Second Critical Edition and Translation
by Electa Arenal and Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell is a UO Senior Instructor of Spanish, Romance Languages
The Feminist Press at the City University of New York
Women, Media, and Rebellion in Oaxaca: A documentary by Gabriela Martínez (RT 37 minutes): This documentary captures the unprecedented takeover in August 2006 of COR-TV, the state’s radio and television stations in Oaxaca, Mexico, when women marched to its installations to voice their political, social, economic, and cultural concerns and ended up taking over the airwaves. It all began when police responded to a teachers’ strike with brutal repression, turning the city of Oaxaca into a battle camp and leading to the formation of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO).Issues of justice, women’s rights, and human rights violations are at the core of this social uprising, in which media became an important site of struggle. Gabriela Martínez is an associate professor in the UO School of Journalism and Communication and a member of the CLLAS Advisory Board. She is the associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society.