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Periódico Comunitario del Centro Autónomo (julio 2012)

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1. Eventos del Centro
2. Contra la ejecución
3. Que Pasa y Que Viene
4. La nueva poltítica para los inmigrantes jóvenes

La nueva poltítica para los inmigrantes jóvenes
La administración de Barack Obama hizo provecho político el 15 de junio sobre el trabajo de la valerosa juventud indocumentada que hizo público su estado de inmigración en discursos, marchas y visitas al congreso. Por lo menos los últimos tres años, centenares de los jóvenes  indocumentados que han salido de las sombras, colocándose a riesgo de la deportación para discutir que los niños traídos a los estados unidos por los padres indocumentados no deben ser deportados. Los soladores supuestos partidarios del Acto DREAM fallido salieron de sus países nativos como niños pequeños y crecieron en los EEUU, pero no pueden recibir las concesiones de la universidad o los permisos de trabajo, dejando así al menos 800.000 jóvenes en el limbo social.

Frente a cierto rechazo del congreso del Acto DREAM, llevaron su caso al público, y la ayuda popular fue inmensa. Como resultado de la presión ejercida en actos de desobediencia civil por estos “soñadores,” la administración de Obama hizo un cálculo político astuto en junio y anunció la ejecución de un decreto presidencial que para temporalmente la deportación de inmigrantes indocumentados  mas menor de 30 años de edad quiénes llegaron a los EEUU antes de la edad de 16 y han estado en el país por lo menos cinco años consecutivos, no tener ninguna historia criminal, y graduado de un High School, entre otros requisitos.

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News and Analysis: June 25 - July 1

1 - MEXICAN ELECTIONS MARRED BY FRAUD
2 - US SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS KEY ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW
3 - WTO RULING FAVORS MEXICO

Exit polls released late Sunday night show PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto winning Mexico’s presidency, with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the PRD finishing a surprisingly close second, and PANista Josefina Vazquez Mota a distant third.  CNN, Parametria, and Mitofsky exit polls all showed Pena Nieto with about 41% and Lopez Obrador with about 32%, though a “quick-count” based on a sampling of returns from across the country showed a closer race, and the actual returns gave Pena Neta 38% with Lopez Obrador close behind at 33%.  Vazquez Mota was quick to concede Sunday evening, while Lopez Obrador will wait for the official vote announcement on Wednesday and may contest the election after reports of widespread fraud. The PRI reportedly offered pre-paid supermarket cards worth up to 1,000 pesos and millions of boxes filled with food or cheap electro-domestics in exchange for votes.  Vote-buying was particularly widespread in Mexico State, where Pena Nieto served as Governor, and Veracruz, with some reports of as many as a million votes purchased in Mexico State alone.  Pena Nieto reportedly spent up to five times his legally allotted campaign fund, with massive private donations from businesses looking for influence in his administration.  And he enjoyed a virtual lock on news coverage by Televisa, the largest of two national television networks.  His wife, Angelica Rivera, is a popular soap opera star on the network.  

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News & Analysis: June 11-24, 2012

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1 - AGUA AZUL TOLL BOOTH UNDER ATTACK
2 - CIDECI IN DISPUTE WITH FEDERAL ELECTRICAL COMMISSION

3 - BREAD AND CIRCUS PASSES FOR POLITICS IN MEXICO CITY

4 - GREEN PARTY IS ANYTHING BUT

5 - NEW POLICY FOR YOUNG IMMIGRANTS

6 - MEXICO HOSTS G-20 MEETING

7 - GRAIN PRODUCTION FALLS, PRICES RISE

8 - SEX FOR VOTES?

9 - WALMART OF MEXICO CANCELS SOME EXPANSION PLANS

10 - VIOLENCE FORCES WORKER CENTER TO CLOSE

11 - MEXICO OFFERS $10 BILLION LOAN TO IMF

12 - MSN PROGRAMS: Contact msn [at] mexicosolidarity [dot] org or (773) 583 7728   

 

Ejido members from San Sebastian Bachajon recovered a toll booth leading to the Agua Azul waterfall on the morning of June 19, only to be attacked later in the day by twelve truckloads of police. The ejido members, part of a Zapatista support community, fled into the mountains and at least seven were reported missing. The toll booth provided funds for community development projects and has been the center of a series of disputes between Zapatista support bases and local power-brokers aligned with the PRI. As of this writing there was no further news on the dispute.

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NEWS AND ANALYSIS MAY 21 - JUNE 10, 2012

1 - NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN
2 - STUDENT MOVEMENT QUESTIONS RULING CLASS LEGITIMACY
3 - WALMART INVESTIGATION WIDENS
4 - FOUR ARMY OFFICERS IN CUSTODY  
5 - AMBASSADOR CRITICIZES GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES 
6 - TWO JUDGES UNDER INVESTIGATION 
7 - MSN PROGRAMS: Contact msn at mexicosolidarity dot org or (773) 583 7728   

1 - NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN

Thursday afternoon, fifteen armed agents from the Tlaxcala Attorney General arrested Hector Perales Malacara, a leader of the Consejo Nacional Urbano y Campesino (CNUC), and five street merchants from Huamantla. Malacara was charged with blocking a roadway, a federal offense that can result in long jail terms and is often used by authorities to prosecute leaders of popular organizations. CNUC quickly mobilized supporters in both Mexico and the US, and Malacara was released on US$1,000 bail that same evening. The charges stem from an incident in Huamantla, one of the main market centers in Tlaxcala, in which the mayor tried to dislocate dozens of street merchants from a traditional market. In reality, Malacara's only "offense" was taking photos of the police action.

