Did you know a massacre took place there on October 9?Here’s the lowdown on what it’s all about, courtesy Angry White Kid:
The struggle in Morelos echoes exactly what is going on in Oaxaca, where a teachers’ strike turned into a full-fledged rebellion against a bad local governor in 2006 and the resistance is still going strong–and also, largely unreported by mainstream media. But what’s really taboo here, in terms of mainstream reporting, is exactly what both these rebellions–which are not isolated events–really mean. The fact that the last Mexican federal election was blatantly stolen from the progressive Andres Manuel López Obrador (or AMLO, for short) has never been forgotten, and never been forgiven, either. George Dubya Bush’s handpicked candidate “won”–with a little help from his gringo friends. Greg Palast has evidence that the fraud wasn’t even subtle. And that fraud is what’s really being protested here; the privatization of education is part of Felipe Calderon’s neoliberal/neo-con agenda. An agenda that was imposed very much against the will of a majority of Mexicans from all states, not only Oaxaca and Morelos (which is, incidentally, the birthplace of the great revolutionary, Emiliano Zapata.)Gee, I can’t imagine why the lamestream media want to hush all this rebellion up and fixate on the phony drug war instead, can you?
For almost two months, the teachers union in the Mexican state of Morelos rose up against the “Alliance for Quality Education”, a neo-liberal plan akin to “No Child Left Behind” that would pave the way to the privatization of education, among other things.They were supported by the people of Morelos in their marches, encampments in public plazas, and blockades of interstate highways. On Oct. 7, 8, and 9, the army and state and federal paramilitary police were sent in to brutally smash the movement. This model is a mirror of the crackdown that occurred in Oaxaca in 2006 and has enraged teachers and the public across Mexico.