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Zapatistas apoyan la “Semana de Lucha Mundial por Patishtán y Sántiz López: A Tumbar las Paredes del Calabozo”

The Good Government Council of Oventic and relatives of the Zapatista Base of Support Francisco Sántiz López sent two special messages on the actions for the “Week of Worldwide Struggle for the Freedom of Patishtán and Sántiz López.” The original audios of these texts, read by a representative of the Good Government Council and two relatives of Francisco, appear in full in the new documentary produced by the Movement for Justice of El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York.

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Below, the text of the two messages in full (Spanish):

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Conferencia de prensa en el Frayba dentro de la Semana Mundial por la Libertad de Alberto Patishtan y Francisco Santiz

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Lunes 14 de mayo del 2012
Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas (Frayba)
Calle Brasil # 14, Barrio de Mexicanos, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.
A partir de las 11:00 hrs.

A los medios de comunicación e información tradicionales, alternativos, ciudadanos, libres y comunitarios, el Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas en conjunto con familiares de Alberto Patishtán; representantes del Municipio El Bosque; Colectivo Ik; y la Red contra la Represión y por la Solidaridad INVITAN a una conferencia de prensa para anunciar las  acciones que se realizarán en Chiapas dentro de la Semana Mundial por la Libertad de Alberto Patishtan y Francisco Santiz nombrada: “A tumbar las Paredes del Calabozo”.

Así mismo se compartirán, audio mensaje de la familia de Francisco Santiz; audio mensaje de La Junta de Buen Gobierno, Corazón Céntrico de los Zapatistas Delante del mundo con sede en Oventic, caracol II Resistencia y Rebeldía por la Humanidad zona Altos de Chiapas, México. Y un vídeo-mensaje Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio, adherentes a La Otra Campaña, Nueva York, EEUU.

Transmisión en vivo:



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3er Informe sobre la Semana de Lucha Mundial por la Libertad de Patishtán y Sántiz López

Third update on the convocation to the “WEEK OF WORLDWIDE STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF PATISHTÁN AND SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: BRINGING DOWN THE PRISON WALLS”
May 15 to May 22, 2012

  • The Junta de Buen Gobierno (Good Government Council) of Oventic and family members of Francisco Sántiz López, Zapatista support base member, will offer their words on the “Week of Worldwide Struggle for the Liberation of Patishtán and Sántiz López: Bringing Down the Prison Walls”
  • Three additional countries will participate in the worldwide actions

To our sisters and brothers, the family members and allies of Alberto Patishtán Gómez:
To our sisters and brothers, the family members and allies of Francisco Sántiz López:
To our Zapatista sisters and brothers:
To our compañer@s of The Other Campaign:
To our compañer@s of the Zezta Internazional:
To our compañer@s, adherents of the International Campaign in Defense of El Barrio and all our allies from around the world:
To the Civil Society in Mexico and in the world:

Compañeras and compañeros:

Receive embraces on behalf of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York.

We send you warm greetings from El Barrio, New York. Today, we find our hearts full of hope and rebellion due to the news conveyed in this third update on the convocation for the “Week of Worldwide Struggle for the Liberation of Patishtán and Sántiz López: Bringing Down the Prison Walls” (full convocation below).

First: We have recently been informed by the Junta de Buen Gobierno of Oventic and family members of Francisco Sántiz López, Zapatista support base member, that they will both offer their respective words on the “Week of Worldwide Struggle for the Liberation of Patishtán and Sántiz López: Bringing Down the Prison Walls.” As soon as we receive their dignified and profound words, we will share them with you all.

The struggle to free our political prisoners, Alberto and Francisco, has undoubtedly been spearheaded by their families and closest comrades. Therefore, the recent responses of the Patishtán and Sántiz López families fill us with the strength and inspiration to continue pressuring the bad government to obey the will of the dignified people, and immediately free our compañeros, Alberto Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López.

