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Photos of Oaxaca's 5th MegaMarcha: San Felipe to Oaxaca City (part 3)
On September 1st, Oaxaca's 5th MegaMarcha took place starting in the community of San Felipe and ending at the zócalo in the center of Oaxaca City. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets and marched to demand the immediate departure of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz (URO), liberation for political prisoners, the cancellation of 70 government arrest warrants for people involved in the leaderless Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO, by its Spanish initials) movement and the desire for popular governance. San Felipe was the home to José Jiménez Colmenares, a mechanic married to a teacher, who was shot in the street while participating in a march organized by APPO on August 10th.
more informacion on the 5th MegaMarcha and the peoples' movement in Oaxaca:
Oaxaca’s Social Movement Develops Radical Vision for a National Government of the People
Despite Fatigue, Marchers Once Again Fill the Streets of the State Capital, as Social Leaders from Other States Visit to Learn from Oaxaca’s Example
video 5ta megamarcha
MP3: Movimiento magisterial, la APPO, La Otra y otras hierbas
With Impunity, Ruiz Ortiz, the Face of Repression
¡Viva la lucha del pueblo oaxaqueño!: La Ké Huelga se solidariza con la APPO
Long live struggle of the Oaxacan Pueblo!: The Ké Huelga Radio pledges solidarity to the APPO
Peacetalks Interview: Jill Freidberg teachers strike in Oaxaca
APPO CODEP Regeneración Magisterial
Narco News: Oaxaca Coverage
"El Enemigo Común"
"la gente, pintando, tambien esta luchando!"
Oaxaca City SlideShow: Un Pueblo Unido Avanza Sin Partidos
Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Carlos Salinas was a Harvard-educated neo-liberal technocrat who became the youngest president in Mexican history. He won the first contested election in years for the notoriously corrupt Instituional Revolutionary Party (PRI) through massive electoral fraud against his rival Cuauhtemoc Cardenas. He is best known in Mexico as a disgraced politician, and throughout North America for being the Mexican signatory to NAFTA.
As President of Mexico, Salinas worked to open up Mexico to foreign investment, including the privatization of Mexico's national banking system (which was sold at below market rate to his political allies). Salinas's continued work to repeal the social contract resulted in the rebellion of peasants of Chiapas under the Zapatista Army, with whom he later brokered a ceasefire.
After his term as president, Mexico sank into an enormous fiscal crisis due to Salinas' economic programs, ultimately resulting in a devaluation of the peso by 200%. Salinas attempted to blame the subsequent administration of Ernesto Zedillo for this recession and was so villified by the Mexican press and people that he was forced to leave the country.
Carlos Salinas de Gotari -
an unwelcome visitor to these shores (Ireland)
US And World Community Give Israel Free Reign To Kill Lebanese Civilians
US rushes bombs to Israel and discourages cease-fire
Lebanon buries its dead
Israel Bombs UN Compound, US Blocks Condemnation
UN Passes Resolution And Israel Escalates Attacks
On July 30th, Israeli war planes dropped a precision-guided US made bomb on a building in the Shiite village of Qana killing more than 28 people, including many children. The Israelis say they had pamphleted the region demanding that all civilians leave, and high Israeli officials have openly said that anyone who remains is fair game. Israel's attack on Qana's residents came shortly after rejecting a UN call for a 72-hour humanitarian truce to allow the delivery of relief items to Lebanon. UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland had appealed for a truce to allow casualties to be removed and food and medicine to be sent into the war zone, saying one third of the casualties were children.
No More Denied Students, No to Plan Juarez in Oaxaca
video 5ta megamarcha
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