Oaxaca – CIPO attacked, six killed, several detained. Help requested.

Oaxaca – CIPO attacked, six killed, several detained. Help requested.

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June 21, 2007

I just received this a few minuted ago, it’s a communique from one of the CIPO (Consejo Indigena Popular de Oaxaca) communities in Oaxaca asking for urgent support. Emails you can write to follow.

Indigenous Visitor to (Six Nations) Reclamation site sought by Mexican Authorities

On Sunday June 17 their community was attacked by another community supported by paramilitaries. Up to now six people have been killed and several others detained.

There is a protest in the region over clearcutting the Yyusuni forest. The community of San Isidro wants to prevent the erosion of the forest and preserve the water for irrigation. They were peacefully protesting the clearcutting of the trees when they were viciously attacked by the paramilitaries and the Municipal government. In addition to the six people killed, others have been detained and tortured.

In a tactic typical of previous dictatorships in Latin America, the State authorities said they would release the detainees if seven leaders of the San Isidro community would turn themselves in. This list includes our friend Dolores Villalobos Cuamatzi who was a speaker at the conference “Building Power: Social and Political Transformations in Latin America” that took place in Toronto at Ryerson University on April 13 and 14, 2007.

The lives and well being of these brothers and sisters are in danger. We already know about the previous experience with repression in Oaxaca. Action and solidarity from abroad can play a role in saving lives and protecting communities from further tragedies and repression. The individuals involved in this attack must be held responsible for the repression and killing of the people of San Isidro of Oaxaca.

We need a rapid solidarity response to help and save lives in Oaxaca . Please send an e mail or fax to one of the addresses below to:
1. Urge the Mexican governments, Federal and State levels, to put an immediate halt to repression and paramilitary activities
2. Request a just investigation of the facts and bring people to court regarding the torture and killing of the people of San Isidro Aloapam
3. Ask the governments of Mexico , Federal and State, to ensure that the agricultural conflict in the region is dealt with peacefully and in conformity with the affected communities

Emails and faxes can be sent to the addresses in the list below. Phone calls can be directed to some of the people in the list. At the end of this message are instructions on how to send donations.

In Solidarity
On behalf of the “Building Power: Social and Political Transformations in Latin America ” organizing Committee
Judy Rebick and Carlos Torres

List of Mexican entities to address the Solidarity Campaign

Rafael Evira Quesada
Titular de la Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, SEMARNAT
Teléfono: 5628 0602 al 05, Fax: 56-28-06-43, Red: (Red 300,349 Red de Voz: 10901)
E-mail: c.secretario@semarnat.gob.mx .
Blvd. Adolfo Ruiz Cortínez 4209 Col. Jardines en la Montaña. C.P. 14210. México D.F.

Ignacio Loyola Vera
Procurador Federal de Protección al Ambiente, PROFEPA
Teléfono: 26-15-20-95 54-49-63-00, Fax: 26-15-20-41
E-mail: iloyola@profepa.gob.mx
Oficinas Centrales: Ajusco 200 CP 14210 Col Jardines en la Montaña, Distrito Federal, TLALPAN

Salvador Anta Fonseca
Gerente regional en Oaxaca de la Comisión Nacional Forestal, CONAFOR
Sabinos 402, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca. Colonia Reforma
Teléfono: 01 951 5187210, E-mail: conafor@conafor.gob.mx

Residencia Oficial de los Pinos Casa Miguel Alemán, Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, C.P. 11850, México D. F., Tel: +521 (55) 27891100, Fax: +521 (55) 52772376

Lic. Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza,
Procurador General de la República
Av. Paseo de la Reforma #211-213 Col. Cuauhtémoc, Delegación Cuauhtémoc. México
D.F., C.P. 06500
Para enviar correos en línea: http://www.pgr.gob.mx/index.asp

Jaime Mario Pérez Jiménez
Presidente de la Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos
Domicilio: Calle de los Derechos Humanos no. 210, Col. América, C.P. 68050, Oaxaca, Oax.
Teléfonos/Fax: Lada (951) 503 02 20, 503 02 21, 513 51 85, 513 51 91, 51351 97
Correo electrónico: correo@cedhoax.org

www.nodo50.org/cipo Consejo Indígena Popular de Oaxaca “Ricardo Flores Magón”, CIPO-RFM. Calle: Emilio Carranza 210, Sta. Lucía del Camino Oaxaca, México. tel: +(951) 51-78183 y +(951) 51-78190 mail: cipo@nodo50.org, mujercipo@hotmail.com, los_magoneros@hotmail.com

SEND DONATIONS TO THE NAME CIPO-RFM : Banco Nacional de México, SA. Domicilio Hidalgo # 821. col.Centro, Oax. C.P.68000, Sucursal Oaxaca, No. 120, Suit: Banamex: BNMXMXMM, Cuenta: 002610012077451770

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