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  • Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieq
    Scroll Down for English Saludos Cariñosos desde el Campamento Justicia y Paz, centro de operaciones del Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques (CPRDV),
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 6, 2002
       
       

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      Saludos Cariñosos desde el Campamento Justicia y Paz, centro de operaciones del Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques (CPRDV), ubicado frente a las facilidades militares del Campamento García de la la Marina de Guerra de los Estados Unidos.

      Alerta - llamado a la acción

      • Apoyar la resistencia contra las proximas maniobras que comenzarán el martes, 3 de septiembre, durante 21 días -  Apelamos a tu creatividad y solidaridad para llevar a cabo acciones por la paz durante los 21 días en que la Marina de Guerra de EU continuará con sus bombardeos contra nuestro pueblo. Ven a Vieques para participar en la desobediencia civil y otras actividades.  Escríbe or llama al Pres. Bush para que firme una orden para terminar las prácticas militares en Vieques (president@... o tel. 202-456-1111).  Además, solicitamos el acostumbrado donativo de fondos y materiales para los actos de desobediencia civil: baterías de todo tipo, radios "walkie-talkie", linternas pequeñas, agua, comida seca, repelentes de mosquitos, brújulas pequeñas,  entre otras necesidades.  LLama al 787-741-0716.
      • Denunciar la acción de represión contra el lider del CPRDV, Roberto Rabin, quien fue puesto en el hoyo el día 30 de agosto.  Esta sería la tercera ocasión en que envían al “hoyo” al compañero Rabin.  Envia un fax o hazr una llamada a la cárcel ferderal en Guaynabo para expresar su preocupación por el bienestar de Bob y todos los prisioneros por la Paz de Vieques.  A Rabín le quitaron el derecho de hacer llamadas telefónicas y tambien de recibir visitas.  Creemos que esta represión es para evitar el comienzo de un ayuno que planea realizar Rabin  durante las maniobras en septiembre.  Se puede dirigir la comunicación a los oficiales a cargo de los asuntos de los confinados: Lcda. Alma López  fax (787)775-7824 o al Warden Jorge Patrana- fax (787) 775-7817 or llaman a la cárcel en Guaynabo (787)749-4480 o al Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, Director
        Bureau Of Prisons
        320 First St. NW
        Washington, D.C. 20534
        (202)307-3198, fax (202)514-6878
        khawk@...
      • Participar en los ayunos que hacen muchas personas durante las maniobras en Vieques, en la isla grande, y en los E.U., como lo hacen los Equipos Cristianos de Accion Por la Paz, además de otros. Llama al Congreso Hostosiano 787-250-1588 ó al CPJ 787-741-0716.
      • Asistir a las vigilias todos los sábados en Campamento Justicia y Paz a las 8:00 pm
      • Escribir a nuestros presos por la paz:
        Cacimar Zenón Encarnacíon #19532-069
        Pedro Zenón Encarnacíon #19533-069
        Regalado Miró Corcino #19775-069
        Pedro Colón Almenas #22192-069
        Robert Rabin #20374-069
        MDC Guaynabo
        PO Box 2147
        San Juan, PR 00922-2147
      • Estén atentos para informarse sobre una caravana de carros en Vieques y una concentracíon frente a Campamento Garcia.


      English version
      Warm greetings from the Peace and Justice Camp, center of operations for the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques, which is located in front of the military facilities of Camp Garcia, the US Navy base in Vieques.

      Alert: A Call to Action

      Please support the resistance against the coming military maneuvers, which will commence on Tuesday, September 3 and will last 21 days.  We appeal to your creativity and solidarity to conduct actions for peace during these 21 days, when the Navy will be resuming its bombing against our people.

