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(en) US, LA, Meeting to Coordinate, and Plan for the Oaxaca Libertarian Speaking Tour

Date Sun, 12 Nov 2006 14:01:04 +0200


Support the Struggle in Oaxaca, Coordinating meeting for the Oaxaca
Libertarian Speaking Tour. Sunday Tomorrow at 1pm We will meet every
Sunday at 1pm at Chuco's Justice Center 253 W. Martin Luther King Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90037 To interested community organizations; labor
unions; university departments/ conscious professors:
Southern Mexico has always given an example of continuos popular
resistance against neoliberalism, against corruption, for democracy,
autonomy and peace. That is the case of widely-known movements, such as
that of the Zapatistas and of San Salvador Atenco. Oaxaca, another
example of massive popular resistance, is in particular need of your
attention and solidarity today. What started as a teacher's strike and
tent city was soon repressed with helicopters, bullets, and tear gas
canisters sent by the state government. The general population gained
sympathy and consciousness from this horrific event and immediately
joined the teachers in their struggle, but most importantly, also made
it theirs. That was the birth of the strong and vibrant popular movement
led by people under the name APPO (Popular Assembly of the People of
Oaxaca) to call for the resignation of Ulises Ruiz (State Governor of
Oaxaca) and with him, the repression and injustices imposed on the
Oaxacan people. Currently on its 5th month of occupying the town center
and state government offices, Oaxaca continues to resist and asks for
your solidarity to make that resistance an inspirational act of mutual aid.


Oaxaca Libertaria Tour

A CALL FOR SUPPORT:

Community organizations from California, Oregon and Arizona, along with
student organizations from different colleges and universities are
working together to organize speaking engagements featuring speakers
from social justice organizations from Oaxaca and Mexico City. Each of
the speakers is active in their regions through their community, labor
and human rights organizations. We have been working to assist popular
organizations from Oaxaca by raising awareness of the current situation
they are experiencing. The “Oaxaca Libertaria� Speakers Tour is a
series of inter-regional events scheduled for the month of November that
will go throughout the US West Coast, giving US-based community and
student organizations a chance to meet with activists and organizers
from Oaxaca in hopes to exchange experiences & strategies and to
ultimately build solidarity between the popular struggles in Mexico and
communities in the US.

If you feel you and/or your organization can participate in this tour in
any way, be it by hosting a stop on the tour, fundraising, donating
money or university honorariums, endorsing, networking, hosting a
solidarity event or any other way, please contact us.

We currently have a network of organizations working on the Oaxaca
Libertaria Speakers Tour in the following regions: Los Angeles, San
Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay (Oakland), Santa Rosa, Humboldt
County, California and Portland, Oregon.
To organize a tour stop in your city, please contact us so we can
connect you to the organizations working out of areas near you. If you
are not near the regions mentioned above, contact us and we can work
together to bring the tour to your city. To organize a stop in your
city, it would require the setting up of fundraiser events, networking
with Oaxacan, popular, student communities, and providing the speakers
with proper interpretation/ translation from Spanish to English,
providing food and lodging for the speakers and transportation for them
to move from a stop on the tour to your city.

For more information contact:
For educational material:

(323) 313-8562
zeenick99@aol. com
ciporfmsolidaridad@ yahoo.com


Tour Participants:

Telesforo Santiago Enriquez has been teaching for 24 years. He has been
a long time member of the Coalition of Indigenous Teachers and
Organizers of Oaxaca (Coalicion de Maestros y Promotores Indigenas de
Oaxaca) created in 1974. He is director of elementary schools, advocate
of alternative education and Supervisor of the Technical Language
Commission in the State of Oaxaca. He is a “social fighter� and
member of the Section 22 of the National Union of Education Workers
(SNTE in its Spanish initials) in the State of Oaxaca. Section 22 has
been occupying the Oaxaca City central square for several months and
faced violent repression while pressing its demands for higher wages and
the resignation of the Governor. Professor Telesforo is available for
speaking engagements during weekends.

