[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Monday November 6th 2006
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Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Monday November 6th 2006
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* Mike R's Anti-Campaign
* Mega March in Oaxaca
* Foreigners, journalists threatened in Oaxaca
* Repression in Oaxaca Worsens, Protests Around the World
* NYC Indymedia volunteer Brad Will killed in attack by Paramilitaries in Oaxaca
November 6th 12:00 PM: Wilder Ranch control burns planned
November 9th 4:30 PM: A Taste of EarthVision Environmental Film Festival
November 9th 6:30 PM: Free DVD showing: "End of Suburbia"
November 11th 1:30 PM: The Work of Byron Katie - Inquiry Group
November 11th 7:30 PM: Veterans Day Poetry Reading
November 13th 7:00 PM: Non-GMO Dialogue with Percy Schmeiser and Dr. Ignacio Chapela
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Mike R's Anti-Campaign
Rotkin Opposes Minimum Wage Hike in Santa Cruz
11/06/06: Mike R's Anti Fanclub writes: We're not associated with any parties and don't advocate any candidates. Honestly, we don't even advocate voting. But IF you vote, for fuck sake don't vote for Mike.
There are some people who claim to represent you who are worse than others. Some duplicitous souls who get elected year after year by convincing hapless youth that he and they share the same values.
For one city council candidate in particular, we read his carefully-worded campaign statements, many of whose positions "neither oppose not support" this issue or that and wonder what about several months ago when he was opposing the minimum wage law? What about last year when he supported police spying and supported hotel development? What about the two decades of anti-homeless, anti-poor, and anti-youth laws he's supported?
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Mega March in Oaxaca
Close to A Million People Converge in Oaxaca Against Governor Ruiz and the Federal Police
November 5th: After a week of defending their barricades, more than a million people joined the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca's (APPO) 6th Mega March. This morning, paramilitary forces repeated their pattern of early morning gunfire at the barricades, wounding 22-year-old Marco Sanchez Mertinez; he is in grave condition. 12 buses and a caravan of cars arrived from Mexico City for the march.
Reports, Photos and Audio
Foreigners, journalists threatened in Oaxaca
"...indymedia is on the minds and lips of PRIistas and government loyalists..."
November 3rd, 2006 - danielsan and ariel write: The climate for journalists has worsened in the days since the Federal Police occupied Oaxaca City. Today we talked to Juan Carlos Gomez, who until recently worked with a local radio station. He says he had recieved repeated threats on his life, and today was beaten by several men whom he believes are the same men who were shooting at Barricade 3 last friday, and that they were some of the same men who shot and killed Brad Will. In the interview below he describes the attack, saying 'They hit me in the stomach and the mouth... I fell back on the ground and felt a kick to my neck. I ran to the Cinco SeÃ±ores [an intersection near the University] where I passed out. Some people picked me up and took me to the clinic [behind the barricades protecting Radio Universidad].'
With the PFP in town, local PRIistas are threatening members of APPO, teachers, and visible members of the Oaxacan resistance, including members of the organization CIPO-RFM (Consejo Indigena Popular de Oaxaca - Ricardo Flores MagÃ³n), as well as foreigners in general and foreign journalists especially. Indymedia has an especially high profile due to Brad's affiliation with NYC indymedia. We've heard rumors that indymedia is on the minds and lips of PRIistas and government loyalists high up the chain of command, who have claimed that indymedia correspondents take orders from APPO, and that foreigners are stirring up trouble and encouraging the continuing resistance.
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Repression in Oaxaca Worsens, Protests Around the World
Bay Area Protests The Invasion of Oaxaca
On Sunday in Oaxaca, tanks and large machinery were used in the government in efforts to tear down barricades. Thousands of women, children, and men were in the streets, enduring attacks with tear gas and other chemical weapons. There were reports that several protesters were killed by the police, including one child. Many who have been abducted are being taken to Ixcotel Penitentary and military camps and are being beaten there. They are also raiding and destroying homes in Oaxaca, as happened in Atenco.
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NYC Indymedia volunteer Brad Will killed in attack by Paramilitaries in Oaxaca
Friday Attacks in Oaxaca City Leave 3 Dead, 11 Wounded and 2 Missing
According to Friday evening's reports from Radio APPO and other sources, paramilitaries began an assault on Oaxaca, which has been held by the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO) for over 5 months. People were killed, injured, disappeared, and hospitalized. New York City Indymedia reporter Brad Will (William Bradley Roland) was shot in the chest and killed, while Oswaldo RamÃrez, photographer for Milenio Diario, has also been shot and is injured. Brad Will's Video from Friday APPO also confirmed that schoolteacher Emilio Alfonso FabiÃ¡n died from three bullet wounds after an attack by shooters for Ulises Ruiz Ortiz outside the state government palace.
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