Photos from August 21 Protests

Coordinated protests were held on August 21 in International cities.

Articulation de Mujeres – Brazilian women hold protest for Nestora

Brazililan women from the Articulation de Mujeres held a protest for Nestora
and the other political prisoners demanding they be freed. See photos below.

Este 31 de julio acudió Conceicao Amorim, de Articulación de Mujeres, con dos compañeras más a entregar firmas de numerosas personas y representantes de organizaciones brasileñas exigiendo al gobierno mexicano la libertad de Nestora y comunitarios.

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International supporters in Australia march for Nestora

Supporters of the campaign to free Nestora Salgado in Australia participated in the annual NAIDOC march in Melbourne, 11 July 2014. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For information abut the history of NAIDOC see: http://www.goingrank.com.au/naidoc.html

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New York City Pride marchers call for freedom for all political prisoners

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Supporters of freedom for Nestora Salgado and Chelsea Manning marched in New York City pride parade this weekend with colorful banners calling for the release of all political prisoners.

The uphill fight to free Nestora Salgado

By Fred Hyde

Nestora Salgado is both a naturalized U.S. citizen and an indigenous leader in her Mexican hometown of Olinalá, Guerrero. Last summer, Mexican authorities jailed her on trumped-up charges related to her role as the elected leader of Olinalá’s community police, which defends people against violent drug cartels and corrupt officials.

The grass-roots campaign to liberate Nestora is part of the hard-fought battle against neoliberalism. Over the past decades, the U.S. has joined many plans, treaties and alliances with Mexico aimed at opening up markets for the U.S., securing its oil supplies, and, ostensibly, combating narco traffic. In reality, Washington’s “War on Drugs” has been about protecting the profits of transnational corporations and foreign banks, including billions from laundering drug money.

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