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Friday, November 03, 2006

Tell Senator Cantwell her brothers and sisters are being "disappeared" in Mexico

Folks, now is the time to raise hell on this issue. Senator Cantwell will be coming to Tacoma on Monday and our petition will be delivered to her at that time. We must call and make this issue prominent in any way that we can. Please email this petition to everyone you know, and post wildly about it everywhere you can.

Below the fold is a full report on the disappearances and other activities currently unfolding in Oaxaca as we go about our awesome election spectacle.

In case you're interested, we have over eighty petition signers so far. Keep 'em comin!

By Calamity and Guerrero in Oaxaca

The APPO Repels the PFP from The Benito Juarez University in Oaxaca

Additional comprehensive updates at La Luchita

Keywords: Analysis, Global, Government, War & Peace, Bradley Will,
Confirmed Injured: 15 men and 9 Women Injured in between 19 and 78 years old in one safe space in oaxaca. Hospitals are refusing to admit the injured and red cross is not respoding to calls. Out of the people in this one safe space there is at least one person in grave condition.

17:48 A report from Oaxaca states that thousands of people arriving at the University of Oaxaca, coming in solidaity with blanket and food, yelling "We're are not APPO, we are the people of Oaxaca. There is a long tradition in Oaxaca called tequio: which means to say mutal support, collectiveness, and community, which is done for the common good. The is a massive tequio that is on its way to the University of Oaxaca.

17:43 8 people that have been detained today have been taken to Amor park and then taken by helicopters PF302 and PF305 and taken to the woman's jail of Tlacolula.

17:32 Squads of PFP are arresting people in Amor park and in surrounding areas and taking them away in helicopters.

17:20 4 helicopters land at the Amor park.

17:13 Police helicopters are making low sweeps in the city center of Oaxaca.

17:11 There are 4 people reported to be detained in Amor park and taken away by helicopter.

17:08 The PFP that were in the Amor park in Oaxaca is headed toward the center of the city. There are about 15 trucks.

17:07 Mario Trinidad Michel López is reported missing today in Oaxaca.

17:05 Teodoro Aquino Bolaños, a volunteer medic who served at the free first-aid clinics is reported missing. He belongs to the 35th sector of health of Oaxaca

17:03 Eduardo Hernández Mendoza, 22, is being reported missing. He had left is home for groceries at the Candiani market. He was kidnapped by PFP agents and taken away by helicopter.

16:53 The commanders of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation Zebedeo, Grabiela, and Miriam have given a announcement on the recent events of repression in Oaxaca, at the Homiciclo de Juarez in Mexico City.

16:52 An extraordinary assembly of APPO is being announced at 5 o'clock in Oaxaca.

16:42 A report from Radio Universidad of Oaxaca indicates that two paramilitary thugs Luis Morales López and Mario Feria Ortega of the neighborhood 25 de Enero in Oaxaca as of a half hour ago were recruiting were organizing people to carry-out and attack on Radio Universidad of Oaxaca. One of them lives in the same neighborhood on Hidalgo road, house 109.

16:28 People denouce the disappearance of Mr. Victor Cruz Garcia, 39 years of age, that was taken by the police squad car 080987- and the same for two others detain/disappeared in the cars 0291 and 08987 of the PFP.

16:27 On the highway to Puebla a convoy of PFP trucks and cars advance toward Oaxaca.

16:21 a PRIista leader from Oaxaca says to be in support of Ulisies Ruiz and that if the PFP doesn't arrest APPO members that they would do it themselves and that they are not in agreement that the Secretary of Government negotiates with "subversives" ( this message was off of their PRIista declaration read over Radio KeHuelga- time of declaration unknown)

16:17 The newspaper the Universal "After the confrontations with the PFP, it has been reported that a member APPO had died after being hit by a tear-gas grenade.

16:12 Wounded people are being arrested at the Oaxacan Social Security Institute of Mexico as they come in.

16:09 On Radio Universidad a citizen of Oaxaca describes how she saw yesterday the PFP police chasing a man yelling after him "Kill him" Kill him" and how when they caught up they arrested him and beat him dragging him away.

