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Statement Regarding the Events of October 27th, 2006 in Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexican Indigenous and Human Rights Orgs | Civil society organizations, human rights centers, community authorities, and citizen participants in the national meeting for follow-up of the recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapportuer for Indigenous Peoples held in Mexico City the 27th and 28th of October, 2006 declare the following with respect to the current situation in Oaxaca, Mexico: more...  1 Comments

Report from Oaxaca: First-Hand Account of the Attack That Killed Brad Will

POG members in Oaxaca | This account is not meant to be a complete account of the day, it is meant to be from the perspectives and experiences of two people in the midst of what can only be described as a battle in the streets of Santa Lucia, in Oaxaca. We know that other things happened in other neighborhoods, and that other things probably happened in our vicinity. This is our best effort at capturing the events that we experienced and witnessed. [Narco News]

Brad Will is the second known IMC journalist to be assassinated. 2004: Lenin Cali Najera, Ecuador IMC activist assassinated more...  1 Comments

Philippines: AKBAYAN holds successful 3rd Congress

AKBAYAN | Amidst escalating repression and political crisis, the Akbayan Citizens Action Party recently held its Third Regular Congress last October 14 and 15, 2006, at the Riverbend Hotel in Marikina City. With the theme "Ipaglaban ang Dangal ng Pilipino, Ipaglaban ang Kinabukasan Ngayon" (Claim the Future Now), Akbayan marked its more than eight years existence as an alternative national political party in the Philippines.

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Reporters Without Borders statement on death of Brad Will

Reporters Without Borders | Reporters Without Border said today it was deeply shocked at the death of US cameraman Brad Will, of the US news agency Indymedia, during a violent police crackdown on a demonstration by teachers in the southern state of Oaxaca yesterday. Photographer Osvaldo Ramírez, of the daily paper Milenio, was also shot in the leg. more...  3 Comments

Victims of CIA-Backed Haitian Death Squad Leader Awarded $19 Million Judgement

David Roknich | Late in the presidency of george H.W. Bush, a full scale assault on the fledgling democracy in Haiti began, and coup attempts by the same crew of freebooters continued for the past 20 years. One of the most notorious of these US taxpayer funded terrorists was Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, who had the audacity to expose his CIA connection on national TV. A rush transcipt from "Democracy Now" follows regarding the recent judgement against him entered in the Southern District of New York. more...  0 Comments

Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican Consulates

a friend and companer@ | This is a call to action to remember Brad, show solidarity with the teachers and protesters of Oaxaca, and attempt to interrupt the invasion of Oaxaca that Fox is beginning. more...  1 Comments

Vigils and Demos at Mexican Consulate in NYC

Visual Resistance | We’re also getting word of more events at the consulate — here’s the full list of events:

Saturday, October 28, 3pm: Demonstration, called by the Internationalist Group

Saturday, October 28, 7pm: Vigil, Called by friends of Brads

Monday, October 30, 9am: Demonstration

All events at the Mexican consulate general in New York at 27 East 39th Street, at Madison Avenue. more...  1 Comments

I Knew Brad

Lloyd Hart | I knew Brad, but not well, I met him over at the Walker street studio where Lenny Charles sheltered the NYC Indymedia Video collective when the growing pains of NYC Indymedia created factional fighting. more...  3 Comments


Eric Laursen | 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. more...  1 Comments

Indypendent Seeking Print Quality Photos For Brad Will Coverage

Chris | The Indypendent is looking to do major coverage of events in Oaxaca the past 24 hours. One of the things we need are high-quality, print-quality photos of Brad-- from any of the wonderful times in his life that he shared with us.

If you have photos like this, send them to: more...  0 Comments

Houston Chronicle Coverage of Most Recent Oaxaca Killings

Dudley Althaus | MEXICO CITY — An American photojournalist and another man were killed and at least five other people were injured Friday as protesters and pro-government gunmen clashed in the southern city of Oaxaca. more...  1 Comments

Brad Will, New York Documentary Filmmaker and Indymedia Reporter, Assassinated by Pro-Government Gunshot in Oaxaca While

Juan | Brad Will, 36, a documentary filmmaker and reporter for Indymedia in New York, Bolivia and Brazil, died today of a gunshot to the chest when pro-government attackers opened fire on a barricade in the neighborhood of Santa Lucia El Camino, on the outskirts of Oaxaca, Mexico. He died with his video camera in his hands. more...  0 Comments

Represión en Oaxaca: Llamado del Subcomandante Marcos a Movilizaciones Nacionales e Internacionales

solidaridad con oaxaca | México, 27 de octubre de 2006. El subcomandante insurgente Marcos, delegado Zero del EZLN para La Otra Campaña, desde Buaisiacobe, Sonora, en el norte de México lanzó un llamado nacional e internacional para movilizarse "exigiendo la salida inmediata del asesino Ulises Ruiz, el castigo a él y sus sicarios y en apoyo a la APPO.". more...  0 Comments

urgencia oaxaca

greg | repression toca un periodista de Indymedia NYC more...  4 Comments

Decisive times in Oaxaca

LTS-CC | In Oaxaca, between the attempts of sectors of the teachers union
leadership to betray the struggle and the government's repressive
blackmail, the barricades stay up and APPO's sit-in in the Mexican
capital continues. The struggle finds itself at a decisive point. more...  2 Comments

women's resistance theater

Ona Mirkinson | feminist puppet theater . stylings of the granny peace brigade . music . comedy . readings . interviews . poetry . networking . prizes . open mic . food & drinks more...  0 Comments

NYC Solidarity Actions with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Liz | The Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) has called for two days of widespread, decentralized protest actions to show McDonald's that Immokalee's workers are not alone in this fight. In NYC we are organizing 2 actions of informational flyering/picketing to pressure McDonald's and expose the reality of farmworker exploitation that pads the fast-food giant's billion-dollar profits:
* Friday October 27th 4:30pm – 6pm at Union Square McDonalds at 17th and Broadway
-followed by leafleting and postcard signing at critical mass
*Saturday October 28th 3pm – 4:30pm at Times Square McDonalds at 46th and Broadway more...  0 Comments

The Halls of Justice are Crumbling

Janet c. Phelan | This report indicates the existence of "Star Chamber" courts, where hearings are held in secret, and rights are summarily dispensed with, as are lives. more...  0 Comments

Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters

Lynda Carson | Oakland's Poor, Are Being Displaced By Hope VI Program! more...  0 Comments

Ad-Hoc Coalition Protests Racial Profiling on Staten Island Ferry

Next Left Notes | Passenger: Are you saying that an Arab wearing a shirt in Arabic is a terrorist?
FSA: I’m just saying you’d better not wear that shirt here anymore. more...  2 Comments

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