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Cafe Night Benefit for Jailed Anarchist in Mexico
Date Sunday May 12
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Long Haul Infoshop 2124 Shattuck
Event Type Other
Cafe Night to Benefit Political Prisoner in Mexico (A young anarchist has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a crime he did not commit- international support is urgently needed) Sunday, May 12th 7:30pm Long Haul Infoshop 2124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA (Free Vegetarian Mexican food provided) $4-5 sliding scale, with larger donations (via cash, check, or credit card) GREATLY appreciated Below is a brief outline of Carlos' situation, as recounted by one of his friends: also visit- The judge has condemned him to 15 years of death, of being forgotten, of torture, in Mexico City. Carlos is a young worker, an anarchist, involved in political activities in the anarchist punk movement in Mexico City. He is accused of armed robbery, and is a victim of false accusations and lies by the police. He is being scapegoated for a crime that he did not commit. The other reality is that Carlos has been a youth that would not conform to the system, he has preferred to stand with those who fight against this oppressive reality. His lawyer turned out to be a fraud and abandoned the case due to his incompetence . Nevertheless he took the little money that Carlos' family had. Now they need money to appeal the sentence. They urgently need money to pay for a new lawyer, as legal assistance is only available at a tremendous cost, inaccessible to a worker's salary. This is the reality of democracy in Mexico. The prisons are full of the poor. Many of them spend years inside before their cases are brought to trial. They are prisoners all their lives, not only those that are hungry and take bread where it is in abundance but also those who will not stand any more deaths, nor so much crime from the government and their institutions. The prisons are full, of farm workers, indigenous people, students, blue collar workers (prisoners for the struggle.) Prisons are the real crime. This is a petition for your economic and moral support. We don't need charity, we need to address the issue that anyone can fall, whenever THEY (the police) want. For more Carlos family's bank account number is: 1231189654 under the name of Georgina del Rio Escobedo, and the bank is: Banco BBV or Bancomer. Any donations are welcome.
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