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On-Going Violations of Human Rights Elicits Call for Honoring Mexico's Treaty Commitment

Pressure for Justice Growing in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Violaciones a los derechos humanos en curso provocan llamado a que México honre los compromisos de Tratados firmados con la ONU

February 28, 2010



Coca-Cola Moves into Mezcal

Agro-Industry Absorbs Oaxaca Land and Water for Private Profit, Stainless Steel Vats Replace Artisanship

By Nancy Davies, with research assistance by Earl Fish
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Coca-Cola incursiona en la industria del Mezcal

February 15, 2010



Government Attacks APPO Political Table and Vendors

Another Confrontation Disrupts Oaxaca City

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El gobierno ataca mesa política y a comerciantes de la APPO

January 23, 2010



Political Winds

Fragile Political Alliances Form to Break the PRI's Decades Long Hold on Power in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Vientos Políticos

January 20, 2010



First Issue of El Cortamortaja Newspaper of 2010

Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Puebla News From Below

By the Cortamortaja Collective
Jalapa de Marquéz, Oaxaca

en español... Primera edición del periódico El Cortamaja en 2010

January 14, 2010



Attacks Against the Triquis Escalate

Violence from PRI UBISORT Becomes Chronic

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Se intensifican ataques contra Triquis

December 11, 2009



Paramilitaries Shoot Four Children, One Dead

While Indigenous and Local Organizing Continues

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Paramilitares disparan a cuatro niños, un muerto

November 30, 2009



Citizens Protest Lack of Consultation about Canadian Mine in San Jose del Progresso

Popular Forces Occupy City Hall and Threaten to Incinerate Hostages

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Pobladores protestan por no habérseles consultado sobre la minera canadiense en San José del Progreso

November 21, 2009



Milenio Gets Declassified Information

Ulises Ruiz “Used Mercenaries to Keep Himself in Power,” According to USA Documents Obtained by Milenio

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Milenio obtiene información desclasificada

November 1, 2009



Supreme Court Overrides Justice Mariano Azuela´s Opinion

Ulises Ruiz Ortiz Judged Responsible for Violation of Rights in Oaxaca 2006-2007: No Penalties Need Apply

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 16, 2009



Transition to Democracy Forum Cancelled in Guelatao

La Santísima Virgen de las Barrikadas Appears Instead

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 12, 2009



“Transition to Democracy” Alliances Firm Up

Citizen Forums Face the PRI While Mexico’s Supreme Court Closes Legal Pathways

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 9, 2009



Desperate Oaxaca Seeks Change in 2010

An Alliance of all Other Political Parties Might Defeat the PRI

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

September 30, 2009



Oaxaca Government Seems to be Yielding to Section 22’s Popular Demands

"The Oaxaca LX Legislature in a extraordinary session agreed to initiate removal of power from the authorities in San Pedro Jicayán"

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El Gobierno de Oaxaca parece estar cediendo en las demandas populares de la Sección XXII

September 13, 2009



Section 22 Protests Another Murder with a 72 Hour Shutdown of Oaxaca

The Town of San Pedro Jicayán Throws Out Political Parties: “We are Prepared to Assume Power…”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La Sección XXII protesta un nuevo asesinato con un paro de 72 horas en Oaxaca

September 4, 2009



The Real Battle for Oaxaca: Who is Permitted to Earn Money, and Where?

"The lesser officials manage the street scene, but also the professionals, vendor bosses, who run a crew of ten or a dozen"

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

August 17, 2009



Lopez Obrador Continues his Tour in Oaxaca

PRI Goons Go Along to Hassle Him

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

August 10, 2009



Government and Media Trash 2006

The Campaign to Discredit the Social Movement Shifts into High Gear

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

August 6, 2009



Aggressions Against Journalists Increase, Oaxaca Ranks Second in the Nation

One from Noticias Staff is Retained on the Highway by the Military

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 22, 2009



The Popular Guelaguetza versus the Government Guelaguetza

"40,000 attended the Popular Guelaguetza which was organized and funded by Section 22 and the APPO..."

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 21, 2009



The Traditional Guelaguetza Festival Begins in Oaxaca

Heavy Police Presence Leaves Oaxaca City's Tainted Image Intact

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 19, 2009



Oaxaca Justice Condemns Innocent APPO Man for the Murder of Brad Will

No Evidence and No Witnesses to the Actual Crime: Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno Sentenced to Prison

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 10, 2009



Mexico Election Results Show Growing Distance Between Politicians and People

Low Voter Turn Out, and Lack of Faith in the Nation's Political Parties Benefits the PRI; Abstention Reached 55 Percent and Another 5 Percent Voted - voto nulo

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 7, 2009



In Lead-up to National Chamber of Deputies Election, Oaxaca Teachers Choose a “Punishment Vote”

Oaxaca Prepares for a Rejection of all the Nation’s Political Parties

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

June 28, 2009



Representative Democracy versus Participatory Democracy

In the Activist State of Oaxaca, Mexico, Residents Reconsider the Paradigm of Voting for the “Lesser of Two Evils”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

June 21, 2009



Oaxacan Political Prisoners Find New Hope in Zapatistas' Other Campaign

Subcomandante Marcos' 2006 Visit to Imprisoned Loxichas Inspired a New Movement; One Prisoner is Already Free

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

June 14, 2009



A Stroll Downtown, Oaxaca Life

A Robbery and Murder Committed by AEI Agents at a Local Bus Terminal Furthers the Breakdown of the Rule of Law and Trust in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 31, 2009



Situation Heats Up in Oaxaca Prior to Teachers' Union Decisions

Tensions are High as Resistance Groups Organize and Plan Their Next Move

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 26, 2009



Actions Strengthen Against Mining in Oaxaca

Teachers Union Declares Broader Mission to Include Social Justice and Community Education

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 19, 2009



Civil Sectors Unite Against Mine in Ocotlán as Power Struggles Intensify

Recent Arrests and Threats Increase Strife as Local and Federal Authorities Attempt to Silence Opposition

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 11, 2009



Judge Declares APPO Adviser David Venegas Innocent of Drug Charges

Innocent Verdict Means Judge Acknowledges that Police Planted Cocaine and Heroine on a Movement Leader

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

April 21, 2009



Actions Follow Talks

Ocotlán Residents Take the Highway

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 21, 2009



Government Harassment in Brad Will Murder Case

Federal Police Pressure Imprisoned APPO Defendant Juan Manuel Martinez to Confess; Will Family Lawyer Faces Legal Harassment

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

April 21, 2009



Forum of People in Resistance

Local Oaxaca Priest Backs Auto Determination and Defense of Environment

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 19, 2009



Oaxaca: David Venegas Verdict Delayed... Again

No Day in Court; Judge Will Call Venegas' Lawyer with Verdict

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

April 13, 2009



APPO Adviser David Venegas Faces Trial on April 6 for Fabricated Drug Charges

“They wanted people in the movement to believe that my arrest wasn’t politically motivated”

By Kristin Bricker
Via the NarcoSphere

April 5, 2009



The Demarest Factor: The Ethics of U.S. Department of Defense Funding for Academic Research in Mexico

“Kansas University’s department of geography received at least $500,000 in Department of Defense funds to map communally held indigenous land...”

By Simon Sedillo
El Enemigo Común

en español... El Factor Demarest: La ética del Financiamiento para Investigaciones Académicas en México del Departamento de Defensa de los Estados Unidos
in italiano... l Fattore Demarest : L’etica del finanziamento per la ricerca accademica in Messico del Ministero della Difesa statunitense

March 27, 2009



The Organizing and Mobilizing of the Oaxaca Population

Dissatisfaction with Local Governments and New Mining Projects Are Uniting a Myriad of People

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

March 19, 2009



Citizens Show Support for Marcelino Coache

Protesters Demonstrate Against the Murders of Activists, and the Detention of Political Prisoners in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

March 12, 2009



APPO Councilor and Former Political Prisoner Abducted and Tortured in Oaxaca

Marcelino Coache Verano's Captors Repeatedly Questioned Him about Various Sums of Money for Ransom During the Kidnapping

By Pedro Matías Arrazola
Noticias Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca

March 8, 2009



“The APPO has to rebuild trust and credibility”

Interview with Oaxacan Activist and Journalist Doctora Berta

By Revolucionemos Oaxaca
Interview

en español... La APPO debe reconstruir la confianza y la credibilidad

March 6, 2009



The 2012 Mother of All Marches

The “Movement of Movements” in Oaxaca Hosts “Organizers of Organizers”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

March 2, 2009



Geographic Survey Project of the Sierra Juarez Mountains Stirs Protests

In Oaxaca, Geographers Deny Surveillance Charges

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

February 21, 2009



Mexico Presents Flawed Theory in Shooting Death of American Journalist

A Firearms and Tool Marks Examiner Detected a Red Substance, on the Surface of One of the Bullets Consistent with a Ricochet

By PHR Press Release
Physicians for Human Rights

en español... México presenta teoría inconsistente en la muerte de periodista norteamericano

February 4, 2009



Geo-Piracy in Oaxaca... and Much More

US Academics Are Mapping Resources in Mexico; Corporations and the US Military Are the Beneficiaries of the Data

By Silvia Ribeiro
La Jornada

en español... Geopiratería en Oaxaca… y mucho más

February 3, 2009



Prominent APPO Member Survives Attempted Murder in Oaxaca

Unknown Assailant Stabbed Long-Time Activist Ruben Valencia Nuñez in a Café After Shouting Disparaging Remarks About the APPO

By Kristin Bricker
Via the NarcoSphere

en español... Atentado Contra APPista Destacado en Oaxaca

January 28, 2009



Mexico Grants Appeal to Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno in Brad Will Murder Case

The APPO Activist Accused of Murdering the US Indymedia Journalist Remains in Jail Despite His “Unconstitutional” Imprisonment

By Pedro Matias
Noticias de Oaxaca

en español... Federación concede amparo a Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno

January 24, 2009



The Murder of Sali Grace

After Political and Sensationalist Rumors Distorted a Horrific Crime Friends and Witnesses Tell the Story of Young Woman’s Life Cut Short