Second: As we have reported in the previous two updates, every week many countries of the world continue to join our convocation. Upon doing so, they enrich our collective memory, our relationships as communities in resistance, and the call of our compañeros who are imprisoned for fighting for justice. Since the last update, three more countries have announced that they will join us during the Week of Worldwide Struggle. We now confirm the participation of groups and collectives from Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland, in addition to Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Spain, England, Scotland, the U.S., and Argentina. With each country, state, city, and community that joins, we break down another border wall constructed by the powerful and build a new world in the process.
If you wish to add your grain of sand to demand the release of our compañeros Alberto and Francisco, we ask that you please let us know as soon as possible if you accept our proposal and will participate in the“Week of Worldwide Struggle for the Liberation of Patishtán and Sántiz López: Bringing Down the Prison Walls.” You may communicate with us via e-mail at:movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com

That is all for now, compas.

We continue.

Thank you.

Alberto Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López: FREEDOM NOW!!!

With love and solidarity,

Movement for Justice in El Barrio
The Other Campaign New York

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La comunidad de Alberto se suma a la SEMANA DE LUCHA MUNDIAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE PATISHTÁN Y SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: A TUMBAR LAS PAREDES DEL CALABOZO

Second update regarding the convocation for 
the

“WEEK OF GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF PATISHTÁN & SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: BRINGING DOWN THE PRISON WALLS”

May 3, 2012

  • Family members and friends convene “Encuentro of Voices” in El Bosque, Patishtán’s home community, as part of the “Week of Global Struggle for the Liberation of Patishtán and Sántiz López: Bringing Down the Prison Walls.”
  • Rebellious Argentina will join the convocation, alongside numerous countries from around the world.

To our sisters and brothers, the family members and allies of Alberto Patishtán Gómez:
To our sisters and brothers, the family members and allies of Francisco Sántiz López:
To our Zapatista sisters and brothers:
To our compañer@s of The Other Campaign:
To our compañer@s of the Zezta Internazional:
To our compañer@s, adherents of the International Campaign in Defense of El Barrio and all our allies from around the world:
To the Civil Society in Mexico and in the world:

Compañeras and compañeros:

Receive greetings and embraces of solidarity from Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York. We wish to share with you some very good news in this second update on the convocation to the “Week of Global Struggle for the Liberation of Patishtán and Sántiz López: Bringing Down the Prison Walls.”

First: In El Bosque, the birthplace and community of Alberto Patishtán Gómez, family members and friends in solidarity with our compañero Professor Patishtán have convened an “Encuentro of Voices” as part of the Week of Global Struggle for the Liberation of Patishtán and Sántiz López. This march-rally will take place on Friday, May 18, at 11 a.m. in the Municipal Plaza of El Bosque, Chiapas, Mexico. Towards that end, they have invited thousands of people from the municipal head of El Bosque and communities from across Chiapas and Mexico, and all good-hearted people from around the world. This Encuentro has touched our hearts. We are full of energy and emotion to continue fighting as hard as possible so that finally our compas, as Alberto’s daughter Gaby Patishtán states in a recent video message, “may be released soon and justice finally reach our families.”

Second: During the past few weeks the response to our convocation has been excellent. We already have confirmed collectives and groups from Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Spain, England, Scotland, the United States, and now, Argentina.

Compas, in light of the abovementioned, it seems clear to us that the moment has arrived, we must continue to strengthen the national and international movement for the immediate and unconditional release of our political prisoners, Alberto Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López.

They are imprisoned undoubtedly for their thoughts, for their convictions. We who fight for justice and the liberation of all those from below, we who share these same thoughts and convictions as our brothers Patishtán and Sántiz López, can wait no more. Let’s bring down the walls of injustice! Let’s unite for their freedom!

As a reminder: We ask that you please let us know as soon as possible if you accept our proposal and will participate in the “Week of Global Struggle for the Liberation of Patishtán and Sántiz López: Bringing Down the Prison Walls.” You may communicate with us via e-mail at:

movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com

That’s all for now, compas.

Thank you.

We demand the liberation of Alberto Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López!

