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The Other Campaign: First Across-Borders Encounter

The Other Campaign on The Other Side

September 15, 2006

The organizations, groups, collectives and individuals from both sides of the US-Mexico border who are part of the National Campaign with the Other Politics for a National Program of Leftist Struggle and for a New

Constitution (The Other Campaign), call to friends and adherents and sympathizers of the 6th Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, to laborers, youth, indigenous people, those in social struggle, intelectuals, artists and all those out there who identify with struggles from the left and from below to participate in the First

Across-Borders Encounter, taking place in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, on the 15, 16 and 17 of September, 2006.

During the last few years we have contemplated with indignation how our country rapidly deteriorated in practically all areas: the political class was entrenched in a struggle for power and privilege, meanwhile

people are hungry, abused and have had their most elemental civil rights violated; the captains of finance, industry and commerce have tried to steal more and more of the nation, sacrificing and pillaging the unprotected classes, the workers, the women, the students, the children, the elderly, having aligned with foreign capitalists without care for the community.

Innumerable events past and present—Oaxaca and Atenco are tragic examples – demonstrating on different levels that the government of Mexico sees it easier to strike than to dialogue, to repress than to negotiate, and more comfortable to abuse women rather then confront their adversaries with reason.

We, conveners of the First Across-Borders Encounter of the Other Campaign, repudiate all the practices that privilege violations of all kinds of powerful people that from above rule against those from below, and not by coincidence, those from the left.

These are the very reasons in which we make this initiative in the form of an Encounter of dialogue and action, and as part of the assumed compromise with our brothers and sisters, of country and heart that form part of The Other Campaign.

We hope that the organizations and people that create the struggle concretely for peace, democracy, justice, independence, dignity and the liberty of Mexico unite with us in these workshops in which, not in vain, we remember with respect, the past men and women who gave foundation and future to our nation, being one of the fundamental reasons to be part of this, a very Other Campaign.

For More Information:

In Tijuana, BC call: 01 664 685 04 00/ 01 664 683 03 60/ 622 42 69

In Southern California call: [323] 854-2060; [626] 806-4686;

[714] 381-6305; [818] 502-9093, [805] 890-9792.

Via Email:


First Across-Borders Encounter

The Other Campaign

Activities & Program

September 15th:

5:00 p.m. Rally and meeting on streets 2a & Constitución

6:30 p.m. Registration and Encounter inauguration with our comrade an ex prisioner from Atenco

7:00 p.m. Forum: Women of Rebel Resemblance. Exhibit of artistic manifestations and culture. Oral expressions of diverse themes.

9:30 p.m.. Music

September 16th:

9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Registration

10:00 a.m. Roundtable 1: Indigenous Resistance

11:30 a.m. Roundtable 2: Defending our natural resources and the environment in the context of The Other Campaign

1:00 p.m. Food with the a showing of “Maquilápolis” (movie duration :58 mins.)

2:00 p.m. Roundtable 3: Autonomy, Self Sufficiency and Self Sustainability.

3:30 p.m. Roundtable 4: Farm workers & City Workers.

5:00 p.m. Roundtable 5: Art, Culture, Communication and education,

below and to the left.

6:30 p.m. Roundtable 6: Youth & The Other Campaign

8:00 p.m. Dinner & Son Jarocho

The Other for Kids: Activities for all children over the age of 5, starting Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

September 17th:

9:00 a.m. Breakfast

10:00 a.m. Roundtable 7: Breaking down borders with The Other. International component the Intergalactic according to the 6th.

11:30 a.m. Document elaboration

12:30 p.m. Conclusive reading.


The workshops, registration and roundtables will be held at Salón Palladium, Av. Madero número 8281, [Near 1st (la primera) & Revolución, in the central zone by the Wax Museum)

The exhibits on 15th & 16th will be 15 minutes per participant. In order to include the comrades who cannot be with us and would like to exhibit their views, please send us your request ahead of time to the following emails:


You can also check out our blogs:


The other participating organization will be in charge of food during the encounter and we will be asking for a minimum fee of 25 pesos or 2.50 dlls to cover the costs.

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