By John Gibler
ZNet

January 11, 2009



Nineteen Appistas Arrested in Palestine Demonstration

Section 22 Demands and Obtains Their Release

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

January 4, 2009



Oaxaca: No Justice for Assassinated Triqui Radio Journalists

Special Federal Prosecutor Rules Out that Community Journalists Were Killed for Their Work

By Reporters Without Borders
Press Release

December 20, 2008



“Another Unwarranted Break-In By Oaxaca Police”

Tear-Gas Launched into House with Two-Year Old Inside

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

December 9, 2008



“I Didn’t Kill Brad Will”: An Interview with Juan Manuel Martinez

The Man Who Supposedly Murdered the US Videographer Agrees that He Participated in the APPO Protests, but He Maintains that He Never Met the Journalist

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Mileno

November 27, 2008



Mexican Government Tries to Pin New Charges on Juan Martinez in Brad Will Case

The Government Likely Knows that Murder Charges Won’t Stick in a Fair Trial, so it Hopes to Imprison Martinez for Firearms Possession

By Kristin Bricker
Via the NarcoSphere

November 26, 2008



“La Doctora” Bertha Muñoz Returns to Oaxaca after Nearly Two Years in Hiding

Despite Threats of Violence, and State Criminal Charges She has Returned Home to Face the Fear that Led Her into Exile

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

November 26, 2008



Video: Doctor Bertha Returns to Oaxaca

Two Years in Exile, on the Date that Federal Police Invaded, the Voice of Popular Radio Picks Up the Cause Again

By Corrugated Films
corrugatedfilms.blogspot.com

en español... Video: La Doctora Bertha regresa a Oaxaca

November 25, 2008



Well-Known Reporter Pedro Matías Kidnapped and Tortured in Oaxaca

Matías Reports on the Social Movement in Oaxaca for Noticias, a Local Daily Paper, and is Also a Writer for the National Weekly Proceso

By Scott Campbell
Angry White Kid

en français... Un reporter connu, Pedro Matias, sequestré et torturé à Oaxaca

October 29, 2008



Friends of Brad Will Declare Dry Hunger Strike at Sen. Clinton’s Office

The Senator Has Not Met with the Protesters, or Responded to the Demands that Were Delivered Directly to Her Staff

By Kristin Bricker
Via the NarcoSphere

October 23, 2008



The Rule of Impunity: Mexican Government Ignores Overwhelming Evidence

Oaxacan Activists Charged with Brad Will’s Murder

By John Gibler
The Indypendent

October 20, 2008



Octavio is Free on Bail, and Another Man is Arrested in Bradley Case

Three Activists Have Been Arrested so Far; Authorities Seek Another Eight

By Sayra Cruz
Quadratin

en español... Liberan a Octavio bajo fianza y detienen a otro por caso Bradley

October 18, 2008



Oaxacan Activists Arrested for the Murder of Brad Will

The Government Claims that He Was Shot at Close Range, Therefore Implicating the APPO Members Near Him at the Time of His Death

By Kristin Bricker
Via the NarcoSphere

October 17, 2008



Mexican Activists Turn Over Mexico City Man to Police in Sally Grace Eiler Murder Case

The Townspeople of San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca Made the Arrest of the Suspect Possible

By Kristin Bricker
Via The NarcoSphere

en español... Activistas mexicanos entregan a un hombre de la Ciudad de México a la policía en el caso del asesinato de Sali Grace Eiler
en français... Des activistes mexicains remettent à la police un homme de la ville de Mexico dans le cas de l’assassinat de Sally Grace Eiler
in italiano... Attivisti messicani consegnano alla polizia un uomo coinvolto nell’omicidio di Sali Grace Eiler

September 28, 2008



Hasta Siempre Sally Grace: Another US Activist Murdered in Oaxaca

Body Found in a Cabin Twenty Minutes Outside of San José del Pacifico; Investigations by Police and State Attorney General are Slow Moving at Best

By Kristin Bricker
Via the Narcosphere

en español... Hasta Siempre Sally Grace: Otro activista estadounidense asesinado en Oaxaca
en français... Hasta siempre Sally Grace : une autre activiste des Etats-unis assassiné à Oaxaca

September 27, 2008



Two Years Later in Oaxaca: Part IV and Final

What’s the Difference - Law and Memory as Political Weapons

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

June 23, 2008



APPO and PRIistas Clash in Zaachila, Oaxaca

Protesters Accused the Father of the Current Municipal President of Having Fired Shots at Supporters of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca

By Eliza Ruiz Jaimes
Noticias Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca

en español... Chocan APPO y priístas en Zaachila

June 23, 2008



Two Years Later in Oaxaca: Part III

What’s the Difference - The Long Slow Process on the Ground and the Observance of June 14

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

June 18, 2008



Death Squads in Oaxaca

The Mexican Government Ignores the Assassination of Two Community Radio Activists

By John Gibler
In These Times

June 10, 2008



Two Years Later in Oaxaca: Part II

What’s The Difference? - Networking and Local Autonomy: The Thigh Bone’s Connected to The Knee Bone


By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

em português... Dois Anos Depois em Oaxaca - Parte II

June 2, 2008



Two Years Later in Oaxaca: Part I

What’s The Difference?

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 27, 2008



Notes on the Conjuncture: Mexico, 2008

Notes for a Presentation to the Oaxaca After the Barricades Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, April 28, 2008

By Fred Rosen
Senior Analyist, North American Congress on Latin America

May 2, 2008



Caciques, Triquis and Impunity – More of the Same

Increasing Level of Threats and Intimidation in the Autonomous Community of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 24, 2008



Two Triqui Community Radio Reporters Assassinated

Lawlessness, Assassination and Impunity in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 11, 2008



Seeking Justice in the Snake-Pit of Mexican Politics

Oaxacans and Others Fight to Free Political Prisoners

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

March 19, 2008



Women, Caciques and Remote Indigenous Towns

Eufrosina Cruz Leads Fight for Indigenous Women's Rights: Political Bosses Manipulate Traditions

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Mujeres, caciques y pueblos indígenas remotos

March 5, 2008



Yet Another Tale of Woe and Intrigue: The Sierra Sur of Oaxaca

Teachers Fight to Maintain Control Over Their Union Amidst Threats and Violence from Political Bosses and Paramilitaries

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

February 26, 2008



Lawlessness and the Boomerang Effect in Oaxaca

Status of “Ungovernability” Returns to the Southern Mexican State

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

February 13, 2008



Laughing at the News in Oaxaca

Governor Ruiz Smiles as the Secretary of Government Lays Down New Rules

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

January 28, 2008



A New Strategy for the Popular Movement in Oaxaca?

Something for Everyone as the APPO and the Teachers Hit the Streets for 2008

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

in italiano... Una nuova strategia per il Movimento Popolare di Oaxaca?

January 18, 2008



Oaxaca Reporters Tell of Life in the Trenches

“Alone, Facing Power”: The Association of Journalists of Oaxaca Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

in italiano... I giornalisti di Oaxaca raccontano la vita in trincea

December 4, 2007



Remembering the Repression, Refreshing Our Spirits

On the One-Year Anniversary of the Police Occupation of Oaxaca City, the Popular Assembly is Still Fighting

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Recordando la represión, refrescando nuestro espíritu

November 27, 2007



Washington Post Calls Oaxaca a “Riot”

A Reply to Ceci Connelley’s Travel Story on Oaxaca in the Washington Post

By Jill Freidberg
Corrugated Films

November 24, 2007



November 2 Redux

The Governor of Oaxaca Still Wields the Hammer

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

November 5, 2007



Brad Will in Context, On the One-Year Anniversary of His Murder in Oaxaca

The Slain Journalist is Part of a Legacy that Goes Back Over 500 Years on These Lands

By RJ Maccani
Zapagringo

November 2, 2007



Indigenous Education as Politics

The Second National Congress on Indigenous and Intercultural Education

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 28, 2007



“First, Identify the Enemy”

Town by Town, the People Are Fighting Energy Mega-Projects and Neoliberalism in Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 8, 2007



Direct Democracy in Oaxaca

A Book Review of Nancy Davies’ The People Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly

By Kristin Bricker
Left Turn Magazine

October 1, 2007



Twenty-First Century: Forced Disappearance, the Current Policy in the Nation of Mexico

Five Police Officers Jailed for Beating Emeterio Marino Cruz

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

September 1, 2007



Oaxaca Declines to be “Governed”

The Struggle Shifts from the City to Land and Water Issues

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Oaxaca Declina ser “Gobernada”
en français... Oaxaca refuse d’être « gouvernée »

August 24, 2007



And the Winner of Oaxaca's State Legislative Election Is... Abstentionism

Voters Declare "a Pox on Both Your Houses"

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Y el Ganador de la Elección Legislativa del Estado de Oaxaca es… el Abstencionismo

August 6, 2007



Ulises Ruiz, Plan Puebla Panamá, and the August 5 Oaxaca Elections

Connecting the Dots on a Local Election that May Not Be All that Local

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 29, 2007



Revenge of the Guelaguetza

It has always been a Popular Celebration Based on Sharing and Community Cooperation

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... La revancha de la Guelaguetza
en français... La revanche de la Guelaguetza

July 24, 2007



Signals of Provocation in Oaxaca

Is Disgraced Governor Ulises Ruiz Seeking a Violent Showdown During Monday's Gueleguetza Celebration?

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 21, 2007



Oaxaca “Silent March” Mourns Two Additional Deaths

Governor Again Calls for “Dialogue,” plus a Force to Guard the Commercial Guelaguetza

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 19, 2007



Oaxaca Government Armed Forces Use Violence to Prevent the People's Use of the Guelaguetza Auditorium

Fighting Erupts on Major Streets and on Fortin Hill

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 17, 2007



The People are Deciding, Every Day!

