[act-ma] 4/16 Mexico; Chiapas & Oaxaca Rising!

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Apr 15 13:38:29 PDT 2008


Mexico and the United States have a closely intertwined history of
domination and resistance. As rulers, both here and there, draw closer
together with the "Security & Prosperity Partnership"
(NAFTA-on-steroids) popular resistance is ever present. Three US-based
activists will provide first-hand accounts of their (separate) visits to
Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Corry Banton is a member of the Mexico Solidarity Network and spent time
coordinating speaking tours and delegations to Chiapas and Juarez with
community members in resistance.  She supports autonomy and is a member
of the Lucy Parsons Collective and the Boston Interpreters Collective
which advocates for language equity within the Boston Public Schools.

Brian O'Connell is an anti-war activist who recently participated in a
delegation trip to Chiapas with Equal Exchange, a fair trade coffee
cooperative that he works for. Brian
helped start the Stop the Wars Coalition.

Pam Cataldo is an antiwar and immigrants rights activist. A native of
Latin America, she recently visited Mexico.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
@ Enquentro 5
***33 Harrison Ave, 5th floor, Boston, MA * (near the corner of Beach
St., Chinatown)  Boston.
(near the Orange, Green, Silver and Red Lines)*

** www.encuentro5.org <http://www.encuentro5.org/> - 617-482-6300

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