Thursday, January 27, 2011

Support CASA!

C.A.S.A. - Colectivo de Apoyo, Solidaridad y Accion
 (Collective of Support, Solidarity and Action)

"CASA Chapulin is a solidarity organization comprised of allies organizing with grassroots efforts in Oaxaca, Mexico.  We collaborate with various groups, including indigenous communities, women’s cooperatives, political prisoner advocates, human rights organizations, community radio projects, and popular education centers.

We recognize that our work is part of a larger movement that challenges existing power hierarchies and neoliberal agendas by organizing on a global scale while also staying rooted in our local struggles between Mexico, the U.S. and beyond.  Our efforts resonate with those striving for another more dignified world using a bottom-up approach. " -

The crucial and inspiring work of this project cannot be overstated. The items below are all for sale under donations as a means of solidarity fundraising for C.A.S.A. and the organizations and people they work with in Oaxaca, Mexico. If you are interested in any of the listed items please send me an email:

Or head on down to Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, where they will be for sale. 

 $1 Postcard
This postcard was designed by former political prisoner, Juan Manuel Martinez while imprisoned. Martinez was wrongly accused/ framed for the murder of the US activist and independent journalist Brad Will shot and killed during the Oaxacan Uprising of 2006.

$21 (Sold only at Red Emma's)
"Teaching Rebellion: Stories from the Grassroots Mobilization in Oaxaca"
Edited by Diana Denham and the C.A.S.A. Collective
Published by PM Press

$35 "Atenco"
   hand made by A. Caraballo of the C.A.S.A. Collective

$35 "FPDT - EZLN"
   hand made by A. Caraballo of the C.A.S.A. Collective

Lineoleum Prints made on home-made recycled paper. Image is of members of the People's Front in Defense of the Land (FPDT) from Atenco, Mexico.

$1 Postcard
"Virgen of the Barricades" - Imgae of the influencial cathloic icon: Virgen de Guadalupe, masked to bless the Barricades of the Oaxacan Uprising of 2006.