imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles


by Chiapas Support Committee Sunday, Jun. 03, 2007 at 7:33 PM

1. Remembering Atenco - The month of May began with ceremonies in remembrance of the bloody police rampage on May 3 and 4 2006 in San Salvador Atenco.

On May 3, the Peoples Front in Defense of Land (FPDT, its initials in Spanish) and members of the EZLN’s Sixth Commission marched to the Interior Ministry (Gobernación) headquarters in Mexico City. Subcomandante Marcos, Comandante Amoos, Comandanta Hortensia and her daughter Lupita marched with the campesinos. Amoos and Hortensia delivered a message from Zapatista support bases in Chiapas. The march included Other Campaign members from many organizations. March organizers estimated the number of marchers at approximately 3,000 people. On May 4, the FPDT marched from Atenco to Mexico City’s Zócalo, once again clanging their machetes on the pavement as they did when they marched to defeat the construction of an airport on their land near Texcoco. Although the Sixth Commission did not participate in this second march, many Other Campaign members did march, including some APPO members from Oaxaca. Comandante Moisés participated in a march in Zacatecas and demanded the liberation of all political prisoners.

2. Atenco Leaders Sentenced to 67 Years in Prison! - On May 5, 2007, three FPDT leaders were each sentenced to 67 years in prison for “kidnapping” members of the police. Ignacio del Valle, Felipe Alvarez and Hector Galindo were arrested by police during the incidents one year ago and have been held in the maximum security prison of the Altiplano (formerly La Palma) in Almoloya de Juárez ever since. They have remained in prison during the one-year pendency of their case. The sentence was announced as members of the Sixth Commission were riding with approximately 1,000 Other Campaign adherents in a motorized caravan from Mexico City to the Santiaguito Prison. More charges are pending against the same three leaders. 28 people remain in prison awaiting sentence as a result of the 2006 incidents in Texcoco and Atenco. More than 100 are free on bond with pending charges.

3. Drug Trafficking And Militarization - Mexico is experiencing a prolonged period of extreme violence, supposedly originating in turf wars between drug-trafficking cartels. President Felipe Calderón has inserted the Mexican Army into this scenario, and its actions create even more violence, sometimes against innocent civilians. Some observers say it is questionable whether drug trafficking and the violence it generates are being seriously confronted by the Army. The daily murder rate continues to soar, including the murder of high police officials. Heads are rolling in the streets as warnings. Political observers believe that inserting the military is merely an excuse to quell social unrest. In Tepic, Nayarit, Marcos declared himself to be among this latter group. (La Jornada, 5/29/07).

4. Comandantes Meet with Adherents living on the Other Side - On May 12, three commanders from the Sixth Commission (Zebedeo, Eucaria and Miriam) met with Other Campaign adherents from Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico to further the work of Texas adherents with Blanca Navidad colonia in Mexico. On May 20 in Tijuana, several commanders from the Sixth Commission met with some Other Campaign adherents on the Other Side (the United States). Those who attended made proposals for doing the Other Campaign’s work on this side of the border. One result of the May 20 meeting is that regional meetings are called for August 12 among adherents in the United States. Different commanders are traveling through states in northern Mexico, meeting with adherents in each state and region to develop proposals which will move them forward towards the elaboration of a national plan of action and to offer what help is needed wherever possible.

5. Hurricane Barbara - As the month ends, Tropical Storm / Hurricane Barbara is headed for the Pacific Coast of Chiapas, which has still not recovered from the destruction caused by Hurricane Stan in 2005.


Compiled by Mary Ann Tenuto-Sánchez for the Chiapas Support Committee


The Chiapas Support Committee is a grass roots all-volunteer human rights organization in Oakland, California. We work with indigenous and campesino organizations in Mexico. We have an hermanamiento (partnership) with San Manuel autonomous Zapatista municipality. In the Bay Area we provide public information about Chiapas through public events, our radio program, our newsletter, Chiapas Update, our listserv and several web sites. We organize delegations to Chiapas and also recruit and certify human rights observers and volunteers. We participate in the Other Campaign and the International Campaign in Northern California. Our contact information is below!


Chiapas Support Committee

P.O. Box 3421

Oakland, CA 94609

Tel: (510) 654-9587


Delete Reply

Report this post as:

Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM


lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator S19 12:51AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council A31 2:10PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. 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 the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy