Oaxaca: March-meeting of Section 22 of the SNTE in commemoration of 25 November


Meeting of Section 22 @ SIPAZ

On 25 November, Section 22 of the National Union of Educational Workers (SNTE) marched toward the zócalo of Oaxaca City, in observance of the six-year anniversary of a confrontation with the police which marked the struggle of its movement, in repudiation of the repression experienced in 2006 to demand punishment of those responsible.  This march ended with a rally in their offices in downtown Oaxaca.  Rubén Núñez Ginez, general secretary of Section 22, finalized the different interventions in which was requested the release of their comrades who remain imprisoned as well as judgment of those responsible for the incident in 2006, beyond other recurring demands such as increases in wages and working-conditions as well as rejection of federal evaluation measures.  Also was recalled the incident of 21 October when teachers of the union section had a confrontation with residents of the municipality of San Pablo Villa de Mitla regarding the highway blockade they had maintained in rejection of the control regarding some schools in the state as exercised by another faction of the union, Section 59.  This confrontation resulted in the arrest of five teachers who were publicly exhibited as half-naked, blindfolded, and with their hands tied in the middle of the municipality.One of the banners on display in the zócalo read “Gabino Cué we demand the transfer of schools to Section 22 and the cancellation of modules of Section 59, a commission for truth and punishment against Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, resources for PTEO and alternative education, punishment of the PRI members responsible for the repression in Mitla.”It should be remembered that on 25 November 2006, just days before the accession of Calderón to the presidency of the republic, the teachers and popular movements organized a megamarch to end in downtown Oaxaca, the objective of which was to install a human siege that would last 48 hours around the federal agents to protest for the exit of the PFP and the resignation of governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz.  This march ended in the worst confrontation that until that time exercised by police against members of the movement; it was followed by arson as directed against different buildings, and it culminated during the night with strong social repression against the social movement and a sector of the population that had nothing to do with APPO.

For more information (in Spanish):

Maestros marchan en repudio a la “represión” de 2006 en Oaxaca (CNN México, 25 de noviembre de 2012)

Maestros de la Sección 22 anuncian movilizaciones el 1 de diciembre (Proceso, 25 de noviembre de 2012)


Marcha Sección 22 del SNTE para recordar hechos del 2006 (Quadratín Oaxaca, 25 de noviembre de 2012)

Marcha Sección 22 por desalojo en Mitla (Reforma, 25 de noviembre de 2012)

Sección 22 marcha por desalojo en Mitla (Terra Noticias, 25 de noviembre de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: March of teachers and social organizations in observance of the repression of 25 November 2006 (28 November 2011)

Oaxaca: Presumed killer of Brad Will is detained (5 June 2012)

Oaxaca: Urgent Action for new harassment against Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno (30 September 2010)

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