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Call to the Peoples of México to Organize the Revocation of the Presidency of Felipe Calderón

On the Eve of the 2010 Bicentennial of Mexican Independence, an Organizing Campaign Begins

By More than 300 Organizations and Signers
Republic of México

November 30, 2009
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Our nation is debating a crisis on par with that which gave birth to the Revolution of Independence, The Reformation wars and the Mexican Revolution. Just as was the case then, this is a long overarching crisis in our economy, politics and culture.

This crisis brings into question the future of the Mexican Nation and it's people. In this political scheme by the grand capitalists, domestic and foreign, we lack hope. The Mexican people do not have a place in this world of neoliberal globalization except as pariahs and a disposable labor force.

Given these circumstances, we need a patriotic transformation and a democratization of the political system, the economy and the culture that can confront this deep crisis of our country and the problems of the Mexican people. We need a transformation that will push out the bourgeois oligarchy and the political class that governs the state and the imperialist domain of Mexico. There is a need to construct a new majority that includes all of the patriotic forces that will install a new government and a new state. A new majority that is capable of taking back control and the property of the productive forces and strategic resources of the nation, and also able to guarantee sustainable development, social justice, national sovereignty, the autonomy of the indigenous pueblos and the practice of popular democracy.

The first step towards a national exit strategy, popular and democratic is the actual crisis. We have to see a restoration of constitutional order through struggle against the usurpation of the government of the Republic by the group of politicians, business magnates, judges, and military officials that are behind Felipe Calderón. In order to recuperate our national dignity and find a solution to misery, unemployment and insecurity, there must be a battle waged to revoke the presidential mandate that the coup leaders conferred upon Felipe Calderon.

The de facto chief of the federal executive is the primary evidence of a political regime that is corrupted and anti-nation, an instrument of large businesses and transnational corporations that advance the complete depredation and plunder of our work force, public property and our social and national resources. Calderón is the most visible figure of the mafia that pretends to consume the installation of the State obedient to the United States and the delinquent characters of a Police State, a la the Colombian Military. This struggle against this usurper and the dominant group includes the defense of our basic rights including, social and political and civil freedoms, and also laying the groundwork to remove this neoliberal government who have betrayed the people and the motherland.

The grave situation our country finds itself in creates the legal and human motives to revoke the mandate of Felipe Calderón. In less than three years the number of poor Mexicans has increased by 10 million. Today, more that 70 million people live in poverty; 24 or 25 million of these live in extreme poverty suffering a degrading, inhuman misery. Calderón may be known as "The President of Employment" yet he has caused almost a million and half workers to lose their jobs.

Calderon who is supposedly in charge of the "War against insecurity and delinquency" has converted Mexico into the least secure and most violent country in the world in a time of peace. His war against narco-trafficking has left more that 15,000 people assassinated and more than 7000 disappeared. Neither the violence nor the kidnappings seemed to be diminishing and much less are ceasing to exist. Meanwhile between 25 and 40 billion dollars are in the banks and the companies of this respectable private initiative with the approval of the government of Calderón and Obama. Meanwhile impunity reigns, and those responsible for the industrial crimes in the Pasta de Conchos mine disaster remain free along with Ulises Ruiz, Mario Marín, Javier Lozano and the real culprits of the case of the ABC daycare center. Not to mention the deaths in Juarez, or the violations of human rights in San Salvador Atenco, Acteal and many more.

Meanwhile the judges of the Supreme Court of Justice continue making more than 340,000 pesos per month, while Ignacio del Valle and his compañeros along with many other social justice fighters and innocent people continue to be held in illegal jails of maximum and low security. The president has deployed the armed forces throughout national territory in his mission of public security, in violation of article 129 of the Mexican Political constitution. He has consequently degraded the Armed Forces by transforming a military into an occupation army and a counter-insurgency force in service of the oligarchies. As his role of Supreme commander he has subordinated the Armed Forces and the police of the government of the United States, behind the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and The Merida Initiative. These agreements gravely affect national sovereignty, which in essence are acts of treason against the motherland.

With a base of attribution that does not correspond, they have brought the national economy to collapse, the recession and the contraction of the internal market, the astronomical growth of the illegal internal and external debt and the destruction off industrial productivity as well as a major technical and scientific dependence on the devastation of farmland and the end of self sufficient farming. This has led to a major migration of workers, affecting the quality of life for all sectors of the population. Moreover Calderón has illegally given territory to the mining, oil, agricultural and hotel owning interests leading to environmental degradation and criminal affliction against people and entire communities that have already been irreparably damaged in human, environmental and economic terms.

In violation of article 123 of the Constitution and according to the anti-labor politics of his predecessors, recently the transgression of autonomy of the Mexican Union of Electricians "Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas" (SME) whose only purpose was to take a step forward to destroy our energy sovereignty as well as to impose the privatization of electric energy and the services derived from the use of fiber optics, and the firing of more that 44,000 workers who have been characterized for their opposition to governmental plans.

