(en) S/E; URGENT SOLIDARITY with Chiapas Bishops, Nov 6

Shawn Ewald (shawn@wilshire.net)
Fri, 7 Nov 1997 18:59:09 -0700

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------- Forwarded Message Follows ------- >From: owner-chiapas95@eco.utexas.edu (Chiapas95)
>Subject: S/E; URGENT SOLIDARITY with Chiapas Bishops, Nov 6
>This posting has been forwarded to you as a service of
>Accion Zapatista de Austin.
>------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
>Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 22:24:01 -0600 (CST)
>From: Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad <pronobelpaz=
@=3D >laneta.apc.org>
>Cc: pov-l@wccx.wcc-coe.org, amanecer@aa.net, amanecer@igc.apc.=
o=3D >
>(Puede leerse en espan-ol al finalizar el mensaje en ingle's)
>Friends: We are requesting signatures in support of the following docume=
n=3D >t,
>as well as your cooperation in sending it out nationally and internationa=
l=3D >ly.
>Dr. Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon.
>Presidente de la Republica Mexicana
>C. Emilio Chuayffet Chemor
>Secretario de Gobernacion
>C. Jorge Madrazo Cuellar
>Procurador de la Republica.
> The below signed individuals and civil, political, social, ecclesiastica=
l=3D >,
>student, professional and union organizations --both national and
>international-- manifest our most stringent protest against the attempt u=
p=3D >on
>the lives of the Bishops of the Diocese of San Cristobal, the indigenous
>pastoral community, and the very peace process in Chiapas and Mexico.
> The frustrated assassination is not an isolated event, although the
>government is attempting to attenuate its importance. Rather, it has
>occurred in the context of increasing violence tolerated and, in some cas=
e=3D >s,
>sponsored by local authorities. The federal goverment's complicity lies =
i=3D >n
>its tactics that delay real solutions to the problems that have caused th=
e >war in Chiapas and the fact that paramilitary group have operated openly =
a=3D >nd
>unpunished for years.
> We therefore declare ourselves for:
>- Full application of the law against the paramilitary groups proliferati=
n=3D >g
>in the Northern Zone of Chiapas, as well as other parts of the state and =
i=3D >n
>the entire country.
>- Immediate fulfillment of the San Andres Larrainzar agreements, as they
>were signed on February 16, 1996.
>- Renewal of peace talks between the government and the EZLN that also
>include all social actors that desire peace and justice in Mexico.
> We express our unconditional support for the National Mediation Commissi=
o=3D >n
>(CONAI) and call upon civil society to shake off its inertia, caused by t=
h=3D >e
>suspension of dialogue and failure to fulfill the San Andres agreements, =
a=3D >nd
>join ranks around the search for peace through dialogue.
> We invite the People of Mexico and our Friends throughout the world to
>actively demonstrate solidarity with efforts to achieve a fair and lastin=
g >peace.
> We request that all messages in adherence to this document, and donation=
s >for the newspaper ad, be sent by Monday, November 10, 18.00 (Mexico City
>time). For further information, contact: Roma 1, 2o. piso, Col. Ju=3DE1=
rez=3D >,
>M=3DE9xico, D.F., 06600. Tel./Fax: 535-0992. E-mail: pronobelpaz@lane=
ta.=3D >apc.org.
>Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad; Secretariado Social Mexica=
n=3D >o;
>Teologado de los Misioneros del Espi'ritu Santo; CENCOS; Alianza Ci'vica
>D.F; Comunidades Eclesiales de Base; COPEVI; Hnas. Auxiliadoras; Frontera=
s >Comunes; Hnas. del Divino Pastor, Colectivo Atabal; Red contra la Extrema
>Pobreza; Convergencia Tlapan; SIPRO; Centro Juvenil Arnoldo Janssen; Abel
>Ferna'ndez, Pa'rroco de la Col. Estrella; COSLA; Asamblea de Barrios D.F.=
; >CENAMI; UPREZ; Pacto de Grupos Ecologistas; Comite' por la Defensa de los
>Chimalapas; Maderas del Pueblo; Hermanas del Divino Pastor.
>En Espan-ol:
>Amig@s: Solicitamos firmas de adhesio'n al siguiente documento y su
>cooperacio'n para difundirlo ampliamente a nivel nacional e internacional=