Submitted by Nicole on February 20, 2007 - 10:09am. :: clark | dianne rocheleau | Indymedia video | mexico | oaxaca
When: Tuesday, Feb 6, 5 PM Where: #218, Jefferson Academic Center, Clark University Please join us to learn more about the political protests and brutality by the regional and national government of Mexico. The Mexican state of Oaxaca is currently embroiled in a conflict that has lasted more than seven months and has resulted in at least 17 deaths and in the occupation of the capital city of Oaxaca by police. The conflict emerged in May 2006 with a strike involving the local teachers' union and has since grown into a broad-based movement pitting the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) against the state's governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz. Protesters are demanding the removal or resignation of Ulises Ruiz, whom they accuse of corruption and acts of repression (source: Wikipedia).
Feb 6 2007 - 5:00pm
Tuesday Feb 13 film screening and dialogue with the director, 7:00 pm, Razzo Hall, Clark University. Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki will show his award-winning film on the economic and political ground for "why we fight," based on Dwight D Eisenhower's cautions regarding the "military-industrial complex," and will lead a dialogue following the film. Eugene Jarecki is a dramatic and documentary filmmaker and visiting senior fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute. His most recent film, Why We Fight won the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Co-sponsored by the Clark University Film Society (CUFS) and the Screen Studies Program
Feb 13 2007 - 7:00pm