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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:37 AM
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Protests of Brad Will's murder organizing all over the US:
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:55 AM by sfexpat2000
and also in support of the people of Oaxaca against their murderous and illegitimate municipal government via Indy Media. Some of these have already happened. Go to the page for follow up and ongoing actions:

http://www.ulisesruizasesino.com /

Mon 10/30
Chile, Santiago: November 1st 12PM - general meeting, meet outside the Mexican Embassy at Felix de Amesti 128, Las Condes.

Germany, Berlin: November 1st more info

USA, Austin, TX: 11am, Mexican Consulate (800 Brazos St) more info

USA, Chicago, IL: 3pm Protest Against the Mexican Consulate (204 S. Ashland Ave.) more info

USA, Chicago, IL: 4:30pm Vigil and celebration in memory of Brad Will outside of the Mexican Consulate more info

USA, Houston, TX: 8am Protest in the Consulate of Mexico (4507 San Jacinto St.) more info

USA, Kansas City, MO: 6pm Mexican Consulate (1600 Baltimore, Suite 100)

USA, Los Angeles: 12pm Press conference in front of the Mexican Consulate (Park View & 6th St) more info

USA, New York City: 9am Demonstration at Mexican Consulate (27 East 39th. St.) more info

USA, Portland, OR: 4pm Protest at Mexican Consulate (1234 SW Morrison St.) more info

USA, San Diego: 7:00am Protest at Mexican Consulate (1549 India St Little Italy) more info

USA, San Francisco: 6:45am Protest at Mexican Consulate (532 Folsom St.) more info

USA, South Miami, FL: 9am Protest at Mexican Consulate (5975 Sunset Dr.) more info

USA, Tucson: 4pm Protest at Mexican Consulate (553 S. Stone Ave. and 17th St) more info

USA, Washington DC: 10/30 5pm The IWW will host a picket of the Mexican Embassy at 1911 Pennsylvania more info
Tue 10/31

USA, San Francisco, CA: 10/31 5pm Tuesday - Mexican Consulate more info


http://www.ulisesruizasesino.com /

Jose Biablo's protest thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Preeze54's LBN thread:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

See also Democracy Now! Monday 10.30 extended segment on Brad Will, his life, his murder and the struggle of Oaxaca.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:58 AM
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1. Kick
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:22 AM
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2. Good stuff
I'll check the Norw. indymedia and see if they've managed to drag their heads out of the pre-Christmas lutefisk .. ;-)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:39 PM
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3. Kick
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:29 PM
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4. You are outstanding!
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 03:29 PM by Breeze54
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

This list is phenominal!!! Thanks!! :)


:kick: & Recommended!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:33 PM
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10. Thanks for keeping it alive this weekend. Easy to get lost
so close to the election..
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 03:42 PM
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5. Thanks for the info...K&R!
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:00 PM
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6. Wish I could make it
Portland's a longer drive than I have scratch for :(

Excellent news though. Good luck to those who can go!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:40 PM
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11. proud2Blib has a list of email addresses if you'd like to write -
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


I'm going tomorrow night - there's a protest here in San Francisco.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:15 PM
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7. k&r
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:25 PM
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8. check out democracynow.org for today's show!
Brad Will 1970-2006:
Friends Remember Indymedia Journalist and Activist Killed in Oaxaca

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/30/153...
(includes footage on his camera at the time of his murder)

Mourners gathered outside the Mexican consulate in New York on Saturday to pay tribute to journalist and activist Brad Will. He was shot dead in Oaxaca Mexico on Friday. He died with his camera in his hands. We speak with some of Brad's friends and colleagues who remember his lifetime of activism.
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Indymedia journalist Brad Will had been covering the situation in Oaxaca for four weeks. In his last dispatch from Oaxaca, he wrote about a demonstrator named Alejandro Garca Hernndez who was killed on the barricades.

Brad wrote "one more death... one more martyr in a dirty war... one more time to cry and hurt... one more time to know power and its ugly head... one more bullet cracks the night."

On Friday, Brad died at those same barricades. He had his videocamera in his hand. His camera kept recording even after he was shot.
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:27 PM
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9. also see "Brad Will in his own words..."
Brad Will In His Own Words:
Archival Footage of Slain Journalist and Activist Discussing the Importance of Community Media and the Struggle Against NYC Demolition of a Lower East Side Squat

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/10/30/153...

