Oaxaca activists bring community-teacher movement to London, Jaquelina López Almazán &
José Luis Díaz Franco from CODEP (Comité de Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo)
& APPO (Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca)
Friday 29 July 7-9 pm
Trinity United Reformed Church Buck Street, Camden Town London NW1
Wheelchair accessible hall, accessible toilets nearby
Following a teachers' strike in May 2006 which was brutally repressed, teachers, students, housewives, Indigenous and rural communities and organisations … got together and formed APPO – an alternative grassroots government. To demand the resignation of the state governor who came in by election fraud,hundreds of thousands have marched and picketed, and women have occupied the state radio and TV stations. Support has poured in from all over Mexico and internationally.Unprecedented repression has met this new grassroots unity: people have been disappeared, murdered, raped and tortured, and many are in jail. But on the first anniversary of their struggle, the people of Oaxaca are undefeated and determined to win justice.
These two keys organisers are touring Europe. Hear what they have to say about what is being achieved and how we can support it.