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Encuentro de la Medicina De La Liberacion

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Encuentro de la medicina de la Liberacion
Acteal, Chiapas. 1 de agosto. “Nosotros como organización si podemos atendernos a nosotros mismos, 
Como gentes de esta organización si podemos trabajar, si podemos atender a nuestro pueblo”, aseguran promotores de salud integrantes de la Organización Civil de las Abejas de Acteal, al hablar ante integrantes del Encuentro Internacional de la Medicina de la Liberación: Juntos en Solidaridad, que se lleva a cabo en la Universidad de la Tierra-Cideci en San Cristóbal de las Casas, durante los tres primeros días del presente mes.
Los indígenas tsotsiles explican que empezaron a organizarse por que en la cabecera municipal de Chenalhó “ya no nos permiten recibir consulta en los centros de salud, nos discriminan mucho y son unos doctores racistas”. “Cuando nosotros no hablamos la lengua española o castilla nos discriminan mucho y no nos quieren atender”, agregan.

“Cuando llegamos al centro de salud los doctores lo primero que nos piden es el tal documento Seguro Popular, si no tenemos el seguro no nos van a atender. Cuando tenemos problemas en urgencias, por esos documentos tardamos mucho y ya la enfermedad está avanzando”, comparten las Abejas de Acteal.
Promotores de Salud de Las Abejas
“Nosotros hacemos campañas de prevención y promoción de salud. Estamos trabajando voluntariamente, nuestra comunidad nos eligió, la comunidad decidió mandarnos a recibir la capacitación, a recibir los talleres para poder ayudar a la gente”. “Nosotros como promotores damos consulta a las comunidades tanto Abejas como no Abejas. Comunicamos en nuestra lengua, en nuestras propias palabras en nuestras comunidades”, abundan los indígenas de los altos de Chiapas.
Para la indígenas tsotsiles es muy importante rescatar la medicina tradicional, y exponen que “el gobierno está privatizando todo, vendiendo la salud. ¿El pueblo que va tener en su futuro si se privatiza todo?” se preguntan. “Se tiene el conocimiento de nuestros abuelos mayas que el gobierno jamás va a poder privatizar siempre y cuando nos organicemos para defender esos conocimientos ancestrales” puntualizan.
Tienda para la autonomia de la Area de Salud de
los Promotores de Acteal
Posteriormente por la tarde en la Universidad de la Tierra-Cideci, se lleva a cabo un evento cultural con la participación de Artistas Urbanos Dygno, Bailable Istmeño de Oaxaca, Títeres con Memo Mena, Son Jarocho con Ale Pandilla, Poema Tsotsil con Xvet Bautista, Maruca Hernández y su guitarra, así como pintura en vivo a cargo de Grafica Maya, el Socio Drama, El Salvador, y se acabo con los Mariachis Tseltales de San Francisco, y por un baile hasta el fin de la noche.
Cooperativa Abejas Jolom Luch Maya

Artistas Urbanos Dygno 

Pintura Grafica Maya





Titeres Cuenta Cuentos Memo.


Socio Drama de Salvador

Mariachis San Francisco


BoCa En BoCa 23

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No importa quienes somos, sino qué hacemos.
Las luchas por la paz y la libertad jamás han tenido fronteras, ni en las geografías, ni en los tiempos. En Chiapas, donde pueblos siguen sufriendo imposiciones, guerras, conflictos, y otras multitudes de sufrimientos; personas valiosas de rostros distintos siguen levantándose para ser escuchados, para hacer valer su determinación, para sus libertades, para sus antepasados y los que están por venir.
En la revista número 23 de BoCa En BoCa seguimos respaldando a todas y todos aquell@S quienes peregrinaron, expresaron, se organizaron para defender la Vida y contra la muerte impuesta.
Este mes, fue una gran parte del Pueblo Creyente y representantes de diferentes parroquias de la diócesis de San Cristóbal quienes más se destacaron en varios municipios del estado, denunciando las ventas de drogas, alcohol y los prostíbulos, juntándose a lo que había iniciado la parroquia de Simojovel con el padre Marcelo, pero también denunciando megaproyectos impuestos, como la autopista San Cristóbal-Palenque, corrupciones, así que varias formas más de opresión y muerte.
Es en este clima de guerra contrainsurgente todavía presente después de 20 años, como la promoción de conflictos internos por intereses externos, desplazamientos, masacres, destrucciones de formas comunitarias que, para hacer valer su voz, se expresaron las familias de Banavil, las de Viejo VelascoLas Abejas de Acteal, la organizaciónXinich, poblaciones adherentes a la Sexta declaración como MitzitónSan Francisco y otras más comunidades.
No olvidamos a los pueblos presentes en la zona costa, también padeciendo represiones, encarcelamientos y violaciones a sus libertades y derechos, al Centro de Derechos Humanos Digna Ochoa, al Consejo Autónomo de la Zona Costa, a los miles de migrantes y defensores de ellas/ellos.
Y son los mismos diseños que se ven a través del planeta. El mes de julio de 2014 fue marcado a nivel mundial; no tan solo por el futbol, sino por los mártires de Palestina, quienes representan todas estas corrupciones y represiones; guerra de “baja intensidad”, desplazados, muertos, imposición de megaproyectos… Ante esta insoportable situación, vemos mucha gente en distintos rincones del mundo exigiendo Libertad y Justicia por el Pueblo de Palestina. Aquí representamos este mundo en sus diferencias a través de los textos de Mumia Abu-Jamal y del SCI Marcos, textos que nos dan la ilusión de que la historia se repetiría.
Les recordamos que por vía formato pdf pueden tener acceso directo a los enlaces con los artículos para obtener mayor información sobre los comunicados.
Si necesitan la revista en otra idioma o que nos puedan proponer su traducción en cualquier idioma ¡envíanos un correo!
Les invitamos a seguirnos en la página Facebook, “Kolectivo BoKa En BoKa”.
Saludos y Resistencias
Kolectivo De BoKa En BoKa
bocaenboca@riseup.net
  