15:52 García Martínez of the Five Señores barrios who stepped out in his slippers to buy tortillas at the same time the PFP operative started against the University of Oaxaca, has been reported missing for 10 hours- he is over 60 years old.

15:49 A commercial radio reports a blockade in solidarity with Oaxaca in Mexico City, on Juarez Avenue in front of Himiciclo (Arc) of Juarez on the central avenue.

15:46 Javier Moreno Colmenares is reported to be missing.

15:42 Fernando Ruiz Santos is reported to be missing.

15:41 15 men and 9 women between the ages of 19 and 78 are reported to be injured, one of the in critical condition. The public hospitals have refused to treat wounded and they have been brought to volunteer first-aid bases that are run by solidarity medic personnel.

15:39 Two Indymedia Gutemala reporters are missing and feared to be disappeared.

15:36 The protest in front of the PFP on Reforma Avenue on the corner of Varsovia, a meeting is being wrapped up and the march is continuing on to the Himiciclo de Juarez (Arc of Juarez)

15:31 Radio Ke huelga reports a blockade on Access 5 highway in mexico City in support of the people of oaxaca and APPO

15:21 Radio university in Oaxaca announces that during the PFP retreat there were reports of provocations in the Sit in zone, and that it is feared that in the following hours there will be attacks by judical state police and paramilitary PRI groups just as has happened in the past months.

15:16 The commericial radio reports that there was a confrontation for the third time with the police on the corner of Eje Central and juarez en the center of mexico City

15:15 its reported that the Federal Preventice Police are heading towards the Zocalo, central plaza, of oaxaca

15:14 The Fine Arts Palace of Mexico City is surrounded by riot police. Surrounding there have been strong protests in support of the people of oaxaca.

15:07 It is reported that Isabel Galindo Aguila, Amado Aguilar, Hector Guzman, of the faculty of politcial cientas of the university UNAM have been detained at 13:00.

15:05 The helicopters cover the retreat of the PFP at Cinco Senores barricade in oaxaca

15:03 The march in Mexico City has arrived to Angel de La independencia, where there are PFP offices

14:57 helicopters continue circuling around the university zone of oaxaca

14:56 The march arrives to help support the barricade at the Five Señores just outside the University of Oaxaca.

14:55 The APPO march in the center of Oaxaca is heading toward the University of Oaxaca.

14:54 A reporter has been injured at the Radio Planton in Oaxaca, apparently by being hit by a tear-gas grenade

14:48 the PFP retreats from the Five Señores intersection.

14:30 A commercial radio is reporting a confrontation on Hidalgo Avenue in Mexico City, in one of the blockades on the Central Axis (main avenue in the city) Another blockade in Mexico City on Juarez in the center of the city. The march continues advancing toward the PFP offices.

14:28 The severely injured, with cranial-encephalic trauma, who we are pleading for urgently for an ambulance from the Red Cross International, is named Angel Santos Gallegos. It's been hours since we've made this call to the International Red Cross and still no ambulance.

14:21 There is a report of a tank burning.

14:20 A reporter from Channel 40 was returned and not kidnapped.

14:19 The Patrol 09035 is making its way around the center of Oaxaca with detained people

14:17 In the Ferrocarril Avenue and 5 señores in Oaxaca the PFP is throwing gas

13:56 A report that photographe David Jaramillo, from the commercial news agency "Universal" is wounded and is being taken to the 4th military region hospital by PFP helicopter – number PF318. He is in stable condition.

13:55 Another person detained is being reported at the Five Señores intersection-happened two hours ago.

13:53 A called has been made to the International Red Cross to come to the help of a person wounded with a encephalic-cranial trauma, who is at the University of Oaxaca.

13:51 The University director announces that he is putting himself in front of the University entrance.

13:48 The blockade at the central axis Lazaro Cardenas (main avenue in Mexico City) has ended- demostrators are now moving toward the Secretary of the Federal Government building.

13:47 Judicial state police, dressed in grey, entered into the Institute of Communication Sciences of the university of Oaxaca

13:46 Another person detained at the Noria Avenue at the entrance to the Five Señores intersection

13:41 Felix Jiménez Fabián a carpenter's assistant, was detained and was visibly beaten. 2 helicopters are dropping tear-gas, trying to take out the Radio Universidad antenna. There is a house on fire set by the police attacks. David Jarramillo, photographer from the Universal, was wounded, in the police attacks.