* Teodulo Santos Giron, one of the leaders of the land recuperation movement in Ostula, Michoacan, was assassinated this week. Inspired by the Zapatistas, the Nahua leader spent the last 18 years struggling for land rights and autonomy against drug cartels, mining companies and speculators. He was kidnapped in the community of La Ticla on Tuesday and his body was discovered on Wednesday.

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Periódico Comunitario del Centro Autónomo (junio 2012)

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1. Eventos del Centro
2. El taller para la mujer
3. Que Pasa y Que Viene
4. El pueblo unido jamás será vencido
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News and Analysis: May 14 - 20, 2012

1 - NEWS FROM THE OTHER CAMPAIGN
2 - TENS OF THOUSANDS PROTEST PRI CANDIDATE
3 - WALMART INVESTIGATION WIDENS
4 - FOUR ARMY OFFICERS IN CUSTODY
5 - MSN PROGRAMS: Contact msn at mexicosolidarity dot org or (773) 583 7728   

• Thursday afternoon, fifteen armed agents from the Tlaxcala Attorney General arrested Hector Perales Malacara, a leader of the Consejo Nacional Urbano y Campesino (CNUC), and five street merchants from Huamantla. Malacara was charged with blocking a roadway, a federal offense that can result in long jail terms and is often used by authorities to prosecute leaders of popular organizations. CNUC quickly mobilized supporters in both Mexico and the US, and Malacara was released on US$1,000 bail that same evening. The charges stem from an incident in Huamantla, one of the main market centers in Tlaxcala, in which the mayor tried to dislocate dozens of street merchants from a traditional market. In reality, Malacara's only "offense" was taking photos of the police action.

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¡YA BASTA la represión a las comunidades Zapatistas!

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Hoy día 8 personas afiliadas con la Red de Solidaridad con México se manifestaron frente al Consulado Mexicano para denunciar la represión constante a las comunidades Zapatistas.

El movimiento de los compañeras y compañeros Zapatistas empezó en Chiapas para luchar contra la explotación del mal gobierno. Hasta hoy en día siguen luchando por la democracia, la justicia, y la libertad.

Recientemente los constantes ataques hacia las tierras recuperadas por el Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional no han cesado y hay una nueva dimensión en la estrategia contrainsurgente implementada por los distintos grupos paramilitares de la ARIC y la ORCAO. Como gente que solidariza demandamos:

¡YA BASTA la represión de los grupos paramilitares!
• ¡LIBERTAD para los presos políticos Alberto Patishtán y Francisco Santíz López!
• ¡RESPETO a la autonomía zapatista!

~La Red de Solidaridad con México
[Haz click para leer la carta que le entregamos al Consulado]

MSN denounces the unjust detention of compañero Hector Malacara of CNUC [UPDATED 5/17/2012]

85 MSN denounces the detention of compañero Hector Malacara of CNUC.
• Translation of CNUC's reports and denouncements
• See below for solidarity actions you can do to help!
• [Update] Malacara has been released on bail. Great news, but we're not in the clear quite yet.

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Brothers and Sisters,

We are writing to request your solidarity and support because today, Wednesday May 16 at 2pm, around 15 individuals (some of them armed) presenting themselves as agents of the Mexican Attorney General (without showing any identification) arrived at CNUC offices and at gun point (and issuing blows to the head) took our brother HECTOR MANUEL PERALES MALACARA, an adherent to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle and the Other Campaign as well as a staff organizer with CNUC. In this detention said subjects also threatened sister LUZ RIVERA MARTINEZ, who witnessed the above mentioned acts and who by questioning them was accused of interfering with an act of justice, by telling her they could “really fuck her over (cargar la verga)” and that they could do whatever they wanted.

News and Analysis: May 7 - 13, 2012

1 - POLITICAL PRISONER FROM CHIAPAS HIGHLANDS DEMANDS FREEDOM
2 - WHO WON THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE?
3 - BORDER PATROL UNVEILS NATIONAL STRATEGY
4 - JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO

Alberto Patishtan, a Tzotzil professor from the highlands of Chiapas, has been in prison for 12 years, unjustly convicted for the murder of seven police traveling in a convoy, despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. This week La Jornada, one of Mexico's largest daily newspapers, characterized Patishtan as "the most important prisoner of conscience in Mexico." His judicial alternatives exhausted, the case in now in the hands of President Felipe Calderon who has the option of offering amnesty. Patishtan is currently serving time at the dangerous high security prison in Guasave, Sinaloa. The sixty-year-old professor and human rights activist was sentenced to life in prison in a highly politicized trial under former Chiapas Governor Pablo Salazar Mendiguchia, himself in prison for corruption. Governor Juan Sabines, who followed Salazar in office, promised to free Patishtan, but then failed to follow through. 
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Our Centro Autónomo is in need of your used computers and parts!

We're trying to increase and upgrade our community computer lab!

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We are currently running popular education-based computer classes twice a week. We would like to offer seats to more students in addition to offering more advanced classes, but with our current machines we can only admit 10 students per class. Our lab consists of 8 Linux/Ubuntu and 2 Windows machines.

Additionally we accept most types of computer peripherals and hardware. This includes USB mice, RAM, hard disks, web cams, USB keyboards and monitors (flat screen monitors preferred). Please do not send us printers or scanners.
 
If you are interested in donating a computer or parts please contact Centro [at] mexicosolidarity [dot] org or call us at 773.583.7728.