Zapatista News Summary for July 2014

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Zapatista News Summary for July 2014

In Chiapas

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  1. Sup Moisés Reports on Fundraising to Rebuild the Autonomous School and Clinic in La Realidad - In a July 18 communiqué entitled Almost 5 Times as much, Subcomandante Moisés reports that fundraising for rebuilding the autonomous school and clinic in La Realidad has yielded almost 5 times the amount they estimated it would cost. CIOAC-H members destroyed the school and clinic during the May 2 attack in which Compañero Galeano was murdered. They will use additional funds to buy equipment and supplies for the school and clinic. The original amount requested was only for construction materials.
  2. Zapatista Exchange with the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) – The Zapatistas will hold an “exchange” with the National Indigenous Congress (CNI, its initials in Spanish) in La Realidad between August 4 and 8. That meeting is not open to all Zapatista supporters. A report from the Exchange will be given on August 9 in La Realidad, which is open to all Zapatista supporters. August 9 is the anniversary of the Juntas. In a July 7 communiqué, Sup Moisés gave the initial report on fundraising and also asked for solidarity to house and transport CNI members. He later reported in the Just so you know communiqué that some of the funds raised for the reconstruction will be used to support the exchange with the CNI.
  3. Las Abejas Speak out on Palestine – In its July 22 statement, Civil Society Las Abejas (The Bees) sent the following message to the Palestinian people: “While the bad Mexican government foments aggressions and designs strategies to break the social fabric in our communities, our brothers and sisters in Palestine are massacred by the government of Israel. Perhaps Palestinian men and women, children, and elders do not know of Acteal or of our struggle, but we feel your suffering and pain in the deepest part of our hearts, as when parents see their sons or daughters mutilated by Israeli bombs and bullets, or when boys and girls have their parents killed and become orphans. We do not understand how any human being or the Israeli government can be so evil as to not respect life! Is it not true that there exist international laws to condemn this type of war that murders innocent people? We know that it is not enough to pray, but from Acteal we pray for life and the protection of boys and girls, men and women, and female and male elders of the Palestinian people. We ask God to stop the massacre in Palestine and to touch the hearts of men and women throughout the world, so that together we can demand that the Israeli government stop killing innocent people.” On the 22nd of each month, Las Abejas issues a statement in commemoration of its members who were massacred on the 22nd of December 1997.

Mexico’s Southern Border

  1. Peña Nieto Announces Southern Border Strategy in Chiapas – On July 7, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated a new Customs Station at Playas de Catazajá, Chiapas, and announced two types of immigration cards for Guatemalans; one card is for a temporary work permit, the other is a 72-hour visitor’s permit limited to border states. He did not say how many work permits would be available. Otto Perez Molina, President of Guatemala, was with Peña at the event. Peña also announced the five elements of his Southern Border Strategy: formal and ordered passage; greater security; protection and social action in favour of the migrants; regional co-responsibility and inter-institutional coordination. Apparently, the strategy includes placing 10 sentry posts on the border and creating a Border Police, similar to the US Border Patrol, but specific details of the plan were not revealed. A short time later, Humberto Mayans was named the “Czar” for the southern border. Part of the strategy is to deter migrants from hopping freight trains that carry them through Mexico towards the US.
  2. Merida Initiative Has Funds For Immigration Project – Two days after Peña announced the elements of his strategy for the Southern Border, the US made known through its embassy in Mexico that there were funds available in the Merida Initiative to support Mexico’s efforts to control immigration on the southern border.
  3. US State Department Advisor Thomas Shannon Inspects Chiapas Border with Guatemala – For two days in mid-July, Thomas Shannon, Counsellor to John Kerry at the US State Department, visited the Tapachula portion of the Chiapas border with Guatemala. He visited the Century XXI (Siglo XXI) Immigration Station in Tapachula, reportedly the largest one in Latin America (capacity 2,500 per day). He also visited a migrant shelter and met with activists and human rights defenders, who made a proposal: give the migrants visas to travel through Mexico, thereby making their journey less dangerous. He said he was interested in learning about the situation of the unaccompanied child migrants. Shannon’s visit to the Chiapas border just 2 weeks after Ambassador Anthony Wayne’s visit in June dramatizes the importance this issue has taken on and the importance of Mexico’s southern border.

