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Tue Oct 14 2008Tijuana March In Commemoration of Student Massacre
Tue Oct 14 2008Tlatelolco 1968 Remembered
Several hundred protesters, mostly students, took to the streets of Tijuana, Mexico October 4 in remembrance of the 1968 massacre of leftist students in Tlatelolco Plaza. At that time hundreds, perhaps thousands of students were killed when troops opened fire on a demonstration protesting the Mexico City Olympics.
The Mexican government meant to put an end to the student movement, whose leadership was wiped out. Luis Echeverría, who was Minister of the Interior in 1968, gave the order for the massacre. He was later made President of Mexico under the rule of the PRI Party. Echeverría was charged with genocide in 2006, but the charge was dropped because of the statute of limitations. Documents have become declassified showing that the CIA was involved in the preparations for the massacre. In Tijuana, the demonstrators chanted “ni perdon, ni olvido” (no forgiveness, no forgetting).
Rally organizers and other student speakers told the crowd that gathered in front of a Calimax market that they must unite to oppose the selling off of the state-owned Pemex oil conglomerate to greedy world corporate interests, as well as create a student movement that would increase the quality and availability of 21st Century educational opportunities for all, including the poor. Read More and See Photos
Convergence at the Border Berkeley Report Back Tuesday Dec 6th 11:07 PM
Immigration and Free Trade Policies Sunday Nov 27th 6:27 AM
Ciudad de México: Chanti Ollin denuncia desalojo violento (1 comment) Saturday Nov 26th 2:53 PM
Mexico City: Chanti Ollin Denounces Violent Eviction (1 comment) Saturday Nov 26th 2:42 PM
Fidel Castro 1926-2016 Friday Nov 25th 11:12 PM
Benefit for the Northern California FMLN chapter and Bay Area CISPES Thursday Nov 24th 6:41 AM
Puerto Rico's Governor Refuses to Submit Revised Fiscal Plan Monday Nov 21st 1:07 PM
Driscoll's Boycott Demonstration in Watsonville Ca. 11-9-2016 Thursday Nov 10th 9:54 AM
Film- SUNU- Mexican indigenous movement says NO to GMO corn, with director Teresa Camou Wednesday Nov 9th 3:09 PM
Border Convergence report back; TPP report (1 comment) Sunday Oct 30th 8:06 AM
Solidarity with San Quintín Farmworkers at Driscoll’s Distribution Center in Aromas, CA Monday Oct 17th 10:03 AM
Standing with San Quintin Farmworkers & Boycott Driscoll's 10-15-2016 Sunday Oct 16th 1:15 AM
Puerto Rico Governor Submits Fiscal Plan to Oversight Board Friday Oct 14th 7:46 AM
El Boicot de Driscoll's Sigue, Haré una manifestación enfrente de un empaque en Aromas, CA Tuesday Oct 11th 1:06 PM
Driscoll's Boycott Campaign Continues, Demonstration Planned at Packing House in Aromas, CA Tuesday Oct 11th 1:00 PMMore News...