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Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by chilango, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Whilst the protests over the rigged election seem to have quietened down the "other movements" continue....


    The city was braced for a military assault upon its "commune" and popular assembly. Marines had been landed nearby, and military planes have been making surveillence flights. the expected provocation seemed to occur when some media reports laid the blame for a murder on the APPO protesters. However, despite a state of high alert and a weekend of barricades the assault has yet to come, and there are still atempts at negotiations here in the capital.


    Despite being ravaged by vilolnec between rival drugs organisations a popular assembly modeled on the Oaxaca commune has been established in Chilpancingo an hour or so inland from Acapulco.


    This state has also formed a popular assembly.


    Amnesty International has alleged state collusion in the organised rapes and sexual assaults of prisoners taken during the police recapture of the town.

    The Zapatistas

    Continue the "other Camapign" focussing on the release of prisoners from the Atenco uprising, and organising in the border region (Tiajuana etc.)

    The National Democratic Convention

    Lopez Obrador has pledged that his supporters will go to Oxaca and act as human shields in the event of a military assault.

    Other Groups

    Apparently armed groups such as the EPR are getting together and becoming more active, enegaing in what is termed "armed propaganda".
  2. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    ...and today several thousand protesters from Oaxaca have arrived in Mexico City to put pressure on the federal government to accept their demands.

    Not so easy when their demands are for a complete overhaul of the mexican state ;)
  3. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    A leading member of the APPO was assasinated last night.:(
  4. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    ...and since then I think four more teachers have been shot in Oaxaca City.

    No major assault yet though.
  5. lostexpectation

    lostexpectation New Member

    did nothing come out of talks with the government, I would have thought the reformist would have won through by now?
  6. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....


    The senate debated dissolving the Oaxaca state govt and sacking the governor, but voted against.
  7. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    At least four dead over the weekend. Security forces massing outside Oaxaca. More later...
  8. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    a recent report here

    Oaxaca seems to be trying avoid falling into the trap of enaging the security forces in an all out battle. I guess they are trying a strategic fall back.

    Mexico City is calm at the moment.
  9. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

  10. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....


  11. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

  12. lostexpectation

    lostexpectation New Member

    so the congress now wants uliz to quit but he won't go, it seems the most f the protestors tactically retreated rather then facing overwheliming force, im sure plenty of scattered violence from police

    Ulises Ruiz, governor of the strike-scorched state of Oaxaca, is cornered.

    Mexico's Congress wants him to quit. Hordes of protesters want him to quit. His own party wants him to quit.

    But he won't budge.

    On Monday, both houses of Mexico's Congress passed resolutions urging Ruiz to resign.
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  14. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    At the weekend students defended the university in Oaxaca from a police assault. The police were beaten. :cool:

    There has also been a huge (and peaceful) march in Oaxaca demanding the removal of the state governer and the federal forces.
  15. kazza23

    kazza23 snores like a bear

    Thanks for the updates Chilango, I'm travelling to Mexico next week. Think I might give Oaxaca a miss.
  16. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Coupla colleagues have just been there (safely)...they do need foriegners around to stop a possible massacre mind.
  17. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Monday, several targets here in the city were bombed...likely by the EPR (or splinters from it).

    The EPR is a coalition of guerilla groups who are strong in Oaxaca amongts other places.
  18. lostexpectation

    lostexpectation New Member

    where exactly is ruiz, I heard mention of protests outside a hotel in mexico city, but does it not look bad if the guy isn't in his own state?

    narconews hasn't said anything about the bombs yet...
  19. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Dunno where Ruiz is...

    Bombs were fairly small scale, made most media agencies, but the APPO has distanced themselves from them.

    Media here is also reporting the likely growth of groups like the EPR if the "ravolucion pacifica" fails. Also growth of guerilla groups in the states of Michoacan and Guerrero.
  20. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Five groups (all splinters from the EPR) have claimed responsibility for the bombings - which appear to have been bigger than news reports suggested. An interview with the EPR published here suggests that the guerilla are reunifyng and significantly gaining in strength across mexico.

    meanwhile the PRD are attempting to block the highways to oaxaca in support of the commune down there.
  21. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    Massacre in Chiapas

    according to narconews paramiltaries have killed 11 indigenous villagers down in Chiapas.
  22. lostexpectation

    lostexpectation New Member

    seems like things are still stalmated if not being normalised, maybe they make something out of the appo, i doubt it

    I meant
  23. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....


    The APPO has set up a revolutionary "government".


    Papers reporting 14 dead in the massacre.


    A national APPO style council is being set up this week compised of the various popular assembiles across the country.

    Obrador is to "take power" on the 20th as parrallel president. The same day as the EZLN have called for a general strike.
  24. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    ...and protesters from the state of Veracruz have set up camp here in city as well.
  25. lostexpectation

    lostexpectation New Member

    heres an interesting blog from the other side

    fighting in zocalo today, a big march was arranged to try and surround the federal police which they did until they were forced back by tear gas, water cannon etc

    he seems to update regularily in english and go out taking photos too

    in the above post he points out armed appo men at the scene of brad will murder but he doesn't say where he got the photos, or if the appo said they didn't have wepaons that day... you can see the guy with the green cap he must be reporter that the only person i recognise in other photos of the scene

    anyway the police have backtracked on their claim that he was shot twice from close range which they tried to use to get the lcoal officials off, they now saw they never said that.
  26. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....


    the TDR-EP have said it will now launch attacks in Oaxaca, meanwhile I heard that they exploded some bombs near here in DF, but I haven`t seen confirmation of this yet. News reports are suggesting that they have doubled their strength in recent weeks.

    the EPR are now being blamed for the lynching of undercover cops here a couple of years ago. that part of the city is now being described as a EPR zone of influence.

    Lopez Obrador

    Claimed the presidency last week - people i know who wnet said it was a lower attendance than expected and his movement is running out of steam.

    PRD deputies ended up in fist fights in congress after trying to seize the podium.


    the authorities are declaring zero tolerance

    ...whilst the cops are advising people to stay indoors Friday when Claderon is inaugerated as the president.

    ho hum.
  27. Plato1983

    Plato1983 New Member

    Hopefully President Calderon will take what measures are needed to preserve democracy and have the city of Oaxaca taken out of terrorist hands.

    Governor Ruiz is the democratically elected official there and now there terrorist APPO is on a offensive to unseat him via a coup, a dark day for Mexico.:(
  28. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    have you any idea what you are talking about?

    do you understand what democracy and terrorism are?
  29. Fruitloop

    Fruitloop communism will win

    That would be 'no', and 'no'.
  30. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....


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