The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Oaxaca Burning

Among the things not covered by our corporate Media is the ongoing situation in Mexico. The corruption of the last election has led to shut downs, protests and in Oaxaca, the taking over of the city by the people. Throughout part of Mexico alternative People's governments are building Dual Power.

The Mexican ruling class, empowered through electoral corrution and US backing has now stormed Oaxaca attacking the citizens organized in the Peoples Poplular Assembly of Oaxaca (APPO). It was in reporting this action that indimedia journalist Brad Will was killed. We share many of the issues the people of Mexico do. Like them, we have a corrupt, illegitimate government out of control. We too should be building our own Popular Assemblies but whether we do or not, we know our own police are trained and on the ready to move against us should we organize at work or in the streets. Our Mexican brothers and sisters need our solidarity and support.


At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Say When said...

Atrocities are being perpetuated by the Mexican gov't. on their own citizens in our back yard--& now an exceptional Indy Media journalist & compatriot, Brad Will, has been cut down for "speaking Truth to power." Our brothers & sisters struggling in Oaxaca are the Future Personified. They have the received a calling for which there is no turning back. They need & deserve our support as they strive for justice & inclusive democracy, not a corporate rendition.

Without justice, there will never be peace!!! Wake up America! The paramilitary forces will be storming our streets next!
(Orwell was a freakin' genius.)


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