      Here are just some of the actions you can take to support peace in Vieques:

      • Come to Vieques to participate in civil disobedience and other activities.
      • Contact President Bush, urging him to sign an executive order to cease all military practices in Vieques. (President @... or tel. 202-456-1111)
      • In addition we are need donations of funds and materials for civil disobedience actions: walkie-talkie radios, small flashlights, water, dry food, among other necessities. Please call us: 787-741-0716
      • Please denounce the repression against CRDV leader Robert Rabin, who was put in the "hole" (solitary confinement) on August 30.  Rabin has been denied the right to make telephone calls and receive visits. We believe that the repression is designed to prevent him from beginning a planned fast during the military maneuvers from September 3-23.
      • You can send a fax or call the federal prison in Guaynabo to express your concern for his well-being, as well as that of all of the Prisoners for Peace for Vieques. Please direct all communications to the officials in charge of inmate affairs:
          Lcda. Alma López, fax (787)775-7824 or to the Warden, Jorge Patrana, fax (787) 775-7817 or call the prison: (787)749-4480
          In addition please contact
          Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, Director
          Federal Bureau of Prisons
          320 First St. NW
          Washington, D.C. 20534
          (202)307-3198, fax (202)514-6878
          khawk@...
      • Please consider participating in fasts, as many people in Vieques, Puerto Rico, and the US – such as Christian Peace Action Teams – will be doing during these maneuvers. For more information please call:
        Vieques: Peace and Justice Camp 787-741-0716
        Puerto Rico: National Hostosian Congress 787-250-1588
      • Participate in the vigils each Saturday at 8 PM in the Peace and Justice Camp, in Vieques.
      • Write to our Prisoners for Peace:
        Cacimar Zenón Encarnacíon #19532-069
        Pedro Zenón Encarnacíon #19533-069
        Regalado Miró Corcino #19775-069
        Pedro Colón Almenas #22192-069
        Robert Rabin #20374-069
        Address: MDC Guaynabo PO Box 2147 San Juan, PR 00922-2147
      • Please be alert for information about car caravans and a gathering in front of Camp Garcia in Vieques.
      The month of August has seen much activity in this struggle for peace in Vieques. Here is a brief summary:

      August 3-9 The struggle of the people of Vieques was presented at the War Resisters International Convention, held in Dublin, Ireland, by a delegation comprised of attorneys Fermin L. Arraiza and Jose Juan Nazario, Dr. Luis Nieves Falcon and Dra. Aurea Rodriguez; La delegation had the opportunity to share time with the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Maired Corrigan Maguire.

      August 12, 14, 16, 21  Brigades from the Organizing committee for the Relay for Peace (in Vieques) visited the following local communities: Residencial Jardines de Vieques , Urbanizacion Isabel II, Parcelas Las Marias,  Barrio La Esperanza, Barrio Monte Santo, Monte Santo Playa , Villa Hugo, and Parcelas Florida. More than 3,000 flyers were distributed, and posters were put up, while the people were invited to the activity.

      August 15  - We celebrated a luncheon in our Camp with panelists from the International Conference of Peace and Development "Peace in Peace", which has been held in San Juan. They visited the "little girl island" (Vieques) to learn of the problems that viequenses experience due to the military practices, and to dialogue with local leaders.  During the event in San Juan, several panelists had expressed their desire for the US Navy to cease its bombings and leave the island municipality. The delegation was composed by Novel Peace Prize winner, ex-Costa Rica President Oscar Arias; retired US Marines Captain Roberto Schwartz; human rights activist Alda Faccio; director of the Arab-Israeli Center Sarah Ozacky; attorney Carole Wacey; journalist  Roberto Savio; Pakistani Ayesha Siddiga-Agha; and Catholic Sister Mary Ann McGiven. In the activity the visitors were asked to urge President Bush to sign an Executive Order guaranteeing that the Navy would leave before May 1, 2003.

      August 15 - A protest took place in Vieques against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the same time that EPA was announcing a plan to clean the lands occupied by the Navy, the Navy announced that it would resume bombing. CRDV denounced the action of EPA as a hypocritical public relations act on behalf of the Navy.

