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Freedom to the Detained; Punishment for the Assassins

by Subcomandante MARCOS

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY INDIGENOUS CLANDESTINE COMMITTEE – MILITARY COMMAND OF ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION. MEXICO. 30 OF OCTOBER OF 2006.

TO THE TOWNS OF MEXICO: TO THE TOWNS OF THE WORLD: TO ALL THE OTHERS IN MEXICO AND NORTH OF THE RIO GRANDE: TO ALL THE INTERNATIONAL SIXTH: COMPANIONS: SISTERS & BROTHERS:

AS IT IS OF PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, YESTERDAY, 29 OF OCTOBER OF 2006, The FEDERAL FORCES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VICENTE FOX, ATTACKED THE TOWN OF OAXACA AND IT’S WORTHIER REPRESENTATIVE, THE POPULAR ASSEMBLY OF THE TOWNS OF OAXACA, The APPO.

AS OF TODAY, THE FEDERAL POLICE FORCES HAVE ASSASSINATED AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE, AMONG THEM A MINOR OF AGE; LEFT MANY PEOPLE HURT, AMONG THEM SEVERAL OAXAQUEÑA WOMEN; AND MANY WERE ARRESTED AND TRANSFERRED ILLEGALLY TO MILITARY PRISONS. ADDED TO ALL THIS ARE THE DEAD, ARRESTEES AND MISSING WHO FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE MOBILIZATION THAT DEMANDS THE RESIGNATION OF ULISES RUIZ FROM THE OAXACAN GOVERNMENT.

THE FEDERAL POLICE FORCES ATTACK DOES NOT HAVE MORE OBJECTIVE THAN TO MAINTAIN ULISES RUIZ IN POWER AND TO DESTROY THE POPULAR ORGANIZATION OF THOSE OF FROM BELOW IN OAXACA.

THE OAXACA TOWN RESISTS. NO HONEST PERSON CAN REMAIN IN IMMOVABLE & SILENT WHILE AN ENTIRE TOWN, MAINLY INDIGENOUS, IS ASSASSINATED, BEATEN AND JAILED.

WE, THE ZAPATISTAS, WILL NOT SHUT UP AND WE WILL MOBILIZE IN SUPPORT OF OUT BROTHERLY TOWN AND COMPANION OF OAXACA.

THE SIXTH COMMISSION OF THE EZLN HAS ALREADY CONSULTED ZAPATISTA COMMAND AND THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN DECIDED:

FIRST. – THROUGHOUT THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER OF 2006, THE HIGHWAYS AND ROADS WILL BE CLOSED THAT CROSS THE TERRITORIES WHERE THE EZLN MAINTAINS PRESENCE IN THE SOUTHEAST STATE OF CHIAPAS.

CONSEQUENTLY, WE EXHORT THAT EVERYONE ABSTAIN FROM TRAVELING CHIAPAS HIGHWAYS THAT DAY AND TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS FOR IT.

SECOND. – THROUGH THEIR SIXTH COMMISSION, THE EZLN HAS INITIATED CONTACTS AND CONSULTATIONS WITH OTHER POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS WITH GROUPS, COLLECTIVES AND PEOPLE OF THE OTHER CAMPAIGN, TO INITIATE DAYS OF SOLIDARITY WITH OAXACA AND TO SUMMON JOINT ACTIONS TO ALL OF MEXICO FROM BELOW AND MAKING NATIONAL HALT DAY ON THE 20 OF NOVEMBER OF 2006.

THIRD. – THE EZLN MAKES A CALL TO THE OTHER CAMPAIGN IN MEXICO AND NORTH OF THE RIO GRANDE, SO THAT THIS FIRST OF NOVEMBER OF 2006 IT IS MOBILIZED, WHERE IS POSSIBLE, CLOSING OF TOTAL, PARTIAL OR INTERMITTENT, REAL OR SYMBOLICALLY, THE STREETS, ROADS, HIGHWAYS, TOLL BOOTHS, STATIONS, AIRPORTS AND ANY MASS MEDIA.

FOURTH. – THE MESSAGE THAT WE THE ZAPATISTAS SENT AND WILL SEND TO THE TOWN OF OAXACA IS ONE: THEY ARE NOT ALONE. ULISES RUIZ OUT OF OAXACA!

IMMEDIATE EXPULSION OF FEDERAL FORCES OCCUPYING OAXAQUEN TERRITORY!

LIBERTY AND FREEDOM TO THE DETAINED!

CANCELLATION OF ALL THE ORDERS OF APPREHENSION!

PUNISHMENT TO THE ASSASSINS!

JUSTICE! FREEDOM! DEMOCRACY!

From the north of Mexico. By the Revolutionary Indigenous Clandestine Committee – Military command of the Army Zapatista of National Liberation. By the Sixth Commission of the EZLN.

Insurgent Subcommander Marcos.

Mexico, October of 2006.

 

 

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