Before the shady development project the central questions are: "are we stripped of our citizenship because we didn't vote for Calderón? Or because we abstained, including those who have repented for voting for the PAN party and supporting three long years of shortages, authoritarianism, anti-nation and betrayal. Will the Mexican nation survive as a sovereign entity between the systematic privatized harassment of the anti-patriots who govern for the exclusive benefit of the capitalist corporations? Is it necessary to pay the highest price for human life, environmental damage, suffering and useless force to endure a government that has already yielded intolerable results for millions of Mexicans? Does there exist any reasonable doubt about the regressive and reactionary nature of the current governing group that could give anyone hope toward redirecting the course of the country on part of the usurper and his people?

In the days leading up to the commemoration of the Bicentennial of Mexican Revolution we are confronted with this extraordinary escalation of social and national crisis leading us on a downward slope of repressive measures and an economic socio-environmental catastrophe graver than any in the history of the country. It is necessary for us to take a step forward and convene ourselves just as Hidalgo, Morelos, Juárez, Magón, Villa, Zapata y Cárdenas did and fight to revoke the mandate of the de facto president Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa.

To discuss the ways and means we are organizing a first meeting for December 5 at the Railworkers Union hall at Calle Dr. Lucio #29, Colonia Doctores, Mexico City, two which all Mexican citizens ready to wage this battle are invited in the quality of organizers. In particular, we call upon the Movement in Defense of Popular Economy, Oil and Sovereignty, the Movement for Food and Energy Sovereignty, Workers' Rights and Democratic Freedoms, upon the National Resistance Popular Assembly, upon the Other Campaign and upon the National Unity Conference of the Left to participate in the discussions and agreements so that once and for all Calderón and his government will be gone.



Persons and allied organizations:

Dr. Gilberto López y Rivas, Dr. Andrés Barreda Marín, Dr. Armando Rendón Corona, Dr. Enrique González Ruíz, Dra. Patricia de Oteyza, Antrop. Miguel ?ngel Adame Cerón (ENAH-INAH), Dip. Hortensia Figueroa Peralta (Morelos), Ignacio Suárez Huape, Dr. Gerardo De La Fuente Lora, Dip. Alejandro López Villanueva (DF), Pietro Ameglio, Cecilia González Arenas y Víctor Ariel Bárcenas Delgado, Adriana Mujica, David Barkin (Profesor UAM), Carlos Aparicio (Drector de Radio Bemba y Representante de la Asociación mundial de Radios comunitarias de México), José Luis Mariño López, José David Vega Becerra, Silverio de la Mora, Juan Ignacio López Espinoza, Raúl Barba Arciniega, Rosalio Morales Vargas, Gloria Teresa Parada Arvayo, Martín Rodríguez, Celso Hernández, Guadalupe Sandoval, Antonio Mendoza, Enrique Zapata, Claudia Valadez, Isaías Martínez, Rodolfo Pérez Peralta (STUNAM), Juan Pablo Jardón (MNCNS), Irene Patricia Bautista Berriozabal (FNADEZ), Alfonso Jesús García Pérez (Barzón Industrial, AC), Antonio González Abundio y Joaquim H. Vela González (UDENA-Plan de Ayala), Ismael Cano Moreno (Organización de la Sociedad Civil Tlaliyapatl), René Torres Bejarano, María Fernanda Campa, Mara Rosas Baños (IPN), Marjory González Vivanco, Alberto Moreno Gaytán, Eulalia Eligio González, Adriana Chávez Tejeda, Horacio Castillo, Esteban Escudero, Mauricio Ortiz (Expresión Ciudadana), Cirilo Padilla García (Comité Democrático Ciudadano), José Antonio Espinosa Vázquez (Ciudadanos Libres de Azcapotzalco), Sergio ?vila Rojas (Movimiento Ciudadano del Sur), Marco Antonio Padrón Martínez (Sol Naciente de Iztapalapa), Cuauhtémoc Garduño (Poder Ciudadano Nacional), Marza Antonieta Farfa (Frente Amplio de Izquierda Queretana-FAIQ-MNCNS), Javier Pineda (metrópolis Poder Ciudadano), José Arturo Tapia Flores (MNCNS), Sergio García Ayala (Movimiento Entre Ciudadanos), Miguel ?ngel Flores Trueba (Partido Comunista Mexicano), Fernando Sánchez Barreda, Alejandro Martínez Mondragón (Tequio Ciudadano A.B. D.F.), Frente de Asambleas Vecinales Heberto Castillo (FAVHECA DF), Alianza de Bases Ciudadanas, (ABC), Frente de Asambleas Municipales Heberto Castillo de Tlaxcala, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Puebla y Chiapas, Unidad de la Fuerza Indígena y Campesina de Tlaxcala (UFIC Tlaxcala); Benito Baena Lome y Gustavo Ortega (Alianza de Tranviarios de México); Benito Mirón Lince, Alfredo Percastegui, Federico Abarca Reyes, Marcelo Herrera Herbert, Ismael Hernández Rojas, Juan Gutiérrez Calva, Daniel Carlos García, José Jiménez, David Villarruel Velazco (Movimiento Nacional Organizado "Aquí Estamos"); Paul Hersch Martínez, Arturo Figueroa Saucedo, Rafaél Trujano Fermoso, Jorge Martínez Soto, Antonio García Morales, Porfirio Barrera Jiménez, Dora Treviño, Juan Emilio González Espinosa Garrido, Elis Martínez, Nayar López Castellanos, Marjory González Vivanco,

