El Enemigo Común – The Common Enemy

An exposé of repression and resistance, “el enemigo común” documents paramilitary activity against indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico from 2002 through 2005.

Austin IMC presents el enemigo común

Friday the 23rd of September at 7pm Monkey Wrench Books 110 E. North Loop Austin, Texas 78751 (512) 407-6925 el enemigo común begins to describe the face of a common thread between different communities in resistance. In particular, the film…

Governor Ulises Ruiz; 6 months of harvesting terror in Oaxaca

Since being sworn into office on the first of January, 2005 Oaxaca, México’s governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), has been making good on his promise to “do away with the social problems” (i.e. popular resistance)…

San Isidro Vista Hermosa: Yolomecatl Confrontation

by ATX Action News Team and COMPA Youth July 22, 2005 This video demonstrates the irony of indigenous celebration in Oaxaca. This video includes interviews with victims of a paramilitary attack after being liberated from a kidnapping in Oaxaca. The…

Benefit for Indigenous Farmworker’s Resistance in Oaxaca

COMPA, the Oaxacan Anti-neoliberal Popular Magonista Coordination, is an indigenous farm-worker’s rights group in Oaxaca, Mexico composed of over 300 communities around the state. COMPA has been under constant attack by successive Institutional Revolutionary Party or P.R.I. governors determined to…

Farmworkers Take Down Taco Bell

Hasta la Victoria Siempre! “The consumer boycott is the only open door in the dark corridor of nothingness down which farmworkers have had to walk for many years. It is a gate of hope through which they expect to find…

Oaxacan Activist Released: The Campaign Continues

On February 3rd three leaders of the Oaxacan Antineoliberal Popular Magonista Coordination (COMPA) were arrested in Oaxaca City immediately after meeting with the states Secretary of Governance, Joaquin Rodriguez Palacios. Jaquelina Lopez Almazan & Samuel Hernandez Morales were arrested in…

Oaxaca, Mexico: Urgent Action Requested

URGENT ACTION FAX AND EMAIL FORM LETTER On January 15, 2005, just weeks after PRI party governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz took office, Oaxacan state police surrounded the community of Santiago Xanica during a communal work day and opened fire in…