Remember Brad Will - Monday, Oct. 30 @ Mexican Consulates & Updates
(repost from Chiapas Media Project in Chicago - please post to everyone you know!)
Lets get creative people, here is link to particpate in an electronic blockade of the Mexican Consulado and Embassy US and Canada!!!
Please take action, the violence in Oaxaca is impossible to color in the bulletin!!!
Ladies and Gentelman
Damas y Caballeros
PLEASE FORWARD THIS AND ANY INFORMATION ANYONE MAY
HAVE ON THE CURRENT SITUATION AND ON ACTIONS TO BE
TAKEN HERE IN THE UNITED STATES IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE
PUEBLO OF OAXACA
PORFAVOR DE MANDAR ESTE MENSAJE A SUS REDS Y CUAL
QUIER OTRA INFORMACION SOBRE LA SITUACION Y ACCIONES
QUE SE VAN A TOMAR AQUI EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS EN
SOLIDARIDAD CON EL PUEBLO DE OAXACA.
THE NUMBER TO CALL DIRECTLY TO THE PINOS(THEY MEXICAN
EQUIVELENCE TO THE WHITE HOUSE) IS 01-555-09-33-480
THE NUMBER WAS GIVEN OUT BY COMPA OCTAVIO LOPEZ IN
OAXACA THROUGH RADIO KEHUELGA TO HAVE PEOPLE DEMAND
THE IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWL OF THE PFP,PST & PARA MILITARY
EL NUMERO DIRECTO PARA LLAMAR A LOS PINOS (ES COMO LA
CASA BLANCA EN EEUU) ES 01-555-09-33-480 EL NUMERO FUE
ANUNCIADO POR UN COMPA EN OAXACA OCTAVIO LOPEZ POR
PARTE DE RADIO KEHUELGA PARA QUE EL PUEBLO DEMANDA EL
DESALOJO DE LAS TROPAS MILITRARES Y PARA MILITARES.
ACTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES:
ACCIONES EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS:
WASHINGTON DC:Monday, Oct. 30: Demonstration at the
Demonstration at the Mexican Embassy (1911
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC) on Monday, October 30, 5:00 PM
CHICAGO: MONDAY/LUNES OCTUBRE 30 3PM-6PM CONSULADO
MEXICANO EN CHICAGO 204 S. ASHLAND
NYC: Mexican Consulate in New York City
27 E. 39th St between Park and Madison
Monday, October 30th 2006 at 9 am
Directions: 6 train to 33rd. 4, 5, or 6 to 42nd St. 7
Train to 5th Ave. B, D, F, or V to 42nd.
Bring Red Markers and wear a white tee shirt that can
be drawn on.
Please forward and re-post this URGENT call to action!
Call to Action Across the US Against Mexican
This is a call to action against mexican consulates
all over the country.
By a friend and companer@
October 28th, 2006 - 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.
On Friday, October 27th, as many who are reading this
probably already know, an amazing companero,
journalist, anarchist, freedom fighter, earth firster,
musician, and human being was shot down and killed in
cold blood, along with three other companeros, by
officials employed by the Mexican Government. His name
was Bradley Will, and he was shot at the barricades of
Santa Lucia, in Oaxaca, Mexico, as an indymedia
reporter telling the story of the amazing resistance
of people of Oaxaca. For over five months residents
have occupied the streets in an attempt to oust the
corrupt, brutal governor Ruiz, and achieve the
dignity, freedom, and autonomy initially sought after
by the teacher’s strike which was so brutally
repressed by that same governor.
While it is not yet clear which segment of the Mexican
government is responsible, it is clear from the many
photos taken during the shooting that the chief of
police, another policeman, and important members of
PRI party which supports Ruiz were involved.
To add insult to injury, President Fox is now using
the tragedy of these deaths as an excuse to bring in
federal forces, to restore “lawfulness.” We can only
assume, given the student massacre of ’68, the history
of repression of the Zapatistas by Fox’s military, his
recent threats to invade Oaxaca, and the fact that his
own government is instigated in the murders, that Fox
means to repress the rebellion.
Days before we US residents may have been watching
Oaxaca, waiting to “see what happens.” No longer shall
we wait. We are now a part of this unfolding history.
If the Mexican Army invades Oaxaca, it will be with
the financial and military support of the US
government. We can not let this happen.
