Mexico: Call for Artwork For the Freedom of Anarchist Political Prisoner Miguel Peralta

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We invite you all to join in the call for the freedom of our anarchist compañero Miguel Peralta—one of seven Indigenous Mazateco prisoners of the community assembly of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca.

Miguel was detained on April 30th, 2015 in Mexico City, for the crimes of aggravated homicide and attempted homicide, accused along with 35 members of the community assembly. He has been imprisoned now for three years and nine months in San Juan Bautista Cuicatlán, Oaxaca. His criminal case has been filled with legal irregularities, grounded in fabricated charges, and sustained by contradictory and implausible testimonies. Regardless, on October 26th, 2018, the Judge of the District Court of Huautla de Jiménez, Juan León Montiel, sentenced him to 50 years in prison and a fine for damages of $151, 134 pesos. He is currently awaiting the resolution of his appeal from the Third Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of the State of Oaxaca.

We open this call for artwork to invite you all to participate in generating graphic material in support of the call for the freedom of Miguel Peralta. The objective of the call is to demand his immediate freedom, to spread the word about his case, to denounce the legal irregularities and to pronounce our support for the destruction of the carceral system. The graphic material will be used for digital and print distribution during activities we will be carrying out for the freedom of Miguel. The graphics will be utilized for free and solidarity distribution, and will not be used to obtain economic benefits beyond solidarity actions with our compañero.

The deadline to send material is February 28th, 2019.

Format specifications:

  • Letter or double letter size
  • Scanned in 300 to 600 dpi resolution
  • “.tiff” or “.png” files

Send your images to: solidaridadelox@gmail.com

More Info about the case:

Facebook: Miguel Peralta Libre

Interview with Miguel: https://itsgoingdown.org/interview-anarchist-indigenous-prisoner-miguel-peralta/

Fanzine about the case:

Print: https://itsgoingdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Community-Struggle-Eloxochitlan-print.pdf

Read: https://itsgoingdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Community-Struggle-Eloxochitlan-read.pdf

Cover: https://itsgoingdown.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Community-Struggle-Eloxochitlan-cover.jpg

Burn the prisons and the society that needs them!!!


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Voices in Movement
Voices in Movement publishes translations and analysis – both contemporary and historical – to share strategy, solidarity and histories of resistance across imaginary divisions of nations and borders, drawing insight from struggles of below and to the left, where the heart is. They also author Revuelta Comunitaria, a semi-regular column on It's Going Down addressing social struggles and political repression in the territory of so-called Mexico.