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

Monday, June 4, 2012

El planton continues.... and continues

I am curious as to how the rain and hail affected the planton.  There was so much water here in San Sebastian, if it rained that hard in the city, the streets must have been rushing torrents.  So as I say, I am curious, but not curious to go into the city as the teachers are shutting down roads today.
There was an anti-teacher protests yesterday one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  I guess I arrived after the morning one dissipated, even though I was there at 10:30. 
There was some residual action with press doing interviews and a state cop diligently taking notes. 
The afternoon drew 1000 people.

It was obvious that the teachers had gotten word of the protest because they spread out and blocked access to the center of the city.  They were a bit intimidating as they stood waiting for confrontation, but nothing happened.
Last night a molotov cocktail was thrown and four were arrested.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update. I can't believe that the teachers blocked the roads to impede the antimaestro march. Who do they think they are? Bullies, is the word I think of.


Anonymous said...

The teachers have now erected eleven barricades around their planton.