National Organizations:

Sección XVIII SNTE-CNTE Michoacán, Sección III SNTE-CNTE Baja California, Partido Popular Socialista de México, Frente Popular Francisco Villa, Coordinadora Metropolitana, Unidad de la Fuerza Indígena y Campesina, Red Izquierda Revolucionaria, Partido Comunista de México-Marxista Leninista, Frente Popular Revolucionario, Rumbo Proletario, Movimiento Socialismo Nuevo, Central Campesina Cardenista, UNTyPP, UNTCIP, Coordinadora Nacional de Municipios y Pueblos Originarios de México A.C., Nueva Fuerza Democrática Mexicana A.C., Alianza de Bases Ciudadanas (ABC); Sindicato de la Unión de Trabajadores del Instituto de Educación Media Superior del Distrito Federal (SUTIEMS), Organización Nacional del Poder Popular-PRP (Sociedad Cooperativa Emancipación del Pueblo, CUT-Coyoacán, A.C., Forjadores del mañana, A.C., UCISV-El Ejido, A.C., Movimiento de Pobladores, A.C., UCISV-1o. de mayo, A.C., UPTYL 10 De abril, MOPOPROVI 1O de junio, Colectivo Cultura y Democracia, Centro Cultural Comunitario Carlos Marx, Col. Pro-Revolución, Ecatepec, Comunidad Ecológica El Jobo, Catemaco, Ver., Agricultura Urbana Cinturón Verde El Molino), State Organizations: Baja California: MLN; Chihuahua: MLN; Chiapas: OCEZ-MLN, OPEZ-MLN, Sindicato de Salud Sección 50 (Adrián Vázquez Rodríguez y Víctor Hugo Zavaleta), OCD AC (Moguel Santiago), Frente Campesino Popular de Chiapas, Unión Campesino Totikez Anek (Ruly de Jesús Coello Gómez); Distrito Federal: Ediciones del Poder Popular, Pregón, Calpulli Tlatoani, Grupo Democracia Revolucionaria, Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria Nueva Aztlan, Promotora de la CND, Frente de Asambleas Vecinales Heberto Castillo (FAVHECA); Durango: Comité de Defensa Ciudadana de la Región Lagunera, Consejo Coordinador Obrero Popular; Estado de México: Prof. Pedro Ramírez y Prof. José Figueroa González (Magisterio Democrático del Valle de México-Sección 36 SNTE-CNTE), Comité de Defensa de las Colonias (Tultitlan), UVVAC (Municipio Romero Rubio); Guerrero: MLN, Unión Estatal de Transportistas, AC (Presidente: Apolinar Segueda Dorantes), Dr. Pablo; Jalisco: Bases Democráticas Magisteriales de Jalisco (Francisco Montero), Consejo de Defensa de la Salud de Jalisco (Dr. Alberto Reyes), Coordinadora Estatal del Movimiento Urbano Popular de Jalisco (Mario Brown y Arq. Antonio Orozco); Morelos: Prof. José Basurto F., Saúl Roque M. (Comunidad de Xoxocotla), Guadalupe Zayago (Comunidad de Alpuyeca), Pregón; Nayarit: MLN, Organización Popular Teocalli de Aztlan (Martín Ulloa Benítez), José Manuel Ulloa Benítez, Martín Pérez Castañeda, Leopoldo Mora Iglesias, Partido Socialista Mexicano de Nayarit (Cutberto Ortiz Mariscal), Federación de Estudiantes de Nayarit (Presidente: Jorge Armando Ortiz), Unión de Colonias Independientes de Nayarit (Martha Isela Tirado González); Oaxaca: OOCEZ-MLN; Puebla: UPVA 28 de octubre; Jorge Amaya, Norberto Amaya, Humberto Sotelo, y Filomeno Gutiérrez (UNyR, Coordinación estatal Puebla), Gloria Hernández (Unión de Colonias Populares Democráticas de Puebla); Comisión política del Colectivo Ciudadano Carrillo Puerto (San Pedro Cholula), San Luis Potosí: Miguel ?ngel Guzmán (FPFV), Martín Garay (Frente de Productores Potosino), Sebastián de la Cruz (Gobernador tradicional Xi-Iuy), Maximino Hernández (Gobernador tradicional Tenek); Sinaloa: Oscar Loza Ochoa (Regidor de Culiacán y defensor de Derechos Humanos); Sonora: Jorge Rountree Cons (Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores del STAUS), Rosa Ma. Oleary Franco, Javier Valenzuela, Mónica