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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Oaxaca libre, la lucha sigue! (Free Oaxaca, the fight continues!)

What started out as an annual teachers strike in the historic Mexican town of Oaxaca has become the largest people's rebellion in the country in over a decade.

What started out as an annual teachers strike in the historic Mexican town of Oaxaca has become the largest people's rebellion in the country in over a decade. To date, human rights organizations report that there've been hundreds of illegal detentions, disappearances and injuries, and at least eighteen documented deaths.

Making Contact takes you to the occupied streets of Oaxaca where thousands are fighting to oust the governor, and are risking all for the future of their city.


Eva Lopez Chavez, Coalition of Oaxacan Indigenous Teachers and Promoters; Giselda, teacher; Gustavo Esteva, founder and director, Universidad de la Tierra; Sara Mendez, Oaxaca Human Rights Network; Enrique Rueda Pacheco, National Teachers Union leader of Section 22; Gilberto Hernandez Santiago, coordinator, APPO Legal Committee; Genaro Altamirano, director, "Noticias"; Flavio Sosa, member, APPO council; Carmen, one of five APPO members that went on a twenty-two day hunger strike; Carlos Abascal, Secretary of the Interior; Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, Governor of Oaxaca; Oaxacan woman in the Zocalo; Jessica Sanchez Maya, president, Mexican Human Rights League; Mauricio Marmela Riviera, torture victim.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Freelance Producers: Tim Russo, Vladimir Flores, and Chris Thomas (translations)
Freelance Associate Producer: Emily Polk
Mixing Engineer: Phillip Babich
Intern: Alexis McCrimmon
Voiceover Talent: Frank Sr., Patricia, Frank, Angie, and Nicole Rubio, Sydney Levy, Amin, Steve Masar, Alexis McCrimmon, Emily Polk, Jake Wenger, Zachary Katznelson, Robynn Takayama, Dorian Taylor, Lisa Rudman, Phillip Babich and Simon Avakian.

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For more information:

Mexican League for the Defense of Human Rights (LIMEDDH)
Liga Mexicana por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos
Azcapotzalco No. 275
Col. Clavería C.P. 02090 México
+52.55.539 90592; Fax: +52.55.539 91336

Earth University - Universidad de la Tierra

Oaxacan Human Rights Network
Red Oaxqueña de Derechos Humanos
No. 524 Int. 4E Col. Centro C.P. 68000 Oaxaca, MÉXICO
Contact: Manuel Sabino Crespo
951- 514-1634; rodhmx@prodigy.net.mx; rodhmx@yahoo.com.mx

Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO)
Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca

Indymedia Oaxaca

Mal De Ojo TV

CASA Collective
Colectivo CASA (Colectivos de Apoyo, Solidaridad y Acción)

Other helpful links:

Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street, #303
San Francisco, CA 94110
About Oaxaca: www.globalexchange.org/countries/americas/mexico/

Mexico Solidarity Network, Tom Hansen
3460 W. Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Witness for Peace National Office
3628 12th Street NE, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20017
202-547-6112; Fax: 202-547-6103

Centro de Investigaciones Economicas y Politicas de Accion Comunitaria (CIEPAC)
Gustavo Castro Soto and Onesimo Hidalgo
Eje Vial Uno Numero 11
Col. Jardines de Vista Hermosa
29297 San Cristobal, Chiapas Mexico
01-967-85832 (from inside Mexico); 52-967-85832 (from outside Mexico)

Union of Indigenous Committees in the Northern Zone of the Isthmus of Oaxaca (UCIZONI)
Carlos Beas
APTO Postal 81
Matias Romero Oaxaca 70300

Servicios para una educación alternativa EDUCA
Escuadrón 201 #203
Colonia Antigua Aeropuerto, C. P. 68050, Oaxaca, Mexico
951-513-6023 or& 951-502-5043
info@educaoaxaca.org or educa@spersaoaxaca.com.mx

Ojo de Agua Comunicación, S.C.
2a Cerrada de M. Alcala 211-A
Colonia Díaz Ordáz, C. P. 68040, Oaxaca, Oax.
Phone/Fax: 951-515-3264; comin@laneta.apc.org

Radio Planton

Comite de Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo

Consejo Indigena Popular de Oaxaca (CIPO)

Noticias de Oaxaca (oppositional newspaper)

Information on upcoming events and actions in solidarity with Oaxaca:

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