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Asesinan BRAD WILL, reportero de Indymedia New York en Oaxaca
27 oct 2006
Ha empezado la locura...
El día de hoy, 27 de octubre, pistoleros del asesino Ulises Ruiz, dispararon contra las barricadas de la APPO en avenida de ferrocarriles, de Santa Lucía del Camino y en la agencia municipal de Coyotepec, connurbada a la ciudad de Oaxaca. En uno de estos ataques asesinaron a Bradley Wheyler, comunicador miembro de Indymedia, de origen estadounidense, dejando a más de 6 compañeros heridos. Asimismo, la APPO, a través de Radio Universidad, informa de la muerte de otro maestro y de cerca de 20 veinte heridos por bala o arma blanca.
Estas cobardes agresiones armadas contra el pueblo de Oaxaca no dejan lugar a dudas de que el asesino Ulises Ruiz tiene que dejar inmediatamente el cargo, no hay ninguna otra salida ni discurso que valga.
La Comisión Sexta del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional llama a todos los adherentes y simpatizantes de la Otra Campaña y a la Zezta Internacional a que se manifiesten con todos los medios y formas, en todos sus lugares, exigiendo la salida inmediata del asesino Ulises Ruiz, el castigo a él y sus sicarios y en apoyo a la APPO.
28 oct 2006
Des d'Argentina a Euskal Herria, de Veneçuela a Palestina, una mateixa lluita...
per rebut per e-mail
28 oct 2006
Brad era un activista experimentat i molt conegut a nivell internacional, jo mateix el vaig conèixer a Holanda el 2002. Envio un missatge en anglés que m'ha arribat de gent que el coneixia millor. Agrairia si algú el pot traduir...
Subject: friend and companero brad was killed
Our friend, brother, and companero, Brad Will was killed today by paramilitaries in Oxaca Mexico.
Brad has been an inspiring and passionate militant, joining struggles all over the world, from land occupations in the Pacific North West of the US, to direct actions against global capital, to rebellions in Argentina, land occupations in Brazil, and anti-privatization struggles in Bolivia. Brad was always a part of whatever he was in. He was always with people, not organizing them. He taught me, and so many others so much through example. He will be missed in so many ways.
Brad was a part of our communities. We should remember him with the love and affection that he showed, and we feel. We should also carry on with direct action to stop those that are trying to stop social creation, in the US, Mexico, Argentina, and the globe.
Brad's last email dispatch ...
early dawn, oct16
yesterday i went for a walk with the good people of oaxaca -- was walking
all day really -- in the afternoon they showed me where the bullets hit the
wall -- they numbered the ones they could reach -- it reminded me of the
doorway of amadou diallos home -- but here the grafitti was there before the
shooting began -- one bullet they didnt number was still in his head -- he
was 41 years old -- alejandro garcia hernandez -- at the neighborhood
barricade every night -- that night he came out to join his wife and sons to
let an ambulance through -- then a pickup tried to follow -- he took their
bullet when he told them they could not pass -- they never did -- these
military men in civilian dress shot their way out of there
a young man who wanted to only be called marco was with them when the
shooting happened -- a bullet passed through his shoulder -- he was clearly
in shock when we met -- 19 years old -- said he hadnt told his parents yet
-- said he had been at the barricade every night -- said he was going back
as soon as the wound closed -- absolutely
just days before there was a delegation of senators visiting to determine
the ungovernability of the state -- they got a taste -- the call went out to
shut down the rest of the government -- dozens went walking out of the
zocalo city center with big sticks and a box full of spray paint -- they
took control of 3 city buses and went around the city all morning visiting
local government buildings and informing them that that they were closed --
and we appreciate your voluntary cooperation -- and they filed out preturbed
but still getting paid -- shut -- as they pulled away from the last stop 3
gunmen came out and started shooting -- 2 buses had already pulled away --
mayhem -- 10 minute battle with stones and slingshots and screaming -- one
headwound -- another through the leg -- made their way to the hospital while
the fighting continued -- shout out on the radio and people came from all
parts -- the gunmen were around the side of the building -- they got away --
they were inside -- no one sure -- watchful -- undercover police were
reported lurking around the hospital and folks went running to stand watch
over the wounded
what can you say about this movement -- this revolutionary moment -- you
know it is building, growing, shaping -- you can feel it -- trying
desperately for a direct democracy -- in november appo will have a state
wide conference for the formation of a state wide assemblea estatal del
pueblo de oaxaca (aepo) -- now there are 11 of 33 states in mexico that have