BRAD WILL: I think for the FCC, micro media that is non-commercial, anti-profit, community-based, is poison to their program of supporting corporate control of the media. And what they are interested in is supporting the National Association of Broadcasting and their complete leveling of culture in the United States, their complete clear-cutting of American tastes and values and trying to propagate through Congress, through elected officials, through lobbyists, through huge amounts of money being thrown into the media spectrum, their ability to control what people think. And thats really whats at stake, is the free flow of ideas in people's minds that is so much controlled by the media as we know it and especially the mass media that has the public ear and that really dominates people's lives.

You know, New York is a very isolating place in a lot of ways, and I think the Lower East Side is one of the few places thats actually still a community. And its easy for people to kind of fall into that go home, turn on the TV and eat their dinner and try to survive mentality that takes so many people away from an awareness of whats really going on, and on a micro level, on a local level, a community level, you know, that theres a community space right down the block thats under threat. You know, CHARAS/El Bohio has been sold by the city, and it can be stopped. And what people need to know is that its possible, its not over, or that even if one garden falls, that there are still so many more to save and that theres still a chance.

And the concrete things is that people come up to me and talk to me about things they want to be heard on the radio, events that they want to propagate and demonstrations that they want people to show up for. And, you know, people come up to me and tell me about my show and are really appreciative, you know, about what Im trying to do and what were all trying to do: save this neighborhood, save ourselves.


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:27 PM
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15. Amy did a beautiful tribute to him and also a great job of
revealing the true situation in Oacxaca today.

The shots of Brad speaking and singing were heartbreaking. For such a young man, he had a tremendous impact on his community.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:51 PM
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12. K&R
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:11 PM
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13. The only time I regret living in an isolated community is times such as these.
Thank you for posting this, though. I can pass it along to a friend who lives there.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:19 PM
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14. Thank you!
:hi:
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:34 PM
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16. You're more than welcome.
So-called journalists like Perky Couric pretend to know what's going on as they live in the lap of luxury and are spoonfed their lines, while true journalists like Brad Will .......

:banghead:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:06 PM
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17. KIck
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:08 PM
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18. K&R. Thanks for keeping us updated.
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msedano Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:30 PM
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19. it's a timeless land, a timeless story
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:31 PM by msedano
recommended.

since the first europeeings arrived, the indios have been slaughtered by the immigrants. if you've a literary bent, check out b. Traven's General from the Jungle, March to the Monteria, and Government. You know B. Traven already: he wrote The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and yes, the novel has the famous line from the movie, "badges, badges, we ain't gotta show you no stinkin' badges".

every mexican government since juarez has been kicking the indigenous off their lands, raping, killing, starving, and romanticizing their ancient culture.

what's going down now is ugly, isn't it? the EZLN (COmandante Marcos) is planning something for 11/1 so keep a sharp eye tuned.

http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/la-otra-campana/545 /

TERCERO.- EL EZLN HACE UN LLAMADO A LA OTRA CAMPAA EN MXICO Y AL NORTE DEL RO BRAVO, PARA QUE ESTE PRIMERO DE NOVIEMBRE DEL 2006 SE MOVILICE, DONDE SEA POSIBLE, CERRANDO DE MANERA TOTAL, PARCIAL O INTERMITENTE, REAL O SIMBLICAMENTE, LAS CALLES, CAMINOS, CARRETERAS, CASETAS, ESTACIONES, AEROPUERTOS Y CUALQUIER MEDIO DE COMUNICACIN.

Fourth. EZLN calls on Mexicans and folks north of the Rio Bravo to mobilize this November 1st, wherever possible using any means necessary, fully or intermittently shut down the streets, highways, toll booths, bus and train stations, airports and all means of communication.

A ver. We shall see what we shall see.

mvs
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:35 PM
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20. I was told this was happening, I read about it but this is just awful.
Thanks for posting.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:44 PM
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21. I learned today that Brad Will was a force of nature.
He helped save community gardens, fought to homestead abandoned property and turn it into housing, he reported in Brazil (iirc) when that struggle was developing.

A truly amazing man.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:10 AM
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22. ...and he intended no harm whatsoever, I'm sure.
What's the matter with these fascists? They're so frightened they ve to project that fear onto
others in the form of violence.
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