Benefit Show for Oaxaca in Los Angeles

!Viva la Lucha Popular Libertaria de Oaxaca!

Enjoy a wide variety of music, tasty food, current information on the Oaxacan popular struggle, and have lots of fun! Saturday, October 21st in Los Angeles.

Brought to you by: Colectivos Libertarios*

Benefit Show for the Oaxaca Libertaria Speakers Tour**

We are raising funds to finance a series of speaking engagements throughout the West Coast. The Oaxaca Libertaria Speakers Tour will stop in Los Angeles in late November and will be featuring delegates from Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca (APPO), SNTE-Seccion 22, Organizaciones Indigenas por Derechos Humanos de Oaxaca (OIDHO)/ Colectivo Autonomo Magonista (CAMA), and members of the Indigenous Council CIPO-RFM.

WHEN: Saturday, October 21st, 2006 at 6:00PM

WHERE: at the Centro de Accion Popular
1000 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90033
(corner of Mission, Boyle Heights).

COST: $10 to $15 Donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

MUSIC BY: Pachamama/ members of Come Down Selecta/ Son Jarocho/ Colectivo Error/ Jehuniko/ Los Angeles Chaos / Sherman Austin / DJ Cole Minor and Cookie Jar from the Philistines / Flattbush / War Club…and more….

*Colectivos Libertarios are a coalition of anti-authoritarian collectives coordinating/ endorsing events in support of the popular struggle of Oaxaca. Colectivos Libertarios includes Amanecer: Por Un Anarquismo Popular and Copwatch Los Angeles. Endorsers include: Industrial Workers of the World-Los Angeles Branch, Anarchist Black Cross Federation-Los Angeles, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror, etc.

More Info: (323) 313-8562 email: CiPORFMSOLiDARiDAD (at) YAHOO.COM

What’s been going on in Oaxaca?

May 22nd, 2006: Thousands of Oaxacan teachers went on strike demanding a pay increase to cope with the high cost of life.

June 14, 2006: State repression, tear gas canisters and bullets shot from helicopters left some dead and many injured; this radicalized the teachers, who urgently added to their demand the destitution of the governor of Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz. After the fraudulent state elections, Ruiz became governor and soon banned protesting as a means of popular expression in Oaxaca. This added to the discontent of the wider community of Oaxaca, Hundreds of thousands of them joined the Teachers in the streets and in at sit-in’s.

Since May 25th, the Negotiating Popular Commission concluded its last meeting with the governor, the Commission has not seen him again. The people no longer present their demands before him or his representatives, they won’t accept their money or their “proposals.” The people want to rule themselves.

July 11th, 2006: Over 350 popular organizations, indigenous communities, labor unions, and civil organizations formed the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO). APPO entered the arena with a wave of peaceful and civil disobedience with which it sought to mark their discontent against the government. The people are APPO, APPO is the people, and as such they have assumed the political role in Oaxaca. If APPO chooses to, they block entrances to downtown’s luxurious resorts, the airport, the streets, etc. Its popular strength has grown so much that the state government had no choice but to cancel the official Guelaguetza celebration. The teachers and organized citizens organized their own alternative Guelaguetza.

July 22nd, 2006: Radio Universitaria (University Radio), controlled by the movement was attacked by 20 unknown men, using highly sophisticated weapons. That same day, unidentified men threw molotov cocktails into community organizers’ homes. including Human Rights organizations and the Section 22 of the National Union of Educational Workers.

In Oaxaca, the civil disobedience is turning into a popular uprising that is far from vanishing, one that radicalizes itself by the day.

Contact us at (323) 313-8562 email: CiPORFMSOLiDARiDAD (at) YAHOO.COM