Diana Denham (Editor) (PM Press, 2008)
In 2006, Oaxaca, Mexico came alive with a social uprising that earned the admiration of communities organizing for social justice around the world. What began as a teachers’ strike demanding more resources for education, quickly turned into a massive movement that demanded direct, participatory democracy. Hundreds of thousands of Oaxacans raised their voices against the abuses of the state government. In the now legendary March of Pots and Pans, two thousand women peacefully took over and operated the state television channel for three weeks. Accompanied by photography and political art, Teaching Rebellion is a compilation of testimonies from longtime organizers, teachers, students, housewives, religious leaders, union members, schoolchildren, indigenous community activists, artists and journalists—and many others who participated in what became the Popular Assembly of the People’s of Oaxaca.
“Teaching Rebellion presents an inspiring tapestry of voices from the recent popular uprisings in Oaxaca. The reader is embraced with the cries of anguish and triumph, indignation and overwhelming joy, from the heart of this living rebellion.” – Peter Gelderloos, author of How Nonviolence Protects the State