The Alliance for Global Justice denounces the brutal repression on June 19, 2016 against striking teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico that has left 12 teachers and students dead. They were killed by federal, state and local police who fired on unarmed, nonviolent demonstrators. According to a report by Telesur, the dead include 10 in Nochixtlan, one in Hacienda Blanca and one in Juchitán. Many persons have been wounded, and at least 23 persons disappeared. Witnesses report that wounded protesters and civillians were being turned away from the hospital at Nochixtlan, only police officers being admitted.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION
1) IF YOU DO NOTHING ELSE, send an email to Mexican authorities to demand a halt to police attacks on striking teachers; the immediate liberty of Rubén Nuñez and Francisco Villalobos and all teachers union members jailed for their labor activities; the reinstatement of all educational workers fired for supporting the strike; that the government enter immediately and without conditions into negotiations to end the strike.
2) Consider organizing a demonstration or vigil at the nearest Mexican consulate or embassy. Vigils are already being organized for Wednesday in Chicago, and Friday in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Please send us photos from your event to JAMES@AFGJ.ORG . We will post these on social media and send them to the People’s Human Rights Observatory in Oaxaca.
3) Share this email with your lists and/or post on social media: http://afgj.org/urgent-call-for-solidarity-with-oaxacas-teachers-union
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