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(en) Mexico, Oaxaca, Communique of the CIPO-RFM* To the Peoples of the World

Date Sat, 16 Jul 2005 09:09:12 +0300

To the International Public Opinion -- To Those Who Dream of Liberty
In sincere resistance, with terror at our side and sleeping with fear, the
government has provided us with a series of represion with threats and death.
The wound is still not healing, our prisoners feel heavy with
the smoke of the city, and at the same time, on the mountains,
the earth opens to shelter the seed that will give birth to corn,
pumpkins, beans, and chillis, the earth waits for the clouds to
cry; hope embraces the mother who lulls her child to sleep, the
sky weeps, the trees laugh, the stream sings of peace, the birds
embarrasssed remain quiet, dreams of pumpkins and chillis to dry.

As the powerful sharpen their bayonets and open cells to fill
with indians, the noise of the cars hide the sentence given
“Prison, death!!”

Our brothers and sisters start arriving: the Zapotecas,
Mixtecos, Mixes, Chatinos, Huaves, they come to offer the
world their roots, their song, their dance, it is those indians
who make birds out of instruments, those who dance like
butterflies, the indians who weave with palm, who sow the

They, the powerful, amass money, sell the indian, deploy
police operatives, imprison, threat, torture, lie.

With the summer rains, in Oaxaca it is also raining fascism
and blows agianst social organizations, the state governor
Ulises Ruiz Ortiz remains unchangeable, determined to
maintain his government with police, terror and repression, he
forgets that in the near future, fascism will be his own
annihilation, blind to power and with his eye on the
distribution of federal power, he ardently refuses to alleviate
poverty, hunger, and the pain brought on by his predecessor.

Indolent to dialogue, he only shows his pride and brutality as
governor, believing nothing will hurt him, darkness is his form,
betrayal his essence and violence his ethic.

It is no longer possible to sustain the indolence and cruelty, the
men of power of the gallows and knife have cut the
constitutional rights of free demonstration, of free
organization, thay have cancelled individual rights and on top
of that, they systematically breach all human rights, and if that
were not enough, they mock and belittle the recommendations
of the national and international commissions regarding the
urgent necessity to recover the constitutional rights and to
punish the civil servants responsible for the terrible situation
that our state is in.

This is why, from the depths of our hearts, we will initiate a
day of struggle, on July 12, that will travel across the state in
caravan, the state of Puebla, and will end and settle in the
Zocalo of the Cuidad de los Palacios from the 14 onwards, and
at the same time, our brothers and sisters will arrive from the
city of Oaxaca to do a sit-in and start a hunger stike, also to
carry out other activities that will inform others about the
reality that the people of Oaxaca are being subjected to.

Hoping that it will rain peace, we also hope that you will let the
organizations defending human rights hear your voices; the
Mexican embassies in your country; the Presidency of the
Republic of Mexico; the State department of Government; the
governor of the state of Oaxaca, and others, to demand a halt
of the repression, harassment, and death unleashed against
social fighters, indigenous organizations, unions, means of
communication, and the people in general; for the liberty of the
indigenous prisoners, being held in different prisons in the
state; for the immediate attention to the urgent necessities of
our communities, water, electricity, education, housing, work.
Also, solutions to the various agrarian conflicts of San Isidro
Aloapam, municipal participation in Santa Maria Yaviche and
San Isidro Aloapam.

For the Reconstitution and Free Association of the Peoples
Consejo Indigena Popular de Oaxaca-Ricardo Flores Magon
Oaxaca, Mexico, July 2005

Translation by Boston por CIPO-RFM

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