13:38 A dramatic report from a woman on the Radio Universidad in Oaxaca, who explains how the judicial state police (Policia ministariales) attacked people in the streets- the helicopters flying above dropping tear-gas bombs. Two helicopters are dropping concution grenades.

13:55 Another person detained is being reported at the Five Señores intersection-happened two hours ago.

13:53 A called has been made to the International Red Cross to come to the help of a person wounded with a encephalic-cranial trauma, who is at the University of Oaxaca.

13:51 The University director announces that he is putting himself in front of the University entrance.

13:48 The blockade at the central axis Lazaro Cardenas (main avenue in Mexico City) has ended- demostrators are now moving toward the Secretary of the Federal Government building.

13:47 Judicial state police, dressed in grey, entered into the Institute of Communication Sciences of the university of Oaxaca

13:46 Another person detained at the Noria Avenue at the entrance to the Five Señores intersection

13:41 Felix Jiménez Fabián a carpenter’s assistant, was detained and was visibly beaten. 2 helicopters are dropping tear-gas, trying to take out the Radio Universidad antenna. There is a house on fire set by the police attacks. David Jarramillo, photographer from the Universal, was wounded, in the police attacks.

13:38 A dramatic report from a woman on the Radio Universidad in Oaxaca, who explains how the judicial state police (Policia ministariales) attacked people in the streets- the helicopters flying above dropping tear-gas bombs. Two helicopters are dropping concution grenades.

13:29 On the second floor of the vetenary building, the security commission (APPO) have identified and removed a reporter from channel 40 that was recording the meeting without permission, recording details of their plans, a practice that is widely used by police in mainstream media channels.

13:28 The tanks that had retreated, had only gone to re-fill their barrels with water (for their water-cannons)- and are now returning to repress the peaceful protesters.

13:25 The Secretary of the Federal Government makes a call to APPO so that the PFP may retreat. The facts are that the Secretary of Government made public announcement two days ago stating “In the name of God, there will not be repression in Oaxaca” Days later there are deaths, hundreds of wounded, an unaccounted number of detained, and dozens of people that have “disappeared”. In this sense the state of Oaxaca is under military law and the civil society is being attacked military personnel.

13:23 A truck-load of police in the Amor Park are heading to the University.

13: 11 Reporters at the Radio Universidad in Oaxaca have picked up bullet casings that belonged to the PFP that have fallen. They are 7.62 caliber casings.

13:05 At a commercial radio, Ardelio Vargas Fosado, general of the PFP, who commanded the masscre in Atneco, continues saying that the PFP will not enter into Radio Univerisdad in the U of Oaxaca, despite all the events that have happened that we are becoming aware of.

13:04 At “Five Señores” tear-gas bombs are being shot at people’s homes.

12:57 Judicial state police have just entered by way of the administration building.

12:51 Judicial state police have have entered into Radio University of Oaxaca

12:50 Besides that the authorities are saying that the PFP has drawn back- what is for certain is that they are still coming into the university- by way of Rio Salado road, in the back of the university of Oaxaca. The PFP are re-grouping to confront the people of APPO that have come in solidarity that have come in this direction. The AFI has entered and have passed the admin and accounting buildings

12:47 Two girls have been taken by helicopter. People in the Noria Hotel have been detained.

12:28 It been confirmed that the reporter of the Free Media Network from Mexico City- who has his arm broken and head bleeding is free and has not been arrested.

12:14 There have detained a reporter from Radio Libre from the Network for Free Media (Rad de medios Libres) from DF (Mexico City) : Mario Mosqueda- he has his arm broken and his headed bashed in bleeding.

12:12 At the Chedruai (shopping store/mall) the PFP has surrounded a group of reporters and had gassed them with a red gas. There are various wounded. The PFP are starting fights.

11:58 In the plaza del valle, on one side of the soriana the PFP is kicking in the doors of the entrance of the university.

