Oaxaca Facing Imminent Attack

September 30, 2006 – Information provided below is from Nancy Davies, who is based in Oaxaca and writes frequently on the situation there for Narco News. While the threat of a mass attack has seemed to always be in the…

Update on the Teachers Situation in Oaxaca

Jill Freidberg writes: Here is a summary of what has happened in recent weeks in the ongoing struggle in Oaxaca. As of September 26th, 2006, the popular movement that is making history in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca enters…

No Way to Go But Forward

The APPO Undertakes a Long Walk to Mexico By Nancy Davies Commentary from Oaxaca On Thursday, September 21, members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO in its Spanish initials) set out on a walk, from the…

Oaxaqueños march to Mexico City

by Bill Weinberg Even as the administration of President Vicente Fox renewed its pledge to find a negotiated solution to the crisis in Oaxaca, some 4,000 protesters left the state capital Sept. 21 on a planned two-week cross-country march to…

Teachers of Oaxaca March to Mexico City

September 21, 2006 – Over 8,000 teachers left the zocalo at the heart of Oaxaca city today in a march to Mexico City to draw attention to their cause. The teachers and other community organizations have occupied the center of…

Update on detained biologist Ramiro Aragon

Biologist Ramiro Aragon Perez was illegally apprehended on August 10, 2006, by the state police of Oaxaca, who, after keeping him hidden for 24 hours, transferred him to the municipal police of Ejutla de Crespo. He was brought before the…

September 19th Update from Jill

For those of you not in Oaxaca, you may not have heard the news yet that the Oaxacan teachers have decided to WALK from Oaxaca to Mexico City. They leave this Thursday. Probably about 5,000 of them. And the idea…

Chiapas: roadblocks in solidarity with Oaxaca

Tuxtla Gutierrez – Hundreds of campesinos from various social organizations, members of the National Front of Struggle for Socialism (FNLS), today held 13 intermittent blockades of roads in Chiapas, in support of the Popular People’s Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO).