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(en) Mexico, Zapatista Call: Blockades Nov. 1, Strike Nov. 20: OAXACA IS NOT ALONE!

Date Tue, 31 Oct 2006 10:03:17 +0200


A Call from the Zapatistas: Oaxaca Is Not Alone Shut-Down of Roads,
Highways and the Media on November 1; General Strike Called for
November 20 By the Sixth Commission of the EZLN The Other Mexico
Message from the CLANDESTINE REVOLUTIONARY INDIGENOUS COMMITTEE-GENERAL
COMMAND of the ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION MEXICO. October 30, 2006.
To the people of Mexico: To the people of the world: To the Other
Campaign in Mexico and the other side of the Rio Grande:
To the entire Sixth International:
Compañeros and compañeras: Brothers and sisters:
It is now known publicly that yesterday, 29th of October 2006,
Vicente Fox's federal forces attacked
the people of Oaxaca and its most legitimate
representative, the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of
Oaxaca (APPO).

Today, the federal troops have assassinated at least 3
people, among them a minor, leaving dozens of wounded,
including many women from Oaxaca. Dozens of detainees
were illegally transported to military prisons. All
this comes in addition to the existing total of
deaths, detainees and missing persons since the
beginning of the mobilization demanding that Ulises
Ruiz step down as Oaxaca's governor.

The sole objective of the federal attack is to
maintain Ulises Ruiz in power and to destroy the
popular grassroots organization of the people of
Oaxaca.

Oaxaca's people are resisting. Not one single honest
person can remain quiet and unmoved while the entire
society, of which the majority are indigenous, is
murdered, beaten and jailed.

We, the Zapatistas, will not be silent; we will
mobilize to support our brothers, sisters and comrades
in Oaxaca.

The EZLN's Sixth Commission has already consulted the
Zapatista leadership and the following has been
decided:

First: During whole day of November 1, 2006, the major
and minor roads that cross Zapatistas territories in
the southwestern state of Chiapas will be closed.

Consequently, we ask that everyone avoid traveling by
these roads in Chiapas on this day and that one make
the necessary arrangements in order to do so.

Second: through the Sixth Commission, the EZLN has
begun making contact and consulting other political
and social organizations, groups, collectives and
individuals in the Other Campaign, in order to
coordinate joint solidarity actions across Mexico,
leading to a nationwide shut-down on the 20th of
November, 2006.

Third: the EZLN calls out to the Other Campaign in
Mexico and north of the Rio Grande, so that these
November 1st mobilizations happen wherever possible,
completely, partially, at intervals or symbolically
shutting down the major artery roads, streets, toll
booths, stations, airports and commercial media.

Fourth: The central message that the Zapatistas send
and will continue sending is that the people of Oaxaca
are not alone: They are not alone!

Ulises Ruiz out of Oaxaca!

Immediate withdrawal of the occupying federal forces
from Oaxaca!

Immediate and unconditional freedom for all detainees!

Cancel all arrest warrants!

Punish the murderers!

Justice!
Freedom!
Democracy!

From the North of Mexico.
For the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous
Committee-General Command of the Zapatista Army of
National Liberation.
For the EZLN Sixth Commission.

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos

"the work of the theater is the liberation of dreams, the transformation
of ideas into working acts" Julian Beck

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