With Love and Solidarity,

Movement for Justice in El Barrio
The Other Campaign New York

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Primer informe acerca de la convocatoria a la SEMANA DE LUCHA MUNDIAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE PATISHTÁN Y SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: A TUMBAR LAS PAREDES DEL CALABOZO

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Primer informe acerca de la convocatoria a la

SEMANA DE LUCHA MUNDIAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE PATISHTÁN Y SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: A TUMBAR LAS PAREDES DEL CALABOZO

Del 15 de mayo al 22 de mayo de este año

A nuestr@s hermanas y hermanos familiares y aliados de Alberto Patishtán Gómez:
A nuestr@s hermanas y hermanos familiares y aliados de Francisco Sántiz López:
A nuestr@s hermanas y hermanos zapatistas:
A nuestr@s compañer@s de La Otra Campaña:
A nuestr@s compañer@s de la Zezta Internazional:
A nuestr@s compañer@s adherentes a la Campaña Internacional en Defensa del Barrio y nuestros aliados de todo el mundo:
A la sociedad civil en México y en el mundo:

Compañeras y compañeros:

Les envíamos nuestros abrazos cariñosos    a todas y a todos.

Quisiéramos compartir con ustedes un informe muy breve, pero importante, con respecto a la convocatoria.

Primero, informamos que a esta convocatoria ya se han sumado grupos y colectivos de México, Sudáfrica, Brasil,    Estado Español, Inglaterra, Escocia y  Estados Unidos.

Además, desde Chiapas, acabamos de recibir un videomensaje de parte de la familia de Alberto Patishtán Gómez. En este mensaje, Gaby Patishtán, la digna hija de Alberto, envia saludos rebeldes y su apoyo a la “Semana de lucha mundial por la libertad de Patishtán y Sántiz López: A tumbar las paredes del calabozo.”

El video está disponible aquí:

Les pedimos por favor que lo difundan ampliamente. Ojalá la emoción y rabía que expresa Gaby en este corto video nos toque el corazón a tod@s y nos pongan a luchar por la libertad de nuestros dos compas que siguen como rehenes del mal gobierno y los represores que lo dirigen.

Tambien les pedimos que por favor nos avisen lo más pronto posible, si participarán en la “Semana de lucha mundial por la libertad de Patishtán y Sántiz López: A tumbar las paredes del calabozo.”

Se pueden comunicar con nosotr@s por el correo electrónico:

movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com

Gracias. ¡Que sigamos adelante, compañer@s!

Con amor y solidaridad,

Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio
La Otra Campaña Nueva York


Convocatoria a la “SEMANA DE LUCHA MUNDIAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE PATISHTÁN Y SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: A TUMBAR LAS PAREDES DEL CALABOZO”

A nuestr@s hermanas y hermanos familiares y aliados de Alberto Patishtán Gómez:
A nuestr@s hermanas y hermanos familiares y aliados de Francisco Sántiz López:
A nuestr@s hermanas y hermanos zapatistas:
A nuestr@s compañer@s de La Otra Campaña:
A nuestr@s compañer@s de la Zezta Internazional:
A nuestr@s compañer@s adherentes a la Campaña Internacional en Defensa del Barrio y nuestros aliados de todo el mundo:
A la sociedad civil en México y en el mundo:

La presente es una urgente convocatoria de parte de Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio, La Otra Campaña Nueva York y respaldada por la Familia Patishtán a realizar la:

“SEMANA DE LUCHA MUNDIAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE PATISHTÁN Y SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: A TUMBAR LAS PAREDES DEL CALABOZO”
Del martes, 15 de mayo al martes, 22 de mayo de este año.

Compañer@s:

Les hacemos llegar estos cariñosos abrazos y saludos de parte de Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio, La Otra Campaña Nueva York.

Queremos compartir con tod@s ustedes una propuesta urgente del pueblo humilde y sencillo migrante de El Barrio, Nueva York.

Acá en el otro lado, nos encontramos con una gran ansia latiendo en nuestra piel. Esto, por haber observado desde el extranjero los casos de encarcelamiento injusto de los presos políticos Alberto Patishtán Gómez, adherente a La Otra Campaña, y Francisco Sántiz López, Base de Apoyo Zapatista desde 1992. Para nosotr@s, las dignas luchas de nuestros compañeros son ocasión de reflexión y de rebeldía ante un sistema político y jurídico que no tiene nada que ver con la justicia ni los derechos.