Two comrades from the Magonista Zapatista Alliance (Alianza Magonista
Zapatista) will be participating in the Oaxaca Libertaria Tour. Their
organizations: Indigenous Organizations for Human Rights in Oaxaca –
OIDHO and CAMA (Autonomous Magonista Collective) are part of the
Magonista Zapatista Alliance, founded by indigenous/farmer organizations
from the state of Oaxaca and a collective of youth and university
students from Mexico City in 2001. The AMZ innovative rural-urban
alliance with collective and horizontal representation based on mutual
respect and shared projects. The AMZ has engaged in the autonomous
organizing of communities and the creation of autonomous sources of
media for indigenous peoples. The AMZ and their member organizations
have suffered from police repression for years and currently have 3
comrades as political prisoners in Oaxaca. The AMZ is also an active
participant in APPO. The APPO (Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca or
Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca), which formed out of the
Section 22 teachers strike. APPO is a broad, horizontal coalition of
representatives from Section 22, towns and villages across the state,
indigenous communities, religious groups, collectives and
non-governmental organizations. The group declared their citizens’
assembly to be the governing body of the state and has since blockaded
and forced the closure of all major state government offices.
The comrades from the AMZ will be available upon request. They will be
the main speakers of the Oaxaca Libertaria Speakers Tour, please contact
us for scheduling information.

Two comrades from the CIPO-RFM (Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca –
Ricardo Flores Magón) presently living and working as farmers in the
Central Valley of California will be participating in the Tour as well.
CIPO-RFM is an autonomous organization of indigenous and non-indigenous
people who work on projects and campaigns ranging from cooperative
businesses, to educational programs, to cultural projects to mobilizing
against the oppressive power structure. Since its birth, the CIPO-RFM
has suffered terrible repression. Members have been attacked, jailed and
even murdered by the government.
Currently there are 16 members in prison. CIPO-RFM speakers are
available to speak throughout California on weekends.

Note: Tour participants are Spanish speakers and require translation for
English speaking audiences.

Endorsers:
Organic Collective-San Diego, Amanecer: Por Un Anarquismo Popular,
Industrial Workers of the World-Los Angeles Branch, Anarchist Black
Cross Federation-Los Angeles, Copwatch-Los Angeles, Workers Solidarity
Alliance, Anti-Racist Action, Accion Zapatista-Humboldt, MEChA de
Humboldt, Ethnic Studies Collective (HSU) Sin Fronteras-Portland, Latino
Student Union at Reed College (Portland), International Longshore and
Warehouse Union Local 6 (Oakland) and others

For information about participating Oaxacan organizations visit:

http://www.asamblea populardeoaxaca. com
http://www.seccion2 2snte.org. mx
http://espora. org/amz
http://www.nodo50. org/cipo October, 2006

To interested community organizations:
To interested labor unions:
To interested university departments/ conscious professors:

Southern Mexico has always given an example of continuos popular
resistance against neoliberalism, against corruption, for democracy,
autonomy and peace. That is the case of widely-known movements, such as
that of the Zapatistas and of San Salvador Atenco. Oaxaca, another
example of massive popular resistance, is in particular need of your
attention and solidarity today. What started as a teacher's strike and
tent city was soon repressed with helicopters, bullets, and tear gas
canisters sent by the state government. The general population gained
sympathy and consciousness from this horrific event and immediately
joined the teachers in their struggle, but most importantly, also made
it theirs. That was the birth of the strong and vibrant popular movement
led by people under the name APPO (Popular Assembly of the People of
Oaxaca) to call for the resignation of Ulises Ruiz (State Governor of
Oaxaca) and with him, the repression and injustices imposed on the
Oaxacan people. Currently on its 5th month of occupying the town center
and state government offices, Oaxaca continues to resist and asks for
your solidarity to make that resistance an inspirational act of mutual aid.


Oaxaca Libertaria Tour

A CALL FOR SUPPORT:

Community organizations from California, Oregon and Arizona, along with
student organizations from different colleges and universities are
working together to organize speaking engagements featuring speakers
from social justice organizations from Oaxaca and Mexico City. Each of
the speakers is active in their regions through their community, labor
and human rights organizations. We have been working to assist popular
organizations from Oaxaca by raising awareness of the current situation
they are experiencing. The “Oaxaca Libertaria� Speakers Tour is a
series of inter-regional events scheduled for the month of November that
will go throughout the US West Coast, giving US-based community and
student organizations a chance to meet with activists and organizers
from Oaxaca in hopes to exchange experiences & strategies and to
ultimately build solidarity between the popular struggles in Mexico and
communities in the US.

If you feel you and/or your organization can participate in this tour in
any way, be it by hosting a stop on the tour, fundraising, donating
money or university honorariums, endorsing, networking, hosting a
solidarity event or any other way, please contact us.