Oaxaca, the Face of Mexican Fascism: Sunday the 8th to Friday the 13th of July 2007

By George Salzman
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

July 13, 2007



The Governor of Oaxaca Is Provoking a Mini-Civil War in the State Capital

Report of Offer of “300 Pesos per Youngster” to Violently Confront Peaceful Demonstrators

By Nancy Davies
Via The Narcosphere

en español... El Gobernador de Oaxaca provoca una mini-revuelta civil en la Capital
en français... Le gouverneur du Oaxaca provoque une miniguerre civile dans la capitale de l’État

June 30, 2007



This Week for Education in Oaxaca

Section 59, the Break-Away Group from the Section 22 Teachers Union, Is Now Protesting Against Ulises Ruiz Ortiz

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La lección de esta semana en Oaxaca

June 28, 2007



Mexico’s Supreme Court Accepts the Case of Oaxaca

Once Again the Zócalo Vibrates with Color, Voices, Music, and Video Replays of Government Attacks

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La Suprema Corte acepta conocer el caso de Oaxaca

June 21, 2007



Nancy Davies’ Book The People Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly Is Printed and Ready to Ship

A New Publisher of Books Reflects on How We Are Bypassing the Commercial Book Industry, and Offers some Special Packages to Readers and Bloggers

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en français... Le livre de Nancy Davies The People Decide : Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly (« Le peuple décide : l’Assemblée populaire de Oaxaca ») est imprimé et prêt à être expédier.

May 31, 2007



Guelaguetza Redux

The State Government of Oaxaca Is Having a Hard Time Again with Its Annual “Indigenous” Festival

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

May 31, 2007



US Rep. José Serrano: “The Murder of Brad Will Raises a Larger Issue About the Role of the Mexican Government”

Letter to Condoleezza Rice: “Some of My Newest Constituents Fled their Former Homes in Mexico from Paramilitary Violence and Intimidation”

By US Rep. José Serrano
(D-Bronx, New York)

en español... “El asesinato de Brad Will pone de manifiesto el problema mayor del papel del Gobierno Mexicano”
in italiano... Membro del Congresso USA, José Serrano: “L’assassinio di Brad Will solleva un grosso problema sul ruolo del governo messicano”

May 15, 2007



An Incarcerated APPO Counselor Reports Receiving a Death Threat from the State Governor

David Venegas Reyes Visited in Prison by a Governor Emissary; Repression Against Autonomist Movements Increases

By Oliver D.
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Un Consejero Encarcelado de la APPO Reporta Haber Recibido una Amenaza de Muerte del Gobernador del Estado

May 9, 2007



Oaxaca Civil Unrest Grows as Another Group Begins Voicing its Discontent

Zócalo Taken by Protesters for the First Time in Six Months as Government Workers Enter the Scene Over New Social Security Law

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El descontento civil en Oaxaca crece: otro grupo empieza a expresar su inconformidad

April 26, 2007



In Oaxaca, the Show Goes On

Teachers Union Section 22, with APPO Support, Prepares for its Annual Strike

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El Espectáculo Sigue en Oaxaca

April 25, 2007



Another Member of APPO Arrested in the Continuing Struggle for Justice

“The Government Fabricates a Crime and Then Sells the Prisoner his Freedom,” Says the Bishop of Oaxaca About Actions of Government

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 16, 2007



Fifty Uniformed Police Block Zócalo Access for Eight Men, Seven Women and Two Children

Oaxaca Government Reaction to Small Protest Demanding Release of Prisoners Arrested in 1996 Reveals Ruiz' Worry of APPO

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

April 7, 2007



Associated Press Fires Oaxaca Correspondent Rebeca Romero

Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest and “a Consistent Pattern of Sensationalizing Protester Violence while Sanitizing State Violence through Misreporting”

By John Gibler
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

April 5, 2007



Supermodels 1, Ulises Ruiz 0: Miss Universe Cancels Oaxaca Events of 2007 Pageant

Ruiz Dishonestly Blames Donald Trump as Models Move on Mexican Consulates in New York and Elsewhere with the Demand: “Federal Police Out of Oaxaca!”

By Cha-Cha Connor
Spokesmodel, Popular Assembly of Models for Oaxaca (APMO)

en español... Supermodelos 1, Ulises Ruiz 0: El Miss Universo Cancela los Eventos de Oaxaca de la Pasarela del 2007
en français... Supermodèles 1, Ulises Ruiz 0 : « Miss Univers » annule les événements du défilé 2007 de Oaxaca
in italiano... Top model 1, Ulises Ruiz 0: Miss Universo 2007 cancella la passerella di Oaxaca

March 29, 2007



Miss Universe 2007 Cancelled in Oaxaca

Bureaucrats and Businessmen Point Fingers Over Who Is to Blame

By Eliza Ruiz Jaimes
Noticias de Oaxaca

en español... Cancelan Miss Universo 2007 en Oaxaca
in italiano... Cancellato il Concorso di Miss Universo 2007 a Oaxaca

March 29, 2007



Organized Chaos in Oaxaca

The PFP Evicts Farmers to Construct Wind Park on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

em português... Caos Organizado em Oaxaca

March 28, 2007



In Oaxaca, Harvard Comes to the Rescue

The ‘Intellectual Power’ of US Academia Joins Forces with the Military State of Siege

By George Salzman
Via The Narcosphere

March 26, 2007



Family of Murdered Independent Journalist Brad Will to Visit Mexico City and Oaxaca

Four Day Visit Begins Monday to Push for a Legitimate Investigation into Journalist's Murder

By the Family of Brad Will
BradWill.org

March 18, 2007



Video from Oaxaca: Blue Nightmare

Rough Cut of a Work in Progress

By Mal de Ojo TV
Indymedia Video

en español... Video desde Oaxaca: La Pesadilla Azul

March 16, 2007



Why Oaxaca Matters

History Has Numerous Examples of Similar Political Formations, Always Birthed Amid a Revolutionary Climate

By James Cooke
Socialist Perspectives

March 14, 2007



The 10th APPO Megamarch Observes Women's Day

“The Society Page” Report

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

March 9, 2007



Supermodels for Oaxaca (APMO) to Oppose the Miss Universe Pageant at the Monte Albán Ruins in May 2007

Auditions to be Held April 18 in New York City Toward a Protest with Poise Aimed at Donald Trump and NBC

By Cha-Cha Connor
Spokesmodel, Popular Assembly of Models for Oaxaca

en español... Supermodelos por Oaxaca (APMO) se lanza en oposición al concurso Miss Universo en las ruinas de Monte Alban en mayo 2007
em português... Modelos por Oaxaca (APMO) se opõe ao concurso Miss Universo que acontece nas ruínas de Monte Alban em maio de 2007
auf Deutsch... Supermodels für Oaxaca (APMO) in Opposition zur Miss Universe Wahl in den Ruinen von Monte Alban in Mai 2007 angesetzt
en français... Top-modèles pour Oaxaca (APMO) s’érige en opposition au concours Miss Univers mai 2007 dans les ruines de Monte Alban
in italiano... Top models Per Oaxaca (APMO) si oppone al concorso di Miss Universo sulle rovine di Monte Alban, a maggio 2007
in het Nederlands... Topmodellen voor Oaxaca gaan in protest tegen de Miss Universe Verkiezing

March 8, 2007



Help Wanted: Distribution Coordinator for Narco News Books

Nancy Davies’ “The People Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly,” a new DVD, and “Cowboy in Caracas” by Charlie Hardy Roll Off the Presses this Spring

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

March 5, 2007



Oaxaca Conflict Puts Spotlight on the Media

The Leap in Ratings for Channel Nine During the Women’s Takeover, and the Rise in Popularity of Noticias, Reflect the Desire for the “Presentation of Reality”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

February 26, 2007



The APPO Comes Back Strong in Oaxaca

The Teachers, Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society Regroup

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en français... L’APPO revient en force à Oaxaca

February 23, 2007



Oaxacan Teachers Support the APPO and the Ninth Megamarch

New March Proves Movement is Alive; State Government Blocks Access to Public Spaces with Razor Wire and Dogs

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Maestros de Oaxaca apoyan a la APPO y a la novena megamarcha
en français... Les professeurs oaxaquéniens soutiennent l’APPO et la neuvième Mégamarche

February 5, 2007



Narco News Books to Publish Nancy Davies’ “The People Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly” in the Spring of 2007

Pre-Order the Book (and Help Us Determine How Many to Print)

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

January 30, 2007



The Triquis Inaugurate Their New Autonomous Municipality

Despite Attacks, Another Popular Assembly Emerges

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

January 28, 2007



Brad Will’s Family Seeks “a Vigorous Prosecution of the Guilty Parties”

Human Rights Attorney Miguel Angel de Los Santos Takes the Case to Mexican Court

By Craig Will
Brother of Brad Will (1970-2006)

en español... Familia de Brad Will busca “un procesamiento vigoroso de las partes culpables”

January 19, 2007



The APPO Creates Municipal Autonomy in the Triqui Region

20 Communities Join with the Regional Popular Assembly

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Crea la APPO municipio autónomo en región triqui
en français... L’APPO fonde une commune autonome en région triqui
in italiano... La APPO crea un municipio autonomo nella regione triqui

January 17, 2007



Politics and Promises

Supreme Court Decision Against the PRI Shows the Party's Weakening Grip on Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

January 15, 2007



A Tranquil Day In Oaxaca

The APPO on the March Again

By Nancy Davies
“A Personal View”

in italiano... Una giornata tranquilla a Oaxaca

January 11, 2007



The autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala (Oaxaca)

“An indigenous people’s non-violent efforts to find a space for political participation and representation...”