Hemos visto con dolor, desde las acusaciones falsas hasta las irregularidades jurídicas, todos los esfuerzos deshumanizadores del mal gobierno en sus tres niveles y de sus dirigentes de todos los niveles, tales como el represor presidente Felipe Calderón y el represor gobernador Juan Sabines, contra Alberto Patishtán Gómez y Francisco Sántiz López. Buscan borrar el rostro de nuestros compañeros para que cesen de ser visibles. Buscan borrar la palabra de nuestros compañeros para que paren de ser escuchados. Buscan borrar su libertad física para que no luchen más. Porque es más fácil enterrar entre las paredes de un calabozo a un cuerpo que no lleva cara, que no hace ruido, que no tiene vida.

Pero nosotros seguimos escuchándolos desde lejos, y sus dignos gritos, sus vidas imprescindibles, nos llaman a que caminemos a su lado para que sean libres. Nos llaman a que unamos nuestras fuerzas para tumbar las paredes que los encierran.

El sistema de prisión constituye parte de la política racista del sistema capitalista mundial. Sabemos que no es casualidad que en México tanto como aquí en los Estados Unidos, las cárceles y prisiones se llenan casi exclusivamente de l@s de abajo – mujeres y hombres indígenas, migrantes, negros, pobres, latinos, y otr@s grupos marginados – ya que sólo se pueden beneficiar de esta miseria los verdaderos criminales, las corporaciones multinacionales y sus lacayos políticos. Piensan los de arriba que a los que luchan hay que aplastarlos y encarcelarlos en jaulas.

Alberto Patishtán Gómez, chiapaneco del municipio El Bosque nacido el 19 de abril de 1971, fue privado de su libertad el 19 de junio de 2000 de manera arbitraria por crimenes que no cometio. Dos años después se le sentenció a 60 años de prisión. Cuando esta injusticia sucedió, Patishtán estaba muy activo politicamente en su comunidad y denunció la corrupción de los políticos y instituciones políticas. A pesar de las condiciones pésimas y de sus problemas de salud, el compañero Alberto no se ha rendido y sigue luchando desde el interior. Conocido como el Profesor Patishtán, Alberto era maestro en una escuela primaria pública en su municipio natal y durante estos últimos 12 años ha seguido siendo un luchador ejemplar, para sus dos hijos, para otros presos, y para sus compañeros del mundo. Adherente a La Otra Campaña desde que se difundió la Sexta Declaración de la Selva Lacandona, su digno ejemplo nos enseña que el espíritu rebelde no se puede contener.

Asimismo, desde diciembre del 2011, nuestro compañero Francisco Sántiz López, Base de Apoyo Zapatista desde 1992, está encarcelado injustamente por acusaciones falsas de haber dirigido un enfrentamiento, ocurrido en la comunidad de Banavil del municipo de Tenejapa, que resultó en la muerte de un priísta. El componente racista y político es obvio, pues como explica la Junta de Buen Gobierno de Oventic, “La fabricación de delitos contra nuestro compañero viene desde Los Pinos, con el fin de destruir la resistencia de las comunidades zapatistas; están tratando de impedir a toda costa la construcción de la autonomía de los pueblos originarios, es parte del plan de guerra de baja intensidad contra nuestras comunidades en resistencia.” Recientemente, el 22 de marzo de este año, nuestro compañero Francisco estaba a punto de salir de la cárcel, cuando se le acuso de nueva cuenta por otro delito falso. Por eso, sigue siendo preso político actualmente, aunque se ha comprobado con testigos que Francisco Sántiz no estaba en el sitio cuando lo ocurrido se dió. Igualmente, El Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas ha publicado una investigación señalando los nombres de los responsables del asesinato. Obviamente, la verdad, mucho menos la justicia, no les importa a las autoridades.

Hemos visto todo esto pasar con impunidad y arrogancia. Ya es hora de aumentar la presión y de rebelarnos más ante tantas injusticias. Por ello, de una vez por todas, les pedimos a que nos unamos tod@s para exigirles a los malos poderes de México, en particular el represor presidente Felipe Calderón y el represor gobernador Juan Sabines, que liberen de inmediato a nuestros compañeros Alberto Patishtán Gómez y Francisco Santiz López.  Para eso, con el respaldo de la familia Patishtán, les proponemos lo siguiente:

•    Que todos junt@s unamos nuestras fuerzas organizando acciones  -desde su localidad y con sus diferentes formas de lucha- como manifestaciones, marchas, actos callejeros informativos, repartición de volantes, foros públicos, teatro, concentraciones informativas y cualquier otra actividad para realizar la:

“SEMANA DE LUCHA MUNDIAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE PATISHTÁN Y SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: A TUMBAR LAS PAREDES DEL CALABOZO”

Del martes, 15 de mayo al martes, 22 de mayo de este año.

