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

Monday, May 28, 2018

They're back....

It's May, and like the swallows return to Capistrano, the teachers of the powerful teachers union, Seccion XXII, have returned to the zocalo.... along with every possible vendor and food stall.
It looks they are in it for the long haul, as the vendors hastily construct semi-permanent stalls.
It kinda changes the whole ambiance.
These annual protests have been going on for over forty years.  What they accomplish, I have no idea and I will stay out of the fray for, just like in El Norte, the sides are well-defined and polarized.
Tents and tarps have been set up on all the surrounding streets.  We will have to wait to see how it all works out.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

More like the return of the locusts. Sad for the staff at the restaurants on the Zocalo. Like you said, what do they accomplish?
Steve

David Taylor said...

I AGREE

Helen Bastian said...

The sign says in defence of public education and justice for the employees. What about the children who need consistent, quality education provided be qualified and certified teachers. Mexico is on the cusp of becoming an important member of the global market. They need well educated young people to take up the challenge. These children need the best teachers, dedicated to creating the workers, scientists, business people, and future teachers for all of Mexico.

Anonymous said...

With an image of Che in the background of their sign? Don't they know Che's history?