Wednesday, November 01, 2006

And Where Is Oaxaca?

Is it me, or has there been a paucity of articles in the mass media on the recent events in Oaxaca? When the story does appear, they tend to “cheer lead the massacre” (1) But I suppose that is to be expected, give what the mass media's real task is in life. I suppose it is also understandable that they would also try to bury this story. The rest of North America is plagued by authoritarian, corrupt governments, peoples needs and wishes are ignored and Aboriginal rights are swept under the carpet. But the people of Oaxaca decided to do something about it – even though they faced death squads, something we don't have to fear...yet. What they did would be a good lesson for the rest of us. What did they do? A general strike of the teachers and allied workers, followed by occupation of the city, take-over of the radio and TV, and then the formation of a parallel government based upon direct (i.e. real) democracy and decentralization. There is a racial element to this too. The communards are mostly “the color of the earth” (i.e. Aboriginal) and the reactionaries are mostly white skinned. Ooo! Definitely, the media bosses don't want us Kay-nuks hearing about this. Imagine if the BC Almost General Strikes of 1983 and 2005 had done something like that... Nor do they want “our” First Nations People getting too chummy with their Oaxacan brothers and sisters. For an insight into the Oaxacan situation, the Narco News and A-Infos can't be beat. See http://www.narconews.com/ and http://www.ainfos.ca/en/indiez.html

1. http://www.counterpunch.org/gelderloos11012006.html



4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pure B.S.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Larry Gambone said...

How exactly? And you should talk about BS. Here is how this neonazi motherfucker thinks, a direct quote from his shitty blog. "The war against Islamic Fundamentalist can't be won by trying to win hearts and minds. It can be won by killing every S.O.B. big enough to die. The areas that support these terrorist, should be warned and then bombed back into , well you know the phrase."

9:57 PM  
Blogger Werner said...

Hang in there,Larry. This kind of stuff is all over the 'net. I once had a death threat on the old bitnet system [as a personal message] but I just "returned" this to the discussion group. It's a bit strange, perhaps not that much, how this guy found you. There are lots of trolls around playing the 'cut and run' game a phrase they like to use often in reference to everyone else ... or so it seems! I noticed some of the items in his profile, ex-military, interest in astrology. Sort of fits in.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Larry Gambone said...

Yeah I just checked out this loon's blog roll. There are a hell of a lot of seriously ill people out there. Their big hate-on seems to be for Kerry and the ACLU which shows how off-the-wall extreme they are...

7:10 PM  

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