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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:08 AM
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IndyMedia Journalist Brad Will Photographed His Own Murder
Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:10 pm (PST)
Subject: Brad Will, US Journalist and cameraman,
killed in Oaxaca - killer ID'd - actions planned in US

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
October 28, 2006, 12:40 a.m.

Contact:
Beka Economopoulos, (917) 202-5479
Brandon Jourdan, (646) 342-8169
Eric Laursen, (917) 806-6452

WILLIAM BRADLEY ROLAND, U.S. JOURNALIST/CAMERMAN,
KILLED BY OAXACA PARAMILITARIES
KILLER ID'D - ACTIONS BEING PLANNED IN U.S.

William Bradley Roland, aka Brad Will, a U.S.
journalist and camerman, was shot and killed
yesterday in Oaxaca, Mexico, by paramiliaries
affiliated with the PRI, the former Mexican
ruling party. Will was in Oaxaca covering the
continued resistance of teachers and other
workers against the PRI-controlled government of
the State of Oaxaca. According to reports from
New York City Independent Media Center and La
Jornada, Will, 36, was shot at the Santa Lucia
Barricade from a distance of 30-40 meters in the
pit of the stomach by plainclothes paramilitaries
and died while enroute to the Red Cross.

Centro de Medias Libres (http://vientos.info/cml )
in Mexico City reports that from Will's recovered
videiotapes, they have identified his killer as a
paramilitary named Pedro Carmona, ex-president of
Felipe Carrillo Puerto de Santa Lucia del Camino, a colonia in Oaxaca.

At last report, Will was one of five people who
died in the last day, along with 17 wounded, as
paramilitaries and federal police poured in to
retake the city, according to Centro de Medias
Libres. The city had been in the hands of the
workers for five months. Will is the first
American to be killed in the months-long
confrontation. A longtime journalist and
activist, he covered land occupations in the
Pacific Northwest of the U.S., direct actions and
rebellions in Argentina and Ecuador, land
occupations in Brazil, and anti-privatization
struggles in Bolivia. He was a much-beloved
figure in the global justice movement in the U.S.
and leaves behind many grieving friends.

Friends of Brad in the U.S. will be calling
actions in the next day to demand that the U.S.
State Department press the Mexican government to
investigate Brad's murder and address the
terroristic regime that made it possible.
Additionally, they will press for solidarity in
the U.S. with the Mexican movement for social
justice that Brad gave his life to document in Oaxaca.
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:16 AM
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1. NYC Indy Media report
http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/77757.html

NYC Indymedia Journalist Brad Will Shot Dead by Government Forces in Oaxaca

10/27 | A shooting occurred today in Oaxaca City, Mexico, leaving New York City Indymedia journalist Bradley Will dead after being shot in the chest by paramilitaries.

By calamity

Confirmed by La Jornada (Mexico) and Radio APPO Oaxaca, NYC indymedia journalist shot in chest today

Oct. 27th: A shooting occurred today in Oaxaca City, Mexico, leaving New York City Indymedia journalist Bradley Will dead after being shot in the chest by paramilitaries. He died before reaching the hospital, according to La Jornada. A photographer from the newspaper Milenio Diario, who was at Will's side, was shot in the foot and reported injured, his status unknown.

Radio APPO, the radio of the Popular Assembly of the Oaxacan People, is reporting truckloads of armed paramilitaries entering the city. They are calling for people to reinforce the thousands of barricades that have been constructed for months as part of the statewide teachers' strike and popular uprising that has demanded the removal of PRI governor Ulisis Ortiz Ruiz.

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:41 AM
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2. damn!
and a total news blackout in the US about this. :(
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:51 AM
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3. Kicking for Brad
<insert smilely of raised fist of solidarity>
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