In other parts of Mexico

  1. Jose Manuel Mireles, Self-Defence Leader, Formally Charged and Held In Prison – On July 6, a judge issued the formal indictment against Mireles and the 3 guards arrested with him, meaning that they must stand trial for carrying firearms for the exclusive use of the Army and for the charge of simple possession of marijuana and cocaine. They were remanded to federal prisons while awaiting trial. The defence team maintains that the charges are false and that Mireles is a political prisoner. Javier Sicilia said that the arrest of Mireles demonstrates that the government is on the side of the criminals. Mireles’ wife maintains that the illegal weapons Mireles was allegedly in possession of are registered with the government. In other words, she seems to be alleging that not only are the charges false, the weapons were planted. Recently, Mireles issued a letter from prison to the autodefensas, in which he alleged that Alfredo Castillo, the Federal Commissioner for Michoacán, came to Michoacán to repress and lock people up. He termed the commissioner an executioner and said he lies and betrays. Mireles also urges the self-defence groups not to make agreements with Castillo and not to talk to him. Finally, he urged them not to fight among themselves.

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Compiled monthly by the Chiapas Support Committee. The primary sources for our information are: La Jornada, Enlace Zapatista and the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Centre (Frayba).

 

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Siguen en Vivo, la retransmision del encuentro internacional de medicina de la liberacion:

http://giss.tv:8001/radiopozol.mp3.m3u 

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Tlachinollan Centre for Human Rights: Twenty Years Sowing Community Justice

Tlachinollan Centre for Human Rights: Twenty Years Sowing Community Justice

Luis Hernández Navarro

La Jornada, 29th July, 2014

Translated by Jorge A. Borrel-Guzman 

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A huge sign with the portrait of Nestora Salgado García –the chief of Olinalá’s community police, unfairly incarcerated in the maximum security prison of Tepic– demands her release. It is followed by another one from the The Nation Is First House of Justice of the Regional Coordinating Committee of Communal Authorities-Community Police (CRAC-PC,). Both signs are part of the demonstration held in Tlapa, Guerrero, to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Tlachinollan Centre for Human Rights.

There were more than 3 thousand Me’phaa, Na Savi, Nauas and Ñomndaa indigenous people of the Mountain Region of Guerrero, who came from 185 communities located in 13 municipalities, accompanied by five of those music bands that impart colour to community struggles. They demanded the release of incarcerated community police officers, the supply of basic grains, the construction of roads, as well as support for the rebuilding of the 20 towns damaged by the Ingrid and Manuel tropical storms.

The indigenous demonstration of July 26th in Tlapa is an unusual event in the world of civil rights organizations and civil organizations that promote development. Apart from a few exceptions, most of the non-government organizations (NGOs) that exist in the country lack both Tlachinollan’s ability to convene and its community connections.

What is common is that NGOs speak for the sake of communities without being instructed do so. That NGOs request funds from foundations and governments on behalf of popular organizations without being requested to do so. That they show up in forums and public events with a mandate that they don’t have. That they seek to negotiate the interests of peasant farmers, leaving aside any consultation. Tlachinollan doesn´t work like that. It never has.

There are a large number of NGOs that have lost the N quality. They have transformed into quasi-government organizations (QGOs). They manage government projects; they receive and use resources while serving as assistants of administrations of all political stripes. Their executives introduce themselves as non-government actors, but, very often, they turn into public officials without giving any explanations. Tlachinollan doesn´t act like that.

It is also frequent that NGOs adapt their work to financing priorities imposed by international foundations. When gender-related projects become trendy and there is money to support them, they become feminists. When global warming becomes trendy, they become environmentalists. When it’s easy to get cash by supporting micro-enterprises, they promote the creation of revolving funds and promote training in management by objectives. Tlachinollan is not one of them.

It’s already been two decades since Tlachinollan’s establishment in 1994 by anthropologist Abel Barrera and a group of activists and researchers to serve the towns of the Mountain Region. The vigorous demonstrations in Guerrero to commemorate the 500 years of indigenous resistances were still very fresh. They initially decided to document the living conditions of indigenous inmates in Tlapa’s jail.

As they pointed out, in those first years, “we had nothing to offer, only our presence and solidarity. There was an unforgettable phrase in the Tlapa jail that would haunt our minds: ‘In that cursed place where sadness governs, it´s not crime that is punished, but poverty’.”

Originally, the territory they covered was mainly the Mountain Region of Guerrero, a region in which almost 85 percent of the population is indigenous and the location for 10 of the 100 municipalities with the lowest ranking in human development in Mexico. However, it is also an area with important experiences of peasant farmers and indigenous resistance in the field of commercialization of coffee, the supply of basic products, the fight for municipal democracy, and the management of roads and utilities.

oficina_de_ayutlaAbel Barrera, president of the organization, has been justly recognized for his work in the defence of human rights by international organizations such as Amnesty International of Germany , the Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Human Rights, The Washington Office on Latin America, the MacArthur Foundation, among many others. Born in Tlapa, he pursued religious studies for 12 years in order to become a Catholic priest; he studied anthropology, and ended up returning to his homeland to get fully involved in the adventure of helping the indigenous communities in their fight for autonomy.

It soon became clear very that the founders of the project would have to go beyond the simple documentation of human rights. And that’s how they got actively involved in providing legal assistance and human rights education.

Barrera narrates: “When we began to face the violent reality inflicted by the agents of the State, we began to understand how difficult it is to live defenceless, with poverty and discrimination. That was the moment when we understood the historic resistance of indigenous peoples, their perseverance, their courage and generosity. That’s why today we know that with them we can be protectors, but without them, our work would be weak and meaningless.”

Tlachinollan’s work is exemplary. It offers counselling and help to victims who suffer from violence at the moment they file police complaints. But its work is not limited to bringing complaints before judges; they support alternative and sustainable agriculture; they serve as arbitrators in political and religious issues, and they are part of a wider NGO network that attempts to improve the living conditions of the people. Their radius of action extends throughout Guerrero.

