Archive for February, 2013

Interview with Simón Sedillo from ManoVuelta Films about new documentary “Guarda Bosques”

Posted in AUDIOS with tags , , , on February 25, 2013 by radioautonomia

On  Feb 17th we were able to interview Simón Sedillo from ManoVuelta Films here in Oakland at a screening of his new documentary “Guarda Bosques,” a film about the struggle for autonomy, land, self determination and self defense in the community of Cherán, Michoacán Mexico. Below is a brief intro to the documentary taken from El Enemigo Común
On April 15th 2011, when organized crime thugs teamed up with the logging industry and different government agencies to pillage precious and sacred forests at gun-point, the indigenous Purepecha community of Cherán, Michoacán, Mexico rose up with sticks, rocks, and bottle rockets against what can only be described as their local narco-government. Since then, they have taken the authorities offices, weapons, and pick-up trucks, ousted all political parties and all local and state police, and have re-established a traditional form of self-governance that includes its own council of elders, a community “police”, known as a “ronda”, and its own forest defense team, or forest keepers, known as the “Guarda Bosques.”

In the following interview, Simón Sedillo updates us on making the film, “Guarda Bosques” and the struggle of autonomy and self defense in Cherán, Michoacán.

To listen to the interview click here



Radio Autonomía Presents: BOCAFLOJA in OAKLAND

Posted in SHOWS on February 14, 2013 by radioautonomia


Radio Autonomía Collective Presents:
“De diáspora, colonia, melanina, y otras rimas: Race Relations in Latin America & Counter-hegemonic Cultural Production”

Dialogue, Spoken Word Presentation, Q&A with:
Bocafloja   (poet & hip-hop artist from Mexico City)
Jorge González   (researcher & activist on Afrolatino politics)


THURS MARCH 14, 2013 at 7pm

The Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland



AUDIO from: Justice for Chiapas! Autonomy & Human Rights in the Indigenous Communities of Southern Mexico

Posted in AUDIOS on February 8, 2013 by radioautonomia

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Justice for Chiapas! Autonomy & Human Rights in the Indigenous Communities of Southern Mexico

Pablo Obando (Communications Director of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center in Chiapas) spoke about the human rights situation in Chiapas, Mexico, the Fray Bartolomé Center’s work, and the role of international solidarity. The FrayBa Center has been widely recognized for accompanying indigenous communities under attack, documenting abuses, and defending cases in court. It has recently been increasingly threatened by paramilitary organizations for this work.

The event was hosted by the Radio Autonomía Collective (Oakland) and coordinated by Tony Nelson of the Mexico Solidarity Network.

Click HERE to listen to the Event Audio



Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay – February 2013 SHOW

Posted in AUDIOS, SHOWS with tags , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by radioautonomia

AUDIOS are from the February 3rd, 2013 broadcast of Radio Autonomía: Zapatismo in the Bay on Berkeley Liberation Radio, 104.1FM, livestream at

On today’s show we’ll be doing 3 live interviews in the studio with members of the 5050 Crew from San José; a comrade from Critical Resistance and the Stop the Injunctions Coalition; and members of the Bread & Roses Oakland Collective. We’ll also hear a segment from the Chowchilla Freedom Rally that happened last week, and we’ll discuss the recent communiqués from the Zapatistas

To listen to the audio from the show, click on the links below.

1.Full February 2013 Show
2.Interview with 50/50 collective from San Jose
3.Interview with Jess from Critical Resistance
4.Segment from Chowchilla Prison Mobilization
5.Interview with Bread and Roses Collective
6.Summary and Analysis Communiques from the Zapatistas entitled: “Ellos y Nosotros”

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