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ricardo dominguez on Thu, 28 Aug 2003 18:51:10 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> WTO "Watch List" (published by Mexican national security)


To: International Civil Society

From:  WTO "Watch List" (published by Mexican national security)

Sixty international activists (see the US list below) were named recently
by Mexico's national security apparatus as "globalophobic leaders" in a
not-so-secret document leaked to La Reforma newspaper.  Mexico's Federal
Preventative Police, the Army and several other security forces are
apparently concerned about our participation in alternative conferences
and demonstrations in Cancun during the September 10-14 WTO Ministerial.  
While it is a dubious honor that our work has been recognized, we are
concerned that millions of people throughout the world who are also
opposed to the WTO are NOT named on the "watch list."  Do you feel left
out?  If so, send a message to the Mexican Embassy or Consulate in your
area.  We take the liberty of suggesting the following language.

(You can also email your name to msn {AT} mexicosolidarity.org and we'll add
you to a collective sign-on letter.)


Dear Government Agents Bent on Restricting Civil Liberties,

I recently found out about the "watch list" prepared by Mexican
authorities, purportedly to quell the voice of civil society at the
upcoming WTO Ministerial in Cancun.
  Despite hefty expenditures of tax money on intelligence gathering (both
Mexican pesos and US dollars, some of which, we are confident, find their
way to Mexico's security forces!), we are concerned that you were only
able to find 60 internationals and 20 Mexicans who are opposed to the
World Trade Organization.  Haven't you noticed that the tide of public
opinion is turning decidedly against the WTO?  Don't you remember the WTO
Ministerial in Seattle, when over 50,000 workers, students and
environmentalists brought the meeting to a halt?

Please add my name to your "watch list" immediately!! Nothing less is
acceptable in a true democracy.

Or perhaps that's the point.  After all, the WTO is one of the least
democratic organizations in the world. Corporate members of America's
Business Forum write the trade rules, while security forces spend our tax
money keeping people like myself as far from the process as possible.

If you are unwilling to add my name to the list, then I must insist that
you remove those singled out for special attention.  I can assure you that
we have similar views - we are all opposed to the WTO and a "free" trade
agenda that impoverish the majority of us while enriching a few
corporations.  And I can also assure you that repressive measures directed
against these few will have little impact in Cancun.  Thousands of us will
be in Cancun, representing millions around the world.  Our collective
voices will say NO to the WTO.  A better world is possible.

PS Perhaps the funds that were used so ineffectively for intelligence
gathering could be mobilized instead so that the Mexican government can
comply with its commitments in the National Agreement on the Rural Crisis,
signed recently by El Campo No Aguanta Mas and the Fox administration.  
Since WTO policies helped cause the rural crisis in the first place, it
would only be just.  We would be happy to see the portion provided by US
security forces spent on programs for campesino corn producers.

But check with the corn producers first ? they might not want ?dirty?
money.

Sincerely,



Mexico's "watch list" includes (In Spanish):

'Moderados'

Barbara Stocking
- Directora de Oxfam Gran Bretaña
- Integrante de la Junta de Directores del Humanitarian Accountability
Project
- Ex funcionaria de la Organización Mundial de la Salud
- Ex directiva del Servicio Nacional de Salud del Reino Unido

Osvaldo Martínez
- 59 años
- Economista
- Ex Ministro de Economía y Planificación de Cuba y ex representante de ese
país ante el Consejo Económico y Social de Naciones Unidas.
- Presidente de la Comisión Permanente de Asuntos Económicos de la Asamblea
Nacional de Cuba.
- Director del Centro de Investigación de la Economía Mundial

Ralph Nader
- 69 años
- Graduado en Leyes en Harvard.
- En 1965 publicó el best seller "Inseguridad a cualquier velocidad:
Peligros en el diseño de los automóviles americanos".
En 1971 fundó Public Citizen, una de las organizaciones de consumidores más
influyentes de EU.

Stanley Gacek
- Abogado laboral.
- Director asistente de Asuntos Internacionales de la AFL-CIO, la central
sindical más importante de Estados Unidos. Responsable de las relaciones con
América Latina.
- Amigo de Lula da Silva desde hace 30 años.

Noam Chomsky
- 75 años
- Profesor de Lingüística en el Instituto Tecnológico de Massachusetts
(MIT). Opositor a la guerra de Vietnam y crítico de la política exterior de
Estados Unidos desde mediados de los 60, es considerado una de los
intelectuales progresistas más influyentes de EU.


