[Imc-uk-features] [Fwd: [Imc-communication] Indymedia activist and mexican teacher killed in Oaxaca]

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Sat Oct 28 09:47:08 PDT 2006


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Subject: [Imc-communication] Indymedia activist and mexican teacher killed	in Oaxaca
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 14:29:28 +0200


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From: Eric Laursen <laursene @ earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 01:13:20 -0400
Subject: Brad Will, US Journalist and cameraman,
killed in Oaxaca - killer ID'd - actions planned in US

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
October 28, 2006, 12:40 a.m.

Contact:
        Beka Economopoulos, (917) 202-5479
        Brandon Jourdan, (646) 342-8169
        Eric Laursen, (917) 806-6452

WILLIAM BRADLEY ROLAND, U.S. JOURNALIST/CAMERMAN,
KILLED BY OAXACA PARAMILITARIES � KILLER ID'D - ACTIONS BEING PLANNED INU.S.

William Bradley Roland, aka Brad Will, a U.S.
journalist and camerman, was shot and killed
yesterday in Oaxaca, Mexico, by paramiliaries
affiliated with the PRI, the former Mexican
ruling party. Will was in Oaxaca covering the
continued resistance of teachers and other
workers against the PRI-controlled government of
the State of Oaxaca. According to reports from
New York City Independent Media Center and La
Jornada, Will, 36, was shot at the Santa Lucia
Barricade from a distance of 30-40 meters in the
pit of the stomach by plainclothes paramilitaries
and died while enroute to the Red Cross.

Centro de Medias Libres (http://vientos.info/cml)
in Mexico City reports that from Will's recovered
videiotapes, they have identified his killer as a
paramilitary named Pedro Carmona, ex-president of
Felipe Carrillo Puerto de Santa Lucia del Camino, a colonia in Oaxaca.

At last report, Will was one of five people who
died in the last day, along with 17 wounded, as
paramilitaries and federal police poured in to
retake the city, according to Centro de Medias
Libres. The city had been in the hands of the
workers for five months. Will is the first
American to be killed in the months-long
confrontation. A longtime journalist and
activist, he covered land occupations in the
Pacific Northwest of the U.S., direct actions and
rebellions in Argentina and Ecuador, land
occupations in Brazil, and anti-privatization
struggles in Bolivia. He was a much-beloved
figure in the global justice movement in the U.S.
and leaves behind many grieving friends.

Friends of Brad in the U.S. will be calling
actions in the next day to demand that the U.S.
State Department press the Mexican government to
investigate Brad's murder and address the
terroristic regime that made it possible.
Additionally, they will press for solidarity in
the U.S. with the Mexican movement for social
justice that Brad gave his life to document in Oaxaca.

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More information

http://www.narconews.com/Issue43/article2223.html
http://vientos.info/cml/?q=node/5821
http://www.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/849305.shtml
http://nyc.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/77757.html
http://portland.indymedia.org/
http://de.indymedia.org/2006/10/160286.shtml

Radio APPO (Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca) is streaming, and
feels it will be attacked soon and calls to build barricades,
http://radio.indymedia.org:8000/appo.mp3.m3u

irc.indymedia.org #nyc and #mexico

Protest actions are planned in several places, watch out for announcements.

Please help put pressure on the mexican government to stop the attacks.
So far there are two dead and many wounded.





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