Les pedimos que por favor nos avisen lo más pronto posible, si aceptan nuestra propuesta y si participarán. Se pueden comunicar con nosotr@s por el correo electrónico: movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com

¡LIBERTAD, LIBERTAD A LOS PRESOS POR LUCHAR!

¡QUE VIVA ALBERTO PATISHTÁN GÓMEZ!

¡QUE VIVA FRANCISCO SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ!

¡A TUMBAR LAS PAREDES DE INJUSTICIA!

Les enviamos abrazos de amor y solidaridad.

Desde El Barrio, Nueva York:

Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio.
La Otra Campaña Nueva York

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Desde el Reino Unido: APOYO A LA SEMANA DE LUCHA MUNDIAL POR LA LIBERTAD DE PATISHTÁN Y SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: A TUMBAR LAS PAREDES DEL CALABOZO

Declaration in support of the “WEEK OF GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF PATISHTÁN AND SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: BRINGING DOWN THE PRISON WALLS”

“We, the undersigned, representing the groups listed below, on Saturday April 21st 2012, when gathered at Bradford, England for a meeting of the UK Zapatista Solidarity Network, agreed to offer our support to the “WEEK OF GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF PATISHTÁN AND SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: BRINGING DOWN THE PRISON WALLS” which has been convoked by our brothers and sisters from the Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York.

This week is to take place from Tuesday, May 15 to Tuesday May 22 of this year, and in our different groups we will be organising different actions in support of the immediate release of these two political prisoners, who are symbolic of the many people unjustly imprisoned, apparently for crimes they have not committed, but in reality for their political convictions.

As their first step in endorsing the campaign, the Network has written a letter which it will be sending to Felipe Calderón, President of the Mexican Republic, demanding justice for the two prisoners.”

Red Zapatista del Reino Unido

Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group

London Mexico Solidarity Group

Dorset Chiapas Solidarity Group

Manchester Zapatista Solidarity Group

West Yorkshire Chiapas Solidarity Group

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Semana de Lucha Mundial por la Libertad de Patisthán y Sántiz López: A tumbar las paredes del calabozo

Convocation for “WEEK OF GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF PATISHTÁN AND SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: BRINGING DOWN THE PRISON WALLS”

April 16, 2012
To our sisters and brothers, the family members and allies of Alberto Patishtán Gomez:
To our sisters and brothers, the family members and allies of Francisco Sántiz López:
To our Zapatista sisters and brothers:
To our compañer@s of The Other Campaign:
To our compañer@s of the Zezta Internazional:
To our compañer@s, adherents of the International Campaign in Defense of El Barrio and all our allies from around the world:
To the Civil Society in Mexico and in the world:

The following is an urgent call to action from Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York, and supported by the Patishtán Family, to realize the:

“WEEK OF GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF PATISHTÁN AND SANTIZ LOPEZ: BRINGING DOWN THE PRISON WALLS”

To take place from Tuesday, May 15 to Tuesday May 22 of this year.

Compañer@s:

We send you our affectionate embraces and greetings on behalf of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, The Other Campaign New York.

We wish to share with all of you an urgent proposal from the humble and simple migrant community of El Barrio, New York.

Over here on the “other side,” we find ourselves with relentless anxiety trembling in our skin. We have observed from afar the cases of unjust incarceration of the political prisoners: Alberto Patishtán Gómez, an adherent of The Other Campaign, and Francisco Sántiz López, member of the Zapatista Support Base communities since 1992. For us, the dignified struggles of our compañeros are an occasion to reflect and rebel against a political and legal system that has nothing to do with justice or rights.

