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(en) US, NYC, NYMAA statement on the murder of Brad Will, others, and situation in Oaxaca]

Date Tue, 31 Oct 2006 19:42:41 +0200


Statement from the New York Metro Alliance of Anarchists on the murder of
Brad Will, Emilio Alonso Fabián, Esteban López Zurita, and others - victims
of the para-militaries and police state of Oaxaca, Mexico, and the world.
Brad Will, independent journalist, videographer, squatter, green, and
anarchist, gunned down Friday, Oct 27th, 2006, while reporting on the social
struggle taking place in Oaxaca, Mexico, was our friend and compañero, a man
with a fiery heart and unwavering courage in the face of injustice and
repression. He joined the multitude of Oaxaca, Mexico, Latin America, and
the world who seek daily a reprieve from the indignities, injustices, and
violence delivered upon the ordinary people who fight for a better world.

Brad was one of many from the North who travelled to Oaxaca to
witness, report, and testify to the social revolution happening
there and throughout Mexico. Brad is not the first, and certainly
won't be the last person to fall silent at the hands of the state,
the police, or the henchmen they hire. Hundreds have died in recent
years, many more injured by violence and repression. Disappearances
and political murders are common to the people of Mexico, most
recently in Chiapas and Oaxaca, not surprisingly with complicity
and support from the US Government.

We call on all people of conscience to reject these injustices,
and use all available resources at their disposal to halt the
encroachment of the Mexican, US, and paramilitary state upon
the social revolution that is most certainly taking place in
Oaxaca and throughout Mexico. We call on the entire left in the
United States, regardless of political position, to strongly
consider adherence to the "Other Campaign", as initiated by the
Zapatistas (please see link below). Honor the memory of the
hundreds, the thousands killed, by organizing where you live,
where you work. The people of Oaxaca have organized themselves
and rejected the authority of Mexican state. We can do the same.

Alejandro García Hernández, resident of Oaxaca, presente!
René Calva, resident, presente!
Pánfilo Hernández, school teacher, presente!
Emilio Alonso Fabián, resident of neighborhood, presente!
Esteban López Zurita, school teacher, presente!
Brad Will, organizer, journalist, friend, presente!
All nameless victims of state violence in Mexico and the world, presente!

References:

http://www.narconews.com
http://zapagringo.blogspot.com/2006/07/other-campaign.html
http://www.nymaa.org

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This statement has been endorsed by the anglophone General
Sectratatriat of NEFAC, Open City Anarchist Collective
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