declared formation of assemblea populares like appo -- and on la otra lado
in the usa a few -- the marines have returned to sea even though the federal
police who ravaged atenco remain close by -- the new encampment in mexico
has begun a hunger strike -- the senate can expell URO -- whats next
nobodies sure -- it is a point of light pressed through glass -- ready to
burn or show the way -- it is clear that this is more than a strike, more
than expulsion of a governor, more than a blockade, more than a coalition of
fragments -- it is a genuine peoples revolt -- and after decades of pri rule
by bribe, fraud, and bullet the people are tired -- they call him the tyrant
-- they talk of destroying this authoritarianism -- you cannot mistake the
whisper of the lancandon jungle in the streets -- in every street corner
deciding together to hold -- you see it their faces -- indigenous, women,
children -- so brave -- watchful at night -- proud and resolute
went walking back from alejandros barricade with a group of supporters who
came from an outlying district a half hour away -- went walking with angry
folk on their way to the morgue -- went inside and saw him -- havent seen
too many bodies in my life -- eats you up -- a stack of nameless corpes in
the corner -- about the number who had died -- no refrigeration -- the smell
-- they had to open his skull to pull the bullet out -- walked back with him
and his people
and now alejandro waits in the zocalo -- like the others at their plantones
-- hes waiting for an impasse, a change, an exit, a way forward, a way out,
a solution -- waiting for the earth to shift and open -- waiting for
november when he can sit with his loved ones on the day of the dead and
share food and drink and a song -- waiting for the plaza to turn itself over
to him and burst -- he will only wait until morning but tonight he is
waiting for the governor and his lot to never come back -- 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 --
one more night at the barricades -- some keep the fires -- others curl up
and sleep -- but all of them are with him as he rests one last night at his
uro= Ulises Ruiz Ortiz "governor" of the state of oaxaca
planton= sit in, vigil, encampment
zocalo= central plaza
'In sum, we are an army of dreamers, and therefore invincible. How can we
fail to win, with this imagination overturning everything. Or rather, we do
not deserve to lose.'
- Subcomandante Marcos
Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che
Subject: [RTSNYC] Re: [dan] brad will
Well, none of us will ever know when we are to come or go
in this world.
I loved knowing Brad. I loved him volunteering to run the
tripod crew for the RTS Buy NOthing Day action in 1999.
I loved sharing beers with him. I loved reading his dispatches.
I loved spending time in jail with him (even when he did
hog the bench. I loved hearing about his travels to Prague,
Mexico, and through the hot spots of the global justice movement's
ups and downs. I loved seeing him at the fire at Esperanza. I
loved seeing him on his bike at the Diallo protests. I loved
seeing Brad at Gardenning events. I loved reading his dispatches
from the emcampments in Brazil, the WTO actions in Prague, or
Seattle. And I loved running into him in the streets.
And I loved seeing him
for his birthday bash this summer and seeing him enjoying
I loved knowing him. I didn't love him
not returning my calls or frequent requests for interviews.
I think I have interviewed half the people on this list.
But Brad wouldn't let me interview him. WHen I got the call
from William Etundi, 'Ben, i have some bad news about Brad'
I knew exactly what had happened. He was always close.
Thats what made him an amazing activist. He lived on
the cusp of history. He lived a historical life. And to be part
of that history, he would take any risk. But he was not reckless.
He was a caring, fun guy, who like most of us, was in it
for the communtiy, the history, and hopefully to get a little
somethin' somethin'. And yet, while many such as myself,
took a more comfortable route, he put himself at risk over
and over and over. I know he was profoundly disturbed
to see a woman burnt to death at a homeless encampment
two years ago in Brazil. He lived history. Now he is part of
it. For some reason, I will miss seeing him. But I also
know he lived the richest of lives, something most of us
could only aspire to.
>>A shootout has occurred in the municipality of
>>Calicate, in Oaxaca City, Mexico today, leaving New
>>York City Indymedia journalist Bradley Will dead after
>>being shot in the chest. He died before reaching the
>>hospital, according to La Jornada. A photographer from
>>the newspaper millenio diario, who was at Wills side,
>>was shot in the foot and reported injured, his status
>>Radio APPO, the radio of the Assembly Popular of the
>>are reporting truckloads of armed paramilitaries
>>entering the city.
>>There are also calling for people to reinforce the
>>thousands of barricades that have been constructed for
>>months as part of the statewide teacher strike and
>>popular uprising that has demanded the removal of PRI
>>governor ulisis Ortiz Ruiz.