A recent heightening of violence in Southern Mexico, spurred by the election of PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, has sparked a global demand for justice. The most recent acts of repression against the Zapatista Support Base communities of Comandante Abel, Unión Hidalgo, and Moisés Gandhi, in addition to the ongoing terror and threats of displacement endured by the San Marcos Avilés community, have been alarmingly violent. As a direct consequence of the invasions and violence of the attack groups "Peace and Justice" and the Regional Coffee Growers Organization of Ocosingo (Orcao), which operate in paramilitary fashion and as coyotes of the bad government, there are displaced BAZ populations, destruction and theft of food and personal belongings, and profound suffering.
As such, our compas from the Juntas de Buen Gobierno (Good Government Councils) and the affected communities have issued numerous denouncements and have urgently called for the mobilization of global solidarity actions targeting all levels of the bad government of Mexico.
In light of this, and given the continued threat of forced displacement hanging over San Marcos Avilés, it is incumbent upon us to add and bring together all of our hands and voices to prevent another act of aggression from happening against our compas from San Marcos Avilés. If those from above believe that they can continue waging their violent war against our Zapatista sisters and brothers without repercussions, they are deeply mistaken. This time around, the dignified peoples of the world will have their say.
There will be a teach-in in solidarity with the comp@s from San Marcos and the other communities this Saturday, 10/13, at 7pm at Reed College, Eliot 314. Please join us to add your voice to the global cry of Ya Basta!
More info here: http://sanmarcosavilesen.wordpress.com/
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