Prisoners from San Juan Diego Released

December 26th, 2006 – Tennessee writes: Sorry we haven’t posted in a while. Christmas celebrations had us traveling around with Omar and Betty.

Christmas eve we threw a party in San Juan Diego FNIC for the families of the political prisoners. We didn’t know but they released the some of the prisoners from that community and they arrived in the midst of the party. I didn’t go because I had a stomach infection that left me doubled over in pain for 24 hours, but Emily went and I hope she will post about what it was like.


Prisoners from La Mixteca

December 20th, 2006 – Tennessee writes: On November 25th, after the seventh mega march organized by APPO (Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca) there were over 140 people arrested from throughout Oaxaca. They were first detained in Oaxaca City and then transported to a federal prison thirty hours away by bus in Nayarit.

On December 18th Emily and I read in La Jornada (the leftist newspaper in Mexico) that 43 of the prisoners had been released from a federal prison in Nayarit. One of them is from the community of San Juan Diego in La Mixteca. CACTUS –Center for Communal Support– is coordinating the fight for the release of the remaining 23 prisoners from La Mixteca, and all political prisoners connected to the struggle to oust Governor Ulises Ruiz.


Event in Durham, NC to benefit CACTUS

[ Please read on even if you can’t attend the benefit. important information about how to help below. ]

December 12th, 2006
Chaz’s Bull City Records
1916 Perry St.
Durham, NC

Celebrate the Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe!
Support the Peoples’ Struggle in Oaxaca!

film screening/teach-in @ 8pm
benefit show @ 9pm