Amerika: Strejkende lærere mødt med åben ild: Tretten døde og endnu flere sårede i Mexico

25 Juni 2016

Asunción Nochixtlán

        Søndag den 19.juni gik tungt bevæbnede styrker fra det Mexicanske forbundspoliti til fysisk angreb på 500 strejkende lærere og deres støtter. Lærernes protestaktioner, som har folkelig støtte, kommer blandt til udtryk gennem vejblokader. Det var under de bevæbnede forbundspolitistyrkers angreb på lærernes vejblokade i Asuncion Nochixtlan  i  Oaxaco-regionen, at der blev åbnet ild mod lærerne og andre demonstranter.
Politistyrkerne åbnede ild mod godt 500 strejkende lærere og deres støtter, der som protest mod planerne om omfattende privatisering af Mecicos offentlige skoler blokerede en motorvej i sydmexicanske by Nochixtlán. Kugleregnen fratog 13 mennesker livet mens endnu flere er sårede. Toogtyve mennesker (22) er “forsvundet” efter ordensmagten angreb på lærernes protestaktion.

Massacren afslører den brutale liberal-fascistiske kultur som dominerer de herskende klasser i Mexico, Det afslører hvor langt de herskende magthavere vil gå for at forsvare deres reaktionære planer mod folkets vilje.

Mexico´s kampvillige lærere og de folkelige kræfter der støtter lærerne i deres kamp mod en reaktionær ændring af uddanelsessystemet blev søndag udsat for et blodigt angreb af bevæbnede provokatører under en protestdemonstration i Asuncion Nochixtlan i Mexico´s sydlige Oaxaca-region.
Ifølge en udtalelse fra Lærernes Landsorganisation (SNTE) i Oaxaca, var det politiet der åbnede ild og dræbte otte mennesker i Nochixtlán, her iblandt en professor i de oprindelige folks historie , en lærers søn , mens 45 andre blev sårede.

Toogtyve (22) mennesker er “forsvundet” efter politiangrebet på lærernes blokade.
Otte civile er angiveligt døde, tre af dem af skudskader. To af de dræbte skal have været aktive i lærenes fagforbund.
Blandt de sårede finns ifølge myndigheterna 55 politifolk. Otte av dem skal være sårede af skydevåben.

De fleste som brutalt blev frataget deres liv var unge som aktionerede for at forsvare Republikken Mexico´s offentlige uddannelsessystem. Teachers across Mexico, most forcefully in Mexico’s deeply impoverished southwest, have demonstrated against efforts by President Enrique Peña Nieto to privatize education and impose authoritarian methods of testing and hiring teachers.

Tretten mennesker blev ofre for denne reaktionære massakre der mere ligner et forsøg på at stoppe lærernes demokratiske krav om forhandlinger med regeringen om de reaktionære privatiseringsplaner af Mexico´s offentlige skoler.

Hvem der står bag massakren er ikke officielt klarlagt. I hvert fald har gerningsmændene optrådt som regeringens og kapitalens agent provocateurs, som nyttige idioter for kapitalen og de reaktionære kræfters planer, om med vold at stoppe lærernes protester og afvise alle krav om forhandlinger.
Ifølge en udtalelse landets myndigheter har ukendte personer fra “forskellige voldelige grupper” som ikke har nogen forbindelse med lærerne infiltreret protesterne og skudt mod demonstranterne og politiet for at fremprovokere sammenstød.
Politiet brugte tåregas for at opløse lærernes demonstration som angiveligt “blokerede gaderne” i den sydmexicanske by Asunción Nochixtlán i Oaxaca. Demonstrationerne som gennem uger er blevet organiseret af lærernes fagforbund CNTE i protest mod den reaktionære uddanelselov og af fængslingen af to af lærernes faglige ledere.

Først tilbageviste myndighederne alle “rygter” og vidner om at det mexicanske politi bar våben, til trods for at mexikanske medier viste flere billeder af bevæbnede politifolk under forsøget på at nedkæmpe lærernes blokade i Asunción Nochixtlán .
Men forbundspolitischefen Enrique Galindo forsøgte senere at forklare de åbenbare billedbeviser på at politiet var bevæbnede under konfrontationen med de demonstrerende lærere med det bare “var en bevæbnet enhed som var udkommanderet efter at uidentificerede personer “åbnede ild mod politiet og demonstranterne”.

Lærerne havde intet med dette at gøre, udtalte politichef Galindo på en pressekonferense.
Anonyme politifolk fortalte tidligere at flere end 30 personer er anholdte.
En anden sagde at brandbomber var blevet kastet mod byens rådhus. Nogle køretøjer sattes også i brand.

Maskerede demonstranter blev også iagtaget i regionhovedstaden Oaxaca, nogle udrustede med brandbomber.

