Yesterday pickets were
organised outside Mexican embassies around the world, calling for the release
Mejia (an APPO activist and supporter of the Marxist Tendency Militante) and of
all the other political prisoners presently being held in Mexican jails. The
campaign will continue until everyone is released and all charges are dropped.
Francisco Jay Alguilar is free at last! After enduring an extremely difficult situation in prison, comrade Alguilar has been freed and returned to his family. The struggle of all our comrades in prison was exemplary. Now our task is to continue the fight and build the revolutionary organisation.
The campaign to free Adán Mejía is
calling for an International Day of Action on September 13th, when pickets
should be organised outside Mexican consulates and embassies around the world. We are also
calling on all labour movement and youth activists to pass resolutions
supporting the demands of the campaign and to make donations towards the legal
defence fund, which will cover the costs of the campaign.
The pressure against the detention and incarceration of the comrades from
the CLEP-CEDEP, Militante and the Movement of Non-Accepted Students (MENA) has
begun to bear fruit. However, the release of the comrades does not mean a full victory yet.
After the successful demonstration to the
presidential palace on August 8th, the campaign for the release of the student
activists from the CLEP-CEDEP and the
MENA arrested on August 6th while demanding
more university places continued with more demonstrations and actions.
On Monday August 6th, a force of nearly 1000
police officers attacked a peaceful sit-in demonstration of students who were
demanding access to university. The protest had been organised by the Movement
of Non-Admitted Students, a campaign launched by the Committee in Defence of
State Education - Committee of Student Struggle.