Magonista Tour through the US and Canada
north america / mexico |
indigenous struggles |
Wednesday August 10, 2005 18:08 by Dolores Villalobos - CIPO-RFM
Proposal for a CIPO-RFM tour to rebuild the historic solidarity that has existed between the people of Canada and the US with those of Mexico.
Magonista Tour through the US and Canada
Brothers and sisters:
Taking into account the importance of communicating directly with
you to strengthen and encourage our efforts, exchange experiences, to
support each other in every way, to link our struggles and to
accompany all initiatives, we have proposed to do a tour through the
US and Canada. Also, we want to rebuild the historic solidarity that
has existed between the people of Canada and the US with those of
Mexico, particularly with the struggles of the Magonistas who formed
the Mexican Liberal Party. That is to say, we want a reunion with the
neo-Magonistas after almost 100 years of having initiated this
collaboration, as it is shown by the history of the peoples who
struggle. We will commission several members to spread the word of
our communities and organization and to fulfill the following
a) To present a balance of the situation faced by the
indigenous peoples of Mexico and particularly those of Oaxaca after
four years of the Fox government and half a year of the government of
b) To spread the organizational project of the Magonistas of the
CIPO-RFM, our forms of resistance and struggle, as well as the way in
which we are making possible in our space, a world different than the
one now, with autonomy, self-management, and self-determination as a
c) To organize committees of support for our struggle, our
communities and organization, or even to establish networks to stop
the harassment, the violence, the repression as well as how to
resolve community problems of development, health, housing,
education, training, human rights, etc., for the communities of the
CIPO-RFM but for others as well.
d) To create relations with networks, with unions, collectives,
foundations, good-hearted people, and other groups and associations
of support that already exist, and to elaborate with them, a specific
work plan, according to their willing- ness, compromise, and
e) To establish agreements of collaboration and exchange with the
foundations, associations, unions, organizations, universities, and
all of those who can and have the disposition to collaborate with our
projects, to provide technical, economic, or any other kind of
f) To build agreements of commercialization of the products
produced by our communities, clay craftwork, textiles; organic honey
and coffee; mole and chocolate.
g) To orchestrate the common international support, for the
organization and the representatives of the CIPO-RFM.
In order to accomplish all of the above, we believe only you can
help us and that is why we are asking if you have the possibilities:
1) To organize meetings, talks, interviews etc., in
different locations in your area with: organizations, foundations,
means of communication, universities, people, intellectuals, artists,
religious people, women, young people, queer folks, elders, workers,
teachers, business people, etc. That implies the propaganda, the
local spaces, etc.
2) To establish contact with other places where activities such
as the above can take place.
3) To coordinate our agenda in each of those places. In this
point, do not worry, we are used to working 24 hours a day.
4) To help us with the costs during our stay, meals, and
transportation to the next place of activities, including the costs
of getting to the US and Canada. Since the tour depends on the
invitations, we will not reject any invitation, we just ask that that
you let us know what activity shall take place in each location, so
that we can come prepared. The idea is that you organize yourselves
internally to define what day will be held in the certain place and
what will be done there.
We are convinced that without your help, this activity will be
impossible to accomplish, that is why we ask for your support.
We look forward to hearing from you, and hope that your responses
will be favorable, we send you a red and black hug, that is to say,
searching for a way to meet our equals.
For the reconstruction and free association of our peoples. The
organizing committee of the CIPO-RFM
General Coordination Area
From Unfinished Buisness No 2: Agitational publication of the
NORTHWEST ANARCHIST FEDERATION - NAF U..B.. B U P.o. Box 112
Portland, O R 97232