11:48 journalist in the zone report that the federal preventive police are readying weapons. meaning that they are introducing guns and later before the mass meida they will say that the guns were in possesion of the APPO. Attention, the PFP is introducing arms into the university

11:47 The hunger strikers, members of APPO and people in solidarity, indefinatly block Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas Avenue in the center of mexico City, until there is a solution in Oaxaca.

11:46 in the places where the PFP retreated some meters back independent media found AK47 7.62 shells . There is a military marine helicopter and a tank in the doors of the university center of Oaxaca. There are people in two lines on both sides of the line of PFP.

11:43 Three thousand members of the Federal preventive Police arrive in the oaxaca airport , to "heroicly" assault a university radio: Radio Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca.

11:42 It is confirmed that a helicopter landed in the sports arena of the universidad. The Five Men in a RAM truck took away a protester. the helicopter landed in the same place.

11:37 Mario Trinidad Michel López has been detained. The tanks attacked the people in the administration building. The tanks are washing people with water and phosphorescent ink that lasts 40 hours.

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Older Updates
9:35 Otros 200 policías de la PFP se suman al operativo contra ciudad Universitaria de Oaxaca. Hay colonos solidarizándose, saliendo desde las colonias aledañas. Se está escuchando la campana de cinco señores, alguien logró que saliera de su enmudecimiento. La gente grita consignas y está pacificamente.

9:35am- Another 200 police from the PRP have joined the operative against the University of Oaxaca. There are towns people coming from far away communities coming to the aid of the others at the university clashing with police. The church-bells of the “Five Lords” are ringing- someone has it to start ringing to alarm. Chants and being yelled and are being passive.

9:56 El rector de la Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez declara al aire."la universidad no merece un allamiento de esta naturaleza, es una universidad pobre, marginada por el gobierno federal, es una universidad de donde han salido grandes hombres, grandes científicos, personas valerosas." "Retírense de ahí, por que están atentando contra la historia."

9:56am The director of the Autonomous Univeristy Benito Juarez (U of Oaxaca) declares” the University does not deserve this type of raid, it is a poor university, marginalized by the federal government- it is a university that has graduted great people (men), great scientist, valorous people- Leave this place (to the police), you are attacking history”

10:05 La APPO llama a retroceder uno o dos metros, ahí donde la población se mantiene frente a frente con la PFP, defendiendo pacíficamente la Universidad de Oaxaca. Ello para evitar la confrontación, pues hay grupos de priistas paramilitares y provocadores que podrían generar un enfrentamiento.

10:05 APPO has called to retreate one or two meters where the people are maintaining a front against the PFP. Defending peacefully the University of Oaxaca. They’re doing this to avoid a confrontation with PRIista paramilitary groups and provocatures that could start a conflict.

10:07 Reportan que en el crucero de cinco señores en Oaxaca la PFP agredió severamente a la población. Se reportan en algunas colonias de la ciudad a los priistas lanzando tiros de armas de fuego al aire para evitar que la gente salga a solidarizarse con la Radio Universidad de Oaxaca.

10:07 It’s being reported that the PFP is severely repressing the people of APPO at the “Five Señores” intersection. It’s also being reported that PRIistas in their controlled barrios are firing gun shots in the air to discourage people from coming out and going to the Oaxaca University to help defend it.

10:09 El rector de la Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca el Dr. Felipe Martínez hace presencia en la barricada de Cinco Señores, para apoyar la resistencia pacífica de los ciudadanos que se manifiestan en contra de la entrada de la Policía Federal Preventiva y los paramilitares a la Universidad y a Radio Universidad de Oaxaca.

10:09 The director of Oaxaca Autonomous University Benito Juarez, Dr. Felipe Martinez is at the barricade of the Five Señores to help the passive resistance of the APPO folks that are impeding the entrance of the PFP and the paramilitaries into the university and University Radio of Oaxaca.

10:12 Retén en Ocotlán por el basurero general. Están revisando a la gente, desnudándola incluso.

10:12 The Ocatlán military base near the local trash dump, are detaining people and doing strip seaches

10:13 La PFP detiene a un adulto y tres niños frente a Radio Universidad de Oaxaca. Al adulto se le conoce como Conejo, tiene 28 años, tiene un gaban azul tipo jerga, tiene una mano quemada. Tambien detienen a 3 menores de edad, 2 de quince años y uno de 12 años a quien llaman Marcelo.

