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Break Calderón’s “Firm Hand” With Workers Struggle December 20, 2006

Posted by raved in Oaxaca.


State of Siege in Oaxaca, Arbitrary Arrests in Mexico City
Break Calderón’s “Firm Hand” With Workers Struggle
We Demand Immediate Release of the Prisoners and Presentation of the Disappeared Alive

The new Mexican government of Felipe Calderón is starting out under the sign of mass repression. Following the brutal crackdown of November 25, when federal police attacked participants in a peaceful mass march in Oaxaca, a state of siege has been imposed on the state. Currently the number of those arrested is estimated at 500, of whom some 300 are still behind bars. Another 100 were jailed in previous weeks, some 60 disappeared and 21 opponents of the bloody Oaxaca governor Ulises Ruiz killed. Now the manhunt has spread to the capital with the arrest on December 4 of Flavio Sosa Villavicencio, the most prominent spokesman for the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO). Shortly after, the murderers of the American journalist-activist Bradley Will were released. The Grupo Internacionalista is calling for a national strike against repression and for workers actions internationally to demand the immediate release of all those arrested and the presentation of the dozens of disappeared alive.. Break Calderón’s “Firm Hand” With Workers Struggle (8 December 2006)



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