A.K. Gupta | The media are our collective eyes. When and how they cover an event can change history. Mass uprisings in Latin America, full of life, creativity and conflict, offer all the elements of a compelling story but receive minimal attention from the corporate press. It is into these events that North Americans like Brad interject themselves, as reporters, witnesses and solidarity activists. They don’t have a billion-dollar corporation behind them, but many still produce stellar reporting. more... 3 Comments
John Tarleton | Two hundred friends of Brad Will sang, cried, shared stories, marched through the Lower East Side and stormed a padlocked community center Saturday as they remembered the longtime activist and independent journalist who was murdered on Oct. 27 by Mexican paramilitaries.
Barucha Calamity Peller | Barricades removed by the Federal Preventive Police, during their invasion and occupation of Oaxaca City since Nov 1, may be reconstructed throughout the city as early as tonight.
Ida C. Benedetto | Photographs from Today's memorial at St. Mark's Church and the march through the east village more... 6 Comments
Time's Up! | BRAD WILL MEMORIAL AND AFTER PARTY
El Puentista | On Friday; October 6th, the EI Puente Academy for Peace and Justice, our nationally celebrated, public high school was summarily evicted from its home of 13 years by edict of the New York City Department of Education (DOE). Citing their "sudden" awareness of worsening building conditions (the same conditions that drove el Puente for years to demand DOE support), the DOE dangerously and disrespectfully removed the Academy's operations to M.S. 50 literally overnight, without any prior consultation with the students, parents, administrators or teachers of either school community. Such an impulsive and autocratic maneuver makes a mockery of EI Puente Academy's early support of the more autonomous, DOE "Empowerment Zone" as well as EI Puente's good faith engagement with DOE in a publicly private partnership, uniquely endorsed unanimously in a Board resolution by the NYC Board of Education. more... 2 Comments
Armadillo (from the comments) | The system wanted/s us to believe that it is extreme tactics that make us radical, that score us cool points with our companeras/os. They wanted us to believe that it was the sound of breaking glass that shut down the WTO meeting in Seattle. This is patently not true. What shut down the WTO meeting was a coordinated and international effort of unions and NGO along with intense bravery of direct action tactics. Don't get me wrong, I love a good fire, I love the thought of going up against the police in the streets if we have the numbers to pull it off, but tactics do not a revolutionary strategy make. Revolutionary strategy requires an infrastructure to be built that can sustain and move foward. Tactics minus strategy is suicide. more... 3 Comments
Family and Friends of Daniel McGowan | We would like to inform everyone about the events in court today. After months of negotiations and consideration, Daniel, along with Jonathan Paul, Joyanna Zacher and Nathan Block, pled guilty to some of the many charges. We cannot emphasize enough what an extremely difficult decision this was for Daniel and we will continue to give him our full support. [Original Story and Comments || Notes from the Hearing || Audio from the Post-Hearing Press Conference] more... 2 Comments
nytimes repost | A Ford Explorer hit another vehicle yesterday in Brooklyn, then careered onto a sidewalk, plowing into a mother and her three children walking to school, killing the woman’s 5-year-old son before stopping about a block away, the police said. more... 1 Comments
fff | On October 27, paramilitaries in Oaxaca, Mexico murdered Indymedia journalist Brad Will. He is one of dozens who have lost their lives at the hands of pro-government forces while participating in the largely nonviolent resistance to government oppression in that region. Mexican president Vicente Fox used Brad’s death as a pretext to send 4,000 federal police into the city of Oaxaca; these forces are systematically brutalizing the population.
CHUCKMAN | THE LIMITED MEANING OF THE MID-TERM ELECTION RESULTS more... 0 Comments
Lauren Regan and Alejandro Queral | The four remaining non-cooperating defendants in the Oregon “Green Scare” case have agreed to accept responsibility for their own roles in environmentally motivated crimes, but do not agree to provide information or testify against anyone now or in the future. more... 18 Comments
Paul DeRienzo & Joan Moossy | Tim Keating appears with Joan Moossy and Paul DeRienzo on Let Them Talk, a weekly live talk show on public access TV in Manhattan. You can watch the program on YouTube at
pdr | On Let Them Talk with paul DeRienzo & Joan Moossy Manhattan Neighborhood Network qt 8 PM Tuesday's Channel 56 or on the web at mnn.org channel 56 or archived at letemtallk.blogspot.com more... 0 Comments
The family of Brad Will | The family of Brad Will has issued the following statement:
Ideas For Action | If only Eminem (aka Slim Shady) had released his video a few months before the 2004 elections (instead of the few days before), we might have seen a very different result in Ohio. Well two years later people have finally gotten mr. shady's message. Not as if much is going to change with a new section of the US ruling class now in power of course. more... 2 Comments
Barucha Calamity Peller | From Indybay
November 5th: After a week of defending their barricades, more than a million people joined the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca's (APPO) 6th Mega March. This morning, paramilitary forces repeated their pattern of early morning gunfire at the barricades, wounding 22-year-old Marco Sanchez Mertinez; he is in grave condition. 12 buses and a caravan of cars arrived from Mexico City for the march. Photos and Audio Report and Written Report from today. Photos from CMI Chiapas of Federal Police waiting for the march. | Read minute-to-minute updates from Oaxaca
MyDD | National Sweep. Democrats take the national majority in the House, Senate, Governors, and State Legislatures. The only thing Republicans have left--Bush--still sports a sub-40% approval rating. more... 5 Comments
Gotham Gazette |
Democrats swept all statewide races yesterday. Attorney Eliot Spitzer was elected governor, according to unofficial results, and Hillary Clinton won her bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. (Click here for more complete election results as they come in.) Democrat Andrew Cuomo won the race for attorney general, and Comptroller Alan Hevesi won re-election despite the scandal over his use of a state employee as his wife’s chauffeur. It remains unclear, though, whether Hevesi will be able to serve out his four-year term. Spitzer’s running mate, State Senator David Paterson of Manhattan, will become the state’s first black lieutenant governor. [Read More at Gotham Gazette] || MyDD: Just a Step Forward, But What a Step || OnNYTurf: Lieberman-- I Won't Be Beholden To Any Party] more... 0 Comments
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