RN: fallen comrade/more on ATTAC


Jan Slakov

Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 16:09:25 +0000
To: •••@••.•••
From: Paul Swann <•••@••.•••>
Subject: fallen comrade :-(

>From The Guardian, October 28 1998

Claudio Cortes Garcia, a journalist on the Mexican edition of the French
newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique, has ben found strangled on the back seat
of a car in Mexco City.

The attorney-general's office said his body was found on Friday but he had
been strangled 12 to 14 hours before the discovery.

The newspaper's Mexican edition was suspended in the mid-1980s after its
then director, Ivan Melendez, was killed. It resumed publication last year.
- AP, Mexico City

Dear RN list,  Oct. 29

What troubling news, the above.

I will write to Le Monde diplomatique to ask if they would like people to
send letters asking for an inquiry into the killing or any other action. And
I will send our sympathies.

Meanwhile, Laurent Jesover has already replied to my questions about how
people who want to become active with ATTAC can do so:

From: "Laurent JESOVER" <•••@••.•••>
To: "Jan Slakov" <•••@••.•••>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 12:24:50 +0100

Dear Jan,


How people and groups can join ATTAC ?

Our ambition is to be able to work in all the different countries with
forces as diverse as those assembling in France are. We are aware that this
may not be easy, since those liable to identify with our approach may be
numerous in one country and very few in another. Action priorities can also
vary significantly, depending on national or regional situation factors.
Besides, association or union structures can already have other action
prospects on their agenda. Of course the charter and prospects we bring to
the fore can be subject to differences in appreciation. Therefore, we tend
to be very careful in formulating our proposals.

Provided that an agreement emerges on the absolute necessity of running
joint campaigns and organising joint actions against the dictatorship of
financial markets and in favour of regulating international finance; on the
need of developing exchanges around the different mobilisation and
resistance experiments in our respective countries and continents, then all
remaining issues can be discussed internally. Therefore, we suggest that you
discuss our proposals, consider whether prospective actions seem possible
and then make contact with us.

FRANCE : •••@••.••• (you may become part of the French association :
all the documents are avalaible through the website in the Association
Section also)

INTERNATIONAL : •••@••.••• (for all information concerning our
international actions, projects and contacts)

Mailing lists are avalaible in French for the moment. In the very near
future there will be at least one in English (by the end of November most
probably). To subscribe look at : http://attac.org/ . For any information
concerning lists please write to •••@••.•••.

In certain countries citizens, unions, groups are reuniting themselves to
build an "ATTAC". You may contact directely these persons if case you are
living in these countries :
BRAZIL  -  Antonio Martins •••@••.•••
QUEBEC - Grégoire Bédard •••@••.•••
SUISSE - Jean-Marie Borel •••@••.•••
(up to date October 28th 1998)