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Announcement :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
In response to further developments in Mexico, Atenco and the sustained Zapatista Call to
Action
In response to further developments in Mexico, Atenco and the sustained Zapatista Call to
Action

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

Time: TODAY, May 10th, 4:00pm

Place:
Boston's Mexican Consulate
20 Park Plaza, Boston
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=20+Park+Plz,+Boston,+MA+02116&om

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

As of the afternoon of May 3rd, Subcommandante Marcos of the EZLN (National Zapatista
Army of Liberation) announced a new Red Alert and suspension of activities of The Other
Campaign, which has now become a struggle to support the people of Atenco and Texcoco,
who for the past several days have been experiencing severe government repression.

The violence started on May 3rd, when Mexican police entered the village of Texcoco near
Mexico City. The people of Texcoco run local markets and produce everything on their own,
but the government wants to clear these local producers from their communities and build
a Wal-Mart in their wake. 800 riot cops entered the community and brutalized the local
population in a bloody day that left two dead.

The violence didn?t end there. Early the next morning, police entered the town of
Atenco, where residents had waged a successful battle against the construction of a large
airport that would have rip their community apart. They clubbed and shot at residents
without provocation, prompting a battle with the Peoples? Front in Defense of the Land, a
community group dedicated to defending the people and their right to the land. Over 200
people were arrested, many injured, and two killed, including a fourteen-year old boy,
Javier Cort├ęs. Around 5:30 in the afternoon, the state and federal police lifted their
siege, piling into their trucks and driving off.

On Friday, May 5th, students joined Zapatistas in a march from the University of Chipango
to Atenco, gathering 10,000 people as it reached the devastated city. Marcos spoke to
the crowd gathered there, lambasting the media for their lies and reinstating Zapatista
support for Atenco and its political prisoners. Marcos said that he and participants in
the Other Campaign would stay in Mexico City indefinitely.

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

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Re: Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
Who is calling this?
Re: Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
has anyone made fliers to hand out to people?
Re: Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
An ad-hoc coaliton called this demo. Yes, fliers have been made for handing out.
Re: Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
Actually, an ad hoc coalition is calling this.
Re: Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
So how do you explain 20 people coming out for last week's demo? And why do you care?
Working People For Wal Mart
10 May 2006
I know it's not politcally chique but workers love Wal Mart. That is why it is successful.

Unlike ineffectual lefties, Wal Mart saves the income of workers and allows them to have income left over after they shop for necessities at Wal Mart.

Karl Marx, the hero of many of you losers, would have loved Wal Mart. It signifies the consolidation of business power into fewer and fewer hands. In his Communist state, all shopping would be done at Wal Mart (yes I know workers would run its Board). Karl M was not a fan of quaint little markets beloved by American tourists and hitchiking adolescents. Wal Mat sells pasteurized milk and safe food, unlike the rotten food and bacteria laden produce found at the typical Mexican open air market.
Re: Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
'safe food'
haahahahahaaaaa
Re: Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
how did the demonstration go? i couldnt make it because i had to work
Re: Demonstration at Mexican Consulate, TODAY @ 4pm
10 May 2006
It went okay except for Flipside waving around that picture of "Subcomandante Marcos" without the mask on. We made ourselves heard, and even got a few people thinking.