Saturday, July 8, 2006

National Education Workers' Union- Oaxaca

For the last six weeks, the roads leading to the central square of the city of Oaxaca in southern Mexico have been draped with blue tarp to protect the teachers camped out there from the sun and the heavy rains. Since a massive strike began in May, tens of thousands of teachers have poured into the city for demonstrations organized regularly by the National Education Workers' Union (SNTE), while hundreds of die-hards have spent night after night sleeping in the streets, blocking traffic, and forcing business to a standstill with their tarps and their bodies.

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