Wednesday, November 01, 2006

3,000 Teachers Travel To Oaxaca In Support Of APPO

From IndyMedia:

"Section 18 of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE, a teacher's union) in Michoacan announced the departure of 3,000 teachers October 30th headed for the state of Oaxaca, and an indefinate work stoppage at the over 10,000 schools where the union is represented, in support of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).
Representing the teachers and the members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Michoacan (APPM), Jose Luis Zarco Garcia declared his non-cooperation with Sunday's incursion into Oaxaca by elements of the PFP.
He pointed out that the entry of state forces into the city was a surprise, since the dialog with the APPO and the Oaxacan teachers has not concluded.
He said that (the SNTE teachers) would not allow the PFP or the Army to stay in Oaxaca, and that "Michoacan is getting organized to add approximately 3,000 comrades to the caravan that is leaving the DF (Mexico City) for Oaxaca."
The teachers of Michoacan and the APPM will declare Tuesday when the work stoppage will begin in the over 10,000 schools of Michoacan, and will march from the offices of the Interior Department to Plaza Melchor Ocampo (a central square in Michoacan adjoining the cathedral."