By Francisco López Bárcenas
La Jornada

en español... El municipio autónomo de San Juan Copala
en français... La commune autonome de San Juan Copala (Oaxaca)

January 10, 2007



Associated Press Correspondent in Oaxaca Urges Mexican “Authorities” to Investigate Narco News

AP’s Rebeca Romero Insists She Is Not on Ulises Ruiz’s Payroll, but Publishes Her Denial on Her Website Next to an Ad… Purchased by the Oaxaca State Government

By Al Giordano
Publisher, Narco News

en français... La correspondante d’Associated Press à Oaxaca presse les « autorités » mexicaines à enquêter sur Narco News

January 9, 2007



Interview with Berta Elena Muñoz, the Voice of the Movement at Radio Universidad, in Oaxaca

Oaxacans Have a Dream: “To Have a Just Government,” She Said From an Undisclosed Part of the Country

By Emir Olivares Alonso
La Jornada

en español... Berta Elena Muñoz fue la voz del movimiento desde Radio Universidad de Oaxaca
en français... Berta Elena Muñoz a été la voix du mouvement de Oaxaca depuis Radio Universidad
in italiano... Intervista a Berta Elena Muñoz, la Voce del Movimento da Radio Università, a Oaxaca

January 9, 2007



The Popular Assembly Movement Advances While Neoliberalism Stalls

Throughout the State, Communities Continue to Organize Themselves in Resistance

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

January 8, 2007



Day of the Kings in Oaxaca, Where URO Is King

Ulises Ruiz Ortiz Carries on with Disregard to the Law, Declaring No Public Assemblies in “Sensitive” Areas

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Día de los Reyes Magos en Oaxaca, Donde URO es Rey

January 8, 2007



Oaxaca: 500 Years of Cultural Resistance and Survival

Recent Conflict Merely the Newest Chapter in an Old Struggle

By Sean Donahue
Via The Narcosphere

December 23, 2006



Illustrations From Below: The Oaxaca Collection

The Art of Resistance

By Latuff
Salón Chingón

en español... Ilustraciones desde Abajo: La Colección Oaxaca
em português... As ilustrações abaixo são parte da Coleção Oaxaca
en français... Illustrations d'en bas: collection Oaxaca
in italiano... Vignette dal basso: La Collezione Oaxaca

December 22, 2006



Abductions of Civil Movement Leaders Continue in Oaxaca

Three Men Kidnapped, Beaten and Released While Rueda Pacheco Says Teachers Have Left the APPO; Ulises Ruis Denies Role in Recent Apprehensions

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

December 21, 2006



In Oaxaca, Questions Abound About the Fires of November 25

The Official Story - that “Molotovs” Burned Stone and Concrete Buildings - Raises Eyebrows Toward Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz

By Sean Donahue
Via the Narcosphere

December 10, 2006



The APPO Lives

Communiqué from Somewhere in the State of Oaxaca, from the State Council of the Popular Peoples’ Assembly of Oaxaca

By the CEAPPO
The Other Oaxaca

en español... La APPO vive
en français... La APPO vit
in italiano... La APPO vive

December 3, 2006



Acclaimed Muralist Among Oaxaca's Disappeared

The Arrest of Gerardo Bonilla

By Counterpunch News Service
Counterpunch

November 30, 2006



Human Rights Observer Held in Oaxaca Prison

Alberto Cilia Ocampo came to Oaxaca to document cases of forced disappearances and other human rights violations on Monday. There, he became the next case.

By John Gibler
Indymedia New York

November 30, 2006



The Coup d’Etat in Mexico

As a New Regime Prepares to Seize Control December 1, Promising a New Wave of Repression, the Antidote Is Being Born from Below

By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El Golpe de Estado en México
en français... Coup d’état au Mexique
in italiano... Il Colpo di Stato in Messico

November 29, 2006



Oaxaca: The End of Tolerance

Why is this Repression Carried out Against the Popular Movement? And why Now?

By Luis Hernández Navarro
La Jornada

en español... Oaxaca: el fin de la tolerancia
en français... Oaxaca : fin de la tolérance
in italiano... Oaxaca: fine della tolleranza

November 28, 2006



Update on Oaxaca

Government Launches New Aggression Against the Popular Assembly Movement

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en français... Oaxaca : dernières nouvelles
in italiano... Aggiornamento su Oaxaca

November 27, 2006



An Affront to the People of Oaxaca

A Chronicle of the Battle of November 25

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en français... Une offense au peuple de Oaxaca

November 27, 2006



Global Support for the APPO

Los de abajo

By Gloria Muñoz Ramírez
La Jornada

en español... Apoyo mundial a la APPO
em português... Apoio mundial à APPO
en français... Le monde soutient l’APPO
in italiano... Appoggio mondiale all'APPO

November 27, 2006



Offensive by the Federal Preventive Police Against the People of Oaxaca

Confrontation Continues Between the Police and the APPO in Different Parts of the City

By the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO)
The Other Oaxaca

en español... Ofensiva de la PFP contra el pueblo de Oaxaca
em português... Ofensiva da PFP contra o povo de Oaxaca
en français... Offensive de la Police Fédérale Préventive (PFP) contre le peuple de Oaxaca
in italiano... Offensiva della PFP contro il popolo di Oaxaca

November 25, 2006



The APPO Grows

The Guelatao Declaration of the Zapoteco, Mixe and Chinanteco Peoples of Oaxaca's Sierra Juárez

By Indigenous Communities
The Other Oaxaca

en español... Se crece la APPO
en français... La APPO s’agrandit

November 22, 2006



OIDHO Proposals for the Constitutional Congress of the APPO

“We Are Not Only Struggling Against a Local Tyrant, But Against an Entire System”

By the Indian Organizations for Human Rights of Oaxaca (OIDHO)
Translated by El Enemigo Comun

en español... Propuestas para el Congreso Constitutivo de la APPO

November 22, 2006



APPO Supporters Endure Torture

Rene Trujillo Martínez, a Thin 25-Year-Old Lawyer and Volunteer Radio Announcer with the APPO Holds the Uncomfortable Distinction of Having Survived a Disappearance

By John Gibler
El Universal

November 20, 2006



On the 96th Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, Oaxaca

The Movement Has Taken on a Life that Confounds Observers; “the Federal Police Could Suffer Military Defeat”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en français... 96ème anniversaire de la Révolution Mexicaine, Oaxaca

November 20, 2006



Oaxaca’s Popular Movement at Six Months

Arrests, Disappearances, Assassinations and Human Rights Violations are Manifold but Have Failed to Stop the Struggle

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

em português... Movimento Popular de Oaxaca com Seis Meses

November 17, 2006



Chiapan Indigenous Pacifist Group is First to Lead Peace Caravan into Oaxaca City

Mendoza: “What Las Abejas Represents, With All of Their Peaceful Marches and Ancient Customs, is a Very Important Part of the History of Our People”

By Bridget Huber
The Press Institute for Women in the Developing World

November 16, 2006



Revving Up the Dirty War in Oaxaca

Federal Police Complicit in "Disappearing" Civilians

By George Salzman
Commentary from Oaxaca

November 16, 2006



Oaxaca’s APPO Forms Permanent Government, Announces Escalation of Resistance

3,000 Delegates Meet in the Midst of State Repression and Reorganize for the Struggle Ahead

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en français... L’APPO de Oaxaca forme un gouvernement permanent, annonçant une intensification de la résistance

November 14, 2006



A Chronicle of the October 29 PFP Invasion of Oaxaca

Another Angle of Events Before and During the Advance of Federal Forces into the City of Oaxaca

By Jacob Muller
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

November 13, 2006



Video: Caravan Leaves Chiapas in Support of the People of Oaxaca

Survivors of the Slaughter of Acteal Respond to the Call of the APPO

By Promedios
Chiapas Indymedia

en español... Video: Caravana sale de Chiapas en apoyo del pueblo de Oaxaca
in italiano... Video: Carovana parte dal Chiapas in appoggio del popolo di Oaxaca

November 11, 2006



Letter from Political Prisoners to the People of Oaxaca in Struggle

“You Have Shown Us to Unite in Our Struggles”

By Compañeras Gloria, Mariana, Norma, Suelen, Edith, Magdalena, Maria Luisa and Patricia
Chiconautla and Santiaguito, the State of Mexico

en español... Carta de Presas Políticas al Pueblo de Oaxaca en Lucha
en français... Lettre de prisonnières politiques au peuple de Oaxaca en lutte

November 11, 2006



Oaxaca Fights Back

The Rebellion Is Proof That for Many People, Even Physical Preservation Can Become Secondary to Fighting for a Conviction

By Laura Carlsen
Foreign Policy in Focus - IRC

en español... Oaxaca Seguirá luchando
en français... Oaxaca contre-attaque

November 9, 2006



The Communications War in Oaxaca

Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz Has Lost the Media War

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La Guerra de Comunicaciones en Oaxaca
em português... A guerra da comunicação em Oaxaca
en français... La guerre de communication à Oaxaca
in italiano... La Guerra dell'informazione a Oaxaca

November 7, 2006



Video: The All Saints Victory

The Battle of Oaxaca on November 2, 2006 (In Spanish)

By Mal de Ojo
Indymedia Video

en español... Video: Victoria de Todos Santos
in italiano... Video: La vittoria di Ognissanti

November 7, 2006



Massive March in Oaxaca

Hundreds of Thousands of People Filled the Streets to Demand Governor's Ouster

By John Gibler
Indymedia NYC

in italiano... Manifestazione di Massa a Oaxaca

November 5, 2006



Members of the APPO and the Other Campaign Marched and Held a Blockade in the City Center

They Denounce the Deaths of Two Compañeros, a Minor and Fifty Detentions; Violent Incidents Occurred with the Police, Provoked by Masked Infiltrators

By Juan Trujillo and Erwin Slim
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Mexico City

en español... Miembros de la APPO y de la Otra Campaña, realizan bloqueo y marcha en el centro de la ciudad

November 5, 2006



Caravana Arrives in Oaxaca for Megamarch

In Support of the APPO, Mexico City Residents Weather a Military Search Before Arriving in Oaxaca

By Julie Webb-Pullman
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

November 5, 2006



Sixth Megamarch Organized by APPO Underway in Oaxaca

With Military Troops Arriving in the City Under Cover of Night, Another Face-Off Between the People and Government Forces Looms

By Nancy Davies
via the Narcosphere

November 5, 2006



Que Pasa en Oaxaca?

