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Announcement :: International
Zapatista Solidarity Demo! Tomorrow 4:00 at Mexican Consulate
04 May 2006

In Response to the Zapatista Red Alert and Call to Action

Solidarity with the people of Texcoco, Oaxaca, and Mexico!
Stop state repression and violence against our comrades!

Time: TOMORROW, May 5th, 4:00pm

Boston's Mexican Consulate
20 Park Plaza, Boston,+Boston,+MA+02116&om

Bring: Noisemakers, Signs and Banners that show support for our Mexican comrades in struggle

As of the afternoon of May 3, Subcommandante Marcos of the EZLN (National Zapatista Army of Liberation) announced during a public act in Mexico City a new red alert and closure of zapatista caracoles and suspension of activities of La Otra Campaña, which has now become a struggle to support the people of Texcoco, who for the past two days have been experiencing severe government repression.

Reports show two dead, including a fourteen year old boy who was shot by state police. 800 heavily armed riot cops stormed the local flower growers’ market in the dawn’s early light, beating and arresting hundreds of workers.

The people of Texcoco run local markets and produce everything on their own, but Walmart is threatening their way of life. "The municipal president wants to evict these people because he thinks their market leaves the area dirty and he wants to put a commercial center, a Wal-mart in Texcoco,” Marcos said before thousands of people during a public rally in Tlatelolco.

The Mexican state has been increasingly using violence against workers over the past few months. Last month, two steelworkers were killed in a standoff with police as they blockaded the steel plant.

Now is the time for Solidarity! Solidarity with the people of Texcoco! Solidarity with the EZLN struggle against political repression!

Zapata vive! La lucha sigue!
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Re: Zapatista Solidarity Demo! Tomorrow 4:00 at Mexican Consulate
04 May 2006
For people who can't make it, please call or fax your solidarity with the Zapatistas to the Mexican Consulate in Boston at:
Telephone: (617) 426-4181, 426-4942
Fax: (617) 695-1957
Re: Zapatista Solidarity Demo! Tomorrow 4:00 at Mexican Consulate
05 May 2006
It'd be unreliable and an abstruse in such a case perhaps for me to post a comment. As a male of enough maturity without a professional career. I find myself in a position to question, instead of making a comment about; Why are public rallies the way to demand instead of legal demand and/or dialogue? Why relying onto this type of public rallies is the way to demand ideal petitions?.
With this little inquierement I manifest my position, not in any side of the the ideals but on a side of a common peace. Since we are humans and each and everyone of us have certain skills to communicate with each other. It's in some case doubtul that such an act like this, is in favor for the rights of the poeple.
Re: Zapatista Solidarity Demo! Tomorrow 4:00 at Mexican Consulate
06 May 2006
in this case, as americans helping our friends in mexico, we have no democratic say in what goes on in the mexican government, so going through legal channels isn't even an option for us. we can call the mexican consulate in boston and ask them to pressure their government to stop repressing anti-corporate globalizationists, and we do, but the people at the mexican consulate don't even know what's going on there.

think of having rallies like this not as protests but as public visible statements of solidarity. if the boston police start killing my friends for selling flowers without a permit and opposing the opening of a new wal-mart, and i ask for help internationally, i hope people in mexico will have the same sort of rallies of support at US embassies down there.
We Make Em the Way You Like Em
06 May 2006
Make up your mind. You want the Mexicans here or there?