Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Zapatistas March in Support of Texcoco and Atenco

Trujillo: Zapatistas March in Support of Texcoco and Atenco

May 9, 2007
Please Distribute Widely

Dear Colleague,

The Zapatistas were once again in Mexico City to support the struggles of the Texcoco and Atenco people, this time as part of the second phase of the Other Campaign. Narco News Correspondent Juan Trujillo was in the Mexican capital to report the event. The march marked a year since police brutally attacked the town of Atenco. On May 3 the Zapatistas, along with many other social organizations, continued to demand the end of repression and the freedom of political prisoners arrested a year ago in Atenco.

Trujillo reports:

"'We are living a process of change, and everyone has to understand that we should not wait for the conditions to fight... do not forget that Atenco lives and the fight continues, that Oaxaca fights and fights, because Oaxaca lives and lives,' said Amos, an indian Zapatista support base (addressing communities in resistance and Councils of Good Government), to the multitude that made up the political rally in front of the Ministry of the Interior this afternoon, a year after the brutal police repression in San Salvador Atenco and Texcoco.

"...As presenter of the EZLN Sixth Commission, Subcomandante Marcos limited himself to introducing Comandantes Hortensia and Amos, but not before reminding everyone that on May 3 in Texcoco the FPDT took to heart the principle of solidarity in The Other Campaign: (if they mess with one of us, they mess with all of us," which vindicated the actions and decisions that were made."

To read the rest of the article and keep track of the second phase of the Other Campaign, along with more Authentic Journalism from the United States and Latin America, visit The Narco News Bulletin:

From somewhere in a country called America,

David B. Briones
The Narco News Bulletin


© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Julian Assange: A Thousand Days In Belmarsh
Julian Assange has now been in the maximum-security facilities of Belmarsh prison for over 1,000 days. On the occasion of his 1,000th day of imprisonment, campaigners, supporters and kindred spirits gathered to show their support, indignation and solidarity at this political detention most foul... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: The Mauling Of Novak Djokovic
Rarely can the treatment of a grand sporting figure by officialdom have caused such consternation. Novak Djokovic, the tennis World Number One, has always had a tendency to get under skin and constitution, creating a large following of admirers and detractors. But his current treatment by Australian authorities, and his subsequent detention as an unlawful arrival despite being granted a visa to participate in the Australian Open, had the hallmarks of oppression and incompetent vulgarity... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Voices Of Concern: Aussies For Assange’s Return

With Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the United States to face 18 charges, 17 of which are based on the brutal, archaic Espionage Act, some Australian politicians have found their voice. It might be said that a few have even found their conscience... More>>

Forbidden Parties: Boris Johnson’s Law On Illegal Covid Gatherings

It was meant to be time to reflect. The eager arms of a new pandemic were enfolding a society with asphyxiating, lethal effect. Public health authorities advocated various measures: social distancing, limited contact between family and friends, limited mobility. No grand booze-ups. No large parties. No bonking, except within dispensations of intimacy and various “bubble” arrangements. Certainly, no orgies... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Question Time Is Anything But
The focus placed on the first couple of Question Time exchanges between the new leader of the National Party and the Prime Minister will have seemed excessive to many but the most seasoned Parliamentary observers. Most people, especially those outside the Wellington beltway, imagine Question Time is exactly what it sounds... More>>

Gasbagging In Glasgow: COP26 And Phasing Down Coal

Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions. They can also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness. At COP26, that permissiveness was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what would become the Glasgow Climate Pact... More>>