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+++Mexico, Oaxaca: a rebellion has started+++
by esperanza
Friday Aug 18th, 2006 10:45 AM
Mexico, Oaxaca. Since a few months the people stand up to fight the corrupt government of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Since june the repression against the movement has grown. Activists were kidnapped, tortured and killed by police and paramilitary units.
The people of Oaxaca have taken control over many states´buildings as well as over police departments and TV and radio stations.

Some police units changed the sides and fight now together with the uprising people against other police units.

In one of the largest demonstrations ever in Oaxaca 300.000 people were on the streets.
More than 200 social organisations and movements already joined the rebellion.
The peole meet and discuss their actions in the university, which has been squatted by the students.

- Indigenous of the (ethnic Contals) captured 12 AFI-agents that have shot on them.

- On august the 8th José Jiménez Colmenares was shot dead while taking part in a demonstration. Other activists managed to capture some of his killers who were on the top of a building and inside a house. They were members of a paramiltary unit.

- Enrique Rueda Pacheco, leader of the teachers´union, said the movement now will not do one step back.

- Erangelio Mendoza Gonzalez, former leader of the teachers´union was kidnapped by police.

- the biologist Ramiro Aragón Pérez and the teachers Elinoai Santiago Sánches and Juan Gabriel Ríos are in Ejutla imprisoned by the Procuraduría General de la Republica. the commission for human rights (CDH)
was able to visit the prisoners and announced that they were tortured heavily.

- about 15 acivists were killed since the beginning of the uprising

- the uprising in Oaxaca is now connecting with the protests against election fraud in whole Mexico.

http://chiapas.indymedia.org/
http://mexico.indymedia.org/
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