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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:59 AM
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Oaxaca, Mexico update - Federal forces and protestors clash (pic heavy)
update 30-10-06
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23:08 They are asking that human rights organizations go to the hospitals to verify the attention that they are giving to the injured.

23:02 In the Ixcotel Penitentiary and the military camp, they are beating many of the detained people. They are making a call to human rights organizations, national and international, and to national and international journalists to give pursuit to these violations of the law and human rights. The Mexican government is going too far once again. Will these crimes go unpunished?

22:54 They are reporting from Oaxaca the sacking of houses, Atenco style, it has been confirmed that the work of these sacking is from the PFP which has been denying it until this moment. They are also reporting that they are transferring arrested people in helicopters to D.F. Only Radio Universidad remains.

22:25 15 cars from AFIS are going to Radio Universidad of Oaxaca. Theres a siege of information in all of the city.

22:15 After the protest in Reforma, 11 comrades were arrested who were heading to the Juarez hemiciclo. They were arrested by plainclothes police officers who were armed with sticks. They were approached with violent force. Two patrol cars were called that went for them and took them to the agency number 50 where they were accused of robbery and the destruction of a patrol car. The names of the arrested are: Iliana Coapio, Adhazaira Chvez, Jazmin Ornelas Gmez, Pablo Dorantes, Heriberto Paredes, Victor Duarte Alanis, Gerardo Florencio, Teresa Salgado Cordero, Cintya Castro, Elizabeth Vayadores, Demin Gmez Medina

Once in the MP (police station) four more detained people were found. Two women and two men of which only the names of the men are known:
Juan Luis (del Frente Zapatista)
Arturo Martnez (colectivo pirata)

21:01 The federal preventative police, soldiers dressed as police, continues advancing through Vigueras, taking out everything. They are not carrying themselves like police, only like an army of assault in a war.

20:19 From Viguera, the PFP is advancing very fast. The last hours have provoked 4 deaths. The people are moving back to Radio Universidad.

20:02 The signal from Oaxacas Radio Universidad returns. The information blockade will not pass.

19:02 The demonstration in D.F. has begun to move and now its going toward Televisa to protest against the siege of disinformation.

18:58 In D.F. theres a protest in front of the Secretary of the Federal Government. Theres a group of provocateurs throwing rocks at the riot police to justify repression. Protesters are trying to take them out so that it not be a pretext for the repression.

18:49 Report from Oaxaca, theres a kid hurt from a bullet. The siege of information wont continue. What happens to any human being happens to all of humanity.

18:00 The signal from Oaxacas Radio Universidad has gone down, they cut off electricity in all of the zone. They dont know if it was soldiers, the police, government or paramilitaries. The are trying to cut off the siege of information. Oaxacas Radio Universidad was the only hole in the information siege. It informed what was happening in every barricade and every place where the people defended their rights and where the police and the paramilitaries committed crimes and violations of human rights.

17:58 At the Avenida Eje Central blockade in Mexico City, there are a thousand people in the blockade. 500 police tried to take down the blockade and later they were forced back. They have reformed again and the protesters are surrounded.

17:49 In Channel 9, the federal preventative police are shooting off tear gas against a multitude of people. The helicopter is passing overhead and from there they are shooting hot grenades of tear gas at a true multitude of people

17:45 Alert amongst the people who are peacefully resisting in Oaxaca for the presence of a supposed REMS ambulance that is of the police.

17:42 Marchers who are protesting against the repression in Oaxaca, are maintaining the blockade of Eje Central by the Alameda of Mexico City and have stopped a city bus, which the solidarity blockade has consolidated.

17:13 The helicopter that detained 50 people in the Park of Love, landed in the military zone. Fascism has returned to Mexico. The detained people are being carried to military camps, which is illegal in Mexico. Because they are civil in pacific resistance, not criminals.

17:12 The avenue Eje Central near the central Alameda of Mexico City is once again blocked by groups in solidarity with Oaxaca and against the federal governments repression.

17:11 Paramilitaries are moving in direction of Radio Universidad via the street Simbolos Patrios.

17:00 A helicopter has arrived at the periphery of the city. They took 50 people.

16:53 In the Bridge of Rosario, many patrol trucks are passing.

16:53 In the street Tecnologico, they are able to push back the PFP that is attacking the people with tear gas.

16:52 The march of people in solidarity with APPOs movement has entered Oaxacas zocalo.

16:38 Radio Chapingo is continuing the transmissions of Radio Universidad and it will give the coverage.

