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Patriarchy Solidarity

Women All Over the World Support the Demands of the Women of Oaxaca

January 11th, 2007 – Global Women´s Strike writes: In November the Global Women´s Strike met with women from Oaxaca, Mexico, and we committed ourselves to disseminating information about their struggle, their demands, their leading participation in the Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca (APPO) – Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca – the great unity it has achieved and the harsh repression which aims to defeat it.

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Patriarchy Repression

Female Oaxacan Student kidnapped and tortured for more than 48 hours

January 23rd, 2007 – indyOax writes: Translation of a testimony of a student who was abducted and interrogated for two days with two others.

On the day of January 12, 2007, we left my house with 2 students that I knew very well in that recently, the day of the march that took place on the 10th of the present month, a friend of mine introduced me to. They asked me if I could give them a place to stay since they had limited resources. Of what little we were able to discuss is that they had come to carry out a field study for their thesis.

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Media Patriarchy

Community Radio Central to Struggle in Oaxaca

October 2, 2006 – Under multicolored tarps, thousands of teachers are asleep on the streets of Oaxaca City, Mexico. Their bodies lie within inches of one another in a sea of blankets, the sleeping figures separated from the pavement with only pieces of cardboard. The sounds of guard shift changes occur every two hours throughout the night. Small hand-held radios hum “Friends, compañeros, its exactly 17 past 1 in the morning on this Friday the 21st of September 2006. Another day of struggle, another day of advancement. At a winners pace.” The radio has become the life blood of this teachers strike turned popular movement in Oaxaca. Not only giving voice to the traditionally voiceless, the radio also serves as an organizing and coordination tool. It is the main communication between the tens of thousands of teachers who began in one encampment on the main square and who are now blockading over 20 government buildings, have exiled the state government from Oaxaca and are creating a democratic alternative.