Soto Elizaga (Ciudadanos por el Cambio Democrático), Salvador Hernández Hernández, Dorotea Razcón Gámez (Secretaria General, STEUS), Cuauhtémoc Nieblas Cota (Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, STEUS), Antonio García Morales, Jesús Martínez Soto, Arturo Figueroa Saucedo, Fco. Rafael Trujano Fermoso, Salvador Hernández Hernández, Ramón Valdéz, Catalina Soto Cota, (Ombusman de la Universidad de Sonora); Tlaxcala: Grupo Ecologista de Tlaxcala, Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra y el Agua Puebla-Tlaxcala (Región Malinche), Eco Global Arte A.C. (Sede Tlaxcala/Organización Internacional); Veracruz: Antonio Santos, José Antonio León Mendívil, José Juan Ríos, Carlos Morales, José Luis Morales, Luis Miguel López-Mena, (periodista), Hipólito Flores Alonso (despedidos de la ex CIVSA), Marisa Fernández Pérez (Xalapa), Alicia Castillo Díaz (Zoncuantla-Coatepec), ?lvaro Brizuela Absalón (Xalapa); Zacatecas: Frente Social por la Soberanía Popular (FSSP), Coordinación Ejecutiva: Mirna E. Puch Ceballos, Efraín Arteaga Domínguez, Gregorio Sandoval Flores, José Luis Figueroa Rangel, José Santos Cervantes. Organizaciones que integran el FSSP: Federación de Sindicatos de Trabajadores al Servicio del Estado (FSTSE); Sección 46 del Sindicato de Telefonistas de la República Mexicana (STRM); Sección 34 del SNTE-CNTE; Sindicato ?nico de Trabajadores de la UTEZ (SUTUTEZ); Sindicato ?nico de Trabajadores Académicos de CONALEP (SUTACZ); Sindicato ?nico de Personal Docente y Administrativo de COBAEZ (SUPDACOBAEZ); Sindicato de Trabajadores de la UAZ (STUAZ); Coordinadora del Magisterio Democrático de Zacatecas, Secc. 58; Sindicato de Trabajadores de CECyTEZ (STCECyTEZyEMSAD); Sindicato de Trabajadores de Confianza de CECyTEZ (SITCOCECyTEZ); Secciones 95, 201 y 166 del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores Mineros; Metalúrgicos y Similares de la República Mexicana (SNTMMySRM); Sección 59 del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la SEMARNAT (SNTSEMARNAT); Sección 29 del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Seguro Social (SNTSS); Asociación Nacional de Empresas Comercializadoras de Productores del Campo (ANEC); Movimiento del Sindicalismo Revolucionario (MSR); Frente Nacional de Organizaciones Braceroproa, A.C.; Asociación Civil "5 de Mayo de Guadalupe y Zacatecas; Solidaridad Cívica Zacatecana, A. C.; Agrupación Política Nacional (APN) "Nueva Democracia"; Promotora por la Unidad Nacional Contra el Neoliberalismo (PUNCN); Colectivos y trabajadores de la Otra Cultura; Federación de Organizaciones Sociales del Estado de Zacatecas-Movimiento Avance por la Democracia (FOSEZ); Barzón Zacatecas; Frente Popular de Lucha de Zacatecas-Coordinadora Nacional Plan de Ayala (FPLZ-CNPA); Jóvenes por el Socialismo (JPS); Alianza Ciudadana de Comunidades Urbanas y Rurales, A. C. (ACCUR, A.C.); Integradora Estatal de Productores de Frijol; Comercializadora "Alfonso Medina" SPR de RI; E.I.S.A.; Enlace al Campo SPR de RI; Los Ejidos SPR de RI; Vaqueros de La Cocinera SPR de RI; Tianguis La Campesina; Sección 32 del Sindicato nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación para Adultos (SNTEA). Signatures in Solidarity: Manuel Talens, escritor (España), MEPLA: Luis Acevedo Fals, Cineasta, Beatriz Muñoz Chan, Historia del Arte, Vivian Tabares Hechevarria, Secretaria, Daylet Acevedo Pérez, Editora, Ledys Pérez Corvea, Fotógrafa (Cuba), Percy Francisco Alvarado Godoy (Escritor guatemalteco) Correo:

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