This past July 26th, Abel made an assessment of the relationship of the Centre with the communities for the past 20 years.

“You gave us the tortilla, the coffee, the bedroll and the sombrero; and you showed us how to sow community justice. That is why these almost 20 years have no meaning without all of you. Because you are the fathers, the mothers, the founders of Tlachinollan.”

And those thousands of indigenous people that marched are the proof of such relationship.

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2014/07/29/index.php?section=opinion&article=016a1pol&partner=rss

 

 
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Encuentro Internacional sobre la Medicina Liberadora

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El Hospital San Carlos
Doctor For Global Health
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Invitan a:
PROGRAMACION Y HORARIOS


Viernes 1 de Agosto

9:00-2:00pm   Encuentro en Acteal con La Sociedad Civil de Las Abejas**
2:30pm           Registro en CIDECI-UNITIERRA, San Cristobal de las Casas, CIDECI
4:00-10:30pm                                    Velada InterCultural: 
en cideci

Video Documental "Escuela de Asesinos", y reflexion,   
Exposicion de obras de Robeli Ernesto Gomez Lopez
Artistas Urbanos Dygno,
Bailable Itemeno, Oaxaca,  
Titeres, Memo Mena, 
Son Jarocho, Ale Pandilla, , 
Poema Tsotsil, Xvet Bautista 
Maruca Hernandez, Guitarra 
Pintura en vivo, Grafica Maya,  
Vocalista "La Chamba", EEUU
Socio Drama, El Salvador,  
Mariachis Tseltales San Francisco y 
Slajem k'op, Hip Hop Chamula
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**Solo con inscripciones: medicinaliberadora@gmail.com

Sabado 2 de Agosto

8:00am: Registro en CIDECI-Unitierra
8:30-8:45am: Palabras de Inauguracion de la Dra. Linnea Capps Presidenta de Doctors For Global Health
8:45-9:00am: Presentacion de la Maestra de Ceremonia

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9:00-11:30: Medicina de la Liberacion: Juntos en Solidaridad. Como la hacemos en la pratica, y como se construye. Por qué y Para qué?

Moderador: Dr Gregorio de Anda Perez Medico comunitario en Hospital San Carlos, Altamirano Chiapas.

-Dr. Lanny Smith: Fundador de DGH (Doctors for Global Health), EEUU.
-Dr. Roberto Gomez Alfaro: Ex director del hospital Regional de Comitan, Chiapas.
-Sor Genoveva Candido Reyes: Directora del Hospital San Carlos, Altamirano, Chiapas.
- Dr José Carlos Lopez Reyes: Fundador de la UNACH, Director del area Biomedica, Director de la BUAP de Puebla, Mexico
-Ignacio Perez Perez: Coordinador promotor de Salud de La Sociedad Civil Las Abejas, Acteal, Chiapas.
=>  Preguntas!


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12:00 – 2:00 pm 20 Años de Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) (NAFTA) y sus Efectos en Salud y la Vida Cotidiana. Y el nuevo planteamiento del gobierno de los USA (Tratado Transpacífico)

Moderadora:  Dra. Irma Julieta Cruz Nava (Comunidades Campesina en Camino),Oaxaca

-Ricardo Martínez: Periodista en Russia Today RT, Organizacion Pensamiento Critico, Docente investigador de la Universidad, El Salvador.
-Dr. Alex Luger: Miembro de Doctors For Global Health (DGH) EEUU.
-Abraham Ribera Borrego: Ex miembro del Ciepac, Ex miembro de Caic, Chiapas Mexico.
-Alejandro Araujo: Activista por los derechos de los migrantes, Grupo “La Chamba” Los Angeles EEUU.
 =>  Preguntas!

2:00 4:00 pm Almuerzo 

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4.00 -7:00pm La militarización y Paramilitarizacion de la Sociedad, la Guerra de Baja Intensidad, la Guerra Contra Narcotráfico… sus efectos (viudas, huérfanos, discapacitados, desaparecidos, daño psicológico, etc.) reparación del daño, recuperación de la memoria histórica, etc. y que hacemos para evitarla

Moderador: Jorge Hernandez, CDH Fraybartolomé de la Casas

-Cecilia Santiago: Colectivo Ik, (Chiapas).
-Alfredo Mela y Esther: Psicologos del mundo, Psicología de la Liberación (Italia)
-Vilma Laínez: Reportera de Radio YSUCA, (El Salvador, CA.)
-Carlos Tabares Luna: Promotor Social y Tecnico en Desarrollo Local. Compilador del libro "Dos Pueblos a los que amar, un Mundo por el que luchar”.  Grupo Promotor de la Memoria Histórica de l@s Internacionalistas que murieron en el Conflicto civil de El Salvador (Guadalajara, Jalisco.)
-Ramiro Cortez Argueta: Asociacion Campesina para el desarrollo Humano (ACDHU) La estancia, El Salvador
=> Preguntas!


7:00 – 8:00 pm Cena

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8:00 – 10:30 PM Activismo por los Derechos Humanos y los Movimientos Sociales

Moderador: Alejandro Reyes, Escritor y miembro de Radio Zapatista.


