Armed teachers turn violent in pay battle
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#1 Jul 1, 2006
The author of this article has the facts completely backward and completely incorrect.
We live in Oaxaca, been there 4 plus years and we were in the city when the governor of Oaxaca state sent police units into the area where the teachers were "camping". The police entered the area about 4:00AM and were seen beating people with clubs, tearing down and burning the tarps and tents teachers were using as sleeping places.
The violence on the part of the police personnel was the primary reason more than 85 human rights and social justice organizations joined the teachers in their protest, which now calls for the resignation of the Ulises Ortiz Ruiz as governor.
You need to print a notice of this major error.
Randy and Susan Hinthorn
#2 Dec 8, 2006
arming teachers is crazy
#3 Dec 8, 2006
I too live in Oaxaca and have been here the entire time and found the article accurate. It was not a complete history of what has happened but no one can deny buses and trucks were stolen and burned, highways and streets were blocked, people were beaten for being "spies", and private homes were defaced with graffiti. No one can deny the poor children were denied education for six months and have effectively lost almost a year of school. Thousands have no income because we have virtually no tourism. People are suffering.
I am certainly no fan of the governor, or the last governor, or the next governor. I am also no fan of the corrupt teachers' union or the APPO thugs. The only ones I can side with are the people of Oaxaca. They have my sympathy. The teachers don't.
#4 Dec 10, 2006
(APPOs) principles include guelaguetza, a Zapotec word meaning mutual aid, and tequio, which is unpaid community work.
How does this translate into vandalism, obstruction of freedom of movement and commerce,
usurpation of a democratically elected government and intimidation and murder of dissidents?
#5 Dec 11, 2006
It doesn't. It's a perversion, much like homosexuality. Those who do it support it, but everyone else knows it's wrong.
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