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Announcement :: International
Stop the Invasion of Oaxaca! Support Direct Democracy in Mexico! Tomorrow 11:30
05 Oct 2006
Stop the Invasion of Oaxaca!
Support Direct Democracy in Mexico!
Tomorrow, Friday 10/6
At the Boston Mexican Consulate
20 Park Plaza
Off of the Arlington T Stop
"We appeal to the people of the world to organise protests at all the Mexican embassies and consulates in the different countries of the world to denounce the massacre that the Mexican government is organising against the people of Oaxaca." (statement by APPO, Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca, 2nd October).
Join us tomorrow, Friday October 6th, at 11:30am at the Mexican Consulate...We will make it clear to the that Boston residents are paying attention to the struggles of Oaxaca, and the Mexican Government’s actions will not be taken lightly.
At around 12:30 pm, we will start an educational march, handing out pamphlets and leaflets about the current situation in Oaxaca to people on the streets, sidewalks, vending stands, park benches, etc. Please bring relevant signs and literature, musical instruments, noisemakers, puppets, chalk, and anything else to spread the message.
We will have form letters that people can sign bring up to the consulate, but feel free to write and bring your own.
Called by Boston Anarchists for Popular Assemblies
This summer, the people of Oaxaca found true democracy in The Popular Assemblies of the People of Oaxaca (APPO). Starting in June with a teachers' strike, they ousted the much hated governor, Ulisses Ruiz, and taught us all that we can make our own decisions in our communities without politicians. All summer, they have peacefully and democratically run most of Oaxaca state, with every voice being heard in the popular assemblies.
Now, after 5 months of this peaceful, democratic movement, outgoing president Vicente Fox threatens to violently storm the capital city of Oaxaca with the army to destroy the people's will. The people of Oaxaca will stand up for their popular assemblies, and we in Boston will answer their call for solidarity. Join us to express your outrage.
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