-Víctor Hugo López Rodríguez: Director del CDH FRAYBA San Cristobal de las Casas, Chis. Mex.
-Dr. Raymundo Taboada: Presidente del Colectivo Contra la Tortura y la Impunidad (CCTI). Acapulco, Gro. MEX).
-Nataniel Hernandez: Director del CDH Digna Ochoa, Tonala Chiapas.
- Diego Lorente: Director del CDH Fray Matias de Cordova, AC, Tapachula, Chiapas
-Alberto Patishtan Gomez: Ex preso politico de Chiapas, defensor de los derechos humanos, El Bosque, Chis.
=>Preguntas!


Domingo 3 de agosto
8:00 Registro de los visitantes

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8:30 – 11:30 am Derecho a la Salud y Los Movimientos Sociales: incidencia, articulación, y donde nos ubicamos y que hacemos. ¿La salud publica gratuita vs. la universalidad de la salud y seguros médicos privados, seguro medico popular, etc.)

Moderadora: Dra Linda Sharp, Dra. EE UU Los Angeles.


-Dra Irma Cruz y Ing. Sergio Vazquez Diaz: Trabajando en la Agricultura Colectiva (Caminando con Comunidades Campesinas, CCC) Tehuantepec Oaxaca. Mex.
-Juan Manuel Canales Ruiz: Programa de Medicina Comunitaria, Hospital San Carlos Altamirano, Chis. Mex. En comunidades autónomas.
-Marina Rivera Sorto y Jesus Antonio Orellana: Comité Contra el SIDA (CoCoSi) El Salvador.
-Etelvina Umana de Perez y/o Dilsia Esmerala Villalta: ¨Promotoras de salud del Caipes/ Estancia El Salvador
-Hugo Ernesto Flores Navarro: Compañeros en Salud A.C. Chiapas, Mexico
-Erundina Veliz Zelaya: Promotora de salud, Unidad de Salud, Sta Martha, El Salvador
-Maria Dolores Leiva: Centro de Rehabilitacion de Sta Martha, El Salvador
=>Preguntas!


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12:00 – 3:00 pm Chiapas Hoy: Construcción de Autonomía, Defensa de Territorio, educación, mujeres, salud, etc. (contexto nacional e internacional).

Moderador: Oscar Eugenio Garcia Morales, Ex jefe de laboratorio del Hospital San Carlos,

-CODIMUJ: Coord. de Mujeres de la Diócesis de San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis. Mex.
-Simon Pedro Perez: Mesa Directiva de La Sociedad Civil Las Abejas de Acteal, Chiapas,
-Dr. Joel Heredia: Salud y Desarrollo Comunitario (SADEC), Palenque, Chis. Mex,
-Teresa de Jesus Lopez Hidalgo: CORECO: Comisión de Apoyo a la Unidad y Reconciliación -Comunitaria (CORECO): San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis.
-Sor Edith Garrido: Hospital San Carlos, Altamirano, Chis.
-Adolfo Moreno y Jorge Larra, Profesores del Sindicato de Trabajadores Académicos del Conalep (SITACH), Mex.
-Azalia Hernandez: Medios Alternativos de Comunicación FrayBa, Chiapas, Mex.
 =>Preguntas!

3:00 – 3:15 Cierre de las actividades





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Mas informacion:

Medicina de la Liberacion: Salud y Justicia, Lanny Smith
Reflexion Personal sobre el Concepto de la medicina de Liberacion, Jennifer Kasper
Medicina para la liberacion: una observacion y reflexion sobre la experiencia, y sugerencias concretas para actuar, Joy Mockbee


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CIDECI- Universidad de la Tierra:

Seminarios CIDECI-UNITIERRA
Como llegar?




 


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MEDIOS LIBRES
 

Los encuentros estaran difundido en Vivo por Radio via los comp@s de medios libres Pozol

Los encuentros y las ponencias estaran grabados via los comp@s de medios libres de Koman Ilel y la Area Autonoma de Comunicacion de Las Abejas de Acteal.


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Apoyo al Cuidar l@s Nin@s


Dos companer@s se encargaran de cuidar a sus hij@s
Favor de inscribirse por correo electronico. 

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Traducciones

Todas las ponencias estaran traducidas en vivo en Ingles (Gracias de escribirnos si necesitan este servicio)
Todo panel tendra una sintesis en Tsotsil y Tseltal.
**stekel ayejetik ch-jeloj ta tsotsil chiuk ta tseltal.**

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Contactos

MEDICINALIBERADORA@GMAIL.COM

Hospital San Carlos, Altamirano
Doctors For Global Health

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Energy Reform: Free and Informed Indigenous Resistance Grows

 

Energy Reform: Free and Informed Indigenous Resistance Grows

Magdalena Gómez*

La Jornada, 29th July 2014

 

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Consolidation of the legislative route to consummate the theft of land in favour of multinational companies poses challenges to the century-long indigenous resistance. In particular, it violates the strategic goal of reconstituting indigenous peoples around the core idea of their territorial autonomy. At the national level, the precarious legal framework was expanded following the constitutional reform on human rights, which gave full recognition to international treaties, such as ILO Convention 169, among others, placed on the same level as the Constitution. Specifically, the field of hydrocarbons will undoubtedly raise the need for the Court to ascertain whether the rights of peoples to the surface of their territories includes the subsoil when it is not the State that exploits it under its exclusive domain, but companies to which [the State] has transferred such authority, thereby subverting its original meaning. There is the additional problem that the legislative process omitted the duty of guaranteeing the right to free and informed prior consultation.

