“The only weapon that we have in our hands…is the weapon of protest,” Martin Luther King Jr.

I have returned to Oaxaca and have spent time documenting the strife here as well as trying to decipher the best way to present the protests, marches, blockades, vigils, and other actions happening here. Here, I must be a tourist, not an activist. Thus, I will start with the words of the protestors and their signs and art.

One of the pieces of graffiti offers Che Guevara’s: “Hasta la victoria [siempre]” but the problem is that no one I have asked can explain what victory might mean. In an intercambio on Saturday, a seventeen-year-old explained that, for her, victory is about achieving the common good, but she swiftly conceded that it is nearly impossible to agree on what the common good is because it depends on so many factors.

Here is a little bit about what has transpired: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/20/americas/oaxaca-mexico-clashes/

http://www.teachersolidarity.com/list/MX

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/20/violence-mexico-teachers-protest-dead-oaxaca-union

2 Comments

  1. Your are certainly in the midst of turmoil – I know how you like excitement & challenges but be careful , our fair complected yank your presence is not unnoticed !!! xoxo

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  2. Wow Heather, this is intense!! Jody

    On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:46 AM, shewhodaresnothing wrote:

    > shewhodaresnothing posted: “I have returned to Oaxaca and have spent time > documenting the strife here as well as trying to decipher the best way to > present the protests, marches, blockades, vigils, and other actions > happening here. Here, I must be a tourist, not an activist. Thus, I” >

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