A Day of Tears and Laughter: Brad Will Mourned and Celebrated at Memorial Service
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.
Photos of Memorial for Brad Will: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Charas for the People
Background on Brad Will:
NYC Indymedia Journalist Brad Will Shot Dead by Government Forces in Oaxaca
Last Dispatch from Brad Will: “One more martyr in a dirty war—one more time to cry and hurt.”
Brad Will’s Remarkable Life
Death of a Journalist: PDF of the latest Indypendent
Brad Will and the Fifth St. Squat Eviction
Against the Despisers of the Body
Jurgen Moltmann | We need Bonhoeffer's earth piety today. A new ecological theology must oppose religious and practical world denial. We humans came from the earth and belong to this earth as the angels belong to heaven. There is no salvation for humans without the salvation of the earth.
Charas for the People
Rine | at night
Photos of Memorial for Brad Will
Ida C. Benedetto | Photographs from Today's memorial at St. Mark's Church and the march through the east village
Images: Memorial for Brad Will NYC
fred askew | Photographs from the Memorial for Brad Will. NYC. 11 November 2006
On The Dream of Indymedia and the Murder Of Brad Will
Grabriel Freeman / Eat the State | The dream of Indymedia was to put the power of the press into the hands of ordinary citizens, who would then go and cover stories that the commercial media ignored. Anybody with an insane determination to go where the majors wouldn't go and a willingness to push off everything in their lives at the drop of a hat could now become Ernie Pyle. The Jeffersonian dream that any printer's apprentice could publish a newspaper took on new life on the web and suddenly, hope itself became contagious. And in the last few years we've seen a vast army of bloggers in our wake following the example of Ben Franklin and his printing press. Perhaps the most ironic thing about his death is that Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and other big dogs of the media are calling for investigations into the circumstances of his death. Only five years ago we weren't even considered legitimate in their eyes. Brad would have had a good laugh at that.
back now | was down earlier today. apologies. it has now returned.
Poster for Nov. 20th actions with The Oaxaca Rebellion
Alta Fuoco | Poster for Nov. 20th actions with The Oaxaca Rebellion
Bush regime must be judged by International Tribunal for crimes against peace
Joan Russow | An International Tribunal must be set up to try Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld for Crimes Against Peace
It is time for the United Nations General Assembly, under Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations to finally establish an international tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
AND to try President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Former Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld et al and the Coalition of the Willing . This tribunal will incorporate the principles from the Nuremberg trial [ANNEX], and will be based on the International Tribunal established to judge the former federation of Yugslavia.
Brad Will Memorial - Live internet stream
August Sound Coalition | Brad Will Memorial
St. Marks Church
New York City
November 11, 2006
If you are not in NYC or able to come to the memorial, we are broadcasting it live, now.
You can listen in on your computer at the following url.
(you just need to add the url to your player. I.e. in iTunes)
Conservative Churches Scrutinized for Illegal Political Activity
Between the Lines' Scott Harris | Conservative Churches Scrutinized for Illegal Political Activity
Interview with Tim Mooney, senior counsel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, conducted by Scott Harris
The role of religion in American politics has been on the rise as the Republican party has become increasingly identified with, and beholden to, Christian fundamentalist groups. The political agenda of conservative religious organizations that oppose abortion, gay marriage and stem cell research has been fully adopted by the GOP. In turn, religious activists have been extremely successful at turning out their conservative base at election time to back Republican candidates. Almost a quarter of U.S. voters who cast ballots in the 2004 Presidential election identified themselves as born-again or evangelical Christians - with a vast majority of them supporting President Bush.
During the 2004 campaign documents surfaced, which indicated that the Bush-Cheney re-election operation had urged Christian supporters to turn over church directories, seeking to identify friendly congregations. This activity fueled accusations that the Bush campaign supported churches that violated laws barring tax exempt charities from engaging in any type of partisan political campaigning.
In the midst of the hotly contested 2006 Congressional campaign, the nonpartisan group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint asking the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the role that two churches may have played in the re-election campaign of the Kansas' attorney general, a Republican. Other allegations of IRS rules violations have been leveled at religious groups in California, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio. Spokespersons for CREW have asked why the IRS has confined their investigations to liberal organizations such as the NAACP and a liberal church in California. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Tim Mooney, senior counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. He discusses his group's concern that the IRS is unfairly targeting progressive groups while ignoring politically conservative church violators.
Contact Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, CREW by calling (202) 408-5565 or visit their website at www.citizensforethics.org
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Brad Will: Weekend Memorials and Events.
Time's Up! | BRAD WILL MEMORIAL AND AFTER PARTY
Saturday, Nov. 11
Memorial at St. Mark's Church, 1-5pm, located at the corner of 2nd Ave. and 10th St.
After Party at Time's Up!, 8pm-2am, 49 E. Houston St.
COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAY IN HONOR OF BRAD WILL
Sunday, Nov. 12, Noon-dark
Nueva Esperanza Community Garden on 110th Street at Fifth Avenue
"My Brazil",A film screening with director Daniela Broitman
Malambo Angola | November 13 Monday at 6:00 pm
open Society Institute.
400 west 59 st , NYC.
212 548 0600
A wonderfully committed piece of documentary, inspirational and galvanizing at the same time, affirm
El Puente Needs Your Support
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.
In Memory of Brad's Death, Daniel's Plea ... "Ballad of a Thin Man."
Bob | Because something is happening here
But you don't know what it is
Do you, Mister Jones?
The McGowan Aftermath: Looking Back, Looking Forward
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.
BTL:Electronic Voting Fatally Flawed
Melinda Tuhus | Electronic Voting Fatally Flawed~Interview with Pokey Anderson, independent journalist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Peace Perspectives for the Middle East
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul | Whoever really wants peace for the region must tackle problems at the root. The problems of the Middle East can only be solved in the scope of a political process, not through war.. European experience shows that hatred and violence can be overcome.
A song for Daniel McGowan
NOT BORED! | this song celebrates the actions of the French anarchist Emily Henry. We dedicate this translation to you, Daniel. You are in our thoughts.
Resist the Apartheid Walls from Palestine to Mexico
Ad Hoc Coalition 4 Justice in the Middle East | Please join us for a slideshow and report-back by
members of DRUM who will share their first-hand
accounts of the walls in Palestine and Arizona from
recent visits. Learn how the fight against racist
travel bans, for dignity, and against militarized
borders link the struggle for immigrant rights in the
U.S. to the struggle for freedom in Palestine!