Thursday, June 21, 2007

An Update on Oaxaca

Here’s a link to an update on Oaxaca. The Mexican Supreme Court has ordered an investigation of the assassinations of activists last year, and the teachers have set up another encampment in the zocalo. Most promising, though is, Nancy Davies’ report that

civil society proceeds with publicized meeting after meeting, organizing the people. For example, the Dialogue for Peace, Justice and Democracy work-table on Water and the Environment met on June 20. It issued a plan to protect the Sierra Norte and its inhabitants in a process which would involve the inhabitants themselves. (That’s a departure!) The problems include the opening of an access road, with consequent land speculation, as well as a proposed large government-sponsored dam.

With thanks to Wendy Walker, who provided the link.

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