[spectre] fwd> ((i)) indy journalist murdered ... IN MEMORY ! IN
ACTION !... updates
podska at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 1 09:17:07 CET 2006
Below is a list of actions to honor the late Brad Will's journalistic
courage and help to de-escalate the violence in Mexico!
Just this morning DemocracyNow.org reports that the US State dept. will
NOT press Mexico for an investigation of the murder of a US journalist. I
mean we already know that the state dept. has been overstaffed with more
than a few spineless and self-interested fucks of late... But this is an
OUTRAGE that the journalist profession will not tolerate!
And meanwhile the situation in Oaxaca is bound to heat up as the EZLN has
made a call in solidarity for roadblocks Nov. 1st and a general strike
. i'd say the PRI govt. is in DEEP SHIT and will likely have to
come to the negotiating table sooner or later, which is what the thousands
of striking teachers had been attempting from the very beginning, until
the Oaxaca governor decided to respond with violence.
A small list of actions below could use your immediate participation
and creative amplification. And certainly there's many more ideas and
actions awaiting your own personalized and/or collective response:
1. Electronic Blockade of Mexican Embassy and Consulate Websites
just click it !: ... then proceed to more actions:
2. The NYC Indymedia collective has written a press release which
includes a demand for an investigation as well as an appeal for the
end of state violence against the people of Oaxaca...
spread the word and/or devise a similar call for justice among your
3. The corporate media's coverage of the oppression in Oaxaca ( and
indigenous people in total ) has been deplorable and spineless, and
their recent coverage now regarding the death of a journalist has been
at best a footnote.
Recently <http://democracynow.org>democracynow.org reported that 2006
was the deadliest year
for journalists, already marked by 75 casualties. This is a story that
needs to be covered in every media! Send your outrage to whatever
media you receive your news, that ignoring this story is unacceptable!
Write to some of those rare journalists who publish fairly conscious
human reports in mainstream outlets ... perhaps a journalist walkout
or day of media silence is an idea waiting to be organized.
4. Protests at a number of Mexican consulates around the world are
scheduled. ( check your local indymedia for news, in SF Bay Area see
5. There's lots of arts and banners in memory of Brad Will and the Oaxaca
show your solidarity on your site: i.e.:
the banner on:
front page/left column
" Brad Will ((i)) "
and this one en espanol:
and/or please distribute the stencil posted at "podp" tribe site!
and/or create yur own !
6. The events happening in Oaxaca are urgently needing your attention
to de-escalate the violence. follow the breaking news here:
it's also an important lesson for active communities everywhere,
inform your friends and family. This brief excerpt from San Diego indy
email captures the wider relevance:
"As you may have heard (no thanks to the mainstream media) one of the most
monumental grassroots movements is going on in the capital city of the
state of Oaxaca, led by striking teachers ( about 3000! schools were
closed ) and supported by broad sectors and a people's assembly... all
aimed at bringing down the repressive and corrupt regime of PRI governor
Ulisis Ortiz Ruiz."
7. spread this news to any net tribes/lists that are still
breathing... and of course beyond the virtual.
that's all i got time for now, soli !
arts and media organisms
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