Section 18 of the National Coordinator of Education
Workers (CNTE, a teachers' union) in Michoacán
announced the departure of three thousand teachers
yesterday headed for the state of Oaxaca, and an
indefinite work stoppage at the over ten thousand
schools where the union is represented, in support of
the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).
Representing the teachers and the members of the
Popular Assembly of the People of Michoacán (APPM),
José Luis Zarco García declared his non-cooperation
with Sunday's incursion into Oaxaca by elements of the
He pointed out that the entry of state forces into the
city was a surprise, since the dialog with the APPO
and the Oaxacan teachers had not concluded.
He said that [the SNTE teachers] would not allow the
PFP or the Army to stay in Oaxaca, and that "Michoacán
is getting organized to add approximately three
thousand comrades to the caravan that is leaving the
DF (Mexico City) for Oaxaca."
The teachers of Michoacán and the APPM will declare
this Tuesday when the work stoppage will begin in the
over ten thousand schools of Michoacán, and will march
from the offices of the Interior Department to Plaza
Melchor Ocampo [a central square in Michoacán
adjoining the cathedral]. ...