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(en) Us-Mexico, The Other Campaign*: First Across-Borders Encounter

Date Sat, 16 Sep 2006 10:10:07 +0300


The organizations, groups, collectives and individuals from both sides of the
US-Mexico border who are part of the National Campaign with the Other Politics
for a National Program of Leftist Struggle and for a New Constitution (The Other
Campaign), call to friends and adherents and sympathizers of the 6th Declaration
of the Lacandon Jungle, to laborers, youth, indigenous people, those in social
struggle, intelectuals, artists and all those out there who identify with struggles
from the left and from below to participate in the First Across-Borders Encounter,
taking place in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, on the 15, 16 and 17 of September, 2006.
During the last few years we have contemplated with indignation how our country
rapidly deteriorated in practically all areas: the political class was
entrenched in a struggle for power and privilege, meanwhile
people are hungry, abused and have had their most elemental civil rights
violated; the captains of finance, industry and commerce have tried to steal
more and more of the nation, sacrificing and pillaging the unprotected classes,
the workers, the women, the students, the children, the elderly, having aligned
with foreign capitalists without care for the community.

Innumerable events past and present—Oaxaca and Atenco are tragic examples –
demonstrating on different levels that the government of Mexico sees it easier
to strike than to dialogue, to repress than to negotiate, and more comfortable
to abuse women rather then confront their adversaries with reason.

We, conveners of the First Across-Borders Encounter of the Other Campaign,
repudiate all the practices that privilege violations of all kinds of powerful
people that from above rule against those from below, and not by coincidence,
those from the left.

These are the very reasons in which we make this initiative in the form of an
Encounter of dialogue and action, and as part of the assumed compromise with
our brothers and sisters, of country and heart that form part of The Other
Campaign.

We hope that the organizations and people that create the struggle concretely
for peace, democracy, justice, independence, dignity and the liberty of Mexico
unite with us in these workshops in which, not in vain, we remember with
respect, the past men and women who gave foundation and future to our nation,
being one of the fundamental reasons to be part of this, a very Other Campaign.

For More Information:

In Tijuana, BC call: 01 664 685 04 00/ 01 664 683 03 60/ 622 42 69

In Southern California call: [323] 854-2060; [626] 806-4686;

[714] 381-6305; [818] 502-9093, [805] 890-9792.

Via Email:

laotraenelotrolado@gmail.com
laotratijuas@yahoo.com

First Across-Borders Encounter

The Other Campaign

Activities & Program

September 15th:

5:00 p.m. Rally and meeting on streets 2a & Constitución

6:30 p.m. Registration and Encounter inauguration with our comrade an ex
prisioner from Atenco

7:00 p.m. Forum: Women of Rebel Resemblance. Exhibit of artistic manifestations
and culture. Oral expressions of diverse themes.

9:30 p.m.. Music

September 16th:

9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Registration

10:00 a.m. Roundtable 1: Indigenous Resistance

11:30 a.m. Roundtable 2: Defending our natural resources and the environment in
the context of The Other Campaign

1:00 p.m. Food with the a showing of “Maquilápolis” (movie duration :58 mins.)

2:00 p.m. Roundtable 3: Autonomy, Self Sufficiency and Self Sustainability.

3:30 p.m. Roundtable 4: Farm workers & City Workers.

5:00 p.m. Roundtable 5: Art, Culture, Communication and education,

below and to the left.

6:30 p.m. Roundtable 6: Youth & The Other Campaign

8:00 p.m. Dinner & Son Jarocho

The Other for Kids: Activities for all children over the age of 5, starting
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

September 17th:

9:00 a.m. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. Roundtable 7: Breaking down borders with The Other. International
component the Intergalactic according to the 6th.

11:30 a.m. Document elaboration

12:30 p.m. Conclusive reading.

Notes:

The workshops, registration and roundtables will be held at Salón Palladium, Av.
Madero número 8281, [Near 1st (la primera) & Revolución, in the central zone by
the Wax Museum)

The exhibits on 15th & 16th will be 15 minutes per participant. In order to
include the comrades who cannot be with us and would like to exhibit their
views, please send us your request ahead of time to the following emails:

laotratijuas@yahoo.com
laotraenelotrolado@gmail.com

You can also check out our blogs:

laotratijuana.blogspot.com
infordelaotra.blogspot.com

The other participating organization will be in charge of food during the
encounter and we will be asking for a minimum fee of 25 pesos or 2.50 dlls to
cover the costs.
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