I just got done watching this episode of “Vanguard” on Current TV and was so happy to find the link to share it. This episode covers the violence in Ciudad Juarez and how American guns are fueling the violence. This documentary series is very well done and I hope they continue to cover other informative topics.
You can run but you can’t hide has become a cliché statement in pop culture. However in Mexico with the spreading violence from the Drug War it is not far from reality. With towns previously untouched by the drug cartels being consumed in violence the war is becoming hard to escape. President Calderon released a statement this weekend stating that the drug cartels and organized crime is beginning to threaten the democracy in Mexico. A random family can be victimized in numerous ways including extortion, being robbed, kidnappings, random violence, bus hijackings, school shootings and much more. At a time with many Americans organizing against capital greed it pales in comparison to what the people of Mexico are currently experiencing. Yes, it would be incorrect to say the violence is spread throughout the whole entire country but honestly it’s not far from the truth at this point.
Last night I received a message from @AnonPrelations on Twitter inviting InformUSCitizens to view their demands before they are released to the public on Sunday. As part of their #SafeRoads (#OpCarreterasSeguras) they issued the following demands for the Mexican Government and Private Companies involved in bus transportation in Mexico. Bus transportation in Mexico is very important and widely used because of the economic gap which exists within the country. In the video of demands Anonymous states that only 5% of the people in Mexico are wealthy enough to travel by airplane.
DEMANDS FOR #SAFEROADS (#OpCarreterasSeguras)
1. All buses should travel on toll highways to reduce criminal acts against passengers.
2. All buses install GPS location systems so that the bus can be located at all times, as a precaution in case of a kidnapping.
3. All buses install a realtime camera and silent alarm with a double back up that will recorded and monitored. Anytime the bus makes an unexpected stop or encounters danger a silent alarm can be tripped. Cameras will capture the image of persons responsible for any attacks against the bus.
4. A “bus marshal” will be placed on each bus to aid in keeping passengers safe and to deter possible criminal activity. These bus marshals could be private security or members of the Mexican Army.
5. All Mexican citizens and foreigners traveling in Mexico be held under the articles of the Geneva Convention and be granted the immunities and humanitarian treatment set in the treaties.
Anonymous message to Zeta cartel
To los Zetas and other drug cartels and criminal organizations:
THIS IS NOW INTERNATIONAL. THIS IS GLOBAL. YOU CAN TRY TO STOP ANONS IN MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND PERHAPS THE UNITED STATES, BUT YOU CAN’T STOP ANONYMOUS AS IT IS A WORLDWIDE IDEA, A GLOBAL SPIRIT IMPOSSIBLE TO SHOT, IMPOSSIBLE TO BURN IN ACID. STOP YOUR REGIME OF TERROR.WE KNOW WE ARE RISKING OUR LIVES, BUT WE PREFER TO DIE STANDING THAN TO LIVE A WHOLE LIFE ON OUR KNEES. WE DON’T KNOW WHO OR WHAT IS REALLY BEHIND YOU. BUT BELIEVE US, WE WILL FIND OUT. WE RARELY FAIL.
To our fellow citizens of the world, and especially the Mexican People:
THIS IS THE TIME WHEN YOU CAN TAKE THE CHANCE TO ACT ON YOUR OWN BEHALF. THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THE WORLD HOW CORRUPT YOUR GOVERNMENT IS, HOW IT IS NOT JUST UNABLE TO PROVIDE SAFETY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES, BUT ALSO IS AN ALLY OF THE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT THREATEN EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE. AREN’T YOU TIRED? AREN’T YOU FED UP OF ALL THESE DEATHS? THIS IS THE CHANCE TO SHOW BOTH CRIMINALS AND GOVERNMENT WHO IS REALLY IN CHARGE. PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, THIS IS A CALL TO GLOBAL REVOLUTION. THE TIME IS NOW. THE INFORMATION IS YOUR WEAPON. THE RESISTANCE IS YOUR MOTIVATION. YOU CAN COUNT ON US, WE’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU ALONE. AND WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU. WE KNOW SOME OF YOU KNOW THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN YOUR COMMUNITY. SHARE THESE THINGS WITH US AND HELP STOP THE CORRUPTION.
To the Mexican Government:
WE HAVE WATCHED PATIENTLY HOW SOME OF YOUR MEMBERS OPENLY MAKE DEALS WITH THE CRIMINAL GROUPS INSTEAD OF PROSECUTING THEM. WE HAVE WATCHED HOW YOU’VE BEEN LYING TO YOUR PEOPLE, MANTAINING A WAR ON DRUGS ACTING AS IF YOU WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN PUBLIC HEALTH. THIS IS AN HIPOCRISY FROM YOU. YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR PEOPLE. YOU ONLY WANT TO KEEP MAKING MONEY FROM THE BIG DRUG BUSINESS. YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM MORE POWER THAN PABLO ESCOBAR COULD ONLY HAVE DREAMED OF. AND THIS IS THE TIME WHEN YOU SHOULD START DOING SOME CLEANING UP IN YOUR HOUSE. YOU MUST STOP LYING TO YOUR PEOPLE, OR ELSE YOUR LIES WILL BE EXPOSED IN THE MOST DISHONORABLE MANNER. MR. FELIPE CALDERÓN, PLEASE RECONSIDER THIS WAR ON DRUGS. DON’T ATTACK THE SYMPTOMS; ATTACK THE CAUSE. YOU ARE BEING DENOUNCED TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, LONG BEFORE YOUR OFFICE TERM EXPIRES. DOESN’T IT RING ANY BELLS? DOESN’T IT TELL YOU HOW TIRED IS YOUR PEOPLE OF THIS BLOODBATH? WE WOULDN’T TARGET CRIMINAL GROUPS, BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, YOUR PEOPLE IS CRYING FOR HELP AND IT ONLY FALLS ON DEAF EARS. DOESN’T IT HURT YOU? DO YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT? WE DON’T, AND WE WILL DEFEND THE PEOPLE WHO, SADLY, YOU SHOULD BE DEFENDING INSTEAD OF SPENDING YOUR TIME TRYING TO SELL THE WORLD THE BIG LIE THAT MEXICO IS A PARADISE. A LIE THAT NO ONE, BY THE WAY, BELIEVES ANYMORE. AND ONE LAST THING: DON’T BOTHER YOURSELF TRYING TO DELETE THIS BLOG AS YOU DID WITH THE LAST ONE ON SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2011. IT’S BACKED UP AND WE CAN REUPLOAD IT IN 20 MINUTES. STOP CORRUPTION AND CENSORSHIP. WE STILL WANT TO BELIEVE THAT YOU THINK AT LEAST 5 MINUTES A DAY IN THE WELFARE OF YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
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