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9th and 10th Days in Oaxaca

Once again, here I am as a witness of events in Oaxaca. The real struggle, the real risks, the real revolution is with the people of Oaxaca.

started Nov 21, finished Nov 22, 2006 – Xochitl writes: As I write this I sit outside the first aid station at Radio Universidad. For the first time since I arrived in Oaxaca I am a little frightened. I don’t know what is going to happen tonight, but there are some rumors of police gathering nearby the university. But maybe all will be fine. Vamos a ver (We’ll see)

This morning I came over to Radio Universidad to teach another first aid class at the Cinco Senores barricade. After the class I came back to the Radio and helped a bit with the construction of a barricade near the first aid station.

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8th Day in Oaxaca

Once again, here I am as a witness of events in Oaxaca. The real struggle, the real risks, the real revolution is with the people of Oaxaca.

November 20th, 2006 – Xochitl writes: Greetings friends,

Today I needed to rest a bit, so things didn’t started until a bit late for me.

As I approached Santo Domingo all was very tranquil. It was a beautiful day, with white/grey clouds floating above and the mountains surrounding the city with cloud-shrouds at their peaks. The temperature was absolutely perfect. People were out in the streets walking, doing shopping.

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7th Day in Oaxaca

November 19th, 2006 – Xochitl writes: At 9 am i arrived at Radio Universidad, ready to give another 1st aid class. Everyone was very enthusiastic about the class last night, and 9 am was the only time we could meet because of the women’s march at noon.

No one was there. I was sad, but not surprised. People here are up very late, and work so hard, that I couldn’t begrudge them a little sleep, But I admit, I was a little frustrated that absolutely no one showed up.

I swept up outside the 1st aid station, then wandered over to the kitchen area. There was a group of people sitting there, and when I arrived they said, “Let’s do the class!”. I had been in the wrong place. That’ll teach me to assume things.

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6th Day In Oaxaca

November 18th, 2006 – Xochitl writes: Good evening friends and companeros,

I don’t have much time. It is late.

But here is a brief description of my experiences today.

Went to the University (Radio Universidad) again today, to work in the clinic. When I arrived there was a meeting of women involved with the movement (a few from APPO, many not associated with APPO), planning a demonstration for tomorrow.

There have been several rapes by the federal police of local women. The meeting I attended planned an action against these rapes.

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5th Day in Oaxaca

Once again, here I am as a witness of events in Oaxaca. The real struggle, the real risks, the real revolution is with the people of Oaxaca.

November 17, 2006 – Xochitl writes: Today I started out visiting a local health clinic here in Oaxaca, La Clinica del Pueblo, an absolutely amazing place that serves the poor people of Oaxaca. They offer primary care, specialty medical care, homeopathy, lab services, obstetrics, and have a small 6 bed hospital ward for not-too-serious cases. They deliver babies on site, and do surgeries and recovery there. They are planning to build a pharmacy and xray suite soon.

They also have a dorm area, with a kitchen, where families who have travelled far to bring sick ones can stay and cook.

They do a lot of preventive care, and hope to do more.