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).

Archive of websites in Support of Oaxaca

For one reason or another, some of the websites/blogs about the popular struggle in Oaxaca are no longer being kept up-to-date, but some of them are still great resources. Feel free to add comments to this post…

Campaña de Solidaridad: International Direct Action

International Direct Action for the people of Oaxaca Starting September 18th. Protest at the closest Mexican Consulate or Embassy. We demand the exit of the illegitimate Governor Ulises Ruiz. Not one minute of peace for the assassins.

Oaxaca’s Dangerous Teachers

By David Bacon At 8:30 AM on October 21, 2002, Oaxaca state police arrested a dangerous schoolteacher. Romualdo Juan Gutierrez Cortez was pulled over as he was driving to his school in the rural Mixteca region. Police took him to…

Taking Notes in Oaxaca, Mexico

Monday, 11 September 2006 by Kelly Komenda & Sara Yassky “What we manage to do each time we win a victory is not so much to secure chance once and for all, but rather to create new terrains for struggle.”…

What’s wrong in Oaxaca? Don’t ask the Seattle Times

Independent filmmaker Jill Freidberg (Granito de Arena, This is What Democracy Looks Like) provides a forceful rebuttal to a recent Seattle Times story in which travel writer Jolayne Houtz paints a woefully uninformed and misleading picture of the current political…

Oaxaqueñ@ Resistance in the Face of Repression

On September 1st, Oaxaca’s 5th MegaMarcha started in the community of San Felipe and ended at the zócalo in the center of Oaxaca City. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets and marched to demand the immediate departure of…