user preferences

In Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz orders the assassination of a leader of CODEP

category north america / mexico | repression / prisoners | press release author Tuesday June 09, 2009 10:43author by AWK Report this post to the editors

For several weeks, from the highest levels of the government of [Oaxaca governor] Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, a state-wide campaign of defamation, harassment and persecution has been orchestrated and unleashed against the Committee in Defense of the Rights of the People (CODEP-APPO), a campaign that brings as one of its first consequences the assassination of Sergio Martínez Vásquez, member of the State Council of CODEP. It is important to mention that this calculated murder was preceded by the police surveillance and tracking of our offices and of veiled and open threats against different members of CODEP.

62911_appo1.jpg

June 8, 2009
By CODEP

Translated by Scott Campbell
Spanish original: http://codepappo.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/en-oaxaca-uli...odep/

For several weeks, from the highest levels of the government of [Oaxaca governor] Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, a state-wide campaign of defamation, harassment and persecution has been orchestrated and unleashed against the Committee in Defense of the Rights of the People (CODEP-APPO), a campaign that brings as one of its first consequences the assassination of Sergio Martínez Vásquez, member of the State Council of CODEP. It is important to mention that this calculated murder was preceded by the police surveillance and tracking of our offices and of veiled and open threats against different members of CODEP.

Comrade Sergio worked as a taxi driver and according to initial reports, yesterday, June 7, he made a trip to the Pino Suarez agency in the district of Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca, was assassinated last night with high-powered weapons, and his body was found today, June 8, around seven in the morning. The way in which it was done and due to some information gathered everything points to the fact that the material actors of this assassination were paramilitary groups that Ulises Ruiz has operating in the region.

It is clear that the campaign against CODEP, orchestrated by the government and carried out by different individuals and groups in the state, is trying to destroy one of the oldest and most important organizations in the state (this year we turn 28), made up of indigenous Mixtec, Triqui, Zapotec and Mazatec communities, now that we have been denouncing groups that in brazen or hidden ways have acted on behalf of state or federal government interests, dividing movements, taking control of them, or completely surrendering them in exchange for group or personal benefits and cushy positions. It is a situation that has intensified as a result of CODEP’s work against the mines in the Ocotlán Valley communities, work which has extended to other regions in the state and has linked up with other ecological struggles on a national level.

As part of the aggressions against CODEP it is pertinent to mention that during the removal of the blockade of the mine in San José del Progreso, Ocotlán, after almost beating to death comrade Agustín Ríos, when the effects of the beating began to appear, the government issued arrest warrants for this comrade and several other comrades, including those who were not in the state, such as Professor Jaquelina López Almazán, which is evidence of URO’s discretionary and perverse application of the law.

As a result of the assassination of comrade Sergio Martínez Vásquez, and the attacks and assaults that aim to isolate and destroy CODEP, we call for the broadest solidarity from individuals and organizations, nationally and internationally, to participate and call widespread attention to the denunciations and information about the activities we will be carrying out.

AS A RESULT OF THE ABOVE, WE DEMAND:

1. AN IMMEDIATE EXPLANATION REGRADING THE MURDER OF COMRADE SERGIO MARTINEZ VASQUEZ.
2. AN END TO THE AGGRESSION AND HARASSMENT UNLEASHED AGAINST CODEP.
3. THE JAILING OF ULISES RUIZ ORTIZ FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA.

• WE HOLD THE GOVERNMENT OF ULISES RUIZ ORTIZ RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT MAY HAPPEN TO MEMBERS OF CODEP.
• WE REPUDIATE THE DEFAMATION, HARASSMENT AND AGGRESSIONS AGAINST CODEP

THREE YEARS SINCE THE ATTEMPTED DISPLACEMENT,

FOR OUR DEAD, DISAPPEARED, AND POLITICAL PRISONERS,

NEVER FORGIVE, NEVER FORGET!

COMMITTEE IN DEFENSE OF THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE - POPULAR ASSEMBLY OF THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA

COMITÉ DE DEFENSA DE LOS DERECHOS DEL PUEBLO-ASAMBLEA POPULAR DE LOS PUEBLOS DE OAXACA

CODEP-APPO



YOU CAN CONTACT US AT: codep_cnpp_oax@yahoo.com.mx

Related Link: http://codepappo.wordpress.com

This page has not been translated into Português yet.

This page can be viewed in
English Italiano Deutsch
E

North America / Mexico | Repression / prisoners | Press Release | en

Fri 01 Aug, 23:55

browse text browse image

david_venegas_el_alebrije.jpg imageWe demand to know the whereabouts of David Venegas Reyes 23:55 Mon 30 Jan by Voces Oaxaqueñas Construyendo Autonomía y Libertad 1 comments

At approximately 3.50 pm on Sunday 29 January 2012, our comrade David Venegas Reyes was arbitrarily arrested on the direct orders of Jesús Martínez Álvarez, Secretary General of the Government of Oaxaca; this happened as he, along with other comrades, was accompanying the caravan back to the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala, led for over a year by the displaced women. [Castellano] [Français]

images_1.jpg imageInternational Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier 03:58 Fri 30 Sep by Arthur J. Miller 0 comments

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier: Clemency Now!

The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee calls on supporters worldwide to protest against the injustice suffered by Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier. Gather on February 4, 2012, at every federal court house and U.S. embassy or consulate worldwide to demand the freedom of a man wrongfully convicted and illegal imprisoned for 36 years!

prison.jpg imageThousands Of Invisible Pickets 18:18 Thu 16 Dec by Workers Solidarity Alliance 0 comments

The prisoners in Macon, Hays, Telfair, Baldwin, Valdosta, and Smith state prisons do not have picket signs we can read, no do they have speeches that can be read out loud to us. We cannot see their faces or hear their voices. They are mostly invisible to us. It is now up to us to break though this wall of invisibility purposely imposed upon us and prisoners, by those who control society and our lives. The right to strike is the right of every exploited person in an exploitive society, prisoner or not.

textWorkers Solidarity Alliance (WSA) Statement Against Political Police Raids 14:51 Thu 07 Oct by Workers Solidarity Alliance 5 comments

The WSA condemns this attack and the arbitrary power which it claims for the repressive agencies of the state. We should also note the hypocrisy of the state agencies who do not shrink from supporting or engaging in mass-scale terrorism abroad, while asserting arbitrary powers at home in the name of "anti-terrorism" and allowing domestic armed extremists to assist in policing the border in Arizona. [Castellano]

common_cause.jpg imageLondon Activists Target Of Police Intimidation 10:17 Wed 23 Jun by Common cause - London 0 comments

June 22, 2010

For Immediate Release:

The recent arrests of two London activists for “promoting disturbance” represent yet another dramatic escalation in the Canadian state’s ongoing attempts to criminalize dissent.

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_o.jpg imageStatements From The Autonomous Municipality Of San Juan Copala Press Conference On May 21st, 2010 18:48 Thu 27 May by Jorge Albino Ortiz and Adalberto Hernandez Alvarez 0 comments

The press conference was given by two representatives from the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Jorge Albino Ortiz and Adalberto Hernandez Alvarez and attended by 17 different media organisations, including official and independent electronic media, as well as magazines and newspapers. The atmosphere was tense and expectant of the autonomous representatives statements about the assassination of its top leader, Timoteo Alejandro Ramirez and his wife Cleriberta Castro and the continuing actions of the Triqui organization.

460_0___30_0_0_0_0_0_dsc03450_1.jpg imageLibertarian statement of solidarity with the comrades in Oaxaca, Mexico 01:07 Sun 09 May by Anarchist communist organizations 6 comments

We take this opportunity to express our solidarity with this people, and express our readiness to support and assist future efforts to break the siege and to defeat the alliance of political gangsterism, the mafia-like paramilitarism and oligarchic despotism. The struggle of the people of Oaxaca is our struggle too. [Castellano] [Italiano] [Français] [Čeština] [العربية]

Bety Cariño (April 2009) imagePolitical Statement from VOCAL on the paramilitary attack in San Juan Copala 18:51 Mon 03 May by Voces Oaxaqueñas Construyendo Autonomía y Libertad 0 comments

We demand that the murders of Bety Cariño, member of the CACTUS human rights organization and tireless activist in the defense of our Mother Earth, and of Jyri Jaakkola, international observer for peace with justice and dignity, not go unpunished. And we call on people to channel all the state, national, and international attention that this attack has aroused in the society, social movements, and the press towards the cause that led us to embark on the solidarity caravan that fateful day of April 27. WE MUST BREAK THE SIEGE AROUND SAN JUAN COPALA AND STOP AN EVEN HEAVIER ATTACK BY PRI-UBISORT. [Castellano]

Bety Cariño, during a conference in Dublin, Ireland, organised by the Latin American Solidarity Centre (April 2009) imageUpdate regarding the attack on the humanitarian mission that was visiting San Juan Copala, Oaxaca 17:49 Thu 29 Apr by CACTUS 0 comments

Comrades:

David Venega Reyes, disappeared after the paramilitary attack in San Juan Copala, Oaxaca. imageOaxaca: Paramilitary attack leaves two dead and three disappeared in San Juan Copala 03:43 Thu 29 Apr by Voces Oaxaqueñas Construyendo Autonomía y Libertad 3 comments

To the media
To the people of Mexico
To the people of the world
To the people of Oaxaca! [Italiano] [Français] [Türkçe]

more >>

imagePolice State Tactics at Toronto G8 -20 Jul 06 by Larry Gambone 1 comments

Why the state over-reacted is now being debated. Many people figure they deliberately let the black bloc run free as a rationalization for the billion squandered on “security.” An equal number believe the violence was a warning of what to expect if people react against the coming government cut-backs, the so-called austerity program to destroy workers living standards. Others think that the government does not have such a fine tuned level of control and the police simply went berserk, venting their hatred against those who do not share their anti-democratic sentiments.

imageIdeas: Sound of the Police Feb 11 by Devin K 0 comments

Since the time we are young we are saturated with images of the friendly cop, there to help you and your community. We are told the police are here to protect us from the "bad guys" and keep us safe from the salivating hordes of criminals just waiting for an opportunity to harm us. But what really is the function of the police? Who are they really here to protect? Here Devin K tries to answer such questions.

imageQuebec police forced to own up to use of agent provocateurs at summit protest Aug 24 by Joe 2 comments

The day after online footage revealed the presence of police provocateurs at the Montebello SPP summit protest the Quebec police have been forced to admit that the rock wielding men initially confronted for being in the agreed 'family friendly' zone by a union leader were indeed police agents.

textThey First Came For.... Mar 25 by Wayne Price 0 comments

Based on Martin Niemoeller's well-known statement about Nazi persecution, which begins, "They first came for the Communists and I did not speak up--because I wasn't a Communist."

textThe Next Battle of the Social War: Nine Black Panthers and state repression Jan 24 by Dave Strano 6 comments

January 23, 2007 should be a day that lives in infamy within the movements for social justice in North America. On that date, the nearly four decades long war on the Black Panthers was shown to still exist. Nine individuals, most identified as being members of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, were charged with murder or murder related crimes by officials in California. The incident in question involved the killing of a police officer inside the police station in which he worked in 1971. Over 35 years later, the struggle that the killing of the officer symbolizes is alive and strong.

more >>

imageWe demand to know the whereabouts of David Venegas Reyes Jan 30 VOCAL 1 comments

At approximately 3.50 pm on Sunday 29 January 2012, our comrade David Venegas Reyes was arbitrarily arrested on the direct orders of Jesús Martínez Álvarez, Secretary General of the Government of Oaxaca; this happened as he, along with other comrades, was accompanying the caravan back to the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan Copala, led for over a year by the displaced women. [Castellano] [Français]

imageInternational Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier Sep 30 LPDOC 0 comments

International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier: Clemency Now!

The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee calls on supporters worldwide to protest against the injustice suffered by Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier. Gather on February 4, 2012, at every federal court house and U.S. embassy or consulate worldwide to demand the freedom of a man wrongfully convicted and illegal imprisoned for 36 years!

imageThousands Of Invisible Pickets Dec 16 WSA 0 comments

The prisoners in Macon, Hays, Telfair, Baldwin, Valdosta, and Smith state prisons do not have picket signs we can read, no do they have speeches that can be read out loud to us. We cannot see their faces or hear their voices. They are mostly invisible to us. It is now up to us to break though this wall of invisibility purposely imposed upon us and prisoners, by those who control society and our lives. The right to strike is the right of every exploited person in an exploitive society, prisoner or not.

textWorkers Solidarity Alliance (WSA) Statement Against Political Police Raids Oct 07 WSA 5 comments

The WSA condemns this attack and the arbitrary power which it claims for the repressive agencies of the state. We should also note the hypocrisy of the state agencies who do not shrink from supporting or engaging in mass-scale terrorism abroad, while asserting arbitrary powers at home in the name of "anti-terrorism" and allowing domestic armed extremists to assist in policing the border in Arizona. [Castellano]

imageLondon Activists Target Of Police Intimidation Jun 23 Common cause - Ontario Anarchist Organisation 0 comments

June 22, 2010

For Immediate Release:

The recent arrests of two London activists for “promoting disturbance” represent yet another dramatic escalation in the Canadian state’s ongoing attempts to criminalize dissent.

more >>
© 2005-2014 Anarkismo.net. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Anarkismo.net. [ Disclaimer | Privacy ]