On Monday morning, October 30th, Mexican consulates
around the US will attempt to open their doors, to
continue business as usual. But they will not succeed
in doing so, because we will be there to stop them. At
every embassy, at every consulate, we will be there,
to remember Brad, to support the teacher’s strike, to
fight alongside Oaxacans in their struggle for
self-determination and autonomy from the corrupt
Mexican government. This call to action against
consulates is in line with what companeros from the
APPO have already called for earlier this week before
We already know of many groups who are planning for
Monday, and every day following if necessary. Please
spread this call to action as wide as possible. Spread
the word: to activists, teachers, students, earth
firsters, latino social services centers, places where
day laborers gather, anti-racist action groups, food
not bombs chapters, peace and justice organizations,
Zapatista solidarity groups, anarchist people of color
chapters, people you work with, your neighbors. Copy
and paste this the whole world wide, and do so
quickly. And please translate a version of this to
Spanish as well, and spread it around!
A directory of all the locations of all the Mexican
consulates in the US and Canada can be found at:
In memory of my friend, who I know will be with us in
a friend and companero of Brad, who is sad, angry, and
and this from Aztlan Underground, a MySpace buddy in Los Angeles about events there:
If you havent read our blog about DF please do to get an insight, if your not already aware, regarding Oaxaca.
The pueblo de Oaxaca really need our support right now!! If you live in LA here are some events...
Actions in the Week of October 29th
Action at the Mexican Consulate Today Sunday -at 6pm -- Mexican consulate is on 6th St. and Park View -- support the liberation struggle in Oaxaca being waged by the APPO (Asemblea Popular de Pueblos de Oaxaca / Popular Assembly of the People in Oaxaca) and Seccion 22 Teacher's Union -- Stop the Repression!
Monday 12 pm -- Press Conference -- APPO LA in front of the Mexican Consulate -- 6th St and Park View - Pico Union
Wednesday at 6pm - Action at the Mexican Consulate - Stop the Repression - Support the Liberation of Oaxaca -- Ulises ya Cayo - Ulises out of Oaxaca
6th and Park View
Thursday Nov 1st
Planton - Encampment/Sit In in front of the Mexican Consulate - Dia De Los Muertos -- Stop the Repression in Oaxaca - Ulises Fuera de Oaxaca/ Ulises Out of Oaxaca
6th and Park View
**Please Forward Widely**
Odds are by now many have heard about the murder of Brad Will, NYC Indymedia reporter by government supported paramilitaries in Oaxaca Mexico. President Foxhas used this as an excuse to send thousands of Federal Police and Army officers into Oaxaca to take the city back from the Peoples Popular Assemblies of Oaxaca, a coalition of radical, progressive and community groups that came together following the teachers strike this summer and have controled Oaxaca for the last handfull of months.
I want to let you all know about actions being taken here in Houston and provide some resources that may be usefull in understanding this situation.
Grupo MAIZ has called for a planton (an encampment) in front of the Mexican Consulate in Houston located at 4507 San Jacinto Street Just South of Wheeler. A planton is a very traditional form of protest in latin america where people essentially camp in a public location in the center of town and push for change. People will be getting there at 8am and will be there late into the night. If you can come by for anywhere from fifteen minutes to all day, please come by, bring food, chairs, board games, political liturature(prefurable that has nothing to do with politicians, they're why were in this mess), candles for the evening, whatever seems appropiate.
more info: http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2006/10/53753.php
If you cant make it to the consulate Mountain Rebel has put together an
Electronic Blockade of Mexican Embassy and Consulate Websites, so you can
support the struggle from your desktop computer:
Check Houston Indymedia for the latest info on this and other struggles:
The New York City IndyMedia Center responds to the death of Brad Will:
Protest in other cities in the world:
Timeline of revolt in Oaxaca
Oaxaca Coverage from the fantastic Narco News:
El Enemigo Comun - A Oaxaca Solidarity page started by Austin IMC activists
Si Hablas Español/if you speak spanish:
Vientos Centro de Medios Libres
I'll close with these word from Subcomandante Marcos, as he continues with the other campaign through Mexico:
We know that they killed at least one person. This person that they killed was from the alternative media that are here with us. He didn't work for the big television news companies and didn't receive pay. He is like the people who came here with us on the bus, who are carrying the voices of the people from below so that they would be known. Because we already know that the television news companies and newspapers only concern themselves with governmental affairs. And this person was a compañero of the Other Campaign. He also traveled various parts of the country with us, and he was with us when we were in Yucatán, taking photos and video of what was happening there. And they shot him and he died. It appears that there is another person dead. The government doesn't want to take responsibility for what happened. Now they tell us that all of the people of Oaxaca are mobilizing. They aren't afraid. They are mobilizing to take to the streets and protest this injustice. We are issuing a call to all of the Other Campaign at the national level and to compañeros and compañeras in other countries to unite and to demand justice for this dead compañero. We are making this call especially to all of the alternative media, and free media here in Mexico and in all the world.
