November 9-11, 2018
in Defense of Public Education will
be held in Orizaba,
Veracruz, The theme this year is "Internationalism: a strategy for struggles
to defend education as a social right."
May 13-16, 2016
in Defense of Public Education,
hosted by the British Columbia Teachers' Federation was held in
Vancouver, BC at the University of British Columbia,
May 9-11, 2016
in Defense of Public Education,
hosted by the Chicago Teachers' Union was held in
Chicago, Illinois. The theme of the conference was, 20
years building alternatives to neoliberal politics in education. (Veinte años
Construyendo alternativas a la agenda neoliberal)."
Tri-national Conference in Defense of Public Education will be held in
Mexico City, Mexico, May 17 - 19, 2012 at Centro de Educación Continua –
Unidad Allende del IPN, en el Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México.
February 11, 2008 - "The
Corporate Surge Against Public Schools" and "Exterminating Public Education"
by Steven Miller and Jack Gerson
February 8, 2008 - Mexican
(SNTE) Section 22's latest demand statement (Spanish Version) The document
will hopefully be translated into English soon, but has been summarized as
...the document states many of the concrete injustices coming from the
corrupt, official SNTE--Elba Esther Gordillo empire and restates the
position of Oaxaca's Seccion 22. On February 9 a Statewide demonstration
occured and on February 29th it will be taken to Mexico City for a massive
The demands in the document are those that have not yet been met since 2006
- removal of Governor Ruiz, recognition & respect for Seccion 22 (and for
APPO), restoration of placement in jobs, and meeting of the original
demands - increase in salaries, support for students, etc.
December - Mexican Labour News and Analysis (Volume 12, Number 12). Articles
on current developments in Mexico.
December 7 - -
Requests for 8th Trinational Conference in Los Angeles (Deadline has passed
- all workshops have been set!)
November 28 - - Ontario Federation of Labour passes resolution
in support of the teachers in Oaxaca
November 26 - -
Letter of Invitation to the 8th Trinational in Los Angeles
November 7 - -
Article on the Trinational from the United Teacher (United Teachers
of Los Angeles publication) by Rosemary Lee.
September 22, 2007 -
Letter to Alice Lovelace (National Field Organizer - U.S. Social Forum)
August 22 -
The Elections: The Crisis of Legitimacy & The Exhaustion of Predatory
by Alejandro Alvarez that analyzes Mexico post elections from Monthly
Review. Besides being a Cmdte. in the Batallon de San Patricio, Alejandro is
a faculty member at UNAM and a long time supporter of the Trinational Coalition
for the Defense of Public Education.
August 9 -
Declaration Of The Popular Assembly Of The Peoples Of Oaxaca.
July 26 - Tri-national Conference Planning Meeting Meeting at
Education International Congress, Berlin Germany.
The latest edition of Socialism and Democracy,Issue
#44, July 2007 has articles on Oaxaca by Gustavo Esteva and Lynn Stephen.
You can order this publication at
or call Victor at (617) 776-9505.
May - The Board of Directors of the Seattle Education Association and
their representative assembly passed a resolution of support this year to
the tune of $2,000, plus some interest in in-kind sponsorship, like host
families to house the visitors for the 8th Trinational in Los Angeles in
March 23 - 24 -
The Mexican Section of the Trinational has its "Congreso" in
from Pedro Hernandez from the Collegial Commission of the Mexican
April 25 - Oaxaca Update
March 7 -
from Jill Freidberg, who was in Oaxaca. She asked us to send in our
organizational support for Radio Planton.
February 27 - Los Angeles County Federation of Labor amends prior
resolution on Oaxaca resolution to request that the ILO to investigate the
situation of Section 22 in Oaxaca. The amendment passed unanimously. It reads:
"the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, requests that the
International Labor Organization investigate the violations of the ILO
conventions of the right to organize and the right to freedom of association of
our union brothers and sisters in Oaxaca, Mexico".
February 22 -
The Mexican Section of the Trinational submitted an
February 22, 2007 to the United Nations Human Rights Commission asking that it
to intervene in on-going human rights violations perpetrated by the Mexican
federal government and the Oaxaca state government.
February 19 - Oaxaca:
Campaign to Free "Los Olvidados" - Political Prisoner
Prisoner Felipe Sánchez Rodríguez
January 31 -
Mexican (CNTE) Section 22's State Assembly Notes
January 31 -
Motion passed by United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) Iin support of the
teachers of Oaxaca.
January 31 - Oaxaca - links
January 29 - Intercontinental Cry:
The Triquis Inaugurate Their New Autonomous Municipality
January 27 - Intercontinental Cry:
Torture and Tourism in Oaxaca
January 27 - Oaxaca
January 6, - Canada: Foreign Affairs and International Trade:
Consular Affairs Report on Mexico - Oaxaca
January 4 -
on the Human Rights Situation in Oaxaca, Mexico - Prepared by Robin
Raquel Cruz Manzano (Secretary of Professional Matters of
the CES in Oaxaca Mexico) visits and speaks in Montreal, Quebec City,
about the situation in Oaxaca. Documents:
full text of presentation
A Political Report about the Presence of the International Brigade of Observers
in Solidarity with the People of Oaxaca
May - 6th Trinational Conference held in Toronto, ON, CA.
October - Trinational promoted the first
"Hemispheric Day in Defense of Public Education."
January - Trinational Coalition together with the
Red SEPA and the
Continental Alliance organized in Porto Alegre, Brazil to place public
education on the formal, plenary agenda of the World Social Forum.
April - Red SEPA
makes presentation at FTAA negotiations in Quebec, QC, CA.
- 5th Trinational Conference
Zacatecas, ZA, MX.
on IDEA/Red-SEPA website
- 4th Trinational Conference held in Santiago de
Querétaro, QT, MX.
November - Forum leading to the creation of the
Red SEPA or the Civil
Society Network for Public Education in the Americas.
August - Forum on Standardized Testing at Law School at Mexican National
- 3rd Trinational Conference
held in Vancouver, BC, CA.
on IDEA / Red-SEPA website.
- 2nd Trinational Conference held in Morelia, MI, MX.
February - Conference to Organize Mexican Section of Trinational held in
Mexico City, DF, MX
October - "North American Public Schools Commission" Conference in Zacatecas, ZA, MX. Concept of the "Trinational Coalition for the Defense of Public
Education" was proposed and accepted as a conference goal by the three main
countries with participants (Mexico, Canada and the USA). Each country was to
organize “sections” in each country made up of state or provincial unions from
the three nations.
January - 1st Trinational Conference held under
the name, "The Future of Public Education in North America" Conference in
Olympia, WA, USA. (Participants were from education unions from Mexico,
The Caribbean, Latin America, the USA and Canada). The conference creates the
idea of the "North American Public Schools
Commission" and generates the "Olympia Declaration."