[OPE-L] Oaxaca is Not Alone

From: Dogan Goecmen (Dogangoecmen@AOL.COM)
Date: Fri Nov 03 2006 - 05:17:42 EST

Oaxaca is Not Alone
November 1 Action, November 20 National Strike
    by EZLN 
    November 01, 2006
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October 30, 2006 
Message from the
of the
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  
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! 
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
Mexico, October,  2006.

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