Ongoing campaign for the freedom of Victor Herrera

As part of the ongoing campaign for the freedom of our comrade Victor Herrera and other political prisoners of this fascist state in Mexico, we invite you to the actions listed below.

We would also like to inform you that Victor was transferred to a dormitory. He called us yesterday and he’s staying strong. He sends his greetings to all the comrades who’re concerned about his situation and sends special greetings to everybody from Oaxaca who’s sent their support from that rebellious land. He’s asked us for a show of solidarity in the form of phone cards and cigarettes to help him out economically inside. For further information about this, you can write directly to his family at this address: . International comrades who’ve asked us for a bank account number can also find out about this by writing to the same email address.

Meanwhile, we’re not letting this get us down. We have the firm conviction that our comrade is innocent and we won’t stop until we see him free, struggling here with us outside.

We would also like to inform you that yesterday, during a protest related to several different issues that have come to the fore in our society, there was yet another mobilization in which a street was blocked in front of the high school known as CCH Azcapotzalco. Many comrades who are students, some comrades from our collective and others were demanding the cancellation of the presidential decree doing away with the public power and light company; the freedom of all political prisoners, including Victor and the other prisoners arrested on October 2, both here and in Oaxaca; and an end to the construction of the new “golden” subway line in Mexico City. Once again though, groups of hired thugs were ordered to attack all of us who were protesting, including the students.

One of the members of our GRC collective was wounded deeply enough in the calf to require stitches, and several other people participating in the protest were also wounded.

We also denounce the judicial police who violently attacked three of the comrades from our collective on their way home, beating them badly and holding them at gunpoint.

We’re aware that university authorities know about these attacks and have done nothing to deactivate these groups of thugs at the schools, and furthermore, that these groups are paid by the Mexico City government to tear apart movements made up of social activists and rebellious youth in general. We hold them responsible for what happened yesterday at CCH Azcapotzalco and call on all conscious and freedom-loving people to join forces to defeat the fascist, oppressive system imposed on us and to stay tuned for further activities planned to show that there are more of us than there are of them who are struggling for public education, freedom, and justice.

Please spread the word about the activities and attend as many as possible.



Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Rally to inform and protest against Victor’s imprisonment at 11:00 A. M. in front of City Hall.

Friday, November 13, 2009.

Rally in support of the Oaxaca prisoners in front of the Torre Mayor on Reforma at 10:00 A. M.

On November 14 there will also be a gathering of Mujeres y la sexta to receive Gloria Arenas at the intersection of 5 de Febrero and Lucas de Lasaga near the San Antonio Abad subway station behind the Miguel Galas print shop.

Monday and Tuesday November 23 and 24

Informational work about Victor’s case from 8:30a.m to 5:00 P. M. at the San Lorenzo Tezongo campus of the UACM.

Sunday and Monday, November 29 and 30

A rally will be held at 3:00 in the afternoon on Sunday, November 29, after which everyone will spend the night outside the Reclusorio Sur to be on hand for Victor’s court appearance on Monday, November 30.

30 Tuesday, December 1

Week of actions for the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the African-American writer sentenced to death for his activity with the Black Panthers in the 60s, for defending the MOVE organization against the Philadelphia police in the 70s and early 80s as a journalist, and for his continuing combative journalism.

Saturday, December 5, 2009.

Forum of family members and friends of political prisoners at the Oventic Caracol.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rally outside the United States Embassy for the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal at 4:00 in the afternoon. Victor’s family members are invited to speak at the rally.