At least six people have been killed in the last few days in Oaxaca, including U.S. independent journalist Brad Will. For months now, the mostly poor, indigenous people of Oaxaca have been resisting police oppression and demanding the resignation of Oaxaca Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Despite over 6000 soldiers and police amassed in and around Oaxaca City, the non-violent resistance continues, with the real possibility of a bloodbath in the next days.
You can help prevent violence by calling the Mexican Consulate in Portland, or by attending demonstration there:
Tuesday, October 31st from 4-6pm
Mexican Consulate (1234 SW Morrison St, Portland)
Call the consulate all week at (503) 274-1442. Demand:
* An end to the Federal Police invasion of Oaxaca. Portland supports the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO).
* A full and complete investigation by Mexican authorities into Oaxaca State Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz’s continued use of plain-clothed municipal police as a political paramilitary force.
***More actions may be announced***
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)
and Cross Border Labor Organizing Council (CBLOC)
311 N. Ivy St., Portland, Oregon 97227
Tel: 503-236-7916 Cell: 971-227-3527