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 this shooting.
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 spirit,
a friend and companero of Brad, who is sad, angry, and organizing.
Arise ye prisoners of starvation
Arise ye toilers of the earth
For reason thunders new creation
`Tis a better world in birth.
Never more traditions’ chains shall bind us
Arise ye toilers no more in thrall
The earth shall rise on new foundations
We are naught but we shall be all.
Then comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
Unites the human race.
Memories of B
by Gumby Cascadia
David Rovics on Brad Will
Bombs and Shields: Bradley Roland Will 1970-2006
The Hardest Story to Write
Bradley Will Archive on New York City Indymedia
Upcoming Important Meetings in New York, re: Oaxaca and Brad Will
Oct. 30: 9am. Demonstration at the Mexican Consulate.
Oct. 31: Supporters of Brad Will will be marching at the Village Halloween Parade, meeting time and place TBA.
EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY! OAXACA PRESENTE!
SUNDAY, Oct 29th, 5:30 PM
Sixth Street Community Center
Ongoing planning for reaction to the killing of Brad Will, Emilio Alonso Fabián, Esteban López Zurita, and repression in Oaxaca.
Hear and give reports on the murder of Brad, and the situation in Oaxaca.
Help plan for a week of solidarity with APPO, Oaxaca, and all those killed by political repression at the hands of the Mexican state.
Follow up to the meeting that took place on Friday night at Bluestockings Books.
This meeting will be organized and facilitated under the auspices of the New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists (NYMAA), however all are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.
Sixth Street Community Center
638 East 6th Street
btwn Ave B and C
New York City
(This emergency assembly act consented to by the NYMAA Comms Group)
There is this in Los Angeles on Monday and organizing has started for a demo on Thursday
STOP THE KILLINGS AND REPRESSION AGAINST TEACHERS AND THE PEOPLE OF OAXACA!!
Monday, October 30, 2006, 12:00 PM
In front the Mexican Consulate
(Park View & 6th Street, Los Angeles)
Thursday, November 2 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
In front of the Mexican Consulate
(Park View & 6th Street, Los Angeles)
*New York City: Oct. 30: 9am. Demonstration at the Mexican Consulate. Oct. 31: Supporters of Brad Will will be marching at the Village Halloween Parade, meeting time and place TBA.
*Austin: PROTEST MONDAY 11am AT THE MEXICAN CONSULATE (800 Brazos St).
*Chicago: On Monday October 30, 2006 at 4:30 pm there will be a vigil/celebration in memory of Brad Will outside of the Mexican Consulate. 204 S. Ashland Ave. Chicago, Illinois, 60607
*Houston: Oct. 30. 8 am. Consulate of Mexico (4507 San Jacinto St.)
*Kansas City: Oct. 30: Mexican Consulate, 6 pm.
*Los Angeles: Oct. 29: 4pm. Protest at Mexican Consulate 6th and Parkview in MacAuthur Park
*San Francisco: A vigil will be held on Sunday at 12pm at 24th and Mission. People will reportedly come together again for an emergency demo at the Mexican Consulate in SF on Tuesday, October 31st at 5pm.
*Washington, DC: Oct. 30: Demonstration at the Mexican Embassy, 5 pm, 1911 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Tragic Death and Call to Action
Electronic Blockade of Mexican Embassy and Consulate Websites
In response to 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, join this electronic blockade of the websites for all of the Mexican embassies and consulates in the United States and Canada.
Friends, Comrade, to everyone who cares about the struggles for justice in Oaxaca:
MANY of us will be meeting at the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco (532 Folsom St.) on Monday, October 30th, at 6:45am, to send a strong message to the government of Mexico, that we will not allow this savage attack on our brothers and sisters in Oaxaca to be taking place and have business go on as usual.
Tonight and tomorrow at 9pm, we are meeting up at Station 40 (3030B 16th Street, in front of 16th/Mission Street Bart) to make banners, signs, and plans for the upcoming days. We really hope you can join us and help make this much stronger with your participation and support. Please bring anything that you think would be useful, but if you can’t, we will have some supplies here as well.
And please remember to invite others to come to the benefit for Oaxaca this Wednesday at 7pm at Station 40
Oaxaca Vive! La Lucha Sigue!
PS- There will also be a demonstration at 5pm on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Mexican Consulate. And you can join the electronic blockade of Mexican consulate websites here: mountainrebel.net/oaxaca
Demonstration at the Mexican Embassy (1911 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC) on Monday, October 30, 5:00 PM
Activists Shut Down Mexican Consulate in NYC
hey folks … if anyone know’s who’s the one behind the call out …
as much as i’m down with it and am glad it’s happenin, and this brad guy seems great, and i know lots of good folks were friends with him and i’m sure very sad and upset about it …
but come on … how is it we think it’s still all right to be jumping into action and naming and profiling the one american guy, while the others remain nameless in many of the postings … they are all our companeros… they all have names and family and friends …
just some thoughts …
glad you’re doing what yr doing …
keep up the struggles
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