'Ultras'

Blanca Chancoso
- 48 años
- Maestra
- Dirigente de la Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador y
del movimiento Pachakutik.
- Jugo un papel clave en la alianza que derrocó al Presidente Jamil Mahuad
en el 2000.

David Albertsen
- Integrante de Global Roots, organización promotora de la desobediencia
civil y que participó activamente en las protestas durante la Cumbre de la
Unión Europea en Copenhague, el año pasado.

Federico Mariani
- 41 años
- Líder de la Asociación Ya Basta. Encabezó al grupo de "monos blancos" que
se hicieron cargo de la seguridad de la Comandancia del EZLN durante su
marcha a la Ciudad de México


De cuatro continentes
La lista de "globalifóbicos" a los que dan seguimiento las autoridades
mexicanas incluye a estadounidenses, canadienses, latinoamericanos,
europeos, africanos y asiáticos.

Estados Unidos
Lori Wallach
- Director de Global Trade Watch

Víctor Menotti
-Director del Programa Ambiental del Foro Internacional sobre Globalización

Peter Rosset
- Director de Food First

John Sellers
- Director de The Ruckus Society

Howard Camson
- The Ruckus Society

John Kinsman
- Presidente de Family Farm Defenders

Michael Hart
- Profesor de la Universidad de Duke

Peter Larsen
Hazie Stenders
Lynn Mare
Thomas Hansen

Canadá

Maude Barlow
- Presidenta del Consejo de los Canadienses

Diane Matte
- Dirigente de la Federación de Mujeres de Quebéc.

Naomi Klein
- Periodista, autora del libro No Logo.

Honduras

Rafael Alegría
- Diputado y líder campesino. Secretario de Operaciones Internacionales de
Vía Campesina

Brasil

Salvador Cabral

Rafael Fresne
- Miembros de la Central Unica de Trabajadores (CUT)

Chile

Alicia Muñoz
- Presidenta de la Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Rurales e Indígenas
(Anamuri)

Italia

Tiziana Valpiana
- Diputada. Visitó Chiapas en el 2000 con una delegación de parlamentarios.

Toni Negri
-Filósofo. Bajo arresto en Italia, tras 14 años de exilio en Francia.

Gianluigi Fulvio

Francia

Ignacio Ramonet
- Presidente de Le Monde Diplomatique

Bernard Cassen
- Director general de Le Monde Diplomatique, cofundador de ATTAC

Christophe Agillon
- Miembro de ATTAC

Viviane Forrester
- Novelista.

Helen Rences


España

Carlos Taibo
-Profesor de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Rodolfo Izal Elorz
- Ex párroco en Chiapas.

Iñaki García Koch
- Ecologista vasco.

Paul Nicholson
- Dirigente de EHNE, una confederación de organizaciones de agricultores.

Alemania

Silke Helfrich
-Directora Regional para Centroamérica, Cuba y México de la Fundación
Heinrich Böll

Dinamarca

Thomas Jansen

Malasia

Martin Khor
-Director de la Red del Tercer Mundo

India

Vandana Shiva
- Directora de la Fundación de Investigación sobre Políticas de Recursos
Naturales, Ciencia y Tecnología.

Filipinas

Walden Bello
-Director de Focus on the Global South.

Sudáfrica

Mohau Pheko
-Directora en Africa de la Red Internacional de Género y Comercio

Teron Wanek

Aminta Aranae

Senegal

Muthoni Muriu




Contact information for Mexican Embassies and Consulates
in the US:

Arizona

Douglas
1201 F Avenue, Douglas, AZ 85607
Tel: (520) 364-3142 * Fax: (520) 364-1379
Nogales
571 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, AZ 85621
Tel: (520) 287-2521 * Fax: (520) 287-3175
Phoenix
1990 W. Camelback, Suite 110, Phoenix, AX 85015
Tel: (602) 242-7398 * Fax: 242-2957
Tucson
553 S. Stone Ave., Tuscon, AZ 85701
Tel: (520) 882-5595 * Fax: (520) 882-8959
E-mail: contucmx {AT} mindspring.com

