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PROTECTION FOR THE ZAPATISTA COMMUNITY OF 'SAN MARCOS AVILÉS', CHIAPAS, MEXICO

PROTECTION FOR THE ZAPATISTA COMMUNITY OF 'SAN MARCOS AVILÉS', CHIAPAS, MEXICO

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This petition has been created by Jaime F. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Jaime F.
started this petition to
Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa Presidente de la República Residencia Oficial de los Pinos, Casa Miguel Alemán Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, C.P. 11850, México DF Tel: (52.55) 2789.1100 Fax: (52.55) 5277.2376 Correo: felipe.calderon@presidencia.gob.,
Juan José Sabines Guerrero Gobernador Constitucional del Estado de Chiapas Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas, 1er Piso Av. Central y Primera Oriente, Colonia Centro, C.P. 29009 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México Fax: +52 961 61 88088 – + 52 96,
Edinburgh/Chiapas Solidarity Group, c/o ACE - the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 W. Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA, Tel: 0131 557 6242 Email: ace@autonomous.org.uk
The Zapatista community of San Marcos Avilés is being publicly threatened with violence because they have built their own autonomous school in their community!!!

The Zapatistas have created their own projects of Health and Education because, as indigenous people, their government has neglected their Health and Education for years.

The aggressors are supporters of the main political parties in Mexico, the same parties who for years left the indigenous to die alone in the countyside instead of fulfilling their responsibilies as leaders. Now that the Zapatistas have created their own projects of Health and Education, the political parties and their supporters are attempting to undermine this embarassing defiance of their authority.

To allow intimidation, displacement and violence to happen to the community of San Marcos Avilés is to allow unjust violence on the Zapatista project for a dignified life for all. This is why the petition is important.