Please support our programs

radio stories and voices to take action

Oaxaca Libre, La Lucha Sigue! (Free Oaxaca, The Fight Continues!)

Listen:


Protesters push a car to form a barricade near Oaxaca University.  Source: AP/Pablo Spencer

Protesters push a car to form a barricade near Oaxaca University. Source: AP/Pablo Spencer

What started out as an annual teachers strike in the historic Mexican town of Oaxaca has become the largest people’s rebellion in the country in over a decade. To date, human rights organizations report that there’ve been hundreds of illegal detentions, disappearances and injuries, and at least eighteen documented deaths.

Making Contact takes you to the occupied streets of Oaxaca where thousands are fighting to oust the governor, and are risking all for the future of their city.

Featuring:

Eva Lopez Chavez, Coalition of Oaxacan Indigenous Teachers and Promoters; Giselda, teacher; Gustavo Esteva, founder and director, Universidad de la Tierra; Sara Mendez, Oaxaca Human Rights Network; Enrique Rueda Pacheco, National Teachers Union leader of Section 22; Gilberto Hernandez Santiago, coordinator, APPO Legal Committee; Genaro Altamirano, director, “Noticias”; Flavio Sosa, member, APPO council; Carmen, one of five APPO members that went on a twenty-two day hunger strike; Carlos Abascal, Secretary of the Interior; Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, Governor of Oaxaca; Oaxacan woman in the Zocalo; Jessica Sanchez Maya, president, Mexican Human Rights League; Mauricio Marmela Riviera, torture victim.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Freelance Producers: Tim Russo, Vladimir Flores, and Chris Thomas (translations)
Freelance Associate Producer: Emily Polk
Mixing Engineer: Phillip Babich
Intern: Alexis McCrimmon
Voiceover Talent: Frank Sr., Patricia, Frank, Angie, and Nicole Rubio, Sydney Levy, Amin, Steve Masar, Alexis McCrimmon, Emily Polk, Jake Wenger, Zachary Katznelson, Robynn Takayama, Dorian Taylor, Lisa Rudman, Phillip Babich and Simon Avakian.

For more information:

Mexican League for the Defense of Human Rights / Liga Mexicana por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (LIMEDDH) – Col. Clavería C.P. México

Earth University – Universidad de la Tierra

Oaxacan Human Rights Network / Red Oaxqueña de Derechos Humanos – Oaxaza, Mexico

Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca / Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca (APPO)

Indymedia Oaxaca

Mal De Ojo TV

Colectivo CASA (Colectivos de Apoyo, Solidaridad y Acción)

Global Exchange – San Francisco, CA

Mexico Solidarity Network – Chicago, IL

Witness for Peace National Office – Washington, DC

Centro de Investigaciones Economicas y Politicas de Accion Comunitaria (CIEPAC) – Chiapas Mexico

Union of Indigenous Committees in the Northern Zone of the Isthmus of Oaxaca (UCIZONI) - Oaxaca Mexico

Servicios para una educación alternativa EDUCA - Oaxaca, Mexico

Ojo de Agua Comunicación, S.C. - Oaxaca, Mexico

Radio Planton

Comite de Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo

Consejo Indigena Popular de Oaxaca (CIPO)

Noticias de Oaxaca (oppositional newspaper)

Information on upcoming events and actions in solidarity with Oaxaca

Donate to Making Contact

Author: Kwan

Share This Post On

1 Comment

  1. a todas las organizaciones o grupos defensores de los derechos de los pueblo indigenas tomen fuerza para asi derrocar al la clase rica q gobierna al estado de oaxaca un estado donde la clase pobre,trabajadora,es aplastado por el mal gobierno y los policias q la mayoria vienen de la clase pobre traicionan sus origenes “ME JUZGAN POR MIS IDEAS Y ME CONDENAN POR POBRE ” PFSR.Lucio Cabanas

    Post a Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>