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Fwd: Want to go to Chiapas? (fwd)

From: Mark Ronald Rushton <Mark@chebucto.ns.ca>
Reply-To: ids-l@HUSKY1.STMARYS.CA
Subject: Want to go to Chiapas? (fwd)
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 17:53:45 -0300 (ADT)

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Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 17:21:18 -0400
From: NS PIRG <nspirg@is2.dal.ca>
To: chiapasbrigade@hotmail.com
Cc: nspirg@is2.dal.ca
Subject: Want to go to Chiapas?

please circulate widely:

Dear  Friends,

         As many of you probably know,  the situation in Chiapas, Mexico  is
getting worse with each passing day. Zapatista rebels  have been fighting
with the Mexican government since 1994 when NAFTA crippled the farms of the
indigenous Mexicans who make up most of the population.

         As the rich and powerful of Mexico gear up for the July 2nd
elections police and military  have pledged to clear "every  road and path"
of zapatistas  and their supporters. The Zapatistas are a progressive
grass-roots revolutionary group, who want  farm land, health care,
education and a future for their people. Because the Zapatisas  are not
sympathetic to the goverment , the people of Chiapas are deprived from any
government  for much needed infastructure.

         STAC (Students Taking  Action in Chiapas), a new working group of
The Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) will be travelling
to Chiapas on July 23rd to build a school. We  are currently looking  for
volunteers to join our actions. The cost is $280  US for two weeks in
Mexico, this includes  everything except travel costs to Mexico.  We are
also looking  people to get involved with local actions  promoting  peace
and unity in Mexico. If you are looking for something fun and exciting to
do this summer then please get involved with this internationalist  action.

If this interests you please  reply to this message or call Chris Arsenault
425-1567  or the nspirg office at 494-6662.

The people of Chiapas  need  us.


nova scotia public interest research group
6136 university ave
halifax, ns
b3h 4j2
executive director : linda pannozzo

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