Oaxaca Appeal

I blogged a little while ago about the women of Oaxaca, Mexico.  Here’s another call from Oaxaca:

Oaxaca Appeal for Radio Equipment

The strategic and violent repression of the people of Oaxaca by the Mexican government and its militias is worsening. There have been over 60 disappeared, 140 injured (many of those by bullets), 3 killed, and 190 detained in the last 2 days.  Some of the detained are spread throughout 3 jails, and some groups have been flown out of the city; torture of those disappeared/detained is widespread.

The home of the Oaxacan Indigenous People’s Collective (CIPO) is constantly under threat. They are currently at grave risk because the paramilitaries are moving through their neighbourhood entering houses and seeking out anyone politically involved.

These communities under extreme duress have requested support in the form of radio equipment for the people in Oaxaca.  The University Radio is the single communication force for the people’s organizing in the city, and is being defended by many lives.  Organizers need to reinforce the radio system throughout the city so as to protect that vital communication. Anyone wishing to provide financial or technical assistance should contact Don Kossick at kossickd@sasktel.net

For more information regarding the situation in Mexico, read this. \n


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