What follows is part of the essay, "Megaproyecto del Istmo: La Invasión Global" ("Megaproject of the Isthmus: the Global Invasion"). For further information, contact Carlos Beas at UCIZONI (Unión de Comunidades Indígenas de la Zona Norte del Istmo). This excerpt was translated and posted (from Oaxaca) by george.salzman (at) umb.edu, whose website is http://omega.cc.umb.edu/~salzman.
Are you tired of being characterized as against something! What are we for? What is our vision for the future? The way we frame our vision and movement greatly influences the public perception and the media's ability to twist our message. In framing the message at the debates who are we?
Mass mobilizations can work, but only if they don’t take the place of resistance in our own hometowns. Only by organizing at home can we build an anti-capitalist movement broad enough and strong enough to win.