“We will not pardon or forget.”
Ten years after the Oaxaca Commune of 2006, teachers in the Mexican state are back on the barricades — and once again the state responds with brute force.
by Scott Campbell, ROAR Magazine, June 21, 2016
in a statement released on Friday, June 17, the Zapatistas posed the following questions regarding the ongoing national teachers’ strike in Mexico:
“They have beaten them, gassed them, imprisoned them, threatened them, fired them unjustly, slandered them, and declared a de facto state-of-siege in Mexico City. What’s next? Will they disappear them? Will they murder them? Seriously? The ‘education’ reform will be born upon the blood and cadavers of the teachers?”
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“Mexico presents special concerns. It is vital to Mexican & US security that existing & incipient insurgent movements be examined, understood & resolved. This is an undertaking as complex & challenging as any in Latin America, which forms a backdrop to what may be happening in Mexico.”
Dr. Graham H. Turbiville, “Mexico’s Other Insurgents,” Military Review, June-July 1997 Read the rest of this entry