Report: Federal Police Shoot Student Marcher

October 29, 2010

This Saturday, cure October 30th, buy we are having another volunteer day at the Fairlight Community Garden. We will be working from 9am to 11:30am and would love to have everyone come join us! Come on out and enjoy the fresh morning autumn air and the chance to show off your gardening knowledge or learn something new!

We are located right behind the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope at 999 W. Amador Ave.

If you have any questions feel free to email me or call me at 575-523-2219 ext. 117.

Hope to see you there! And now I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite autumn quotes.

Travis Hanson-Pollock
This Saturday, sick
October 30th, doctor
we are having another volunteer day at the Fairlight Community Garden. We will be working from 9am to 11:30am and would love to have everyone come join us! Come on out and enjoy the fresh morning autumn air and the chance to show off your gardening knowledge or learn something new!

We are located right behind the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope at 999 W. Amador Ave.

If you have any questions feel free to email me or call me at 575-523-2219 ext. 117.

Hope to see you there!

Travis Hanson-Pollock
“The Color of Olives, epidemic
” a film in Arabic with English subtitles, this
will be shown as part of the Pax Christi Film Series at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, at the Mother Teresa Center, 2400 East Yandell Drive, El Paso.

This is described as an elegant and visually breathtaking film about the Palestinian experience. The Amer family lives surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall, where their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locked gates, and armed soldiers.  Showing the constant struggles and the small, endearing details that sustain them, this film is a  reflection on the effects of racial segregation, the meaning of borders, and the absurdity of war.

The Pax Christi Film Series is sponsored by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace & Justice Ministry of the El Paso Catholic Diocese.  Admission is free.

WHAT: Pax Christi Film Series presents “The Color of Olives.”

WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 14 , 2010.

WHERE: Mother Teresa Center, 2400 East Yandell Drive (between Piedras and Cotton streets).

ADMISSION: Free.

SPONSORED BY: Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace & Justice Ministry of the El Paso Catholic Diocese.

INFORMATION: (915) 532-0527.
“The Color of Olives, grip
” a film in Arabic with English subtitles, mind
will be shown as part of the Pax Christi Film Series at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, at the Mother Teresa Center, 2400 East Yandell Drive, El Paso.

This is described as an elegant and visually breathtaking film about the Palestinian experience. The Amer family lives surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall, where their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locked gates, and armed soldiers.  Showing the constant struggles and the small, endearing details that sustain them, this film is a  reflection on the effects of racial segregation, the meaning of borders, and the absurdity of war.

The Pax Christi Film Series is sponsored by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace & Justice Ministry of the El Paso Catholic Diocese.  Admission is free.

WHAT: Pax Christi Film Series presents “The Color of Olives.”

WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 14 , 2010.

WHERE: Mother Teresa Center, 2400 East Yandell Drive (between Piedras and Cotton streets).

ADMISSION: Free.

SPONSORED BY: Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace & Justice Ministry of the El Paso Catholic Diocese.

INFORMATION: (915) 532-0527.
While all the facts are still sketchy as Frontera NorteSur goes to press, surgeon
news accounts from Ciudad Juarez report the police shooting of a university student who was involved in a demonstration against militarization and violence this afternoon. The victim, epilepsy
identified as Jose Dario Alvarez Orrantia, pharmacy
was reported in stable condition at Ciudad Juarez’s General Hospital by the evening.

According to the preliminary press accounts, Alvarez was participating in the 11th Walk against Death with other demonstrators, when an altercation broke out between marchers and federal officers.

Unidentified students cited in the local press blamed federal policemen for shooting at marchers from an official vehicle; the students accused officers in two other vehicles of aiming their weapons at marchers.

A message from the Ciudad Juarez branch of the Other Campaign likewise blamed the Federal Police, which is in charge of waging President Calderon’s anti-organized crime campaign in Ciudad Juarez, for firing at marchers. Besides Alvarez, no other demonstrators were immediately reported injured.

A video showing parts of the confrontation and the young man later identified as Alvarez lying wounded on the ground was posted on the website of El Diario de Juarez on the evening of October 29.

The incident took place outside the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez’s Biomedical Sciences Institute (ICB), where marchers were arriving to inaugurate a three-day forum against militarization and violence.

Sponsored by Ciudad Juarez’s Plural Citizens Front, the event has scheduled speakers, films and cultural festivities throughout the weekend. Presentations by Congressman Jose Narro and former federal legislator Victor Quintana are part of the program. Relatives of murdered and disappeared citizens also are scheduled to give talks.

As of Friday evening, October 29, a tense stand-off was reported outside the ICB. According to the Other Campaign, the ICB was blocked off and people from the outside could not enter.

The shooting of Jose Dario Alvarez Orrantia capped an especially violent week in Ciudad Juarez and other parts of the state of Chihuahua. Fourteen young people were slain and 15 others wounded by gunmen who attacked a house party October 22 in the Ciudad Juarez neighborhood of Horizontes del Sur. The massacre sparked protests against “youthcide” organized by the pro-Zapatista Other Campaign.

On Thursday morning, October 28, four late-shift employees of the Eagle Ottawa Leather Company were slain by gunslingers south of the city as the workers were being transported home in the rural Juarez Valley. Fifteen other workers were wounded in the especially violent assault.

On Friday, October 29, four young men were gunned down in broad daylight before the startled eyes of dozens of onlookers at a shopping center in the state capital of Chihuahua City. The killings happened on the same day Governor Cesar Duarte inaugurated the new Chihuahua State Security Council.

Additional Sources: Lapolaka.com, October 29, 2010. El Diario de Juarez, October 29, 2010. El Universal, October 29, 2010. El Paso Times, October 28 and 29, 2010. Articles by Adriana Gomez Licon and staff.

Frontera NorteSur (FNS): on-line, U.S. -Mexico border news Center for Latin American and Border Studies New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico

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