Many of the villagers remain in prison on trumped up charges following confrontations with local paramilitaries. Practical support to get them released can be expressed in many different ways. Firstly money is needed for legal representation. If you run any kind of space that could host a benefit event for the legal fund then please contact the authors of this feature. There will soon be a film available to show, in the meantime we can do a talk and slideshow presentation.
You can donate direct into the bank account of CIPO-RFM. This is the safest way of transporting money to them. Though please inform them of any donations, as this will reduce the chances of corrupt bank staff from pocketing a cut for themselves:
A NOMBRE: Consejo Indígena Popular de Oaxaca Ricardo Flores Magón, CIPO RFM.
Banco Nacional de México. SA.
Domicilio: Hidalgo # 821. Col. Centro, Oax. C.P.68000.
Sucursal Oaxaca, No.120,
Suit: Banamex: BNMXMXMM,
CIPO-RFM are very keen to keep in regular contact with as many journalists, activists and progressive organisations as possible. They are committed to non-violent resistance so the more people in the outside world who know about the repression then the harder it is for the paramilitaries to get away with it. CIPO-RFM has an office in Oaxaca city:
CASA DEL CIPO-RFM:
Emilio Carranza No. 210.
Santa Lucía del Camino,
teléfono y fax: + (951) 51-78183 y 51-78190
You can also contact them through their website which has a number of email contacts for different aspects of their work. Please write to them in Spanish, the same applies for phoning them:
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GS & JNP