Last week, the people of Oaxaca took to the streets on the one year anniversary of the repressed teachers’ strike which led to the mass uprising and takeover of Oaxaca City. In the summer and fall of 2006, the people of Oaxaca, furious at the government crackdown, worked to make the state “ungovernable”, which would lead to the legal ouster of Oaxaca’s corrupt governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. After many months of struggle, the government upped their terror campaign, assassinating protesters and eventually taking back the city and driving many organizers into hiding.
But the people have returned, and have put the barricades back up, which had allowed them control and protection during last year’s campaign.
More photos of the happenings here.
Not sure what will happen next, but I will keep following the story. Also, my friend Ryan will be working in Oaxaca this summer, you can check his blog for news and photos here, once he finds some time.
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