Oaxaca does not Surrender
Rampart Social Centre
15 Rampart St London E1
Off Commercial Rd, nearest tube Whitechapel
Film, Oaxaca Vive
The APPO, Popular assembly of the people of Oaxaca started in June 2006 when the teachers took the main square of Oaxaca City demanding the government not only better salaries but also better conditions of living for the poorest communities of the state of Oaxaca.
Oaxaca does not Surrender, is a new compilation of independent media film footage put together with interviews that looks back at the height of the struggle and puts it into political context. The movement that succeeded for about 5 months was oppressed by the government with massive violence and persecution, but people's spirit continues to be high. People continue to have big marches and the teachers recently did another strike.
Film about Plan Puebla Panama
The Plan Puebla Panama is one of the biggest threat that the Oaxacans are facing. It will destroy forests and peasant's land forcing them to emigrate to the city to live in slams.
Championed by Mexican President Vicente Fox, the Plan Puebla Panamá ("Puebla Panama Plan," or PPP) is a multi-billion dollar development plan in progress that would "promote the regional integration and development" of the nine southern states of Mexico (Puebla, Guerrero, Veracruz and points south) with all of Central America.
The Plan Puebla Panamá is intended to remedy a lack of investment and stimulate trade in the region by building or improving large infrastructure projects such as highways, air and sea ports, and electric and telecommunications grids.