In this context, it matters little that, in lieu of expropriation when the owners of the land are opposed to the plunder (in order to call things by their proper name), the federal Congress with its PRIAN [PRI + PAN] steamroller refers to the so-called ‘temporary occupation’ as a presumed palliative. However, the people’s experience indicates that the key component of their resistance is organization and the use of the law only makes sense in that context. In order to define their immediate strategy, an urgent first step is their own information campaign about the content of the energy laws, whose approval cycle is within a few days of concluding. Also about their impact in the short, medium and long term.

The peñanietismo [Peña Nieto government] has already started its campaign of disinformation, and surely it will reinforce pressures by which government crumbs, generically called ‘social programs’ for combating poverty; we know well the obstructionist component of social protest that is present and even more with an openly counterinsurgency character, as they claimed in the Zapatista regions.

6 (1)Indigenous organizations will most assuredly address these issues in the coming weeks, especially at the meeting in La Realidad, Chiapas, of the EZLN [Zapatista Army of National Liberation] and the National Indigenous Congress. Some already engaged in a first exchange last weekend in the Montaña of Guerrero, in Tlapa during the forum From the Community Heart of Resistance, organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre. It was attended by indigenous Nahua, Mixtec, Tlapaneco and Amuzgo from 13 municipalities and 85 communities in the Montaña [Mountain region of Guerrero], and invited representatives from the Saving Temacapulín, Acasico and Palmarejo Committee; the Assembly of Indigenous Peoples of the Isthmus in Defense of the Land and Territory, from Oaxaca; The Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to La Parota Dam; the Regional Wixárika Council in Defence of Wirikuta, Júba Wajiín-San Miguel del Progreso, and the Tosepan Union of Cooperatives. At the discussion, “Megaprojects and Defence of Territory,” together they took stock of the various processes of struggle for conserving their resources.

In sum, the Prianistas [PRI + PAN] are mistaken with their cheerful accounts of what they consider mild social protest in the face of their latest legislative abuses on the subject of hydrocarbons. The fact that protest is not widely expressed outside their ostentatious enclosures means that the rupture with these spaces of supposed popular representation is deep, and they [indigenous] are not willing to waste their energy. Nevertheless, the State cannot be over-confident with its logic of national security vis-a-vis indigenous resistance. For this reason, in its Pact for Mexico, it included the complement to its so-called structural reforms, nothing less than the criminalization [of social protest].

Starting from this, and to be consistent with its priority of ensuring big business the free exploitation of natural resources, it [the Pact] proposed amending Article 29 of the Constitution [regarding suspension of rights during a national emergency] and issuing a new law that would allow regulation of the terms and conditions under which such rights are suspended (Commitment 23). In the same Pact, they also agreed to promote the federal law regarding the legitimate use of public force by indicating that “as in other countries, a law will be created that establishes clear parameters for the use of public force” (Commitment 28), which has been enacted, ominously indeed, in such states as Puebla and Chiapas.

The multinational companies who are ready to invest in our country in the field of hydrocarbons should know that the people will fight on all possible fronts to defend their territories, before becoming their peóns [day labourers; or pawns] or be banished in exchange for a few pesos only to remain in waiting for the end of the ‘temporary’ occupation. Without a doubt, the State has abandoned the national interest and continues its ancestral war against the original peoples.

*Magdalena Gómez, attorney, also earned the Master’s Degree in Political Science and a Certificate in Educational Technology. Her areas of specialization are Agrarian Law, Indigenous Rights and Law, Political Education and Society.

Translated by Jane Brundage

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2014/07/29/index.php?section=opinion&article=017a2pol&partner=rss

 

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Guerrero Activists Are in the “Line of Fire”

 

Guerrero Activists Are in the “Line of Fire”

La Jornada 28th July, 2014

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 On the 20th Anniversary of the Tlachinollan Center for Human Rights in the Mountain, thousands of indigenous people marched in Tlapa de Comonfort demanding the release of political prisoners  Photo: Sergio Ocampo


On the 20th Anniversary of the Tlachinollan Center for Human Rights in the Mountain, thousands of indigenous people marched in Tlapa de Comonfort demanding the release of political prisoners 
Photo: Sergio Ocampo

Chilpancingo, Guerrero - The Tlachinollan Centre for Human Rights of the Mountain [region] reported that during the administration of Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero “serious human rights violations continue and, since the arrival of President Enrique Peña Nieto, they have increased. [Human rights] Defenders in Guerrero are in the line of fire.”

On Saturday night, in the auditorium of Tlapa de Comonfort, the 20th Annual Report, titled “Glimmers of Justice and Hope” (Destellos de justicia y esperanza), of activities from June 2013 to May 2014 was presented as a summary of the work performed by Tlachinollan in defence of the rights of indigenous, mestizos [mixed heritage, Spanish-Indigenous] and Afro-mestizos [Africans brought to New Spain to work as slaves on sugar, coffee and hemp plantations].

The report emphasized that “the criminalization, arbitrary arrests, fabrication of crimes, torture, cruel and inhuman treatment, disappearances, killings and forced displacement, are acts committed against sectors that are organized and demand respect for their rights; they should join the thousands of homicides that make Guerrero one of the three most dangerous states in Mexico.”

The report pointed out that “more people are imprisoned for being part of Community Police or resistance movements against mega-projects, than for the murders of social activists. The message is clear: in Guerrero, to participate in Community Police is more punishable than the killing of a human rights defender.”

