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Benefit gig for CIPO-RFM prisoners in Oaxaca, Mexico.

GS | 28.03.2008 11:24 | Culture | Repression | Social Struggles | London

CIPO-RFM are a pressure group campaining for the rights of indiginous people in Oaxaca which is Mexicos poorest state. They were part of the APPO uprising in 2006 and have a long history of struggle against the corrupt Mexican political establishment. For a basic intro (In English) about who they are see this page:

Indymedia coverage here:

As a result of their work many of their activists are in prison on false and trumped up charges. Nowhere is the state repression of CIPO-RFM more acutely felt than in the remote village of San Isidro Aloapam where men and women have been murdered by paramilitaries supporting an American logging company who are trying to cut down their local forest. Other villagers have been detained and imprisoned by corrupt Police supporting the local establishment. At the the end of last year two London based IMC UK volunteers visited San Isidro to report on the situation. After many months of translating our findings from both Spanish and Zapatec we will shortly be publishing our material on this newswire. WATCH THIS SPACE....

In the meantime there will be a benefit gig for CIPO-RFM prisoners in London on April 16th. Details below. See you there.

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Women from San Isidro collect medicinal herbs in the threatened forest.
Women from San Isidro collect medicinal herbs in the threatened forest.

Please come to this important fund raising event. For a mere £4.00 you get to see the following bands:

THE SUICIDAL BIRDS (All girl art punk from Holland)

HEADJAM (South Londons finest dub reggae punk)

HELLO BASTARDS (North Londons finest hardcore for those who consider Motorhead to be easy listening)

THE BALSALL HEATHENS (Featuring Jock from GBH & Sam from Cupid Stunt, a truly historic meeting of iconic talent)

There will also be a slideshow of related images from Oaxaca Mexico and possibly a short film if it is done in time.

The Grovesvenor
17 Sidney road

7pm onwards Wednesday 16th April 2008

The Grosvenor is a short walk from Stockwell tube station. There is a concession rate of £3.00 for the gig if you are a student/unemployed/unemployable.

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13.04.2008 23:56

We are pleased to announce that legendary south london DJ Micky Vespre has joined the bill and will be playing a SKA set. He will be spinning the decks inbetween the bands and also after the live act until the event closes.

The last band will finish in plenty of time for people to get the tube home from Stockwell.

There will be a slideshow of related images from Oaxaca playing throughout the night.

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