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After the Barricades: The Oaxaca Forum and the Future of Mexico

Date Posted: 6, 4, 2008
Keywords: oaxaca, forum, conference, debate, panel, 2006 rebellion, mexico, social movements, contemporary affairs, grassroots, indigenous people, revolution, academic, sfu, ubc, latin american studies

After the Barricades: The Oaxaca Rebellion and the Future of Mexico

 

In July 2006, a spontaneously developed, broad coalition of civil society groups in the South Mexican State of Oaxaca ousted the state government from its seat after police had brutally broken up a strike by the local teacher’s union. By establishing a popular, participatory alternative government – the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) – these civil society groups managed to maintain control over the city of Oaxaca and assume a number of governmental functions for roughly five months, before being violently repressed by the Mexican military police. After the Barricades is a day-long event that will look back at the rebellion and its implications. A group of top-scholars and commentators on society and politics in Oaxaca and Mexico will analyze and discuss the significance of the uprising on two panels and   More...

 
 

Convocatoria: Invitation to the 3rd Encuentro of the Zapatista Peoples with the Peoples of the World

Date Posted: 21, 11, 2007
Keywords: women woman encuentro gathering zapatista ezln comandanta ramona

3rd Encuentro of the Zapatista Peoples
with the Peoples of the World

December 28, 2007 - January 1, 2008
28 diciembre, 2007 - 1 enero, 2008

English translation of Compañera Everilda’s words convoking the 3rd Encuentro of the Zapatista Peoples with the Peoples of the World, Comandanta Ramona and the women Zapatistas:

Compañeros and compañeras of Mexico and the world. Good evening to all of you. With this Second Encounter of the Zapatista Peoples with the Peoples of the World we are very energized, with much responsibility and this worries us greatly. It makes us think. How there is much that we would like to say in this encuentro but scarcely find the time to share what we Zapatista communities are doing and there remain things for us to share, especially us women Zapatistas. Because of   More...

 
 

Free Spring Art Workshop Series and FIESTA with CIPO-Van!

Date Posted: 27, 4, 2007
Keywords: Street Art Workshop anti-poverty committee fiesta teatro realidad sueños party reality theatre dreams

Fiesta!! Theatre of Reality, Theatre of Dreams

[Español Abajo]

Download FIESTA POSTERS / Bajar Carteles de LA FIESTA Aqui

 

Friday April 27th
7 pm
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St.

Together we will re-create and represent the events of June 14th in Oaxaca, Mexico, joining hands to demand peace and justice. We will make community, dance, perform, enjoy delicious Oaxacan food, beverages, and fiesta!

Join us in welcoming

Dolores Villalobos Cuamatzi

Coordinator-General of the Indigenous Popular Council of Oaxaca “Ricardo Flores Magon” (CIPO-RFM), Member of the Zapatista’s Other Campaign, School Teacher, and Member of the Council of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO)

With DJ Salsomana, Merengue lesson by Michael Rosen, and performance by the Estilo Cubano Salsa troop !

Tickets: $12

A vailable at

Rhizome Cafe (317 E. Broadway),
Multicultural Family Centre (1145 Commercial Drive, Lower Level),
or contact cipo.van@gmail.com

Funds raised will benefit   More...

 
 

Dolores Villalobos Cuamatzi - Teacher, Organizer, and Activist in Oaxaca, Mexico: A People’s Vision

Date Posted: 19, 4, 2007
Keywords: Dolores Villalobos Cuamatzi - Teacher, Organizer, and Activist in Oaxaca, Mexico: A People’s Vision
The Latin American Studies Program at UBC Presents:

Dolores Villalobos Cuamatzi

Teacher, Organizer, and Activist in Oaxaca, Mexico: A People’s Vision

[Poster Download]  

Dolores Villalobos Cuamatzi
Coordinator-General of the Indigenous Popular Council of Oaxaca “Ricardo Flores Magon” (CIPO-RFM),
Member of the Council of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO),
Member of the Zapatista’s Other Campaign, and a life-long School Teacher

Dolores will give an update on the situation in Oaxaca, providing the perspective of an indigenous woman who has been at the forefront of the peaceful movement demanding the resignation of the state’s governor for his involvement in political repression, violence and corruption. CIPO-RFM also continues to demand the reconstitution and free association of indigenous communities, a claim broadened through the work of the APPO and the social movement that has erupted since June 14th, 2006.

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