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Sun Oct 29 2006 (Updated 11/01/06) Bay Area Protests The Invasion of Oaxaca
Two upcoming events in San Jose: a protest at the Mexican Consulate (115 4th y St. John at 2pm and at 540 N. 1st St. at 3pm) today from 2-7pm, and on Saturday, November 4th, a 6pm prayer vigil and rally, followed by a screening of films from Oaxaca, at Mi Pueblo Market at Story and King Roads.
At 5pm on Tuesday, October 31st, hundreds of people protested at the Mexican Consulate to condemn the repression in Oaxaca. Fake blood was thrown on the door of the consulate and one person was arrested. (imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 ).
A Call was put out for people to keep Mexican consulates and embassies all over the world from opening on Monday morning, October 30th. imc_article.gifList In SF, protesters met at the the Mexican Consulate at 532 Folsom St. at 6:45am (imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | imc_video.gifVideo), to tell the government of Mexico "that we will not allow this savage attack on our brothers and sisters in Oaxaca to be taking place and have business go on as usual." People came together again at 4pm. People also gathered at the Mexican Consulate in San Jose (540 North First St.) at 7am on Monday morning. There was an electronic blockade of Mexican Embassy and Consulate websites on Monday. A film screening that will be a benefit for the Rebelión Popular will take place at Station 40 (3030b 16th St. in SF) on Wednesday night, November 1st, at 7pm.

Monday: Today has been quieter than yesterday. Radio Universidad has called for people to gather to defend the Zocalo and to protect the radio station. Reports from Oaxaca: 10/31: imc_photo.gifPhotos | 10/30: imc_article.gifText by Tristan | Photos and text by Danielsan
Sunday evening: Tanks and large machinery were used in Oaxaca today in the government's attempts to tear down barricades. Thousands of women, children, and men were protesting in the streets. There are reports that several more protesters were killed by the police, including one child. Many who have been abducted were taken to Ixcotel Penitentary and military camps and are being beaten there. They are also raiding and destroying homes in Oaxaca, as happened in Atenco.

Read breaking news in English y en español en Centro de Medios Libres
Live Audio Stream | Rough English Translation Of Audio Stream

Ongoing coverage: Centro del Medios Libres | Indymedia.org | APPO | UlisesRuizAsesino website, with list of vigils | El Enemigo Común

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