Denne massakre er ligesom andre blodige massemord på det amerikanske kontinent udtryk for de herskende eliters voldelige liberal-fascistiske kultur som hersker på det amerikanske kontinent under USA´s førerskab.

In the wake of last Sunday’s massacre, a groundswell of opposition has emerged nationally against state repression og de liberale “reformer,”  som ren del i  Peña Nieto’s “Pact for Mexico,”  aimed at slashing social services.

Tusinder arbejdere , unge og bømder deltog begravning- processions for de dræbte i  Nochixtlán. Residents have since rebuilt the barricades taken down in the police operation.
Onsdag (23/6) ,  udtrykte 200,000 læger sygeplejersker  struck in sympathy with the teachers and against attempts to privatize the federal social security and health systems. Studenter på Mexicos største universities boycotted classes this week to protest Sunday’s attack and ongoing efforts by the government to impose higher education costs.
Parents of the 43 Ayotzinapa student teachers “disappeared” by the Mexican government in September 2014 continue to tour the country in protest, after the Peña Nieto-regimet  shut down the only independent investigation of the attack.
Through the Pact for Mexico, the Mexican oligarchy, backed by US imperialism, seeks to implement a massive transfer of wealth from the Mexican working class to the banks and corporations.
USA´s  ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, met with Peña Nieto dagen efer massakren i Oaxaca to express support for his reforms. After a perfunctory and insincere expression of regret over the slaughter in Nochixtlán, Jacobson emphasized that the “opportunities for bilateral cooperation have never been better” between the US and Mexico, and that “only through alliances on education can we succeed in training the Twenty-First Century labor force.”
It is likely that the federal police who opened fire in Nochixtlán were US-trained officers using weapons provided by the Obama administration. Through the Merida Initiative, the US has spent over $2.3 billion arming and training Mexico’s police and armed forces since 2008, providing them with deadly weapons, drones, surveillance equipment and airplanes.
In addition, the US Northern Command has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on separate training programs that, unlike under the Merida Initiative, are not subject to any human rights withholding provisions. Nearly 5,000 Mexican police and military personnel were trained at US military bases in 2015 alone.
The educational reforms of the Pact for Mexico have their origins in similar programs being implemented in the United States and around the world. In cities such as Detroit and Chicago, the Obama administration has worked closely with the trade unions to impose pension and wage cuts, school closures and antidemocratic testing policies on millions of teachers.

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The National Security Commission and Galindo initially lied about the attack, claiming that the federal and state police clearing the Nochixtlán blockade were unarmed. Galindo said that after teachers had agreed with police to disband, attackers from outside the blockaded area began to fire on both police and protesters in order to create “chaos and conflict.”
Efter at Associated Press og det kinesiske nyhedsbureau Chinhua/Xinhua/Nye Kina released footage of police firing on protesters, Galindo was forced to change his story, conceding that he in fact ordered armed police to go to the scene, but only after police and protesters were fired upon by the supposed outside elements. Galindo’s changing of his story effectively shredded his and the government’s credibility, as did his claim that only three police officers were hit by gunfire, as opposed to over 50 protesters.
Federal sources then farcically claimed that at least eight organizations were behind the violence, including the Popular Revolutionary Front, the Pancho Villa Popular Front, the Independent Zapatista Agrarian Movement, the Civil Insurgency Movement, the Committee in Defense of the Rights of the People, the Unification Movement and Triqui Struggle, and the Indigenous Front of Binational Organizations.
Teachers who were present at the scene of the attack have torn the police accounts to shreds. According to teachers, police resorted to violent means to clear the blockade early on and made indiscriminate and repeated use of firearms with live ammunition, rubber bullets, and tear and pepper gas.
In response to the police attack, protesters appealed to the local indigenous Mixtec population for reinforcements. Protesters defended themselves with rocks, sticks and rockets. Later, the Nochixtlán municipal palace was torched. Local resistance kept federal forces from entering the town proper.
Also on Sunday, around 800 federal police forcibly cleared hundreds of teachers and supporters who were blockading the principal access point to Oaxaca’s Pacific port of Salina Cruz on the Gulf of Tehuantepec. There is a key Pemex oil refinery at the location. Other police detachments cleared highway blockades in the Oaxacan cities of Zanatepec, Ixtepec, Huitzo, and Hacienda Blanca. Later, teachers reinstated five blockades in the area.
The government’s resort to armed force marks an escalation of its attempts to crush the month-long work stoppage, to ram the education reform through and to prevent the strike from developing into a broad movement backed by the working class. The federal secretary of public education, Aurelio Nuño Mayer, who heads up the slanderous campaign against teachers, has instituted administrative proceedings to fire at least 4,300 teachers who missed at least four days of classes, and to deduct from pay of other protesting teachers.

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