Benefit for Radio Totopo, Mexico

Thursday 16th November 2017, Benefit for Radio Totopo, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, México. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Second fundraiser for the community radio station, Radio Totopo, in their efforts to provide relief from the earthquake.
Mexico’s Community Radio Stations Fight for Survival and Recognition (article by Daniela Pastrana, May 6 2013): Radio Totopo was founded in February 2006 in the Pescadores neighbourhood, the oldest and poorest part of the city of Juchitán in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. But the authorities closed it down in late March, even though Congress is debating a constitutional reform that would recognise community radio stations. Residents of Pescadores say the radio station belongs to all the people. Totopo, like most community radio stations in Mexico, has no official licence, and 90 percent of its programming is transmitted in Diidxazá, the language of the Zapotec indigenous people.
In recent years, Radio Totopo has supported campesinos (peasants) and fisherfolk of the local Zapotec people, who call themselves Binnizá, in resisting a wind park that the Spanish company Gas Natural Fenosa is planning to install on communal lands on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
The indigenous Assembly of Peoples of the Isthmus in Defence of Land and Territory denounced that deception was used in the presentation of the project to the campesinos, some of whom, unable to speak Spanish and not provided with a translation, signed contracts to rent out their plots at a complete disadvantage, violating the right of native peoples to information and prior consultation.
For six months, Radio Totopo translated contracts into the Zapotec language, broadcast them and ran campaigns on the project – until Mar. 26, when state police dismantled the radio station, removed power and audio cables and took away the transmitter and a computer as part of an eviction action in the disputed area.
One of the radio station coordinators, Carlos Sánchez, sustained a broken arm during the operation and he is now in hiding to avoid detention. Mariano López Gómez, the leader of the movement opposing the wind parks, was held for several days, accused of extorting government officials. […Lees verder]

Earthquake relief fundraiser in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, México

Monday Ocotber 23rd 2017, Earthquake relief fundraiser in Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, México. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

This is a fundraiser for people on the ground hit by the recent earthquake in Mexico. A large part of Mexico was effected, but the funds from the dinner and any donations will go specifically to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, Mexico. In solidarity with Indigneious organizing and resistence against the myraid of megaprojects and mines planned and in operation in this region, the money from this evening, however, will be to assists the community radio station, Radio Totopo, in their efforts to provide relief from the earthquake. There will be a short presentation and/or video after the (delicious) main course to provide more information and to see the important humanitarian cause you are supporting. Come and join!

Carlos Sánchez Martínez from Radio Totopo calling for solidarity
Radio Totopo on El Enemigo Común
Programa Radio Totopo:

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed on thursday.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Benefiet voor Oaxaca – Volkskeuken Vega Zulu

20070510_Benefiet_voor_OaxacaThu 10.05.2007 – Sedert 1 mei is de APPO weer in actie gekomen in Oaxaca, de leraren zijn weer in staking gegaan en er werd weer geprotesteerd op de Zocolo, het centrale plein in de stad.
Anderzijds zitten nog massa’s mensen vast, een hoop zijn verdwenen en van de mensen die reeds vrij zijn, willen er heel wat rechtzaken aanspannen wegens mishandelingen… dit alles kost handen vol geld aan gerechtskosten, advocaten etc.

De golf van repressie, aanhoudingen, mishandelingen en verdwijningen die losbarstte na de dood van Brad Will heeft de opstandige bevolking van Oaxaca niet uit het lood geslagen. Net als vorig jaar is een campagne op gang gekomen die recht op behoorlijk onderwijs, gezondheidszorg en basisvoorzieningen opeist voor de inheemse boeren in Oaxaca, nog steeds is de corrupte gouverneur Ulysses Ruiz, van wie nog steeds het aftreden wordt geëist de kop van jut.

Op donderdag 10 mei staat de voku in Joe’s Garage in het teken van Oaxaca. Er wordt Mexicaans gekookt, de mensen van grassroots projects komen filmpjes vertoen en vertellen over wat ze daar allemaal meegemaakt hebben en het geheel wordt opgeluisterd met wat live muziek.

Veganistiesche/Vegetarisch volkskeuken. 3 euro. To reserve, call 020-4634380

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