New Freeway Hall
5018 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118
(At S. Hudson St., four blocks
south of S. Alaska St.)
Directions via Public Transit
By bus take the #7 and get off at S.
By light rail get off at the Columbia
City station; then it’s a short walk east.
On street parking is usually available,
and if not, there is an inexpensive
public lot two blocks away on S.
Ferdinand St, just east of Rainier Ave. S.
Monday through Friday, 10am-8:00pm. Or call for an appointment!
New Freeway Hall is available for rent. Click here for more information!
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FSP recommendations for the Aug 5, 2014 Washington State Primary
- Thursday, August 21, 4:00 PM – International Protest to Free Nestora Salgado
Thursday, August 21, 4:00 PM
International Protest to Free Nestora Salgado
Where: Federal Building Plaza, 915 Second Ave, Seattle
(Downtown, between Madison & Marion)
When: Thursday, August 21, 4:00 PM
Nestora Salgado is an indigenous leader, a naturalized U.S. citizen and political prisoner in Mexico. She was seized without an arrest warrant by Mexican federal soldiers last August and as a result of her leadership role in community policing against organized crime, which has swept through the indigenous communities of the state of Guerrero over the last several years. For 12 months, she has been denied the right to see her lawyers. Orders to free her by a federal judge have been ignored. Kept in isolation without medical attention, she represents hundreds of people in self defense groups who have been jailed for defending their communities against powerful, politically connected criminal cartels. In Guerrero, indigenous people have the constitutional right to form such forces; they have been emulated in other states and communities by Mexicans who consider it a necessity for self-preservation and dignity.
In June, the Mexican government expanded its occupation and repression in Michoacán, arresting Dr. José Mireles and nearly 100 of his followers. They were on their way to regain public control of Lázaro Cárdenas port, the largest seaport in Mexico, from a drug cartel known as the Knights Templar. This criminal syndicate used the port to export goods and resources stolen from the people of the region. Today Nestora Salgado and Dr. José Mireles are powerful symbols of popular resistance against Mexican government corruption and unbridled crime. As U.S. military aid to Mexico increases, the violence continues.
Join us for a day of international protest.
Free Nestora Salgado!
Free Dr. José Mireles!
Free all political prisoners!
Stop the government repression of self-defense forces and indigenous leaders!
End U.S. military aid to Mexico!
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