California

Calexico
331 W. Second St., Calexico, CA 92231
Tel: (760) 357-3863 * Fax: (760) 357-6284
Fresno
2409 Merced St., Fresno, CA 93721
Tel: (559) 233-3065 * Fax: (559) 233-4219
E-mail: consulado {AT} consulmexfresno.net
Los Angeles
2401 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
Tel: (213) 351-6800 * Fax: (213) 389-9249
Oxnard
201 E. Fourth St., Suite 206-A, Oxnard, CA 93030
Tel: (805) 483-4684 * Fax: (805) 385-3527
Sacramento
1010 8th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 441-3287 * Fax: (916) 441-3176
E-mail: consulsac1 {AT} quiknet.com
San Bernadino
532 North D St., San Bernadino, CA 92401
Tel: (909) 889-9837 * Fax: (909) 889-8285
San Diego
1549 India St., San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: (619) 231-8414 * Fax: (619) 231-4802
E-mail: info {AT} consulmexsd.org
San Francisco
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Tel: (415) 354-1700 * Fax: (415) 495-3971
San Jose
540 North First St., San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: (408) 294-3414 * Fax: (408) 294-4506
Santa Ana
828 N. Broadway St., Santa Ana, CA 92701-3424
Tel: (714) 835-3069 * Fax: (714) 835-3472

Colorado

Denver
48 Steele St., Denver, CO 80206
Tel: (303) 331-1110 * Fax: (303) 331-1872

District of Columbia

Washington (Embassy of Mexico)
1911 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20006
Tel: (202) 736-1000 * Fax:?(202) 234-4498
E-mail: consulwas {AT} aol.com

Florida

Miami
5975 Sunset Dr., South Miami, FL 33143
Tel: (786) 268-4900 * Fax: (786) 268-4895
E-mail: conmxmia {AT} bellsouth.net
Orlando
100 W. Washington St., Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: (407) 422-0514 * Fax: (407) 422-9633

Georgia

Atlanta
2600 Apple Valley Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319
Tel: (404) 266-2233 * Fax: (404) 266-2302

Illinois

Chicago
300 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Fl., Chicago, IL 60651
Tel: (312) 855-1380 * Fax: (312) 855-9257

Louisana

New Orleans
World Trade Center Building
2 Canal St., Suite 840, New Orleans, LA 70115
Tel: (504) 522-3596 * Fax: (504) 525-2332

Massachusetts

Boston
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Tel: (617) 426-4181 * Fax: (617) 695-1957

Michigan

Detroit
645 Griswold Ave. Suite 1700, Detroit, MI 48226
Tel: (313) 964-4515 * Fax: (313) 964-4522

Missouri

St. Louis
1015 Locust St. Suite 922, St. Louis, MO 63101
Tel: (314) 436-3233 * Fax: (314) 436-2695

Nebraska

Omaha
3552 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68131
Tel: (402) 595-1841-44 * Fax: (402) 595-1845

New Mexico

Albuquerque
1610 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel: (505) 247-4177 * Fax: (505) 842-9490

New York

New York
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Tel: (212) 217-6400 * Fax: (212) 217-6493

North Carolina

Charlotte
P.O. Box 19627, Charlotte, NC 28219
Tel: (704) 394-2190
Raleigh
336 E. Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
Tel: (919) 754-0046 * Fax: (919) 754-1729

Oregon

Portland
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Tel: (503) 274-1450 * Fax: (503) 274-1540

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia
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Bourse Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tel: (215) 922-3834 * Fax: (215) 923-7281

Texas

Austin
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Tel: (512) 478-2866 * Fax: (512) 478-8008
Brownsville
724 E. Elizabeth St., Brownsville, TX 78520
Tel: (956) 542-4431 * Fax: (956) 542-7267
Corpus Christi
800 N. Shoreline Blvd. Suite 410, North Tower
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Tel: (512) 882-3375 * Fax: (512) 882-9324
Dallas
8855 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247
Tel: (214) 630-7341 * Fax: (214) 630-3511
Del Rio
300 E. Losoya, Del Rio, TX 78841
Tel: (830) 775-2352 * Fax: (830) 774-6497
Eagle Pass
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Tel: (830) 773-9255 * Fax: (830) 773-9397
El Paso
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Tel: (915) 533-3644 * Fax: (915) 532-7163
Houston
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Laredo
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Tel: (956) 723-6369 * Fax: (956) 723-1741
McAllen
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Tel: (956) 686-0243 * Fax: (956) 686-4901
McAllen
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Tel: (915) 687-2334 * Fax: (915) 687-3952
San Antonio
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Tel: (210) 271-9728 * Fax: (210) 227-7518

Utah

Salt Lake City
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Tel: (801) 521-8502 * Fax: (801) 521-0534

Washington

Seattle
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Tel: (206) 448-3526 * Fax: (206) 448-4771

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