The Tlachinollan report noted that between 2011 and 2014, there were at least 60 aggressions or attacks against social organizations, students, human rights defenders, indigenous peoples and rural communities. It shows that in the:

  • Costa Chica-Mountain region: 13 attacks;
  • Central Acapulco: 16 attacks, including criminalization, persecution and harassment of opponents to Parota Dam;
  • Coyuca Benitez: 7 attacks, including the murder of leaders of social organizations such as Fabiola Osorio and Raymundo Velázquez;
  • Tecpan: 3 attacks, including the disappearance of leading environmentalists Eva Alarcón and Marcial Bautista:
  • Atoyac de Alvarez: 3 attacks, including the execution of peasant leader Rocio Mesino;
  • Petatlán and Coyuca de Catalán: 12 attacks, including the murder of 9 members of the Santana Villa family, defenders of the forests;
  • Northern Region: 4 cases.

The Centre stressed that 44 percent of cases “are murders or executions of members of social organizations and their families; 25 percent are arbitrary arrests with fabrication of crimes, and the majority of these occur in the Costa-Montaña [Coast-Mountain] region.”

Tlachinollan reported that from June 2013 to May 2014, it granted 801 consultancies:

  • Half for individual or collective disputes;
  • 143 complaints of human rights violations; and
  • 256 complaints related to violations of women’s rights.

In addition, the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre advised 200 communities suffering emergency situations arising from Hurricanes Manuel and Ingrid.

*Abel Barrera Hernández, Mexican anthropologist and human rights activist, founded the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre in 1994. Amnesty International has awarded his work; in 2010 he received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

Translated by Jane Brundage

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2014/07/28/index.php?section=politica&article=019n1pol&partner=rss

 

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News from Sipaz 28/07/2014

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 News from Sipaz 28/07/2014

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Chiapas: New communique from Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés

July 28, 2014

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Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés (@SIPAZ)

 

In a new communique published on 25 July, Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés reported that the support-bases from the La Realidad caracol have decided to share 59,000 pesos that have been collected for the reconstruction of the autonomous clinic and school that were destroyed in May to support the transportation of members of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) which is soon to be held in Chiapas.  It should be recalled that from 4 to 9 August, this meeting between Zapatistas and other indigenous peoples belonging to the CNI will take place in La Realidad.

Subcomandante Moisés explained that this decision has been made public “because we cannot be like the bad governments, which say that money is dedicated to one thing but ends up being moved elsewhere.”  He expressed furthermore that “the construction of the accommodations for our indigenous brothers and sisters has now been completed, and we are finishing the last details so that everything will be ready with joy in our hearts to receive our guests.  The construction of the new school and clinic continues, also with joy.  Because while those from above destroy, we from below rebuild.”

 

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National: thousands march in Mexico City to demand agrarian reform

July 28, 2014

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On 23 July, between 25,000 (according to the government of Mexico City) and 35,000 campesinos (according to organizers of the action) marched in Mexico City to demand a comprehensive agrarian reform, in repudiation of the reform laws on energy, and in favour of respect for the rights of peoples and communities.

Protestors presented a document with their proposals for agrarian reform, to be taken into account at the national Congress, which is about to address the matter in response to a proposal made in March by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

The slogans that were uttered at the protest spoke to the principal grievances: for example, “Hunger is not combated with handouts but rather through food production in communities,” or “Mexico demands food and energy sovereignty.”

Organizations that covered the whole spectrum of politics in Mexico, including some groupings allied to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which is at present in power.

 

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Chiapas: denunciation of threats of possible attack on Migrant Home in Arriaga

July 28, 2014

Migrant home “All for All” in Tapachula (@Centro PRODH)

Migrant home “All for All” in Tapachula (@Centro PRODH)

 

On 21 July, Carlos Bartolo Solís, director of the Migrant Home “House of Compassion” in Arriaga on the coast of Chiapas denounced that he had received a threat from organized crime groups dedicated to the trafficking in migrants against the centre.  That same day, a migrant warned him that an attack was being prepared, as led by someone known as Simón N.

Bartolo Solís mentioned that police surveillance of the trains has diminished over the past several months, and that fewer and fewer patrols are seen.  He announced that he would contact federal authorities and the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) so that they intervene to guarantee the protection and security for the migrant home.  At present, the local authorities do nothing more than “provide promises and speeches.”

Some weeks ago, Father Ramón Verdugo, from the Migrant Home “All for All” in Tapachula, also denounced death-threats and persecution for his work as a defender of the rights of migrants.

 

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 Indigenous organizations and peoples challenge federal reforms, considering them to be “a legalized land grab”

 July 27, 2014

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(@Other Worlds Chiapas)

 

On 14 July, upon the close of the “Water and Energy” seminar held in Oaxaca de Juárez, civil organizations and communities pertaining to the Mixteco, Chatino, Zapotec, and Mixe peoples of the state of Oaxaca as well as organizations from Chiapas and Mexico City issued a communiqué denouncing the reforms being implemented in the country.  They indicated that said reforms betray a lack of respect for humanity rights and represent “a legalized land grab,” given that they were approved to favour national and international firms.

The authors of the communiqué explained that the laws on Hydrocarbons, National Waters, Mining, Public Service of Electricity, Geothermal Energy, Housing, Foreign Investment, Expropriation, National Goods, Labour, Regulation of Energy, Public and Private Associations, the National Agency on Industrial Security, Protection of the Environment, Education, and Telecommunications “have been presented and approved without the participation of the communities and citizenry in general who live in the country.”

