Worldwide Direct Action in Support of Oaxaca on November 20

On October 27, paramilitaries in Oaxaca, Mexico murdered Indymedia journalist Brad Will. He is one of dozens who have lost their lives at the hands of pro-government forces while participating in the largely nonviolent resistance to government oppression in that region. Mexican president Vicente Fox used Brad’s death as a pretext to send 4,000 federal police into the city of Oaxaca; these forces are systematically brutalizing the population.

The people of Oaxaca have not backed down – through days of courageous fighting, they have managed to protect their radio station at the university, repelling machine gun wielding armored police with only sticks, stones, and hope. On November 5, tens of thousands marched through the streets of Oaxaca, calling for the federal police to leave.

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Oaxaca solidarity film evening in London

November 1st, 2006 – IMCista writes: Federal Preventative Police (PFP) are still advancing on the city of Oaxaca in the hopes of dislodging the Peoples’ Popular Assembly (APPO). In the face of an impending military occupation of their city, determined residents are resisting the invasion without resorting to violence. We’ll be showing video testimony shot by authentic journalists determined to document the truth about the Mexican state violence, including ‘ROMPER EL CERCO’ (Break The Siege), ‘EL ENEMIGO COMÚN’ (The Common Enemy) and other video and footage direct from Oaxaca.

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Ulises Ruiz Asesino, State Terrorist in Oaxaca

Ulises Ruiz Ortiz: Asesino in Oaxaca, Mexico

Brad Will, an independent journalist with Indymedia, was gunned down by pro-government paramilitaries on October 27, 2006 in Oaxaca. The website UlisesRuizAsesino.com exists to provide pointers to action you can take to vindicate Brad’s death and everyone else who has been killed fighting against neoliberal corruption in Oaxaca.

Mexican embassies and consulates around the world are hearing our outrage and grief about the deaths in Oaxaca. You may be able to find a protest near you at UlisesRuizAsesino.com or use a listing of Mexican Consulates in the U.S. & Canada to organize a demonstration.

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Action in Solidarity with Mexican Political Prisoners

Activists involved in the Mexico-Australia Solidarity Network staged an action at the steps of the Opera House today demanding the freedom of Mexican political prisoners incarcerated in Atenco and Oaxaca. The prisoners have been incarcerated since police staged para-military operations on demonstrations in these cities earlier this year. The Sydney activists defied laws against political protest at the Opera House, holding banners that said ‘We are all Atenco. We are all Oaxaca. Free the Political Prisoners’ and ‘Democracy is more than a vote’.

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