12 arrested in NY Oct. 30:
This is not only about Mexica it's about all of us.....Do not fall into the thoughts of Divide and Conquer.....
Have faith in our people....
Do not turn against each other....
Love One another....Live in Harmony....in toyollotlazotla'huehuemexihco
Jail support is being held for our 12 comrades arrested at the Mexican Consulate this morning - PLEASE go to the 13th Precinct, located at 230 East 21st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
View pictures from this morning (http://www.stratecomm.net/~fritz/gallery/bradwill)
An estimated 200 demonstrators successfully shut down the Mexican Consulate in New York City this morning, in protest against the Mexican government's escalating violence against the Oaxacan people. Some of the 12 arrested during the peaceful protests were Madeline Nelson, Erin Siegal, Savitri, Chloe, Tim Doody, Eric M., Joan Roney, Tim Keating, Kevin Skvorak and Brandon Jourdan.
IMC videographer Brandon Jourdan was arrested as he peacefully lay down in the middle of 39th Street in front of the consulate and blocked traffic. Brandon, along with a few others, was dressed in a white shirt with a fake blood stain on his stomach, visually depicting the tragic death of Brad Will. Another man was then arrested for displaying a banner from a light post that he had scaled directly outside of the consulate.
IMC photographer Erin Siegal was arrested after she took pictures of our comrade who was arrested for a banner drop. The police told her to get back on the sidewalk when she was just off the curb to take the pictures, an officer told her that she was being "disruptive," and when her back was turn about four cops violently grabbed her. Additionally, three people chained themselves to the consulate doors - two people in the front, one in the back. A woman appeared to have some blood on her face, most likely due to police violence. One person was successfully unarrested as well.
As more and more people gathered, police continued to divide demonstrators on opposite sides of the street, block people in, but no further arrests were made yet.
Please, if you cannot make it to NYC or to another demonstration today, partipate in the Electronic Blockade against Mexican Embassy and Consulate Websites (http://www.mountainrebel.net/oaxaca)
This is a virtual response to a call to action to remember Brad and all the companer@s killed in the popular struggle to oust the bloody tyrant Ulises Ruiz, to show solidarity with the teachers and protesters of Oaxaca, and to attempt to interrupt the invasion of Oaxaca that Mexican President Vicente Fox is beginning. join this electronic blockade of the websites for all of the Mexican embassies and consulates in the United States and Canada.
For more info & updates:
NYC Indymedia (http://nyc.indymedia.org)
Narco News (http://narconews.com)
Nov. 3 - DENVER
Dia de los Muertos Convergence for Oaxaca
Body: Dia de los Muertos
Convergence for Oaxaca
November 3, 2006, 6:30pm
Denver Newspaper Agency
101 West Colfax
For five months, the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Mexico has been shaken with rebellion. What began as a teacher’s strike has progressed into a movement of the poor, indigenous and otherwise outcast members of Mexican society rising up against oppression. This is not a sudden upheaval, but a part of a revolution that has been 500 years in the making.
The Mexican government and pro-government paramilitaries have responded with massive violence that has resulted in the deaths of at least eight people, one of which was New York IndyMedia journalist Bradley Roland Will.
This Denver convergence gathers to:
• Oppose the use of state-sponsored violence in Oaxaca, Mexico
• Stand in solidarity with the people’s movements of Mexico resisting globalization and repressive governments such as the Popular Assembly of the Oaxacan People and the Zapatistas of Chiapas
• Support the demand of Reporters Without Borders and NYC IndyMedia for a full and complete investigation by Mexican authorities into Oaxaca State Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz's continued use of plain-clothed municipal police as a political paramilitary force.
• Renew the spirit of independent media in Colorado
The Denver community will hold a vigil and meeting outside of the Denver Newspaper Agency to further demand comprehensive media coverage of the situation in Oaxaca as well as an end to US Government’s role as an enabler for oppression across Mexico.
Please bring candles and other items to place on a solidarity art piece to Oaxaca, flags, your Dia de los Muertos attire and your energy to mobilize further!
For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org