They denounced that “they have found the three levels of government to lie, trick, threaten with death, repress, arbitrarily arrest, forcibly disappear, and even execute communal human-rights defenders,” and they affirmed that they will continue defending their lands and territories amidst this new attempt at looting.

 

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Chiapas: new communiqué from the Las Abejas Civil Society

July 27, 2014

Las Abejas Civil Society (@acteal.blogspot.com)

Las Abejas Civil Society (@acteal.blogspot.com)

 

On 22 July, during the monthly commemoration of the Acteal massacre of 1997, the Las Abejas Civil Society released a new communique positioning itself on several prevailing realities, “because it is our responsibility to say the truth and condemn lies, violence, and war.”  Las Abejas denounced that the “bad government of Mexico has coordinated with large neoliberal-capitalist interests to create plans to extract the riches of our Mother Earth.  These plans criminalize social movements; they imprison women and men who criticize the rotten system in Mexico.”  They gave as examples of such tendencies the murders of Juan Vázquez Guzmán and Juan Carlos Gómez Silvano from the San Sebastián Bachajon ejido, who adhered to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle, in addition to the Zapatista support-base (BAEZLN) Galeano in La Realidad.

Las Abejas indicated that “we are saddened that still many of our brothers and sisters who do the dirty work of the government see us as enemies, insulting us and claiming us to be provocateurs.  All these thoughts that they have are the result of the crumbs given in the ‘Procampo,’ ‘Opportunities,’ and other welfare programs.”  They stressed the role of the “so-called leaders of a community or an organization”: “the bad government seeks to create divisions in a community or organization in resistance by offering a bit of money or a public office in exchange for providing information on what the organizations are doing.”  To illustrate this point, Las Abejas made reference to the “present conflict between the neighbouring communities of Ch’enalvo’ and Chalchihuitan regarding the land dispute that has gone on for 40 years.”  They reiterated the call to dialogue “both to the peoples of Ch’enalvo’ and of Chalchihuitan and not to take up arms.”

Lastly, they shared a message of solidarity with the Palestinian people.

 

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Chiapas: TPP pre-audience judges Mexican State for crimes against humanity

 July 27, 2014

 

On 18 July in El Limonar, Ocosingo municipality, there was held the pre-audience for the People’s Permanent Tribunal (TPP), “With Justice and Peace We Shall Find Truth.”  As part of the work on “Dirty War as violence, impunity, and lack of access to justice” covered by the Mexican chapter of the TPP, the Viejo Velasco massacre was addressed.  This atrocity, which took place on 13 November 2006, resulted in the execution of four persons and the disappearance of four others.  Two of the disappeared were found dead some months later.  Furthermore, 37 residents of the community were forcibly displaced, seeking refuge in the neighbouring community of Nuevo Tila.

After having reviewed the relevant documents and the declarations of victims and witnesses, the judges declared that the “The fact that these acts of violence from the State did not solely target combatants but also the civilian, non-combatant population–including boys and girls–shows that the only common factor among the victims was that they pertained to certain ethnic groups and social organizations.  It also shows that said acts were committed ‘with the intention of destroying’ these groups ‘totally or in part,’ thus qualifying these as crimes against humanity.”  For this reason, they judged the Mexican State to be culpable of having violated the rights to life and personal integrity as well as the right not to experience forced disappearance in the cases of Viejo Velasco and Acteal in the Northern Zone of Chiapas.

In conclusion, the tribunal declared that “the State must use the appropriate means to observe its obligation to investigate the acts that have been denounced, as well as to identify, judge, and sanction those responsible and the beneficiaries of these crimes.”  It stressed that “the Mexican State is obliged to comprehensively compensate the damages caused by these crimes against humanity.”  Lastly, it recalled that the cycle of the Mexican chapter of the TPP will end in November 2014, a time in which the “grave human-rights violations committed by the Mexican State that to date enjoy impunity” will be denounced and made visible before the national and international public.

 

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Chiapas: Believing People organize fourth pilgrimage in Simojovel

 

July 20, 2014

Photo (@Chiapas Denuncia Pública)

Photo (@Chiapas Denuncia Pública)

On Saturday 12 July, the Believing People of Simojovel carried out a fourth “Pilgrimage for peace.”  Thousands of persons marched to highlight the increase in violence in the municipality due to alcoholism, drug-trafficking, prostitution, and arms trading, and to denounce the death-threats received by the priest Marcelo Pérez and other members of the Council of Parishes of San Antonio de Padua.  On the same occasion, they accused municipal authorities of being corrupt and of favouring this situation which undermines peace and security for the people of Simojovel.  In a communiqué, the Believing People declared that “Amidst these death-threats, we cannot be silent or be indifferent; we cannot simply cross our arms while seeing so much suffering caused by the corruption of the authorities.”

Furthermore, they publicly demanded that the corresponding authorities re-establish peace and tranquillity for the people by closing places for drug and alcohol sales, prostitution centres, and repressing the traffic in weapons.  In this way, they specified that “We demand security for our people; enough of violating our rights.  We demand liberty and justice.”  They added: “This is our action so that peace be restored in this community.  We will not tire; if we see that there is no result, we will take other measures in the coming days and months.  The people must continue raising their voice.”

 

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