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From Alvaro Reyes <areyes@law.upenn.edu>
Date Mon, 7 Feb 2000 05:48:23 -0500

      A - I N F O S  N E W S  S E R V I C E

Message #1 of the General Strike Council (CGH) of the National Autonomous 
University of Mexico

February 6, 2000

To all the Peoples of the World,
To all the University Students of the World, 
To The NGO's, To Civil Society,
To the Workers, Campesinos, and Indigenous Peoples,
To All Types of Women Struggling Against All Types of Oppression, 

This is an urgent call by the General Strike Council of the UNAM (CGH-UNAM)

Today February 6th 2000, thousands of military police belonging to the 
"Federal Preventive Police" body violated the university's autonomy and 
militarily occupied the largest University in Latin America.

We hold the following peoples responsible of this act of repression: The 
President of the Republic Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, The Secretary of 
State Diodoro Carrasco, The Attorney General, Jorge Madrazo, the 
psuedo-rector, Juan Ramon De La Fuente and the official candidate of the 
PRI to the Presidency, Francisco Labastida Ochoa.

In this action over 500 members of the CGH (we still don't know the exact 
number), who at the time were holding a plenary assembly at the 
University were taken prisoners.  At the moment of the forced eviction 
the CGH had already decided unanimously to demand that the authorities 
return to the dialogue so that negotiations could be established that 
would allow for a solution to the conflict that would not involve 
repression. The demand was made that tommorrow at 10 am the government 
meet with us at the "Palacio de Mineria."

According to the declarations made by the Attorney General, Jorge 
Madrazo, the order to physically end the student movement was given on 
Friday February 4th.

It is worth remembering that that same day, from 10 in the morning to 12 
at night we the CGH were involved in talks with the psuedo-rector Juan 
Ramon de La Fuente.  The President of the National Commision for Human 
Rights, Jose Soberones, who participated in these talks, officially 
declared to the press that no resolution had been reached. The curious 
thing is that this declaration was made before the talks had ended.

With this in mind, we conclude that these "talks" were a trick. Because, 
while the rector pretended to dialogue, the plans for the repressive 
actions had already been prepared.


At the plenary assembly that was interrupted by the police, it had 
already been decided that if the police raided the university the CGH 
would meet in exhile (we will give you more information on this as the 
day goes on).

Another accord of the CGH is that we will not exchange prisoners for our 
demands. We demand the immediate release of the nearly one thousand 
Political Prisoners that belong to the CGH!

We ask for your soldarity

We ask that you urgently take all the actions of solidarity that are 
possible. We suggest that you: hold activities in front of Mexican 
embassies and consulates; that you manifest your support of the CGH and 
that you protest this police action, that you translate and disseminate 
our communiques.

In the next bulletin we will send you the faxes and adresses of the 
MExican governments buildings.

	SO that our six demands are met!
	Liberty for the Political Prisoners!
	No to the Privatization of education!
	Down with Neoliberalism and the Plans of the IMF and World Bank!
	That our hearts open so that we may spread dignity to all our 
	brothers and sisters, and so that our rage explodes in the hands of the 

Consejo General de Huelga de la UNAM (CGH-UNAM)
Mexico D.F., domingo 6 de Febrero (9:15 a.m.)

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