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Oaxaca does not Surrender

Teresa | 08.04.2007 15:16 | Oaxaca Uprising | Repression | Social Struggles

Is a film screening and discussion to invigorate London-based solidarity with the struggle in Oaxaca. With the participation of members of Bolivia Solidarity, Africa Solidarity and activists working with Oaxacans. The discussion will attemp to develop the links between different current struggles such as climate change, multi-national control over governments among others.

This Thursday 12th April 7.30pm

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.

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