      August 17- A delegation of viequenses traveled to Guaynabo to lead a vigil in front of the federal prison, dedicated to Roberto Rabin. We picketed the prison and stayed overnight in the camp located in front of the prison.

      August 19 - A  concurrent press conference was held in the Lawyer's Guild in San Juan, by the various organizations that would be participating in the Relay for Peace (in Vieques, August 24.)

      August 24 - the group 4 members of the Christian PeaceMaker Teams arrived in Vieques. Many of their members have been arrested in various protests, not only in Vieques but also in other countries struggling for peace.

      August 24  RELAY FOR PEACE.  After much work, more than 23 organizations held an activity that exceeded all expectations.  Fulfilling all commitments exactly, the embarcation of Dr. Hector pesquera (a leader of the National Hostosian Congress) brought to the pier on the western end of Vieques the Torch and Flag of Peace, which were presented to Vieques Mayor Damaso Serrano and Vieques Catholic Church pastor Father Nelson Lopez, at the stage near the pier. The opening ceremonies began the activities at noon.

      The people who were expropriated by the Navy during the 1940's -- to whom the activity was dedicated -- began the walk from Punta Arenas (the extreme west of the island) at 1 pm. They carried the flags of Puerto Rico, Vieques, peace and the lit torch.  These symbols were passed from group to group for the entire 19 kilometers from Punta Arena up to Camp Garcia. In the walk hundreds and hundreds of observers lined the sidewalks to applaud the marchers and shout slogans against the Navy's presence.  By 5:30 PM the group of children organized by Camp Milivy finished the march. This last segment, represented the continuation of the struggle, which has not yet reached its conclusion

      This Relay also represented a struggle which has gone on in stages, much like a relay.  Since the struggle commenced in organized form against the Navy in March 1964 the people of Vieques have continued struggling. The Masters of Ceremony Nilda Medina, Eva Luisa Torres and Enrique Romero recognized the presence of various figures and organizations that marched. Among them were Rademes Tirado representing the expropriated; Josefina Pantojas for All Puerto Rico with Vieques; Jose  Manuel Emeric for the organizing committee and the special message by civil disobedient Ruben Berrios Martinez, president fo the Puerto Rican Independence Party. A moving letter from prisoner for peace Robert Rabin was read, as well as letters from New Progressive Party Senator and civil disobedient Norma Burgos, and Flavio Cumpiano, representative in Washington DC for the CRDV.

      The following organizations were also recognized: the Expropiated , Horsemen for Peace, Teacher's Federation, Giants of Carolina, National Hostosian Congress, New Independence Movement,  Puertorrican Sindicate of Workers, General Union of Workers, Puerto Rican Federation for Workers, Socialist Front, Socialist Youth, Puerto Rican Workers Central; UTIER, UIA, Federal Employees, Viequenses in Exile, Vieques Teachers, Mayaguezanos Alert and Available, All PR with Vieques, Alliance of Viequense Women, Women's Group for Peace ("the 31"), United Vieques Youth, University Pro-Independence Federation, Civil Disobedients, Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques, Camp Luisa Guadalupe, Peace and Justice Camp, and Monte Carmelo.
      Photos of the Relay are at this link: Photos: http://www.prorescatevieques.org/relevo/Relevo.html

      August 28 - All PR with Vieques held a successful civil disobedience workshop. Many people were recruited for actions during September.

      August 30  A delegation of environmentalists and pacifists arrived in Vieques to be witnesses to the upcoming military maneuvers. the women in the delegation are from  Asheville, North Carolina: Elizabeth Roebling of Asheville Friends Meeting (North Carolina); Clare Hanrahan, imprisoned for 6 months for protesting agaisnt the U.S. Army School of the Americas in Georgia; Darcel Eddins and Sharon Martin, active in environmental and social justice causes. Roebling has already participated in civil disobedience in Vieques and has served time in Guaynabo. This delegation will report back to the Western North Carolina Peace Coalition and other groups.
       
       
       
       

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