16:33 The PFP is in the streets of Bustamente and Independence and its pushing the people back in the zocalo.

16:33 PFP helicopters are shooting off bombs of tear gas the size of 30 centimeters.

16:29 The federal preventive police is entering through a clean hit to the zocalo of Oaxaca city, to take their picture and say that they have control of the city when the federal government promised a peaceful eviction and every minute it has violated its word and also various laws that it is violating through illegal actions.

16:24 Ulises Ruiz, through commercial radio, is declaring that the federal government never asked for his resignation and that he never deliver the resignation.

16:16 Two helicopters from the PFP are flying over Ciudad Universitaria, where Radio Universidad is.

16:15 In a university bus, there are traveling snitches, they will form part of the operative, operating like paramilitaries.

16:11 Blockade at Avenida Juarez in Mexico City, near the hemiciclo to Juarez.

16:06 In San Antonio, an explosion was heard and the electricity was cut off in the proximity, it could be an action from paramilitary groups.

15:55 In the center of the city they are shooting off mustard and tear gases.

15:53 In the park of love, they are already shooting tear gas at the people. They are breaking into the houses of people from the movement be alert to what they are sowing.

15:52 There are elders and children participating with white handkerchiefs.

15:33 Pedro Alfonos Aguilar, arrested, was not participating in the mobilizations, his wife declares "They are coming for everyone."

15:34 Radio Universidad from Oaxaca is asking for people to carry out civil and pacific resistance. That they not carry out acts of provocation, not rocks, fireworks, that it only be an intelligent, pacific and political resistance.

15:31 In the Arenal Colonia they are breaking illegally into houses. They are looking for people that are protesting so that they don;t keep on killing (?) The ministerial police are hitting the people with pleasure. The people of APPO are asking that they not confront them.

15:30 There are already hits coming from the police.

15:23 Dos Helicpteros Panther de la Marina Armada sobrevuelas el centro de Oaxaca.

15:23 Two Panther helicopters from the navy are flying over Oaxaca city.

13:15 groups of police dressed in grey are breaking into houses in the Colonia Aleman. Three helicopters are flying over oaxaca, (it seems they have snipers in them)

14:20 At the highway to Huatulco a lot of people have gathered and now they are beginning to push back the police, many police are losing their shields.

14:14 The federal preventive police are arriving at the Valle Plaza, near the university. They will violate the autonomy of the university if they enter. But these months the Mexican government has systematically violated various federal, state and municipal laws.

14:02 The people have thrown themselves on the ground forming human carpets to prevent the passing of the tanks. They are calling for people to not return to their houses and not retreat to other places, only to go to the zocalo. It seems that its a measure to prevent the pretext of illegal home invasions by police.

13:58 The federal forces are attacking the population with tear gas and torrents of water at the city entrance from the highway that leads to Mexico City. Radio Universidad from Oaxaca is transmitting live call-ins. The tanks are advancing.

13:51 They took down 3 barricades at Oaxacas entrance that leads to Puerto Escondido and they are three blocks from the historic center. Helicopters are flying overhead, the people are going toward the center of the city. There are children present.

13:45 Theres a PFP helicopter trying to land at a gas station.

13:27 They are asking for support at Radio Universidad to protect the radio, the only media that is breaking the fascist siege of information that they have put in place along with the ceasing of air and land traffic and the de facto suspension of individual rights in the capital of Oaxaca.

13:18 The police are hitting the civil and pacifist protesters with shields, trying to make them retreat. Force against reason. The force of the population resisting civilly and pacifically against a governor that has systematically assassinated people that struggles for their constitutional rights and human rights.

13:18 The police already began to push the protesters in Colonia Experimental with their shields.

13:17 At the civil and pacific protest at Etla, the people are taking out a liter of blood to protest against the raid from federal forces.

13:15 According to a report from commercial radio, there are around 150 protesters resisting outside of Ciudad Universitaria. The PFP continues closing in with bulldozers; they are about a kilometer away. There are children. The protesters say they are not going to retreat. 250 members of the PFP are unloading from their trucks and forming barriers with their shields. The protesters say they are not going to retrear, nonetheless they already dismantled the first barricade. The commercial media is saying that there are not arrests, they are pushing them back with their shields.

13:10 Two federal police are going about dismayed, for the hard conditions that the government sends out people to repress the people, without even giving them breakfast.

13:07 Twenty public transport buses are en route to Oaxaca , through the Puerto Escondido highway. They are going to head towards the center near Ciudad Universitaria, where they have one of the most reinforced barricades.

