The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Thursday, June 3, 2010

El Planton - Protests

The teachers and APPO have taken over the zocalo and once again, it is filled with protesters, their tents, cars, food stalls, vendors, it is packed. The weather is hot, hot, hot. I tried to walk around but all the ropes are a chest level for me. It was difficult. People just hang under the coverings. Businesses are really hurting. The cafes are barely accessible. Not only that, the protesters blocked the main supermarkets and malls yesterday as well as other governmental offices and agencies.
Whether or not this is an effective strategy to get the government to address their grievances remains to be seen. Seeing as though many of the problems have been going on for years, I am doubtful. The sit-in in the zocalo is scheduled for two more weeks.

1 comment:

friseal said...

I've seen these happen again and again. They only seem to aggravate the regular citizens. Didn't the government offices move off of the Zocalo?