICARAGUA
PERIODICO RECORRIDO
SCDLC
PLATAFORMA DE SOLIDARIDAD CON CHIAPAS DE ARAGON.
ACCION SOCIAL Y SINDICAL INTERNACIONALISTA
LIP la Gargola.
NATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT, (NYM, CANADA)
WARRIOR ALIANCE CANADA
FUGAEMREDE GALIZA ESPAÑA
INDYMEDIA MONTREAL
BIBLIOTECA POPULAR “CAMINANTES”, ARGENTINA.
FLOR DE LA PALABRA, (FLOR DA PALABRA), BRASIL.
COLECTIVO PUENTE A LA ESPERANZA, OAX. MEX.
M.U.G.R.E. KOLECTIVO, SAN LUIS POTOSI MEXICO.
SALUD PARA LA RESISTENCIA, KOLECTIVO MEX.
LA REUS CATALUNYA.
INDYMEDIA BRASIL.
RED DE APOYO ZAPATISTA MADRID.
OCAREA ALEMANIA.
JUVENTUD COMUNISTA DE MEXICO, MORELOS.
KLOAKASKOMINIKANTES-MEXICO DF.
PALLASOS EN REBELDIA EN GALICIA.
COLECTIVO COSME DAMIAN , TIJUANA BAJA CALIFORNIA.
PROYECTO ORGANIZATIVO LENIN,
SECTOR TRABAJADORES DE LA OTRA CAMPAÑA.
SOLIDARIDAD INTERNACIONAL DE ASTURIAS- ESTADO ESPAÑOL
COLECTIVO ASTILLETO-TIJUANA
ASAMBLEA ESTUDIANTIL DE ECONOMIA – UNIVERSIDAD DE GUADALAJARA-
COLECTIVO LA VOZ DEL PUEBLO.
COLECTIVO MAME
COALICION DE ESTUDIANTES REVOLUCIONARIO OLLIN
ALTERNATIVE MEDIA COLLECTIVE. EEUU
COLECTIVO MAYA EL JORNALERO, YUCATAN MEXICO.
GRUPO SALUD Y CONSCIENCIA.
FRENTE IMSS LA OTRA OBRERA.
COLECTIVO NEZA-NORTE
COLECTIVO HEROES DE OCOZINGO. SLP.
TRUEKE KOLEKTIVO
COLECTIVO SOY OTRO TU
ESPIRAL 7 PUEBLA.
RADIO LIBRE
COLECTIVO GATA NEGRA
COLECTIVO FEMINISTA BINACIONAL
COLECTIVO UTOPIA. MORELIA MICH.
MTR (MOVIMIENTO PIQUETERO DE ARGENTINA)
FRENTE DE LUCHA POPULAR 29 DE FEBRERO, HUIXTAN CHIS.
COLECTIVO SIEMBRE Y COSECHA
COLECTIVO PIES REBELDES. SALTILLO
RED DEMOCRACIA Y SEXUALIDAD. PUEBLA
GRUPO LIBERTARIO SOLIDARIDAD, JALISCO
LA META AMORFA (FAO) SLP.
COLECTIVO ESTUDIANTIL DE LUCHA
FUERZA INDIGENA CHINANTECA
COLECTIVO HIP-HOP DIOSKETE CREW GALICIA.
COLECTIVO DE SOLIDARIDAD CON CHIAPAS DE TOULOUSE FRANCIA
ASAMBLEA DE ARTISTAS REVOLUCIONARIOS DE OAXACA (ASARO)
COLECTIVO TETELCINGO
A.R.M.A.
DELEGACIÒN DE ESTUDIANTES POR EL ZAPATISMO DE AZTLAN
LUNATIK
NADIE ES INOCENTE, PAZ SASTRE
CONSEJO CIUDADANO UNIDALGUENSE
COLECTIVO GARRAPATOS
LA CASA DEL BOSQUE
REGIONAL SUR PONIENTE DE LA OTRA CAMPAÑA
GRUPO DE LUCCA (ITALIA)
COLECTIVO SIEMBRA (D.F.)
AGENCIA PRENSA INDIA
COORDINADORA VALLE DEL CHALCO
LA OTRA CULTURA (D.F.)
COLECTIVO JORNALERO
PROYECTO DE SALUD PARA LA RESISTENCIA
TRES GATOS LOCOS ( ARGENTINA)
RACDH (MORELOS)
PROYECTO DE VIDA ORGANIZACIO´N SOLIDARIA Y HUMANA
REVISTA LA GUILLOTINA (D.F.)
RESISTECIA DE LOS PUEBLOS (GUATEMALA)
COLECTIVO LIBERTAS ANTI CORP
COLECTIVO ZAPATISTA MARISOL LUGANO
COMITÉ DE SOLIDARIDAD CON LOS PUEBLOS DE CHIAPAS EN LUCHA, (PARIS,FRANCIA)
RED NACIONAL DE MUJERES RADIALISTAS DE MEXICO
MACHETEARTE OPC CLETA
PROYECTO CORRECAMINOS, KE HUELGA
CONSEJO REGIONAL DE PUEBLOS INDIGENAS NAHUAS Y NUNJAJ YI DEL SUR DE VERACRUZ
RADIO TEOCELO
RADIO CHAPINGO
COLECTIVO ZAPE
COLECTIVO RADIO DIGNA (ENSENADA, B.C.
INDYMEDIA NUEVA YORK
RADIO ZINZINE
LEON FELIPE SOLAR COM CAMPO, SAN CRISTOBAL

AND MORE THAN 300 PERSONAL SIGNATURES

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