Support Human Rights Work In Oaxaca
Date: Jan 30, 2007 9:38 PM
Join Me in Supporting Grassroots' Human Rights Work in Oaxaca
Oaxaca is living through a horrifying moment of wholesale human right
Police and paramilitaries are instilling fear in people opposed to the
questionably elected governor, Ulises Ruiz.
Both the current repression and historic neglect of Oaxaca's poor
majority are on the rise.
Scores of activists and ordinary Oaxacans are unjustly jailed.
We have received an urgent request to raise $25,000 by March 1st to
provide legal assistance and support.
extending a hand of solidarity to persecuted Oaxacans and their
Protests in Oaxaca began in May, 2006 with a strike by a local teachers union and have since grown into a broad-based movement, the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).
The people are calling for the removal of Ruiz, who is accused of systematic corruption and human rights violations. At least 17 have died in the protests, including independent American journalist Brad Will.
The grassroots organizations involved in this human rights initiative will cover the costs of lawyers and legal assistance and provide support to families of prisoners.
Your donation will bring justice to the families of the unjustly jailed and hope to the people of Oaxaca.