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Ignore the TV: May Day in Oaxaca / Que ignora la tele: El primero de mayo en Oaxaca
by danielsan
Monday Apr 30th, 2007 1:39 PM
Events taking place tomorrow, International Workers Day, demonstrate the beginning of a resurgence in protest in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Eventos para mañana, el Día Internacional del Obrero, demonstran el principio de un resurgimiento de protesta en Oaxaca, Mexico.
Ignore the television, which tells you that resistance is over.

In the coming months, the calendar shows International Labor Day, Teachers Day (May 15), the usual start of the annual Teachers' strike, and the first anniversary of the violent June 14 eviction which launched the annual teachers strike into the forefront of global resistance.

According to Nancy Davies' article titled "In Oaxaca, The Show Goes On" tomorrow will see a resurgence in public protest as the movement for justice and against the impunity claimed by the PRIista state government comes out to protest visibly and in large numbers. Tentative protests *have* taken the streets in the months since 2007 arrived, like the 10th Megamarcha on International Women's Day: ( ), but the climate of fear and repression have shoved the movement into a new period.

A strong showing on May Day would be "the first direct challenge to the governor since the November crackdown" in Davies' words.

In other words, stay tuned. After months of organizing in secret after being forced underground, sources in Oaxaca are saying that teachers, students, labor organizations, and the APPO with all of these manifestations and more, will be coming out again in the days to follow.

The struggle continues.
La lucha sigue.

Que ignora la tele, que les diga que ya llegó la resistencia al fin.

En los meses que vienen, el calendario tiene el día internacional del trabajador, el día de maestr@s (May 15), la fecha usual de la instalacion del plantón de maestr@s en huelga, y el primer aniversario del desalojo violento del 14 de Junio, con que llegó la huelga al ojo del mundo.

Segun Nancy Davies' en su articlo "In Oaxaca, The Show Goes On" mañana verémos una resurgencia en protesta pública con el movimiento para justicia y en contra de la impunidad del estado PRIista saldrá para manifestar con mucha gente. Protestas si estuviera en año 2007, como la 10a Megamarcha en el Día Internacional de la Mujer Proletaria: ( ), pero el ambiente de miedo y repression han introducido violentamente el movimiento a una epoca nueva.

Una presencia fuerte en el Primero de Mayo sería "el primer desafío hasta el gobernador" desde el 25 de Noviembre, cuando el gobierno demonstraron "el fin de tolerancia" en palabra de Davies.

O sea, ponte atención. Despues que meses organizando en secreto despues que la represión brutal, muchos en Oaxaca dicen que maestr@s, estudiantes, sindicatos, y la APPO con todas estas caras y más, saldrán en los dias siguientes.
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MediaLies GraphicdanielsanTuesday May 1st, 2007 2:32 PM
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