It is the Federal Police Who Now Look Surrounded and Isolated as they Camp Out in the Square

By Michael McCaughan
The Nation

November 5, 2006



The Other Campaign Takes Over Juárez-El Paso International Bridge in Solidarity with Oaxaca

US Police Attempt to Intimidate Protesters

By Karla Garza
Indymedia Chiapas

en español... Toma La Otra Campaña puente internacional Juárez-El Paso en solidaridad con Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Die Andere Kampagne besetzt die internationale Brücke Juárez-El Paso in Solidarität mit Oaxaca

November 4, 2006



The Battle of Ciudad Universitaria

Empowered by Victory Over the PFP, the APPO Calls for Reinforced Barricades Throughout Oaxaca; Announces a Sixth Megamarch for Sunday

By James Daria
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

November 3, 2006



Radio Universidad in Oaxaca Still Broadcasting, A Miracle of People's Resistance

After Seven Hours of Pitched Battle, the Federal Police Forced to Retreat

By George Salzman
Commentary from Oaxaca

November 2, 2006



The APPO Wins an Important Battle Against the PFP

The APPO has Forced the PFP Into a Retreat From its Attempted Incursion Into the Benito Juarez University

By Greg Berger
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Sonora

en español... La APPO gana una batalla importante contra de la PFP
en français... L’APPO gagne une bataille importante contre la Police Préventive Fédérale (PFP)
in italiano... L'APPO vince una battaglia importante contro la PFP

November 2, 2006



Oaxaca Update: War Escalates and Brad Will's Killers

Large Mobilizations of the APPO Reportedly Surround the PFP as Secretary of the Interior Calls for the Withdrawl of Police Forces

By Simon Fitzgerald
La Luchita

en español... Oaxaca Al Día: La Guerra Crece e Indician a los Asesinos de Brad Will

November 2, 2006



“The War is On in Oaxaca”

PFP Increasing Hostilities in Oaxaca as they Invade Ciudad Universitaria, the Autonomous University of Oaxaca

By Nancy Davies
via the Narcosphere

November 2, 2006



In Oaxaca, Fox Opts for the Heavy Hand

Civil Rights Violations Documented; Federal Police Use Cherished Zócalo for Toilet Needs

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

November 2, 2006



Oaxaca: Solitary in Flames

The Democratic Revolution Party Isn’t Willing, Nor can it Mobilize, to Defend the Popular Movement in Oaxaca

By Adolfo Gilly
La Jornada

en español... Oaxaca, soledad en llamas
in italiano... Oaxaca, solitudine in fiamme

November 1, 2006



PFP Occupation of Oaxaca Reveals Growing Polarization Within the Populace

A “March for Peace” in Support of Embattled Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz Exposes the Existence of a Deep Seated Economic and Social Divide

By James Daria
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

November 1, 2006



Communique from the National Indigenous Congress in Support of the APPO

“We are Calling on the Mexican People… to not Falter in the Path nor Let the Voice Fall Against State Terror and for a New Mexico, Truly Free, Just and Democratic”

By The National Indigenous Congress
The Other Mexico

en español... Comunicado del Congreso Nacional Indigena en apoyo del APPO
auf Deutsch... Communiqué des Nationalen Indigenen Kongresses in Unterstützung der APPO
in italiano... Comunicato del Congresso Nazionale Indigeno a sostegno dell'APPO

October 31, 2006



A Call from the Zapatistas: Oaxaca Is Not Alone

Shut-Down of Roads, Highways and the Media on November 1; General Strike Called for November 20

By the Sixth Commission of the EZLN
The Other Mexico

en español... Llamado del EZLN: Oaxaca no está sola
em português... A mensagem que os zapatistas: Oaxaca, não estão sozinhos!
auf Deutsch... Aufruf der EZLN: Oaxaca ist nicht allein
en français... Un appel des Zapatistes : Oaxaca n’est pas seul
in italiano... Appello dell'EZLN: Oaxaca non è sola

October 30, 2006



Eyewitness Report: October 29, 2006

Authentic Journalists, Undeterred by State Violence, Record the Invasion of Oaxaca by the PFP

By the Other Media Reporting from Oaxaca
Now Screening in Salón Chingón

en español... Testimonio presencial: 29 de octubre, 2006
in italiano... Testimonianza diretta: 29 ottobre 2006

October 30, 2006



Chronicle of the Battle of Oaxaca: Stage Three, Day One

The Majority of People on the Street Waiting to Confront the Police were Common Citizens Ready to Put Their Lives on the Line

By James Daria
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... Crónica de la batalla de Oaxaca: tercera etapa, día uno

October 30, 2006



On the Streets of Oaxaca, the People Remember Brad Will

“Covering the Current Events in Oaxaca Since Brad’s Death Has Been a Completely Different Experience”

By James Daria
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

October 30, 2006



Mexican Federal Police Invade… but the APPO Still Controls the Heart of Oaxaca

The Full Weight of the Mexican Federal Government Falls on the Oaxaca Rebels, and Fails to Subdue Them.

By Gregory Berger
Via The Narcosphere

October 30, 2006



Police Forces Enter Oaxaca with Water Cannons and Gunshots

IMSS Nurse Jorge Alberto López Bernal, Teacher Fidel García, and an Unidentified Minor Die; Eight Are Injured

By Enrique Mendez, Blanche Petrich, Gustavo Castillo and Octavio Velez
La Jornada

en español... Con tanquetas y disparos entran las fuerzas policiacas a Oaxaca
in italiano... Con blindati e spari le forze di polizia entrano a Oaxaca

October 30, 2006



Federal Preventive Police Arrest at Least Fifty Despite Non-Violent Resistance by the APPO

High Presence of Citizens and Awareness on the Streets Give Oaxacans a Sense of Optimism

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 30, 2006



In Santa María Coyotepec, Inhabitants Turned Against the Teachers

Testimonies Revealed that Sharpshooters were Present During the Attack on Friday

By Blanche Petrich y Enrique Mendez
La Jornada

en español... En Santa María Coyotepec pobladores fueron instigados contra los maestros

October 29, 2006



APPO Reports Two Dead in Confrontations with Federal Police in Oaxaca

The Movement’s Radio Station Goes Off the Air as the State University Campus is Taken

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

October 29, 2006



The Assassination of Brad Will and the White Owl of Oaxaca

A Report from Oaxaca by the British Journalist Who the Radio Declared Dead for an Hour After Brad Was Gunned Down

By John Dickie
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El Asesinato de Brad Will y la Lechuza Blanca de Oaxaca

October 29, 2006



Federal Police March on Oaxaca

Nonviolent Resistance as Thousands of Police Occupy the Rebel City

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

October 29, 2006



Oaxaca Burns: PFP Invasion Right Now

Zocalo and University Campus Under Siege

By Simon Fitzgerald
La Luchita

October 29, 2006



Brad Will (1970-2006): Final Report

Final Moments Captured by the Slain Journalist’s Camera in Oaxaca

By Brad Will
Now Screening in Salón Chingón

en español... Brad Will (1970-2006): reportaje final
in italiano... Brad Will (1970-2006): ultimo reportage

October 29, 2006



“Brad Will was a Dear Friend, and a True Revolutionary”

A Friend Reflects on His Memories of Slain Independent Journalist Brad Will

By David Rovics
Indymedia NYC

October 29, 2006



Death in Oaxaca

Another Death in the Months Long Resistance in Oaxaca, Mexico

By Brad Will
Originally published on October 17 by the New York City Independent Media Center

en español... Muerte en Oaxaca
in italiano... Ultime Note del Giornalista di Indymedia Brad Will

October 29, 2006



Federal Police Authorized to Enter Oaxaca

A Day Of Killings While Teachers Negotiate in Mexico City

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La policía federal, autorizada para entrar a Oaxaca

October 28, 2006



Brad Will, New York Documentary Filmmaker and Indymedia Reporter, Assassinated by Pro-Government Gunshot in Oaxaca While Reporting the Story

Photographer Oswaldo Ramirez of the Daily Milenio Wounded in Attack by Shooters for Ulises Ruiz Ortiz in Santa Lucia del Camino

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Chihuahua

en español... Brad Will, documentalista neoyorquino y reportero de Indymedia, asesinado por balas del gobierno en Oaxaca mientras informaba
en français... Brad Will, documentariste new-yorkais et reporter pour Indymedia, a été assassiné par des balles pro-gouvernementales à Oaxaca alors qu’il informait
in italiano... Brad Will, documentarista newyorkiese e reporter di Indymedia, assassinato dai proiettili del governo in Oaxaca mentre informava

October 27, 2006



“Forward, People! Let’s Take Back Oaxaca”

“Neighbors” Armed with AR-15 Rifles Enjoyed Complete Impunity During the Bloodiest Day of the Oaxaca Conflict

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... “¡Adelante pueblo!, recuperemos Oaxaca”
in italiano... “Avanti gente! Riprendiamo Oaxaca”

October 28, 2006



The Toll of Friday the 27th: Three People Assassinated, Eleven Wounded, Two Missing

The APPO Installs 1,000 Barricades in Broad Daylight; PRI Militants and Police Respond with 21 Armed Attacks

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... El saldo del viernes 27: tres personas asesinadas, 11 heridas y dos desaparecidas
en français... Le bilan du vendredi 27 : trois personnes assassinées, 11 blessés et deux disparus
in italiano... Il saldo di venerdì 27: tre persone uccise, 11 ferite e due desaparecidos

October 28, 2006



Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly Throws Down a Challenge to the Governor: General Strike on October 27, 28, and 29

Divisions in the Teachers’ Union as Members Vote to Return to Classes

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 27, 2006



Oaxaca Teachers Refuse to Budge, Reject Order from their Own Union Leadership to Return to Classes

National Senate Refuses to Resolve Oaxaca Stand-Off: APPO Must Find its Own Solutions

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 24, 2006



Nine Dead: Indigenous Teacher Assassinated in Oaxaca City

The APPO Declares Maximum Alert After Reports of PRI Members Preparing Attack

By Enrique Mendez and Octavio Velez
La Jornada

en español... Alerta Máxima: Asesinan a tiros en Oaxaca a un maestro de educación indígena
en français... Oaxaca : Assassinat d’un instituteur indigène.
in italiano... Assassinano un dirigente della APPO

