Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Updates & Hot Info...

Stuff happens so fast that it can be hard to keep track. Here's a run-down of what's (really) going on with Oaxaca, the Other Campaign, and the Intergalactic...


I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in NYC there are many, many different groups of people organizing various forms of solidarity with the movements in Oaxaca. The most visible actions are the consulate protests organized by (depending on the day of the week) Mexican, teacher, and/or revolutionary socialist and anarchist organizations. In addition to these local actions is the call put out by Oaxacan civil society organizations for people from throughout Mexico and the world to come to Oaxaca and support them in resisting government repression...

Meanwhile, hundreds of Oaxacans-including members of the Oaxacan teacher's union and the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca-have arrived on foot into Mexico City and are organizing in the nation's capital for justice in their homestate.

The Other Campaign:

Delegate Zero has resumed his tour of Mexico and will be at the Tijuana/San Diego border in a week. He is joined on this leg of the tour-Mexico's 11 northern states and the border-by members of the Indigenous National Congress (CNI) and a delegate from the town of Atenco. He continues to be accompanied, as well, by a team of authentic journalists-including two of our friends from Left Turn working there with Narco News-who are bringing the stories of struggle that Delegate Zero and the delegates from the CNI and Atenco are hearing to the rest of the world. Narco News' Al Giordano just published an excellent refresher of the tour so far and of what is coming just around the corner...

Meanwhile, Zapatista Comandantas Miriam and Gabriela and Comandante Zebedeo continue organizing in and around Mexico City for the freedom of the remaining 27 political prisoners of the attack on Atenco.

The Intergalactic

Not only have the Zapatistas called for two international gatherings in their autonomous territories in Chiapas, but now Intergalactic adherents to the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle are being encouraged to attend-in person, in writing, or by voice mail-the border meeting of the Other Campaign that is happening next week...check it out:

Greeting Intergalactic brothers & sisters,

On Wednesday, 10/18 and Thursday, 10/19 of October, the 6th
Delegation, and amongst them, the Zero Delegation, will arrive in
Tijuana and will meet with all of the adherents who are here known as
La Transfronteriza.

The Intergalactic Commission of The Other Campaign on The Other Side
with the rest of The Others on the side of the United States will have
all of Thursday in order to meet with the Delegation.

We invite all those Intergalactics throughout the entire Intergalactic
who would like to make their word known to the 6th Delegation and the
Zero Delegation to send their salutations, questions, support, critique
or whatever else you would like to the email of the Zezta LA:

The members of the Intergalactic Commission who will be at the meeting
will bring your words to the Delegation in person. Because we will
have this opportunity, we would like to make sure that it is open to
all those who for whichever reason will not be able to attend this

Remember that there is only one week left and if you would like to send
something, please do it soon.

If you would like to record your voice so that it may be heard by the
Delegation on the day of the meeting, you can call and record your word
by telephone at (310)424-7646. This telephone is only for messages and
is a United States phone number.


corryb said...

Hi RJ,
I work with the Mexico Solidarity Network in Chicago and am a big fan of your blog. I'm starting to do research about what solidarity means and how it plays out in regards to US solidarity with La Otra. It's interesting to see what part identity has too, how urban white kids, or poor black folks, or migrant workers here in the US respond to the call of La Otra. In any case I want to thank you for your great blog- fun to read and invested with the spirit of la sexta. I'd like to keep in touch with you if you don't mind. I have a blog too at it's more personal than political maybe, but for me very intertwined. take care,

RJ Maccani said...

Thanks for getting in touch Corry! I'm posting something right now that's inspired by your reference to's about something called Rethinking Solidarity here in NYC...was it you or someone else that was here on Monday for our Mexico event in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day?

RJ Maccani said...

This just in...

A Zapatista community once again being threatened with violent eviction. The reclaimed their territory in '99, were violently evicted this August, and reclaimed the territory once again this month. Now they are being threatened once again. Here is a call a call with all the background and solidarity info...