National: “National Convention against Imposition” in Atenco

Invitación a la Convención @ convencionnacional2012.blogspot.mx

Invitation to the Convention @ convencionnacional2012.blogspot.mx

On 14 and 15 July, there was held the first “National Convention against Imposition” in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico state.  Organized by the #IAm132 movement and the Front of Peoples in Defense of the Land (FPDT), among other organizations, the meeting brought together more than 2,600 persons from nearly 500 organizations hailing from 28 states of the Republic, in accordance with information provided by the organizers.   The Convention sought to give space for activities to “impede that Enrique Peña Nieto take up the office of the presidency” of the Republic on 1 December.  Among the proposals discussed toward this end, there is a national march in Mexico City on 22 July, the taking of Televisa on 27 July, as well as a boycott of corporations “that collaborated with the [electoral] fraud.”  Furthermore, it was agreed that there would be held a second convention in Oaxaca on 22 and 23 September.  For their part, members of #IAm132 reported that they would analyze in their local assemblies the actions approved in Atenco and later define their degree participation.  Meanwhile, the national leadership of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) distanced itself from the activities that took place at the convention.

For more information (in Spanish):

Página de la Convención Nacional contra la Imposición

La Jornada: Movilización nacional contra el “fraude”, acuerdan en Atenco (16/07/2012)

La Jornada: Se deslinda el CEN del PRD del plan anunciado en San Salvador Atenco (17/07/2012)

La Jornada: Analizan en asambleas locales acciones aprobadas en Atenco (17/07/2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

National: In the presidential elections, a controversial electoral process and results (10 July 2012)

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