[floridaleft] Vieques: It's not over (fwd)

Michael Hoover hoov at SPAMfreenet.tlh.fl.us
Wed Jan 10 14:30:49 MST 2001




forwarded by Michael Hoover

> Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques
>
> P.O. Box 1424 Vieques, Puerto Rico 00765
>
>     Tel. (787) 741-0716 E mail: bieke at coqui.net
>
> 1 January, 2001
>
> Press Release
>
> Viequenses prepare for new round of civil disobedience
> actions
>
> Spokespersons for the Committee for the Rescue and
> Development of Vieques (CRDV) informed that the Navy
> has placed in the Post Office and other public areas,
> a warning for fishermen and other operators of small
> boats that military operations will take place from 1
> until 4:00PM on the 2nd and 3rd of January. The Navy
> will carry out preparations - that generally include
> open burning and open detonation of bombs and other
> artifacts from previous maneuvers - for
>
> Viequenses prepare for new round of civil disobedience
> actions
>
> Spokespersons for the Committee for the Rescue and
> Development of Vieques (CRDV) informed that the Navy
> has placed in the Post Office and other public areas,
> a warning for fishermen and other operators of small
> boats that military operations will take place from 1
> until 4:00PM on the 2nd and 3rd of January. The Navy
> will carry out preparations - that generally include
> open burning and open detonation of bombs and other
> artifacts from previous maneuvers - for exercises
> announced for the second half of this month.
>
> The Viequenses reported that during New Years Eve,
> members of the community dismantled hundred of feet of
> the military fence at Camp García to denounce the
> Navy´s intentions of continued bombing. Brigades of
> Viequenses took down large extensions of the perimeter
> fence that separates the military from the civilian
> area in the Eastern third of the island.
>
> "This is an indication of things to come," signaled
> Ismael Guadalupe, one of the principal Viequense
> leaders. "This fence separates us from our patrimony,
> from the land where our parents and grandparents were
> born. We want to end the obstacles to our natural and
> healthy development. We will take back what by Natural
> Right belongs to us - our land, our right to live in
> Peace. Actions of Civil Disobedience will continue to
> block and denounce the next maneuvers," said
> Guadalupe.
>
> Nilda Medina, another spokeswoman for the Vieques
> struggle, made an urgent call to persons who have not
> yet participated in civil disobedience acts,
> indicating that this is the momento to make the
> sacrifice to guarentee Peace for Vieques. Medina
> suggested that those interested in participating in
> the next incursions into the Navy's restricted zone
> here should call the CRDV at the Peace and Justice
> Camp at (787) 741-0716
>
> Contacto: Robert Rabin 787 741-0716
>
> exercises announced for the second half of this month.
>
> The Viequenses reported that during New Years Eve,
> members of the community dismantled hundred of feet of
> the military fence at Camp García to denounce the
> Navy´s intentions of continued bombing. Brigades of
> Viequenses took down large extensions of the perimeter
> fence that separates the military from the civilian
> area in the Eastern third of the island.
>
> "This is an indication of things to come," signaled
> Ismael Guadalupe, one of the principal Viequense
> leaders. "This fence separates us from our patrimony,
> from the land where our parents and grandparents were
> born. We want to end the obstacles to our natural and
> healthy development. We will take back what by Natural
> Right belongs to us - our land, our right to live in
> Peace. Actions of Civil Disobedience will continue to
> block and denounce the next maneuvers," said
> Guadalupe.
>
> Nilda Medina, another spokeswoman for the Vieques
> struggle, made an urgent call to persons who have not
> yet participated in civil disobedience acts,
> indicating that this is the momento to make the
> sacrifice to guarentee Peace for Vieques. Medina
> suggested that those interested in participating in
> the next incursions into the Navy's restricted zone
> here should call the CRDV at the Peace and Justice
> Camp at (787) 741-0716
>
> Contacto: Robert Rabin 787 741-0716





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