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(en) US, LA-Anarchists Organizing Meeting for CIPO-RFM* speaking tour -- Los Angeles

Date Mon, 08 May 2006 08:14:26 +0300

Next CIPO Speaking tour meeting May 6th at 1pm at the Youth Justice Coalition
Center 253 W. Martin Luther King Blvd (cross st. is Broadway)
Coordinating and organizing meeting for the Consejo Indigena Popular de
Oaxaca - Ricardo Flores Magon (Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca -
Ricardo Flores Magon) speaking tour for Los Angeles, The South West and
the West Coast -- come to an organizing meeting:
Through the tour we want to:
*connect the struggles in Mexico to our struggles here
*tie it into the anti HR 4437 movment
*Raise consciousness for people from Mexico
*The struggles will spill over the borders -- influence each other
*Our responsibility is fight on this side of the border in solidarity
with the people of Mexico
*Create dialogues in these communities
-organize and connect to other Anarchists from other countries, learn
from their struggle and adapt it to our own struggle here
-Build solidarity
-to gain inspiration, and to strengthen our own movements
-Seeing the interconnectedness of building autonomy in communities
-Wherever people struggle, we should be there, and speak to it to
whatever capacity we can

We want to have film showings leading up to the speaking tour to educate
and dialogue over these points.


CIPO-RFM: Who We Are and Why We Fight
The Consejo Indgena Popular de Oaxaca Ricardo Flores Magn CIPO-RFM is
the house of the poor fighting against injustice. We are an organization
of communities that use non-violent resistance. Our strength lies in
helping each other, and in our independence from all political parties,
legal or secret, and from all the institutions and organizations of the
government. The activities of CIPO-RFM are the outcome of agreements
achieved in meetings, thus we all share the successes and failures. CIPO
currently represents 24 communities of Chatin, Mixtec, Chinantec,
Cuicatec, Zapotec, Mixe, Triqui, black or half-caste villages.

In Mexico and particularly in Oaxaca, the Consejo Indigena Popular de
Oaxaca "Ricardo Flores Magon" (CIPO-RFN) is one of the most repressed
organizations by the police and paramilitary. Until today the numbers
are this: 517 detentions and tortured people, 103 police and
paramilitary incursions on our communities, 81 orders for prison, 229
penal, civil and commercial processes, 263 people assaulted, 37 death
threats, 27 murders, was one of our members Raul Gatica, lives in hiding
with international observers after several attempts on his life.

The government is violent towards us because they are afraid of what we
stand for. Peaceful coexisting autonomous self sufficient communities.
Our mission is the free association of our people exercising autonomous
and direct action, like the Magonist way, in order to

1. Help the people and workers of the world organize themselves freely
even though they may not be a member of CIPO - RFM.
2. To promote publicize, capacitate, and defend the territorial,
economic, social, political and cultural rights of communities and
3. To advise and accompany communities, organizations and individuals
whether indigenous or not, who solicit our support in their struggles.
4. Implement sustainable projects (productions, commercial etc) that
allow the integral development of (indigenous) communities, minding
ecosystems and respecting the people therein
5. Investigate, document, analyze and publicize the movements of
indigenous peoples.
6. Compromise with the conservation of the land, and care for nature in
order to revalue the vision of our peoples.
7. Develop alternative media/communications via radio, TV, and the
Internet etc.
8. Put in to practice concrete actions to win back the respect for
women, minors, and minorities.

We chose to use the name of Ricardo Flores Magon because he was
indigenous, fought for freedom, and all though he was from Oaxaca, his
heart, thoughts and work was for the liberations of all people of the
world. Adopting Magons principles represents that we fight without
searching for material riches or personal benefit but rather to banish
arrogance, authoritarianism, and lies. It also represents we arent
seeking power over others, nor imposing ourselves on anyone. Using
mutual support as our base, solidarity, direct action, and autonomy as
our path to liberation.

Today our demands of the government are:

1. Peace with justice and dignity
2. Respect for the autonomy of our communities in CIPO RFM
3. The end of paramilitary activities of the CROCUT and the punishment
of leaders Ceasar Tomil and Jacobo Chavez, that on the 16th of October
2003 killed Bartolome Sales and shot 9 other men and women, punishment
of Antorcha Campensina who on the 11th of August 2002 murdered two
children and hurt 34 women, and justice for those killed on the 13th of
March and 12th of July 2004 in Sta Lucia Monterverde where two other
persons were murdered.
4. The end of oppression against the continuities and members of CIPO
RFM, and to follow the recommendations (CNDH/29/99), (CEDDH/15/2002),
and (CEDH/13/2004) to respect our human rights.
5. Freedom for our brothers and sisters: Dolores Villalobos Cuamatzin,
Miguel Cruz Moreno, Leonor Lpez Alavez (aged 15), Reynaldo Feria
Hernndez, Gumaro Lpez Alavez, Carmen Lpez Prez, Kalid Prez Gmez (aged
17), Margarita Garca Garca, Habacuc Cruz Cruz, Gildardo Prez Gmez (aged
17), Hipolito Rodrguez Soriano, Jos Cruz Cruz, Abel Ramrez Ramrez,
Guadalupe Garca Garca and Mauro Garca Garca, members of the Organizing
Committe of the grassroots Council of the CIPO-RFM, democratic workers
of the tres poderes syndicate.
6. A solution multilateral solution to the agricultural problems of San
Isidro Aloapam, Sta Catarina Yosonotu, Guadalupe Chindua and Cacalotepec.
7. Guaranties for the life of Raul Gatica.
8. General meeting, democratic elections and respect for the social
givings that have been suspended for two years to the workers of STSPEIDEO
9. Municipal participation plus schools, doctors, water, food,
electricity, and care for old and disabled.
10. The right to live and sell on the Huatulco beaches.
11. Respect to the Radia "Guestza" and the concession for the transport
of suburban in Tlaxiaco.

Assaults and deaths have been the consequences recently of peaceful
protests: July 10 2004 in Sta Elta, Edgar Torija was mortally wounded,
July 11th 2004 in Sta Cruz Huatulco people of the PRI directed by
Demetrio Villalobos hurt 8 people, among them the children Carolina and
Sandra Diaz Hernandez and Brenda Torres. On the 13th of July 2004
Paramilitaries Murdered Pedro Cruz Salazar of Sta Lucia Monteverde, on
July 16 2004 in the dance square in Oaxaca, special forces, and police
directed by Jose M Vera Satinas and Manuel Moreno Rivas, using gas and
electric batons hospitalized Elizabeth Perez, Adelfa Perez, Simon
Yilescas, Fluvia Dominguez, Gloria Ramos, Milisa Flores and Rolando

The government believes if they attack and intimidate us we will stop
fighting. But these events have only strengthened our determination and
will to continue to struggle.

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