The ongoing strike and police violence in Oaxaca (with links to reports in English)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith the Ayotzinapa case still famously unresolved, Frontera NorteSur characterizes the June 19 police violence and murder of participants in a strike by the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers (CNTE) in Oaxaca as part of “a larger political crisis that once again cast Mexico in the human rights spotlight.” (See the complete FNS story here, and a complementary article in ROAR.) The CNTE strike has elicited expressions of solidarity across Mexico and elsewhere, as the union demands repeal of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s neoliberal “education reform.”

Joshua Partlow, in The Washington Post, observes that the situation evokes memories of 2006, when “strikes over teachers’ salaries morphed into other demands,” and — as represented in the this photograph from the book Imágenes épicas en el México contemporáneo — the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) wrested authority from the Oaxaca state government for several months.

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About nicholasjoncrane

Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Wyoming
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One Response to The ongoing strike and police violence in Oaxaca (with links to reports in English)

  1. Pingback: Gustavo Esteva contextualizing the police violence in Oaxaca | For Another Critique of the Pyramid

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