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November 30

Compañeras and compañeros of Mexico and the world, we enter the second phase of the campaign to demand the freedom of our compañero Diego López Méndez. The purpose of this campaign is to free Diego from the hands of the Mexican state and its supposed justice system. We ask that you consider joining the campaign.

Our proposal is concrete. We are soliciting photos of you holding the campaign poster in demand of the freedom of our compañero. The poster can be downloaded from this link. The poster should be shared with collectives, organizations and individuals that share a heart that beats from below and to the left, to join the campaign. The photos are to be sent to the following email: The deadline is December 30th. The objective at this point of the campaign is to give more visibility to the case.

Our comrade Diego is one of the thousands of prisoners that remain trapped by the state in the bureaucratic spiral of the lucrative Mexican prison system. There, racism, classism, patriarchy and xenophobia are present in each of the cases that this supposed justice system aims to resolve. Psychological and physical torture are the preferred mechanisms against those who are accused of a crime, so as to force them into self-incriminating themselves.

In the words of our compañero Diego, “I make this public denunciation against the torturers that punish us. It is not fair that they torture us. The real criminals will never enter the prison walls but will always remain on the outside. However, as Indigenous people who do not know how to defend ourselves within the justice system, we are deprived of our freedom. I demand the governor-elect Rutilio Escandon give us our freedom…” We thank you in advance for your participation in the campaign and we ask you that you remain attentive to the advances in the case of our compañero Diego.

Working Group “No Estamos Todxs”

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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.

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