Mexican protests for Ayotzinapa

Thousands gathered in cities across Mexico to demonstrate against widespread political corruption and to fight for Nestora’s freedom. As these events grow larger and larger in number, it is becoming increasingly clear that our voices will not be silenced, and we must continue our pressure until justice is obtained!

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Stephen Durham speaks at Union Square protest in New York City on behalf of the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students and Nestora Salgado.

On November 16, New York City FSP leader Stephen Durham spoke at Union Square on behalf of the Campaign to Free Nestora Salgado. The event was a rally to protest Mexican political oppression and the disappearance of 43 students from the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos in Guerrero, Mexico.

TODO UN EXITO EL CONTRAGRITO EN NUEVA YORK

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Nueva York, N. Y., septiembre 14,2014. Poco a poco se fueron congregando las personas mexicanas concientes de que no hay nada que festejar en el dia de la supuesta independencia mexicana, ya que cada dia somos mas dependientes de las potencias economicas extranjeras, tanto, que ni siquiera somos capaces de producir nuestro propio maiz para la alimentacion basica y tenemos que importarlo del pais vecino.

Como las fiestas patrias a todo mundo emociona y lo hacen sentir a uno mas mexicano, y tomando en consideración que los padres deseosos de inculcarles el amor y las tradiciones a sus hijos, se presentaron en el Armory a presenciar el tradicional “grito de independencia” invitados por el Consulado Mexicano, pero al darse cuenta que les estaban cobrando los antojitos, decidieron salirse muy molestos de tal evento y se fueron anexando a nuestro reclamo tomandose las fotos y videos para sus recuerdos familiares.

Algunos compatriotas muy molestos y a manera de “hacer teatro”, simulan golpear y bofetear al presidente usurpador de Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, con la cara de pesar de su jefe, Carlos Salinas de Gortari quien observa “la escena”.

Otras personas expresaron sus frustraciones con  palabras tan mexicanas en contra de E.P.N., que por respeto a Usted, NO las debemos escribir aquí. Los comprendemos.

Otra familia mas que se unió a los mexicanos concientes en su lucha porque no se siga con las PRI-vatizaciones que el gobierno  esta haciendo contra los mexicanos, por lo que dijeron que le mandaban saludos a su mama desde Nueva York.

Y como los manifestantes se concentraron en son de paz y respeto a la primer enmienda de la Constitucion de los Estados Unidos de Norteamerica, la policia tambien los respeto.

August 21 Free Nestora protest New York City


Video of the Free Nestora Salgado protest on August 21 in New York City. Freedom Socialist Party presidential candidate Stephen Durham speaking about Committee for Revolutionary International Regroupment (CRIR). This video is en English and Spanish.

August 21: International Day of Protest to Free Nestora and all political prisoners!

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August 21, 2014 will be the one year anniversary of Nestora’s arrest and imprisonment. For 12 months, she has been denied the right to see her lawyers. Orders to free her by a federal judge have been ignored. Kept in isolation without medical attention, she represents hundreds of people in self defense groups who have been jailed for defending their communities against powerful, politically connected criminal cartels.

In June, the Mexican government expanded its occupation and repression in Michoacán, arresting Dr. José Mireles and nearly 100 of his followers. They were on their way to regain public control of Lázaro Cárdenas port, the largest seaport in Mexico, from a drug cartel known as the Knights Templar. This criminal syndicate used the port to export goods and resources stolen from the people of the region. Today Nestora Salgado and Dr. José Mireles are powerful symbols of popular resistance against Mexican government corruption and unbridled crime. As U.S. military aid to Mexico increases, the violence continues.

August 21 will be a day of International protest calling for the release of Nestora, Dr. Mireles, and all political prisoners. Join a location near you in international solidarity!

Free Nestora Salgado!
Free Dr. José Mireles!
Free all political prisoners!
Stop the government repression of self-defense forces and indigenous leaders!
End U.S. military aid to Mexico!

Protest Locations:

Seattle
Thursday, August 21, 4 PM
Federal Building Plaza, 915 Second Ave, Seattle (Downtown, between Madison & Marion)
206-722-2453; FreeNestora.Seattle@gmail.com

Portland
Thursday, August 21, 12 PM
Mexican Consulate, 1305 SW 12th Avenue, Portland (Corner of SW 12th Ave and SW Morrison St)
503-516-2151; jsardo60@hotmail.com

San Francisco
Thursday, August 21, 7:30 AM
Mexican Consulate, 532 Folsom Street (between 1st and 2nd), San Francisco
415-864-1278; freenestora.sanfrancisco@earthlink.net

Los Angeles
Thursday, August 21, 4 PM
Federal Building, Downtown LA (300 N. Los Angeles St)
323-732-6416; freenestora.la@gmail.com

New York City
Thursday, August 21, 1 PM
Mexican Consulate, 27 E 39th St, Manhattan (between Madison Ave and Park Ave)
917-714-6453; FreeNestora.NYC@gmail.com

Melbourne, Australia
Saturday, August 23, 1 PM
The old GPO, corner of Bourke Street and Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
03 9388-0062; freedom.socialist.party@ozemail.com.au

For information about protests in these countries:
Costa Rica: infoprtcr@gmail.com
Dominican Republic: hco2245@gmail.com
Mexico: pos.org.mx@gmail.com
For information about actions elsewhere, contact fspnatl@igc.org.

Solidarity Statement from the Freedom for Nestora – Seattle Committee

The Freedom for Nestora – Seattle Committee issued a Solidarity Statement on January 17, 2014 to a demonstration in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero standing with the demonstrators demanding freedom for all political prisoners in Mexico.

Read the statement here.