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Mexico 2006: Seeking Social Change

June 14, 2007 – danielsan writes: On the first anniversary of the attack on the Teacher’s Camp in Oaxaca, I published for the first time an audio documentary with the voices of those struggling for social change in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and throughout Mexico. In these times there are many people trying to make change, some through politics, some with direct action, and some with guerilla war.

Here you’ll find the voices of Oaxacan Teachers and freedom fighters, Zapatistas from Chiapas, the politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and more discussing the long difficult journey to real change in Mexico or in any place in the world in this 58 minute documentary.

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Media Repression

La Lucha Sigue: Radio Universidad Broadcasting from Oaxaca

[ Photo of Radio Universidad by Ariel (from November 2006) — high resolution ]

May 14th, 2007 – danielsan writes: Oaxaca City’s Radio Universidad, retaken by students and APPO supporters on May Day, continues to broadcast at 1400 AM in the state capitol. The webstream also continues, allowing all of us to hear news direct from Oaxaca’s embattled people’s movement. “Tune In” to witness and support the resurgence of demands like justice, accountability, and recognition of human rights.

May 15th is National Teachers Day in Mexico (as well as Puerto Rico and Colombia). Historically, teachers in México have been especially active in social struggles and revolutionary movements. The teachers of Oaxaca are no exception–in fact they are most often at the forefront, as they have been recently.

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Oaxaca City Rebelde: 7th MegaMarch & Aftermath

November 27th, 2006 – danielsan writes: Photos, audio, and a video from November 25th’s 7th MegaMarch and the street battle that followed.

The next morning, the evidence was on the streets: military boots made footprints in pools of blood outside of a University building near Santo Domingo.

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Attacks continue in Oaxaca: Radio Universidad may be next

November 27th, 2006 – danielsan writes: Radio Universidad, 1400 AM and streaming on the internet, has announced once again that it is expecting an attack (as of 4:45 PM).

The 4:45 transmission said that Ministerial Police have a warrant to enter the campus and search the station backed up by the PFP. The signal was then blocked yet again by la canción that has been overriding the AM broadcast for more than three weeks. The song is audible in the webcast as well, in addition to the sound of low-flying helicopters.

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Taken Saturday Night: Names of the Imprisoned

November 27th, 2006 – danielsan writes: A list of those taken off the streets Saturday night in the battle that followed the seventh Megamarch, taken from the daily ‘Noticias’ here in Oaxaca. Various bodies have issued widely differing statistics, with the largest number of detained coming from Ulises himself, who claimed 160 detentions. APPO and Radio Universidad, the state government, and the feds have all offered varied numbers. The list below is the list of those officially detained according to the state.