We have witnessed with much pain all the attempts to dehumanize Alberto Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López – from the false accusations to the legal inconsistencies – of the bad government via its three levels and its rulers from every post, such as the repressor Pres. Felipe Calderón    and the repressor Gov. Juan Sabines . They seek to erase the faces of our compañeros to make them invisible. They seek to erase the words of our compañeros to silence them. They seek to eliminate their phyisical freedom so that they cannot fight anymore. Because it is easier to bury beneath prison walls a human body that lacks a face, makes no sound, has no life.

But we continue listening to them from afar, and their dignified cries, their indispensable lives, call us to walk alongside them to obtain their freedom. They call on us to unite our forces in order to knock down the walls that surround them.
The prison system constitutes part of the racist politics of the world capitalist system. We know that it is no coincidence that in Mexico, as well as here in the United States, the jails and prisons are filled almost exclusively with those from below – indigenous, migrants, black, poor, Latino, women and men, and all marginalized groups – since only the true criminals could benefit from this misery: the multinational corporations and their political lackeys. Those from above believe that people who struggle must be crushed and encaged.

Alberto Patishtán Gómez was born on April 19, 1971 in the Chiapas municipality of El Bosque. He was arbitrarily deprived of his freedom on June 19, 2000 for crimes he did not commit. Two years later he was sentenced to 60 years in prison. When this injustice took place, Patishtán was very active in the political life of his community. He had been an outspoken critic of the corruption of politicians and political institutions. Despite the horrific prison conditions and his health problems, Alberto has not given up. On the contrary, he continues fighting from inside. Known as Professor Patishtán, Alberto was an elementary teacher at a local public school and during these past 12 years has continued to be an exemplary fighter for justice for his two children, other prisoners, and his compañeros from around the world. Adherent to The Other Campaign since the release of Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, his dignified example teaches us that the rebel spirit cannot be contained.

Similarly, since December 2011, our compañero Fancisco Sántiz López, member of the Zapatista Support Base communities since 1992, has been unjustly incarcerated and falsely charged with having lead a confrontation, which occurred in the Banavil community of the Tenejapa municipality of Chiapas, in which a member of the PRI party died. The racist and political character of this incident is obvious. As the Zapatista Good Government Council of Oventic explains, “The fabrication of crimes against our compañero comes from Los Pinos [the Mexican presidency], with the end of destroying the resistance of the zapatista communities; they are trying to impede at any cost the construction of the autonomy of indigenous peoples, it is part of a strategy of low-intensity warfare against our communities in resistance.” Recently, on March 22 of this year, our compañero Francisco, as he was about to be released, was hit with another accusation of another false crime. For this reason, he remains at the moment a political prisoner, despite the fact that witnesses have corroborated the fact that Francisco Sántiz López was not at the site of the confrontation. Additionally, the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center has published a report indicating the names of those responsible for the murder. Obviously, the truth, much less justice, means little to the authorities.

We have seen all of this occur with impunity and arrogance. Now is the time to continue increasing the pressure and rebel against so many injustices. That said, we ask that we all join forces, once and for all, to demand that the bad powers of Mexico, particularly the repressors Pres. Felipe Calderón and Gov. Juan Sabines, immediately release our compañeros Alberto Patishtán Gómez and Francisco Sántiz López. Towards this end, with the support of the Patishtán family, we propose the following:

–       That together we unite our forces and organize actions – from our particular locations and respective forms of struggle – such as demonstrations, marches, informative street actions, fliering, public forums, theatre, teach-ins, and any other activity to realize

“WEEK OF GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF PATISHTÁN AND SÁNTIZ LÓPEZ: BRINGING DOWN THE PRISON WALLS”

From Tuesday, May 15 to Tuesday, May 22 of this year.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you accept our proposal and will participate. You may communicate with us via e-mail at: movimientoporjusticiadelbarrio@yahoo.com

FREEDOM FOR THE POLITICAL PRISONERS!
LONG LIVE ALBERTO PATISHTÁN GÓMEZ!

LONG LIVE FRANCISCO SANTIZ LÓPEZ!
LET US BRING DOWN THE WALLS OF INJUSTICE!
We send you embraces of love and solidarity.

From El Barrio, New York:
Movement for Justice in El Barrio
The Other Campaign New York

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