Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A True Thing

Maia of Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty wrote today in a post entitled Which Side Are You On? about the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca, which began as a teachers' strike and has led to the Battle of Oaxaca. Of her purpose for writing about Oaxaca, and for blogging in general, Maia says:
I'm writing this because I want people to know that resistance is met by repression. Efforts to organise and liberate ourselves do threaten the interests of those with power, and will be met with force. To the extent that that doesn't happen to you, is the extent that your priviledge and/or powerlessness prevents you from threatening society.

Well said.

There's a lot more information on the Oaxaca struggle at the Women of Color Blog and vegankid, where there is also a comment on the death of IndyMedia reporter Brad Will in the struggle.

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