December 10: Action Day for OAXACA!

It is getting worse ever day en Oaxaca. Our friend and leader from Via Campesina is in jail. We are calling for an Action Day for OAXACA this Sunday December 10. We are asking all Via Campesina members and friends to send letters and to organise actions in front of the Mexican embassies on the 10 (or before that date). Please send some information about your event on Monday to Via Campesina Mexico : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will inform the press about international support on Monday.
You will find more information about the protest letter on

Thank you very much,
Alberto Gomez,
Unorca/Via Campesina North America

The People Responsible for the Death of Silvino will go to Jail

(Asuncion, 29 November 2006) The Paraguayan Supreme Court has declared the extraordinary cassation request submitted by Lic. Fabio Daniel Baez Acosta, the defense lawyer of Alfredo Lautenschlager and Herman Schlender, as inadmissible. This means they will have to fulfill the sentence that was confirmed by the Appellation Tribunal of Encarnación and go to jail for two years for causing general risks and homicide. The sentence was confirmed without suspension.

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URGENT CALL: Solidarity with OAXACA, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico, is currently the target of massive state-led repression, in n attempt to exterminate the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca APPO), which is a legitimate movement composed of social organizations, peasants, indigenous people, trade unions, neighborhood organizations, and teachers, which demands the removal of Oaxaca state governor Ulises Ruiz, as well as a profound political reform and public policies that would favor sectors of society who have traditionally been excluded.

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MST's Jaime Amorim released!

[08/28/2006] Superior Justice Tribunal (STJ) decides in favor of Jaime Amorim

A short while ago, the Superior Justice Tribunal (STJ) announced its decision to revoke the preventative imprisonment of Jaime Amorim, of the MST’s National Coordinating Body, detained since last Monday. The decision by Minister Nilson Naves comes in response to the filing of habeas corpus by Amorim’s lawyers.

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