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press release for dec22nd
by mollie
Sunday Dec 17th, 2006 7:05 PM
here's a press release intended to be used for any city in the states that is doing december22nd solidarity events. folks can plug in their local information accordingly and make changes if necessary---- most importantly---we just need someone to take on the task of releasing this press release to the press
For Immediate Release:

People across The U.S.A Demonstrate at Mexican consulates to Condemn the
Murders and Violence by State and Federal forces in Oaxaca, Mexico

On Friday, December 22nd protestors from all around the country
will be participating in actions to express their outrage of the
Mexican government’s continuing crackdown on striking teachers in Oaxaca and its failure to launch a credible investigation into the murders of many
teachers and the murder of New York City based journalist, Bradley Will.
The conflict in Oaxaca began on June 14th when Oaxaca’s governor
Ulises Ruiz Ortiz sent in state police to break a peaceful
teachers’ strike that was camped out in the center of Oaxaca City. Since then over 20 dissenting teachers (or teachers allies) have been killed by federal police, a community radio station has been forcefully shut down, medical clinics have been raided by police, and hundreds of people have been
detained many of whom have given testimonies to being tortured during
The Zapatistas, an indigenous movement who had a popular uprising
in 1994 has put out the call for international solidarity on
December 22nd. Therefore, demonstatators across the United States
are protesting outside the U.S./Mexican consulates demanding that
governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz and the violent federal forces exit
Oaxaca, that United States’ based institutions such as the School of the Americas stop training torturers, that the detained be freed, and that those who have tortured, raped, and murdered be punished.
The citizens of (insert city name) will be demonstrating at
(insert time and exact location).
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