October 20, 2006



A Revolution with an Absolute Minimum of Violence

It’s Not “News” – But it Should Be

By George Salzman
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... "Una Revolución con un mínimo absoluto de violencia"
em português... Uma revoução com um mínimo absoluto de violência

October 18, 2006



Oaxaca Women Tap for Hope with Their Fingernails

As Stalemate Continues Between Federal Government and Popular Uprising, APPO Holds a “Dialog for Peace,” PRI Supporters Burn Indigenous Radio Stations, and Soldiers Shoot a Protester Dead

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 17, 2006



Paramilitary attacks continue in Oaxaca

Soldiers in Civilan Clothes Fire on Unarmed Protesters

By John Gibler
ZNet

October 16, 2006



Police and Government Thugs Open Fire on APPO Members

Four Wounded Outside the Department of Citizen Protection in Oaxaca City

By Enrique Mendez and Octavio Velez
La Jornada

en español... Policías y porros abren fuego contra brigadistas de la APPO
in italiano... Poliziotti sparano contro membri dell’APPO

October 13, 2006



APPO, The De Facto Government in Oaxaca, Moves Toward Permanence

As Both Sides Dance Around an Agreement, a Decentralized People’s Government, Based on Indigenous Traditions, Begins to Take Shape

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

October 10, 2006



Mexican Government Snubs Immigrant Demonstrations Supporting the Fight of the APPO in the United States

“We will use other methods,” if the repression continues, warn Oaxacans; In California, New York, Texas and Massachusetts preparations are made for protests against the government

By Margarita Salazar
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign on the Other Side

en español... Desestima gobierno mexicano, manifestaciones de migrantes que respaldan la lucha de la APPO, en Estados Unidos

October 9, 2006



Protest of Repression in Oaxaca Called at Mexican Consulate in New York City for Tuesday, October 10

The Demonstration Will Be from 4 to 6:00 p.m., at 27 East 39th Street

By Industrial Workers of the World - NYC
Via The Narcosphere

October 9, 2006



Indigenous Teachers Defend “A Just Cause”

Teachers Build and Defend Thousands of Makeshift Barricades Throughout Oaxaca City

By John Gibler
The Herald Mexico

October 8, 2006



Barricaded City

A Long Weekend in Oaxaca Ends Without Military Intervention

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Ciudad Barricada

October 8, 2006



Crisis Escalates as Marines Land in Oaxaca

Governor’s Departure Now a National Demand, as Political Figures Pledge to Travel to the State as “Human Shields” in the Event of an Attack

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Se intensifica la crisis con llegada de la Marina en Oaxaca

October 5, 2006



Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Guerrero Created in Chilpancingo

The Primary Demand is the Dismissal of the Secretary of Education

By Notimex

en español... Crean en Chilpancingo la Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Guerrero

October 4, 2006



Communiqué: Encampment for Dignity and Against Repression in Oaxaca

Donate Seventy-Two Hours for Peace

By Civil Society Organizations of Oaxaca

en español... Comunicado para crear “Campamento por la dignidad y contra la represión en Oaxaca”
in italiano... Accampamento per la dignità e contro la repressione a Oaxaca

October 3, 2006



Abductions in Oaxaca

Law Student and Possibly Two Others Reported Snatched from the Streets by Plainclothes Thugs

By Nancy Davies
Via The Narcosphere

October 3, 2006



Second Navy Helicopter Flight Over Oaxaca City Triggers APPO’s Alarms

Movement Leaders Broadcast Warnings but Call for Calm

By Notimex
Translation via The Narcosphere

en español... Segundo sobrevuelo de helicóptero de Marina enciende alarmas en la APPO

October 1, 2006



Preparations for War in Oaxaca

Military Aircraft Doing Reconnaissance Flights Over APPO Encampments

By Diego Enrique Osorno and Óscar Rodríguez
Milenio

en español... Aprestos de guerra en Oaxaca
in italiano... Prodromi di guerra a Oaxaca

October 1, 2006



Oaxaca: Buisness Strike Failed; Destabilizing Operations Coming to Light

APPO Infiltrated by Government Operatives Planning Violence

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... Oaxaca: fracasó el paro empresarial; a la luz, operativo para desestabilizar
in italiano... Oaxaca: è fallito lo sciopero degli imprenditori, scoperto l'operativo per destabilizzarr

September 29, 2006



Oaxaca is the Football, and the PRI, PAN and PRD Are Kicking it Around

None of Them has Figured Out a Way to Score

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

September 29, 2006



Oaxaca Teachers Agree to Continue Protest Until Gov. Ulises Ruiz Falls

Some Claim the Current Business Strike Will Be Used as Pretext for Repression

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... Acuerdan maestros oaxaqueños seguir protesta hasta la caída de Ulises Ruiz
in italiano... I maestri oaxaqueñi sono d'accordo di proseguire la protesta fino alla caduta di Ulises Ruiz

September 28, 2006



Self-Defense Drills in Oaxaca

Neighbors Prepare to Resist State Violence

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Simulacros de autodefensa en Oaxaca
in italiano... Simulacri di autodifesa a Oaxaca

September 26, 2006



No Way to Go But Forward

The APPO Undertakes a Long Walk to Mexico

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

em português... Sem ter por onde ir a não ser para a frente

September 24, 2006



Mexico’s Other Campaign

The occupation of Mexico City’s central square following an allegedly fraudulent vote was peaceful and festive. The revolution taking place further south is anything but.

By Blake Sifton
The McGill Daily

September 22, 2006



The Politics of Violence in Oaxaca

Recent Government Actions Lead to Fears of Generalized Violence Against the People

By Raul Gatica
Writing for CIPO-Van from Exile in Vancouver, Canada

en español... Violencia, recurso de la ilegitimidad

September 21, 2006



Oaxaca’s Cry for Independence

More Than Ever, it Is the People Who Govern this State

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

September 18, 2006



The Popular Assembly and the Teachers Take Gov. Ulises’ Place at the “Grito” Independence Day Celebration, Publish Manifesto

Teachers’ Union Rank and File Prevent the Return of Buses to the Government as Had Been Negotiated with the Minister of the Interior

By Octavio Velez Ascencio
La Jornada

en español... Asamblea popular y mentores desplazan a Ulises en el Grito; publican manifiesto
in italiano... Assemblea popolare e maestri spodestano Ulises nel Grido e pubblicano un manifesto

September 17, 2006



Clarifying in Order to Move Forward

One Hundred Days Into the Oaxaca Commune, a Successful Assault on Power is Possible

By Alberto Hijar
Por Esto!

en español... Deslindar para avanzar
en français... Éclaircir pour avancer

September 9, 2006



Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly “Expels” the State Government

Events Announced to Build a “National Movement from Below”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

September 7, 2006



Oaxaca State Government’s Transfer to Juchitán Canceled: “The Conditions Do Not Exist”

The Teachers’ Union in this PRI-Dominated, Indigenous City Joins the Popular Mobilization

By Hermann Bellinghausen
La Jornada

en español... Se cancela el traslado de poderes a Juchitán; no hay condiciones: edil
in italiano... Si annulla il trasferimento dei poteri a Juchitán, “non ci sono le condizioni” dice il sindaco

September 5, 2006



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

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El movimiento social de Oaxaca desarrolla una visión radical sobre lo que debe ser un gobierno nacional popular
in italiano... Il movimento sociale di Oaxaca sviluppa una visione radicale su ciò che dev'essere un governo nazionale popolare

September 3, 2006



The Revolutionary Surge in Oaxaca

From Teachers’ Strike Towards Dual Power

By George Salzman
Counterpunch

August 30, 2006



“We Are Preparing Our Next Steps”

Words of the Sixth Comission of the EZLN for the Second Indigenous Gathering of the Yucatan Peninsula

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
The Other Mexico

en español... “Estamos preparando nuestros siguientes pasos”
auf Deutsch... „Bereiten wir unsere nächsten Schritte vor“
en français... « NOUS PREPARONS NOS PROCHAINS PAS »
in italiano... “Stiamo preparando i nostri passi successivi”

August 29, 2006



Operation “Clean-Up” in Oaxaca

Following the CIA’s “Psychological Operations” Manual for the Nicaraguan Contras, the State Government Has Unleashed a Bloody Counterinsurgency Strategy to Eliminate the Social Movement

By Diego Enrique Osorno
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

en español... Operación “Limpieza” en Oaxaca
in italiano... Operazione “Pulizia” a Oaxaca

August 28, 2006



Navigating the Politics of Populist Upheaval

Consider Oaxaca, Where a Crooked Governor Won’t Pay Off Unions, Teachers Take Over the Capital, Partisans Burn Buses and Police Shoot Up Barricades

By Arno Kopecky
Toronto Star

August 28, 2006



The Battle of Oaxaca in the Context of Mexico's Post-Electoral Crisis

“I Never Wanted to be a War Correspondent When I Grew Up”

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La batalla de Oaxaca en el contexto del crisis pos electoral de México

August 26, 2006



Two Days in the Life of Oaxaca's Revolution

A Neighborhood Organizes to Hold a Radio Station and Protect Citizens from Police Repression

By James Daria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade Reporting for Narco News from Oaxaca

August 23, 2006



Dirty War for Control of the Media in Oaxaca

Responding to Government Attack on Occupied Channel 9, Social Movement Seizes Control of Ten Commercial Radio Stations

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

August 22, 2006



State Forces Attack the Popular Media in Oaxaca

As the Popular Movement Spreads and Solidifies, the Government is in Panic

By George Salzman
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 21, 2006



Teacher Rebellion in Oaxaca

A Precursor of Conflicts that Will Surge in Other States

By John Gibler
In These Times

August 21, 2006



General Strike in Oaxaca: 80,000 Workers Participate in Stoppage to Support the Popular Movement

Former Chiapas Bishop Ruiz Makes Second Visit to Oaxaca for National Forum

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... 80,000 trabajadores participan en paro para apoyar al movimiento popular en Oaxaca