We currently have a network of organizations working on the Oaxaca
Libertaria Speakers Tour in the following regions: Los Angeles, San
Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay (Oakland), Santa Rosa, Humboldt
County, California and Portland, Oregon.
To organize a tour stop in your city, please contact us so we can
connect you to the organizations working out of areas near you. If you
are not near the regions mentioned above, contact us and we can work
together to bring the tour to your city. To organize a stop in your
city, it would require the setting up of fundraiser events, networking
with Oaxacan, popular, student communities, and providing the speakers
with proper interpretation/ translation from Spanish to English,
providing food and lodging for the speakers and transportation for them
to move from a stop on the tour to your city.

For more information contact:
For educational material:

(323) 313-8562
zeenick99@aol. com
ciporfmsolidaridad@ yahoo.com


Tour Participants:

Telesforo Santiago Enriquez has been teaching for 24 years. He has been
a long time member of the Coalition of Indigenous Teachers and
Organizers of Oaxaca (Coalicion de Maestros y Promotores Indigenas de
Oaxaca) created in 1974. He is director of elementary schools, advocate
of alternative education and Supervisor of the Technical Language
Commission in the State of Oaxaca. He is a “social fighter� and
member of the Section 22 of the National Union of Education Workers
(SNTE in its Spanish initials) in the State of Oaxaca. Section 22 has
been occupying the Oaxaca City central square for several months and
faced violent repression while pressing its demands for higher wages and
the resignation of the Governor. Professor Telesforo is available for
speaking engagements during weekends.

Two comrades from the Magonista Zapatista Alliance (Alianza Magonista
Zapatista) will be participating in the Oaxaca Libertaria Tour. Their
organizations: Indigenous Organizations for Human Rights in Oaxaca –
OIDHO and CAMA (Autonomous Magonista Collective) are part of the
Magonista Zapatista Alliance, founded by indigenous/farmer organizations
from the state of Oaxaca and a collective of youth and university
students from Mexico City in 2001. The AMZ innovative rural-urban
alliance with collective and horizontal representation based on mutual
respect and shared projects. The AMZ has engaged in the autonomous
organizing of communities and the creation of autonomous sources of
media for indigenous peoples. The AMZ and their member organizations
have suffered from police repression for years and currently have 3
comrades as political prisoners in Oaxaca. The AMZ is also an active
participant in APPO. The APPO (Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca or
Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca), which formed out of the
Section 22 teachers strike. APPO is a broad, horizontal coalition of
representatives from Section 22, towns and villages across the state,
indigenous communities, religious groups, collectives and
non-governmental organizations. The group declared their citizens’
assembly to be the governing body of the state and has since blockaded
and forced the closure of all major state government offices.
The comrades from the AMZ will be available upon request. They will be
the main speakers of the Oaxaca Libertaria Speakers Tour, please contact
us for scheduling information.

Two comrades from the CIPO-RFM (Popular Indigenous Council of Oaxaca –
Ricardo Flores Magón) presently living and working as farmers in the
Central Valley of California will be participating in the Tour as well.
CIPO-RFM is an autonomous organization of indigenous and non-indigenous
people who work on projects and campaigns ranging from cooperative
businesses, to educational programs, to cultural projects to mobilizing
against the oppressive power structure. Since its birth, the CIPO-RFM
has suffered terrible repression. Members have been attacked, jailed and
even murdered by the government.
Currently there are 16 members in prison. CIPO-RFM speakers are
available to speak throughout California on weekends.

Note: Tour participants are Spanish speakers and require translation for
English speaking audiences.

Endorsers:
Organic Collective-San Diego, Amanecer: Por Un Anarquismo Popular,
Industrial Workers of the World-Los Angeles Branch, Anarchist Black
Cross Federation-Los Angeles, Copwatch-Los Angeles, Workers Solidarity
Alliance, Anti-Racist Action, Accion Zapatista-Humboldt, MEChA de
Humboldt, Ethnic Studies Collective (HSU) Sin Fronteras-Portland, Latino
Student Union at Reed College (Portland), International Longshore and
Warehouse Union Local 6 (Oakland) and others

For information about participating Oaxacan organizations visit:

http://www.asamblea populardeoaxaca. com
http://www.seccion2 2snte.org. mx
http://espora. org/amz
http://www.nodo50. org/cipo
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