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...
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...
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
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 !
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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.