[News] Peoples of México Organize the Revocation of the Presidency

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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

http://www.narconews.com/Issue62/article3956.html

November 30, 2009

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.

Respectfully,

Signers

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) 
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