August 20, 2006



Silent March for Victims as Dirty War Accelerates

Eight Popular Assembly Leaders Abducted; Four Leaders and Activists are Dead

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Marcha silenciosa por las víctimas, mientras la guerra sucia se acelera

August 14, 2006



Attorney General of Oaxaca Issues Arrest Warrants For Fifty Movement Leaders

Three Indigenous Triquis Shot Dead On The Road In Putla; Protest March Attacked Leaving One Dead, Two Wounded

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La Fiscal General de Oaxaca expide órdenes de aprehensión contra cincuenta líderes del movimiento

August 11, 2006



Movement in Oaxaca Faces Threats and Gunfire as 300 Federal Police Arrive in the State Capital

Popular Assembly Blocks Oaxaca City Government Buildings and Repels Another Police Attack

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... El movimiento en Oaxaca enfrenta amenazas y tiros, mientras la Policía Federal Preventiva llega al estado
en français... Le Mouvement De Oaxaca Affronte Des Menaces Et Des Tirs Tandis Que La Police Federale Arrive Dans L’etat De Oaxaca
in italiano... Il movimento a Oaxaca affronta minacce e spari, mentre nello stato arriva la Polizia Federale Preventiva

August 9, 2006



Scenes from the Oaxaca Rebellion

After Seizing the State TV Station, the Movement Remains Firm and Peaceful as Government Steps Up Pressure and Provocations

By John Gibler
ZNet

August 5, 2006



Oaxaca’s State TV Station Under Popular Control

Women March to the Zocalo Against Governor and Take Over Channel 9 Studios

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... La estación de TV estatal de Oaxaca, bajo el control popular
in italiano... La TV di Stato di Oaxaca sotto il controllo popolare

August 2, 2006



Oaxaca’s State Offices Blocked

Fears of a “Dirty War” After Paramilitary Attacks; Movement Requests Constitutional Impeachment of Governor and Recognition of New Popular Government

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Bloquean las oficinas estatales en Oaxaca

July 28, 2006



Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca Lodges Legal Denunciation of Governor Ruiz

Movement Presents Impeachment Papers to the Mexican Congress

By Nancy Davies
Via The Narcosphere

July 22, 2006



Bishop Samuel Ruiz Visits Oaxaca

An Ungovernable State Seeks Historic Solutions

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

July 15, 2006



Oaxaca Initiates Alternative Government

Popular Assembly Reclaims Government Palace for the People

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Oaxaca inicia un gobierno alternativo

July 7, 2006



Oaxaca Voters Punish the PRI

Citizens Denounce Electoral Fraud In a Show of Democracy from Below

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... Los votantes de Oaxaca castigan al PRI

July 3, 2006



“No Truce; Not One Step Back”

Oaxaca Popular Assembly Holds its Fifth Meeting, Refuses To Recognize The State Government and Vows to Install a Popular Government on July 5

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

en español... “Ni tregua; ni un paso atrás”

July 1, 2006



A Teacher in Every Town

Forty Percent of Oaxaca’s Municipal Governments Are In the Hands of Educators’ Union Supporters, as Mobilizations and Assemblies in the State Capital Keep Growing

By Nancy Davies
Narco News Opinion Column

June 29, 2006



A Call from the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca

The Next “Mega-March” Will Be Held on June 28, As a Popular Struggle is Constructed “From Below”

By the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca
The Other Mexico

en español... Llamamiento de la Asamblea Popular del Pueblo de Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Ein Aufruf der Volksversammlung an die Bürger von Oaxaca
in italiano... Appello dell’Assemblea Popolare del Popolo di Oaxaca

June 27, 2006



The Uprising of Oaxaca – How Far Can it Go?

Two Issues Must Now Be Resolved: Removal of Governor Ulises Ruiz and Resolution of the Teachers’ Educational Demands

By Nancy Davies
Commentary from Oaxaca

June 24, 2006



[AUDIO]

Radio Plantón Back on the Air

Tune In to the Voice of Oaxaca’s Rebel Teachers

By Radio Plantón
Tune In to the Voice of Oaxaca’s Rebel Teachers

en español... Radio Plantón vuelve al aire

June 23, 2006



Oaxaca Government Stages “Protest March” Against Striking Teachers

Word on the Street Reveals that Many Demonstrators Were Paid to March or Threatened with Job Loss; Teachers Remain in Control of City Center, Demanding Governor’s Resignation

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 23, 2006



Four Weeks that Shook Oaxaca

A Teachers’ Strike Evolves from a Labor March to a Celebration of Resistance to a United Front for Widespread Discontent

By Geoffrey Harman
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 21, 2006



Oaxaca Teachers Organize “Popular Assembly” to Oppose the State Government

Talks with Federal Negotiators Cancelled as Teachers’ Strike Dedicates Itself to Ousting the Governor

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... Los maestros de Oaxaca organizan una “Asamblea Popular” en oposición al gobierno del estado

June 21, 2006



In Oaxaca Mega-March, 400,000 Send A Firm No to the Repression by Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortíz

Blockades and Occupations Throughout the State; San Blas Atempa Takes Back its Autonomous City Hall

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 17, 2006



[AUDIO]

Live from University Radio in Oaxaca: Radio Plantón Is Back on the Air

Breaking the Media Blockade from the Autonomous University of Benito Juárez of Oaxaca

By Radio Plantón
Oaxaca, Mexico

en español... En vivo y en directo desde Radio Universidad de Oaxaca: Radio Plantón volvió al aire

June 16, 2006



Oaxaca Teachers Retake the Center of the State Capital, Waiting for Negotiations

The Day After a Failed Police Invasion, Strikers Seek Removal of Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 15, 2006



Police Unleash Repression Against Oaxaca Teachers

Growing Demand for Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz’ Removal

By James Daria and Dul Santamaría
The Ricardo Flores Magòn Brigade Reporting for Narco News from Oaxaca

en español... Policía desata represión en contra de los maestros de Oaxaca
in italiano... Polizia reprime i maestri di Oaxaca

June 15, 2006



Oaxaca: Informative Bulletin from the Sixth Commission of the EZLN

An Urgent Call to All Adherents at the National and International Levels to Condemn this New Demonstration of State Repression

By Subcomandante Marcos
The Other Mexico

en español... Oaxaca: Boletín informativo de la comisión sexta del EZLN
auf Deutsch... Oaxaca: Informativer Tagesbericht der Sechsten Kommission der EZLN
en français... Bulletin d’information de la Commission Sexta du EZLN
in italiano... Bollettino informativo della Commissione Sesta dell’EZLN

June 14, 2006



“The Center of the City Looks Like a War Zone”

Scenes of Chaos in Downtown Oaxaca City as Striking Teachers Defend Themselves from Police Attack

By Nancy Davies
Via The Narcosphere

June 14, 2006



Teachers Repel 3,000 Police from Oaxaca’s Historic Center

Thousands of Police Surround the City Center as Strikers Hold Their Ground

By Geoffrey Harman
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... Maestros repelen a 3.000 policías en el Centro Histórico de Oaxaca
in italiano... I maestri respingono 3.000 poliziotti nel Centro Storico di Oaxaca

June 14, 2006



Stand-off Continues as Oaxaca Teachers’ Strike enters Fourth Week

Teachers Soliciting Signatures to Impeach Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz in a Struggle Between Civil Society and the PRI

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... El suspenso sigue mientras la huelga del magisterio de Oaxaca entra en su cuarta semana

June 12, 2006



The Battle of Oaxaca Through an Ex-Pat’s Eyes

Eager to See the World Get Better but Not Able to do Much About It, Suddenly the “Revolution” Comes to Our Door

By George Salzman
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

June 8, 2006



Oaxaca Near Meltdown Over Teacher Strike

More than Just an Educators’ Pay Dispute, the Conflict Is a Sign of Governor Ruiz’s Inability to Rule a State Fed Up with Repression and Corruption

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

June 7, 2006



A Video by the Other Journalism Screens on Oaxaca’s Isthmus

Youth Initiate a Festival of Indigenous Cinema with a Screening of “the Windmills Of Capitalism”

By Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

en español... Presentan en el Istmo video de El Otro Periodismo
in italiano... Presentano nell’Istmo il video dell’Altro Giornalismo

May 29, 2006



The Desperate Government in Oaxaca

“When they start beating up photographers and shoving around elderly women, they must be frantic”

By Nancy Davies
Via The Narcosphere

May 26, 2006



A First-Hand Account of Police Repression against Press Freedom and the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

After May 1 March in Solidarity with Immigrants in the U.S., Plainclothes Police Illegally Arrested Two Narco News Journalists and Five Others

By James Daria and Dul Santamaría
The Ricardo Flores Magòn Brigade Reporting for Narco News from Oaxaca

en español... Un informe de primera mano sobre la represión policiaca contra la libertad de prensa y la Otra Campaña en Oaxaca
in italiano... Una testimonianza diretta sulla repressione poliziesca contro la libertà di stampa e la Otra Campaña a Oaxaca

May 6, 2006



San Blas Leader Assassinated in Oaxaca

Faustino Acevedo Bailon, Treasurer of the Town’s Rebel Government, Murdered as He Prepared to Leave for Today’s National Indigenous Congress

By the Popular Autonomous Town Council
San Blas Atempa

en español... Asesinado compañero de San Blas, Oaxaca
in italiano... Assassinato un compagno di San Blas, Oaxaca

May 5, 2006



Arrested Narco News Journalists Released, Two Remain in Jail

Oaxaca Authorities Free the Other Journalism Correspondents for Lack of Evidence, but the Fight Continues to Liberate Moisés Altamirano Bustos and Hasavias López Cortés

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Liberaron los colaboradores del Otro Periodismo de Narco News detenidos en Oaxaca; dos siguen presos

May 3, 2006



Free Journalists Dul Santamaria and James Daria! (And What You Can Do to Help Find and Free Them)

A Letter from the Chaos of the Other Mexico: Two of Your Journalists Are in Jail in Oaxaca as the Other Campaign Nears Tepito, “the Bronx of Mexico City”

