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Police murdering teachers this week

 

The international media is reporting (mainstream US news media??)

Mexican police attacked teachers striking against neoliberal education reforms in the southern state of Oaxaca, killing at least eight people and leaving dozens more injured.

Here is a statement from the Network for Public Education about the police violence against teachers:

During the past few days, extreme violence has been used against teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico who were protesting governmental education “reforms.” This has resulted in the deaths of at least eight people. The Network for Public Education joins with those condemning this violence and calls for a dialogue to resolve the underlying issues. We support the statement issued by the Civil Society of Oaxaca demanding that the government do the following:

  • End the wrongful and disproportionate use of force and repression against the teachers who make use of their legitimate right to free expression and free protest.
  • Establish a round table for dialogue with the teachers of Oaxaca.
  • Provide medical attention for all persons injured as a result of the violent acts of the State.
  • Stop the criminalization of the teachers by cancelling arrest warrants against members of the teachers’ union of Oaxaca. Immediately release all teachers who have been arrested in an arbitrary and illegal way.
  • Punish all persons responsible for arbitrary detentions, torture and other violations of Human Rights against members of the teachers’ union of Oaxaca.
Please personalize the statement above and send it to:

US Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta S. Jacobson

Paseo de la Reforma 305

Colonia Cuauhtemoc

06500 Mexico, D.F.

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About Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig (685 Articles)
Julian Vasquez Heilig is an award-winning researcher and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership at California State Sacramento.

1 Comment on Police murdering teachers this week

  1. Andrea Giunta // June 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm // Reply

    It was intimidating facing armed police with their clubs held high and German Shepards at the ready while picketing as a teacher in Denver, CO. I can’t imagine the terror of facing MILITARY power like that. The world cannot and should not tolerate Mexico’s response to teachers who are so brave for their students and community.

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