October 2, 1968 – October 2, 2013

The march in commemoration of the Tlatlolco Massacre is brutally repressed while demanding an end to repression and abrogation of education reforms.

On October 2, 1968, with direct assistance from the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) the President of Mexico Gustavo Diaz Ordaz of the P.R.I. and the Secretary of Governance Luis Echeverria ordered the massacre of several thousand university students in Tlatelolco Plaza in Mexico City. This October 2, 2013 during the 45th commemoration of the massacre, the government has reared its ugly face once again with acts of unbridled police brutality.

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Víctor Herrera Govea, we never forget, we’re keeping up the fight

by the Free Víctor Herrera Govea Support Committe


Our compañero Víctor Herrera Govea is still unjustly held prisoner since his arrest at the march of October 2, 2009, where he was beaten and accused with the lie of having robbed an OXXO convenience store…


…He’s inside, we’re outside..

We stand against the forgetfulness, the fatigue, the desperation, the uncertainty.

We stand against the permanent violence of the system demanding

that you say you’re sorry and beg for a pardon for fighting and living with dignity…

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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: libertadavictor@gmail.com . 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.

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Support for Victor Herrera

To our combative libertarian comrades:

We’d like to share some more information with you about our friend and comrade Victor Herrera. As you know, he’s still being held prisoner in the Reclusorio Sur in Mexico City. His lawyers, along with friends and comrades, have been making a big effort to gather all possible evidence to prove that Victor did not participate in the acts he’s accused of (gang robbery and property damage to the OXXO convenience store). The assault against him is intended to punish all young libertarians and social activists, and we’ve kept up a constant political struggle for his release; yet we want to urge more people to join in so that our shouts for his freedom will be loud and forceful enough to stop the repression against him. We need to reflect on what’s happening and actively show our solidarity with this struggle. Right now it’s for Victor, but next time it could be for any one of us.

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Update on Oct. 2 political prisoners in Oaxaca

October 16, 2009
Translated by Scott Campbell

On the morning of October 11, 2009, after more than a week of remaining kidnapped by the system of injustice which reigns in our state, 10 of our 13 comrades who were arrested on October 2 gained their conditional freedom after a process plagued with irregularities and violations of their individual rights, but with the latent risk that if new elements are gathered they may again be subject to arrest, for which we ask all to be alert of any attempt to deprive them of their freedom.

We continue demanding the absolute freedom of the three comrades who remain kidnapped in the Santa María Ixcotel prison, who are: SOLEDAD GUZMAN RUIZ, GABRIEL MIJANGOS MARTINEZ, and BERNARDO RAFAEL VASQUEZ REYES, as well as demanding their physical well-being inside of the prison as the entire time they have been inside they have been threatened and attacked.

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Statement from the October 2 prisoners in Oaxaca

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

To the brave and conscious people:
To the democratic and combative teachers:
To the independent media:
To the Other Campaign:

Dear comrades, today we ask for your solidarity because we are a part of the social movement in Oaxaca, we are participants in the barricades, in the mega-marches, and in other forms of protest against the government. We are youth with the goal of completely changing this system and because of that we feel driven to continue fighting for the freedom that the brave people have instilled in us, that the people have seen arise in the majority of us, the prisoners from October 2, 2009.

We are active members of the movement where we join in and scream the slogans of freedom for political prisoners, for respect for the indigenous peoples and in defense of the earth which is as sacred and dignified as our lives which we have been building little by little, constantly struggling through the day, giving us strength to pick up a piece of paper and a pen which, like our lives, is so important because our paper is our life and the pen is what we do every day to work as always for a bit of bread and water, if we are able to get that much which is so necessary. Yet for the members of congress it is not so important, or for all of those who spend more than 2,000 pesos for food or those who want to increase their pay by more than 150%, which continues to increase the poverty in our Mexico with a hidden tax, saying that it is up to the poor to defend ourselves from the corrupt ravages of the major political, financial and economic (IMF, WB, IB) interests.

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GRC Communiqué demanding the freedom of Victor Herrera Govea



Last October 2, 2009, in commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the massacre and disappearance of hundreds of students in the Plaza of Three Cultures at Tlatelolco, we came out once again to demand justice and the live presentation of all those comrades who fought in those days. As part of the ongoing libertarian, anti-fascist mobilizations held in recent months in this city, we decided to march as an anarchist, libertarian block. It’s well known that now, more than ever, the libertarian movement is being criminalized and targeted by the governments imposed in our territory; even so, we joined together to participate in the protest.

We must recognize that the required measures weren’t taken to avoid the infiltration in our contingent of people who have nothing to do with our movement, including plainclothes police and shock groups made up of hired goons.

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