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Mexico City

en español... ¡Libertad para los periodistas Dul Santamaria y James Daria! (y lo que tu puedes hacer para ayudar a encontrarlos y liberarlos)
in italiano... Libertà per i giornalisti liberi Dul Santamaria e James Daria! (e cosa potete fare per aiutare la loro liberazione)

May 2, 2006



Other Journalism, Narco News Journalists Arrested in Oaxaca

A Government Attack on Independent Journalism and the Zapatista Other Campaign

By Dan Feder
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Periodistas del Otro Periodismo y Narco News detenidos en Oaxaca
en français... Répression et détentions arbitraires contre la Otra Campaña et Narco News
in italiano... Arrestati a Oaxaca giornalisti di Otro Periodismo e Narco News

May 1, 2006



Video Newsreel: The Windmills of Capitalism (13:32 minutes)

The Zapatista Other Campaign Joins the People of Oaxaca’s Isthmus to Fight an Energy Mega-Project

By The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room

en español... Video noticiero: Los molinos del capitalismo (13:32 minutos)

April 20, 2006



“Other Loves” in the “Other Campaign”

Oaxaca’s Queer Community Looks for Common Ground with the Latest Phase of Zapatista Struggle

By Mark Swier
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

March 24, 2006



Video Newsreel: Prisoners of “Democracy”

At the Ixcotel Jail, Marcos Makes Freedom for Mexico’s Political Prisoners a Top Priority for the “Other Campaign”

By The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign
Watch it in the Salón Chingón Screening Room

en español... Video noticiero: Los presos de la “democracia”

March 22, 2006



Letters to the Other Campaign from Oaxaca’s Political Prisoners

Written for the Day of Action Against Police Brutality

By Oaxacan Political Prisoners
Oaxaca Zapatista Network

en español... Cartas a la Otra Campaña de los presos políticos oaxaqueños
in italiano... Lettere al’Altra Campagna dai prigionieri politici oaxaqueñi

March 16, 2006



Oaxaca State Police Arrest Nicanor Salud Rasgado of the Other Campaign in San Blas Atempa… Again

This Time, on the 14-Month-Old Arrest Warrant that Still Hangs Over the Heads of 72 Other Citizens

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Mexico

en español... La policía estatal de Oaxaca arresta a Nicanor Salud Rasgado de la Otra Campaña en San Blas Atempa… de nuevo
in italiano... Lo Stato di Polizia di Oaxaca arresta Nicanor Salud Rasgado, membro dell'Altra Campagna in San Blas Atempa

March 15, 2006



San Blas Atempa to Defy Threats by Oaxaca State Government with a Protest on Tuesday

A March from Prison to the Occupied City Hall on the International Day(s) of Protest Against Police Brutality

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... San Blas Atempa desafía amenazas del gobierno del estado de Oaxaca con una protesta este martes
in italiano... San Blas Atempa sfida le minacce del governo dello stato di Oaxaca con una marcia di protesta questo martedì

March 13, 2006



EZLN Denounces Oaxaca Violence

Zapatista Supporters Fired On in the Town of Santiago Cuixtla; Two Are Seriously Injured

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Zapatista Army of National Liberation

en español... Denuncia el EZLN represión en Oaxaca
in italiano... L’EZLN denuncia la repressione in Oaxaca

March 11, 2006



Oaxaca Under State of Repression

After the Subcomandante Marcos’ Visit, PRI and State Government Attack Communities that Support the “Other Campaign”

By James Daria and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... Oaxaca en estado de represión

March 10, 2006



In The Wake of the “Other Campaign”: Because We Are All Prisoners

After Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos’ Visit to the State, Oaxaca’s Social Movements Struggle for Unity

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

March 8, 2006



Notes from the Other Oaxaca

The Other Campaign calls for a national movement to free prisoners of conscience

By John Gibler
ZNet

March 4, 2006



Surrounded by 800 Heavily Armed Police Agents, San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, Refuses to Surrender

The Autonomous Government Was Violently Expelled on Wednesday, but the “Official” Government Has Not Yet Returned to City Hall

By Al Giordano and Bertha Rodríguez Santos
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca

en español... Rodeados por 800 policías fuertemente armados, San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, se niega a rendirse
in italiano... Circondato da 800 poliziotti fortemente armati, San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, rifiuta di arrendersi

March 2, 2006



Police Retake Oaxaca Town Hall Occupied Since January 2005

Autonomous Municipality of San Blas Atempa, Center of Support for the Zapatista Other Campaign, Under Attack

By Hiram Moreno
La Jornada

en español... Recuperan policías alcaldía tomada en 2005 en Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Polizeiliche Wiedereinnahme des Oaxaca Rathauses, welches seit Jan. 2006 besetzt war
in italiano... I poliziotti recuperano un municipio occupato nel 2005 in Oaxaca

March 2, 2006



Urgent Communiqué from San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca

The Other Journalism Is in San Blas Right Now, with the People…

By the Popular Autonomous Town Council

en español... Comunicado urgente de San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Dringendes Communiqué aus San Blás, Oaxaca
en français... Communiqué urgent de San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca
in italiano... Comunicato urgente di San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca

March 1, 2006



Indigenous Resident of San Blas, Oaxaca Arrested, but His People Win His Release

Nicanor Salud Rasgado Spent a Few Hours as a Political Prisoner, but a Spontaneous Demonstration Freed Him on February 19

By Luis A. Gómez
Via The Narcosphere

en español... Arrestan a un indígena en San Blas, Oaxaca, y su gente lo libera
in italiano... Arrestano un indigeno a San Blas, Oaxaca, ma la sua gente lo libera

February 23, 2006



Communiqué to Clarify the Lies About Our Trip Through Oaxaca

By Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Zapatista Army of National Liberation

en español... Comunicado para aclarar las mentiras sobre nuestro paso por Oaxaca
in italiano... Comunicato per chiarire le menzogne al nostro passaggio per Oaxaca

February 14, 2006



Communist Participation in the Zapatista Rainbow

“The Other Campaign Will Not End Until Capitalism Ends”

By Blanco Cabrera and Rafael Castañeda Pineda
The Party of Mexican Communists

en español... La participación comunista en el arcoiris zapatista

February 13, 2006



Marcos: Mexico’s Workers Must Come Together to Form “One Big Union”

The Combative Oaxaca Teachers’ Union Welcomes and Pledges to Support the “Other Campaign”

By Nancy Davies
The Other Journalism With The Other Campaign in Oaxaca

February 10, 2006



No Surrender…

The Political Prisoners of Ixcotél Join “The Other Campaign”

By RJ Maccani
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... Sin rendición…
auf Deutsch... Sie geben nicht auf
en français... Sans reddition…
in italiano... Senza resa…

February 10, 2006



Don Marcos of La Selva vs. the Mega-Windmill of Capitalism

Confronting the Greedy Grabbers that Covet Oaxaca’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... Don Marcos de la Selva contra los megamolinos del capitalismo
in italiano... Marcos della Selva contro i megamulini del capitalismo

February 9, 2006



The Spirit of Ricardo Flores Magón Lives On in Cesar Martínez and His Newspaper, El Cortamortaja

Authentic Journalism Finds a Friend in Jalapa del Marques, Oaxaca

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism With the Other Campaign in Oaxaca

en español... El espíritu de Ricardo Flores Magón sigue en Cesar Martínez y su periódico, El Cortamortaja
in italiano... Lo spirito di Ricardo Flores Magón vive a Cesar Martínez nel suo giornale: El Cortamortaja

February 9, 2006



Community Radio in Oaxaca Spreads the Other Campaign to the Four Winds

Across the State, Stations are Giving an Example for Popular, Alternative Media, but Must Fight to Survive

By James Daria and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... Las radios comunitarias en Oaxaca
in italiano... Le radio comunitarie in Oaxaca

February 9, 2006



Other Campaign Volunteer Imprisoned for Distributing Leaflets in Santiago Xanica

The Case of Our Compañeros Sergio Ramírez, Cesar Ruiz and Leoncio Cruz in Oaxaca Shows the World that Mexico Is Still a Dictatorship

By James Daria and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... Voluntario de la Otra Campaña encarcelado por distribuir volantes en Santiago Xanica
in italiano... Volontario dell'Altra Campagna arrestato per aver distribuito volantini a Santiago Xanica

February 8, 2006



You Are Not Alone…

…That is the Message of The Other Campaign, Direct from Tuxtepec

By Daniela Lima and RJ Maccani
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... No están solos…
em português... Você não está sozinho…
en français... Vous n’êtes pas seuls…
in italiano... Non siete soli…

February 6, 2006



Ya Basta (“Enough Already”) in San Blas, Oaxaca

A Citizenry Took a City Hall by Storm… Thirteen Months Later, Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos to Visit the Still-Occupied Government Palace

By Michael Kummer
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Oaxaca, México

en español... Ya Basta en San Blas, Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... San Blas, Oaxaca, sagt „Ya basta!“
en français... Ya Basta à San Blas, Oaxaca
in italiano... Ya Basta in San Blas, Oaxaca

February 6, 2006



San Blas: A Model for Undoing the Authoritarian Political Model in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the World

A Communiqué of Autonomy in Action

By Popular Autonomous Town Council
And the Civil Resistance of San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca

en español... San Blas: Modelo por Deshacer el Sistema Caciquil de Oaxaca, México y el Mundo
in italiano... San Blas: Modello per Disfare il Sistema Caciquil di Oaxaca, del Messico e del Mondo

February 6, 2006



The Other Campaign is Growing in Oaxaca

Mexico’s Majority Indigenous State on the Verge of Subcomandante Marcos’ Arrival

By James Daria, RJ Maccani, Daniela Lima and Dul Santamaria
The Ricardo Flores Magón Brigade, Reporting for Narco News

en español... La Otra Campaña se construye en Oaxaca
em português... A “Outra Campanha” está sendo difundida em Oaxaca
auf Deutsch... Die andere Kampagne wächst in Oaxaca
en français... L’Autre Campagne se construit dans le Oaxaca
in italiano... L'Altra Campagna si costruisce in Oaxaca

January 31, 2006



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2006: On the Road

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