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No Mas Rechazados, No al Plan Juárez en Oaxaca || No More Denied Students, No to Plan Juarez in Oaxaca

Me encuentro en la Plazuela del Carmen, entonces escucho susurros, que se hacen más fuertes. -"...educación primero al hijo del obrero, educación después al hijo del burgués...". Camino aprisa para encontrarme con la marcha de estudiantes de la UABJO (Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca), jóvenes no mayores de 25 años que caminan en dos filas, en medio de estas marcha la gente con pancartas, que acusan al rector Neri de utilizar el Plan Juárez, para disminuir la calidad de la educación, algunas de las propuestas de este plan son: privatizar la educación, aumento de cuotas, recorte de matriculas, eliminar el derecho de los estudiantes para poder elegir a su director, entre otras cosas. Lee más...

I was in the Carmen Plaza and I heard whistling and the chants were getting louder, “…education first for the children of the workers, educucation later for the children of the rich….? I quickly walked to encounter the march of students of the UABJO (Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca), youth no older than 25 years that were walking in two lines, in the middle of the march was the students that were carrying large signs accusing the director of the university, Neri, of using Plan Juarez to decrease the quality of the education. Some of the main points of this plan are: privatize the education, increase the tuition, decrease the number of students, eliminate the students´ rights to elect their director, and other such cutbacks in overall quality of the education.

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Government & Elections : Peace & War : Resistance & Tactics

Populist #10

Constitutional Democracy as a Defense against Centralized Power, continued
 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Police State

Nigerian Regime Comes Around Full Circle (corrected)

In 1979, General Obasanjo was removed from office, marking the beginning of Nigeria's 2nd Republic. After several regime changes, he returned to power and by now has worn out his welcome. There is special significance in the mention of Jimmy Carter in this recent editorial calling for Obajsanjo's resignation: relating to help he may have received by way of an unexpected source: Edwin Wilson
 

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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights : Government & Elections : Peace & War

Nigeria: No impunity for Charles Taylor

Amnesty International is repeating its call to the Nigerian government to arrest Charles Taylor, who has been indicted for crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of humanitarian law by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
 

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LOCAL Commentary :: Government & Elections

Having Your Say At City Council Meetings Is a Right, Not A Privilege

How the Santa Cruz City Council Fails To Respect the Spirit and Intent Of The Brown Act and First Amendment
 

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