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(en) message from Civil Disobedience Collective - Mexico

From "el desaparecido" <desaparecido@gmx.de>
Date Tue, 7 Mar 2000 15:06:28 -0500


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from : CASTILLO LERIN ALONSO <lerin@prodigy.net.mx>
english translation from spanish original

dear friends, the resistance is going on !!!

I hope you received the information I have been sending you about the 
resistance of the university students movement of the UNAM here in these 
mexican lands which are also your lands and if you ever feel like coming, be 
welcome like when a brother at home.

So:

I wanted to comment that we were a bit worried about the absence of 
communication which is probably due to the amount of work we have in this 
struggle against global capital. We see communication and meeting between 
us as necessary, if capital works 365 days per year than we have to work 
double as much. (...)

I sent you information about the work we have been doing after that 
enormous experience which was the intercontinental caravan for solidarity 
and resistance in 1999. We havenít stopped opening more space for dialogue 
and contact with other spaces in other continents, we want to know more 
about how you are doing, we want to continue working with you, we want to 
go on strengthening our networks of communication and of course we want 
and we are building up action.

Nationaly speaking, we have started making a long list of organisations, 
collectives,  committees and individuals resisting neoliberalism and fighting 
for humanity. We are building it and this work represents a bridge between 
Mexican brothers and sisters and you, we hope itíll work out.

We wanted to inform you, that a collective has been set up which included 
students, zapatist coordinators, committees supporting the zapatists 
struggle and much more. This collective is called Civil Disobedience and 
agreed the following:

1.- to participate in the PGA Latin American meeting. Either by sending in a 
document or by participating directly.
2.- to go on keeping the contact with you and with other spaces of the 
coordination of struggle against the globalisation of capital
3.- to distribute the PGA Bulletin in Mexico with the organisations we have 
contact with.
4.- we have the hope and confidence that more people sympathising with 
PGA in Latin America will come and visit us to dialogue.

We have been receiving some proposals and ideas, like the one about the 
action fighting the summit of the IMF and the World Bank. OF course we are 
enthusiastic and support it. We hope to receive more information about it.

Unfortunately we have not received feedback from the information we have 
been sending you out and we know that you will soon send us, so we will 
keep going.

We also would like to tell you that the university movement of the UNAM has 
not stopped and continues the struggle in ist schools against the 
privatisation of education as ordered by the IMF and the world bank. The 
struggle continues also for the imprisoned students. There are still large 
mobilisations happening and the imprisoned students are still subject to 
violations of their human rights and individual guarantees. Some have been 
fined up to $50.000 and 100.000 pesos which they obviously canít pay and 
will definitely not pay as a condition to leave the movement. They know and 
say that the struggle canít be bought nor sold. Funds for these people are 
still being collected, to go on mobilising. The parents of these families are 
desperate, but their children from prison tell them they should understand 
them, they shouldnít resign and should go on fighting. 
In the schools, the striking students are being harassed . The university trial 
has been reactivated and the members of the movement are being 
sanctioned. The students are being intimidated, but despite this they go on 
struggling and wonít give up.

In order to raise funds, they organise concerts, sell food, t-shirts, general 
merchandising etc for the release of the students that are in prison since the 
6th of february, which was the date the repression machine of the State 
assaulted the university.

Hope the people that do not read spanish will forgive me and the people who 
can translate will do so in french, italian, german, english, japanese and 
forward this message to other addresses.

Thanks
Alonso



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