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June 18, 2007

Oaxaca Vive

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.

Posted by Jake on June 18, 2007 10:06 pm

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks so much for posting this update! My boyfriend and I went to an anarchist film festival in Chicago at Loyola and there was a documentary on this struggle. I’m going into teaching myself, and apart from everything else, that in itself had my heart going out to them.

    -Alyssa

    Comment by Alyssa — June 25, 2007 @ 9:27 am

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