13:07 Heavy machinery is leaving for the airport gas station, they are two bulldozers.














































































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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:15 AM
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1. This is what revolution looks like, America nt
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mdelaguna2000 Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:39 AM
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2. O.M.G. n/t
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:26 AM
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3. Bless the rebels & damn the police. Great pictures. Recommended.
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 07:26 AM by Vidar
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itsmesgd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:42 AM
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4. Email Vicente Fox if you'd like
It is a pathetic attempt at voicing discourse with hundreds dying (including Brad Will an independant journalist), but if you'd like to send a thought (or jam the system), here is the Mexican Pres' email address. vicente.fox.quesada@presidencia.gob.mx

I am sure that these photos, along with all news about this revolution, is being brought to the light of day by independent journalists. The mainstream media is not covering this movement, nor the government's over-response.

For those who get angered about our own regime and toss around words phrases like "taking to the streets" and such....this is what it looks like. This is what you need to be prepared for if this is what you advocate.

peace, but prepared
sgd
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:26 AM
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7. You are so right. We better get ready itsmesgd. Welcome to DU
:hi: and thanks for your wisdom.
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:45 AM
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5. Are Americans Prepared To Do The Same When Rove Steals The Votes
Again.
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:10 AM
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6. Thanks, rman
Rockin'! :yourock:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:49 AM
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8. Revolution isn't getting much coverage. Thanks for the update! And
thanks for the bravery of the photographer.
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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:03 AM
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9. Kick & Nominated
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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:52 AM
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10. Report from Oaxaca: Federal Police Do Not Have Control of the City
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/30/153... \

. . .AMY GOODMAN: Well talk more about Brad Wills life in the program. But first, we go to Oaxaca to speak to Gustavo Esteva. He is the founder of the Universidad de la Tierra in Oaxaca and author of many books, including Grassroots Post-Modernism: Remaking the Soil of Cultures. Gustavo is also a columnist for La Jornada. We welcome you to Democracy Now!

GUSTAVO ESTEVA: Good morning. Thank you.

AMY GOODMAN: Its good to have you with us. Can you talk about the latest news right out of Oaxaca -- the storming of the city square by the federal police?

GUSTAVO ESTEVA: Well, basically, we have at least three persons dead. We have also lots of injured, people disappeared, and many people in jail. And they are transporting them to the military zone, involving the army in this illegally. And we have reports that some of them are being tortured.

The police is occupying several points in the city. What was most impressive yesterday, it was an amazing self-restraint of thousands of people, due to the decision of not confronting the police and abandoning the area for the police to occupy it, but then, immediately after that, surrounding the police. And then you have, yes, the police is occupying these critical strategic points, but the people are surrounding them. They are not in control of the city; the people are still in control of the city, of our lives, not confronting, using nonviolence. . . .

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morgan2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:15 PM
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11. man cnn is ridiculous
they just had a little blurb about this. The line was like

"protestors have held the city for weeks, riot police moved in after 3 people, 2 americans were killed."

insinuating the protestors killed the people and not the police.
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pberq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:44 PM
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12. So we see how the propaganda is working in this case
to turn the issue around - thanks for posting that
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:51 PM
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13. brave Mexican freedom fighters - these pics should be on our Media

with reporters covering the story.

can we americans be as brave?
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:27 PM
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14. kick
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:35 PM
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15. Find yer protest site here:
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:01 PM
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16. k&r
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:41 PM
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17. Here's a pic you didn't include...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:13 PM
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21. Isn't it illegal to deploy the army against Mexican citizens?
Those bastards.
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gorbal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 05:36 PM
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23. They just legalized it for the US
Wouldn't out it past them to follow suit. By the way, I just bought a copy of the times, seeing as people are raising bloody hell in New York and I thought they might give a sentence or two of notice...not a dang thing.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:44 PM
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24. No, it would be bad for Wall Street so they won't.
:(
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:42 PM
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18. Fantastic job reporting rman!!
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:42 PM by Breeze54
It looks like the 60's and 70's in the USA, all over again!

Cripes! It looks like Iraq!!

:kick: & Recommended!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:04 PM
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19. K & R!
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 06:05 PM by TheGoldenRule
:wow:
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:05 PM
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20. Looks like Fox has enough money for police.
Police state bastards!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 05:26 PM
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22. And our police state bastard State Dept lied and told our police state
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 05:27 PM by sfexpat2000
faux media that Vicente Fox sent troops in to calm a protest that became violent.

:puke:
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