10:13 The PFP has detained an adult and three children in front of University Radio of Oaxaca. The adult is known as “Conejo”, 28 years old, he’s wearing a blue wool sweater, and his hand is burnt. They have also detained 3 minors- 2 of 15 years of age and the other of 12 years of age and his name is Marcelo.

10:29 En la línea de la PFP están quitando otra barricada. Por el lado de la barricada de soriana están avanzando camionetas de la policía ministerial y camionetas, así como camiones de volteo, que han estado recogiendo material de las barricadas.

10:29 On the PFP line, they are taking down another barricade. On the other side of the Soriana Barricade, police trucks and dump trucks anr advancing picking up barricade materials.

10:31 Siguen saliendo marchas de personas solidarias en Oaxaca, que van en dirección hacia Radio Universidad de Oaxaca.

10:31 There are still hordes of people coming out in solidarity in Oaxaca and heading in the direction of University Radio of Oaxaca

10:34 La PFP llega a soriana en Oaxaca. A las afueras de la Universidad de Oaxaca siguen llegando personas solidarias.

10:34 The PFP have made it to the Soriana in Oaxaca- and are outside of the Oaxaca University- People in solidarity are still arriving 10:37 The PFP has entered into the science education Institue of Oaxaca (oart of the U of Oaxaca) There are violating the university autonomy, plus other diverse local and federal laws- They are launching tear gas from the university plaza.

10:39 The people that are being arrested are being taking to a temporary detantion center at the airport. There are reports of 15 people that have been detained at the entrance of the Universty of Oaxaca

10:45 The PFP are shooting tear-gas in the back side of the Autonomous University of Oaxaca Benito Juarez. In the "claws of war" tear-gas is illegal. However in "times of peace" the Mexican government is launching tear-gas at peaceful demonstrators.

10:55 Reposts on the University Radio of Oaxaca- peole are calling in with report of police shooting tear-gas. A helicopter has landed at the Five Se?ores and at the admin building of the University of Oaxaca

0:57 Two track loads of assailants are roving around the city streets detaining and taking people coming to help the University Radio. Tear-gas is still being shot at the entrance of the University of Oaxaca.

11:03 A helicopter is flying/hovering over the University Radio of Oaxaca.

11:06 Tear-gas still being launched at the U of Oaxaca- Reports coming in that university people are defending and pushing back the advance of the PFP at the entrance of the Science Education Institute. Over the radio people calling in by telephone can be heard screaming and coughing due to the tear-gas in the air.

11:07 People are being asked to continue ringing there alarm bells and car alarms in protest to the police attacks.

11:08 Medical help is being asked for. There are many wounded- the PFP are shooting tear-gas canisters shooting directly at peoles bodies. This was the same way the PFP shot and killed a "non-lethal" weapon a university student in San Salvador de Atenco, according to reports by the National Commission on Human Rights and many other national and international human rights organizations. Its being reported the Red Cross is on the side of the PFP and isn't

11:15 Radio Universidad in Oaxaca is calling to NOT confront the PFP- "We are confronting the PFP, but we do not want more deaths"

11:20 3 Helicopters have landed near by Radio Universidad Oaxaca.

11:23 Shots are still being heard. Tear-gas bombs are being dropped onto Radio Universidad. People are bring asked to form a human barrier. There is a bombardment of tear-gas and there are more wounded by tear-gas shots. They are violating the autonomy of the university of Oaxaca. Helicopters can be heard above in the air. The PFP are entering the University with tanks moving toward Radio Universidad. The PFP are marching toward Radio University. A camouflage pa

11:28 PFP tanks are at the admin building of the U of Oaxaca.

11:31 A heicopter has landed at the Faculty of Ontology in the U of Oaxaca

11:32 The PFP is shooting tear-gas from their helicopters at unarmed peaceful protester. Just like in Atenco, there have been many shots that have been taken with tear-gas guns- shoting to kill.

11:36 Near the Oaxacan Technological Institute (AFI), 20 Federal Investigation Agency trucks are advancing.

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