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The Day After the Next Attack on Oaxaca, Converge on the Mexican Consulate!
Monday Nov 6th, 2006 12:19 AM
A Letter to the Bay Area
On Monday, October 30th, as residents of Oaxaca were preparing for another police-attack, all over the world we answered a call to bring the struggle to our cities. In San Francisco over the past week we've attended and organized vigils, protests, and benefit film screenings at the drop of a hat. We've cried and held each other as we were told our friends were taken from this world by the bullets and brutality of right wing paramilitaries and the federal police of Mexico.

And still, after all these demonstrations we are looking for ways to let Oaxaca know that we are listening to them, that we worry for them, and that above all we support them. We are looking for ways to show an ambitious solidarity. We have promised ourselves that we will not sit by idly as those who struggle to change their world are murdered by the capitalists, bureaucrats, and police-mercenaries.

The Day After
The day after the next attack on the people of Oaxaca, we will converge at the Mexican Consulate. We will dance, we will scream, and we will take direct action. We will take the risk of believing in the impossible: that as they globalize capitalism we can globalize resistance, we can globalize solidarity. In our increasingly fragmented world we can be responsible for one another-- we can support one another in all of our struggles for self-determination, dignity, and joy.
On the day after the next attack on the people of Oaxaca we will meet at Folsom Street and First Street at both 7am and 5pm to demonstrate what we believe will be true after the smoke clears: victory comes to those who dare fight for it.
Victory to Oaxaca!

If you would like to alerted before the day of action write your contact information to victory_oaxaca [at]
§receive text msgs about Oaxaca and SF emergency response actions!
by Thursday Nov 16th, 2006 3:38 AM

as you may know, on the day after the next police attack on Oaxaca, we here in the Bay Area will be responding by coordinating emergency actions at the:

Mexican consulate
532 Folsom St, by Montgomery BART
at both
7AM and 5PM

direct actions for you to join in may be planned at that and/or other locations, throughout the day.

if you want to receive text messages on your mobile phone that will alert you when Oaxaca is next attacked, and update you with locations/ news during the Emergency Response Day, then....

go to

type in a name, email and cellphone number (plus cell provider).

you'll get a confirmation code text-messaged to you almost immediately.

finish registration.

go to "join group"

look for "victory_oaxaca". it's under "public groups," listed alphabetically.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by everyday!
Monday Nov 6th, 2006 1:24 AM
The people of Oaxaca are being attacked every single day, to one degree or another. Since this article was posted on Monday, and the people of Oaxaca will be attacked (shootings at the university radio station; threatening, beating, killing journalists; shootings at barricades; disappearances; political prisoners, neoliberalism etc...) on Tuesday, I interpret this call to action as reading:

On Wednesday, November 8th, we will meet at Folsom Street and First Street at both 7am and 5pm to demonstrate what we believe will be true after the smoke clears: victory comes to those who dare fight for it.
Victory to Oaxaca!

Otherwise, victory_oaxaca [at], how will you asses the 'next attack'?

¡ya basta!
en solidarid con APPO!!
by tb
Monday Nov 6th, 2006 8:56 AM
For a while Indymedia was about the only one covering the mess in Oaxaca. Thanks. Fox has screwed this up big time. I think there might well be a revolution of some kind in Mexico as a result of all this. You will be happy that that happens, but in the end you will lose because Mexico will never be a country of the left.
by anonymous
Monday Nov 6th, 2006 10:28 AM
I agree, we should definitely have solidarity everyday, BUT if we want to build on momemtum we should do them together, at the same time. One way to see when "the day after" will be is to hit up the email address with your contact. It will be soon.
by anonymous
Monday Nov 6th, 2006 10:31 AM
the posting "you will lose" is founded on bad logic-- if we can't even imagine revolutionary change, then we of course will never achieve it. Whenever some one says "Mexico is definitely _____" please know that they're not really saying anything. Mexico is too large, has too many people to be only one thing. The poster has a failure of imagination.

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