The Anniversary of the Movement in Oaxaca - 07.26.2007



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In June of 2006 the Government of Oaxaca launched an offensive against striking teachers. This action prompted the formation of a popular movement who made their actions famous around the world facing off against local and federal police and erecting over 2,000 barricades in one night. In the violence that ensued Indymedia reporter Brad Will (from the United States) was murdered by off duty police and a warning was issued by the Embassy to Americans to stay away from the conflict zone.

In this second visit to Oaxaca, Alive in Mexico interviews human rights defenders, teachers, and relatives of victims who died in the conflict. A year after the conflict the members of the movement recount their struggle, discuss the current situation that exists, and participate in several planned activities.

Alive in Mexico was in Oaxaca in June. Lately the situation has been extremely tense because of new repression by the government. Hundreds of thousands of Oaxacans protested and boycotted the festival called “The Mondays of the Hill” or “Guelaguetza” because it has been commercialized and organized by the government.

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En Junio de 2006 la ofensiva del gobierno de Oaxaca en contra de maestros dio inicio al movimiento popular que ha dado la vuelta al mundo por sus famosas barricadas que fueron levantadas hasta 2 000 en una noche y por enfrentar a la polica local y federal, as como por el asesinato del reportero de Indymedia Brad Will por lo cual la embajada de Estados Unidos considero a Oaxaca un lugar peligroso para que sus ciudadanos visiten la zona por conflictos polticos.

Con entrevistas a defensores de derechos humanos, maestros, familiares de las victimas mortales del conflicto AiM entrega este segundo video de su vista a Oaxaca.

Un ao despus la gente del movimiento oaxaqueo recuerda e informa de la situacin actual que existe en la entidad, participando en varias actividades programadas.

AiM estuvo en el mes de Junio Oaxaca, en la actualidad la situacin se encuentra en extrema tensin, primero por una nueva represin en los ltimos das cuando cientos de miles de oaxaqueos celebraban una fiesta nombrada la Guelaguetza popular a contra de otra fiesta comercial organizada por el gobierno con una fuerte publicidad a pesar de que el movimiento ha llamado a boicotear esa actividad como lo hiciera el ao pasado.


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