[www-features] PROPOSED: Student March, Climate & Oaxaca in Mexico
pina at riseup.net
pina at riseup.net
Wed Oct 4 07:07:01 PDT 2006
I think the size is perfect. Great article
> this draft text as it's written may be too long for a feature, and still
> only scratches the surface
> of the tremendous movements happening now in mexico, but i'm proposing it
> because it connects 3 major events (a huge student march in mexico city,
> red alert in oaxaca, and the g8+5 climate meeting) happening this week in
> feature picture - http://www.tvazteca.com/hechos/vidimg/138063a.jpg
> <p>Through showers of rain, more than ten thousand students, workers,
> survivors and <i>companeros</i> marched October 2nd in the streets of
> City to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the Mexican goverment's<a
> http://contrag8.revolt.org/es/node/41"> 1968 massacre at Tlatelolco</a>
> killed hundreds of student protesters. Members of the Popular Assembly of
> the People of Oaxaca (APPO) led the march with a banner saying: "To avoid
> future repressions, punish the genocides of yesterday and today." In
> solidarity with the <a
> uprising</a> now in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, and against the
> massive Mexican military assault against their movement that observers <a
> href=http://www.narconews.com/Issue43/article2105.html">report may be
> imminent</a>, chants and banners denouncing repression in Oaxaca resounded
> throughout the march. <a href="
> | <a href="http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2006/10/02/021n1pol.php">theater
> action (es) </a> | <a href="
> <p>Also in Mexico, in the northeastern city of Monterrey on October 3rd
> 4th, Energy and Environmental Ministers from the G8 industrialized
> and five "emerging" economies (Brazil, India, China, South Africa and
> Mexico) are meeting for the <a href="
> http://globeinternational.org/home-page.html">G8+5 Gleneagles Dialogue on
> Climate Change</a>. Environmental activists against climate change are
> holding an alternative <a
> Justice Dialogue and Convergence</a> in Mexico City. The G8+5 meeting is
> focused on "market-based mechanisms" such as "carbon trading" that climate
> activists say enrich corporations without actually reducing emissions of
> greenhouse gases that cause global warming.</p>
> The struggles against repression in Oaxaca and catastrophic global warming
> can be seen as linked by <a href="
> http://www.chiapas-support.org/plan_panama.htm">Plan Puebla Panama</a>
> (PPP), a trans-continental "infrastructure development" project planned
> the Mexican state that includes expansion of fossil fuels extraction,
> creation of new <i>maquiladora</i> industrial zones, and a super-highway
> slated to run through Oaxaca. Failure now by the people by the people of
> Oaxaca to reclaim their social rights and political empowerment will be a
> victory for the capitalist, anti-democratic forces pushing the PPP - and
> this is one reason underlying the Mexican government's brutal response to
> Oaxaca's uprising.
> <p><a href="http://sandiego.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/119023.shtml">Stop
> G8+5, Defend Oaxaca! Virtual Sit-In</a> | <a href="
> http://contrag8.revolt.org/es/node/7">Climate Justice Now! Mexico Call to
> Action (en)</a> <a href="http://contrag8.revolt.org/es/node/6"> (es) <a
> href="http://contrag8.revolt.org/fr/node/32">(fr) | <a href="
> http://contrag8.revolt.org/es/node/28">Climate Justice Schedule of Events
> Mexico City (en)</a> <a
> | <a href="http://narconews.com">Oaxaca updates at NarcoNews</a> | <a
> Action in Solidarity with Oaxacca</a> | <a href="
> http://mexico.indymedia.org/oaxaca">Indymedia Oaxaca</a>
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