November 21, 1022 marks the day when one of Mexico's most influential and committedanarchists died. Ricardo Flores Magon has inspired people throughout the world, and has certainly inspired us. So, tonight we go out to the streets and do a little public education by spreading his word.
A little gesture to show that his spirit is still alive.
=== Bio adapted from Wikipedia =) ===
Ricardo Flores Magón was born on September 16, 1874 in San Antonio Eloxochitlán, Oaxaca. He died on November 21, 1922 at Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas, USA. He was a noted Mexican revolutionary who explored the writings and ideas of early anarchists Mikhail Bakunin and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, and was influenced by contemporaries Errico Malatesta and Anselmo Lorenzo, among others.
Most influential to him was Peter Kropotkin.
Ricardo was one of the major thinkers of the Mexican Revolution and the More...
"Justice can not be bought nor can it be sought out as charity."
Ricardo Flores Magón
Santa María Yaviche, Villa Alta, Oaxaca./
17th of October, 2008
Attorney General of the Republic
Attorney general of the state of Oaxaca
ULISES RUIZ ORTIZ
We, the undersigned, are members of the Community council of the CIPO-RFM for Santa Maria Yaviche, members of the APPO (Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca), members of the National Indigenous Congress and aherents to the Other Campaign of the EZLN.
With great pain in our hearts and despairing about the lack of justice in Oaxaca, we bring to your attention: As you may know, the 16 of October marked 5 years since the assassination of Bartolomé Chávez Salas by CROCUT, the paramilitary group from Tanetze de Zaragoza, under the command of Cesar Toimil Roberts and Jacobo More...
To all members of The Other Campaign
To all Human Rights organizations
To all Governmental organizations
To all independent media
Today is the fifth anniversary of the date when the community of Santa Maria Yaviche lost Bartolomé Chávez Salas, one of its comuneros , at the hands of paramilitaries of CROCUT ( Consejo Regional Obrero Campesino y Urbano de Tuxtepec ) from the adjacent community of Tanetze de Zaragoza, helped by people of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, and leadered by Jacobo Chávez Yescas and Cesar Toimil Roberts.
In this attack carried out with machetes and firearms, 9 others were injured. It's important to note that the authorities were notified of an anonimous phone call we received at around 10:30 that morning, warning us that