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Anniversary of the murder of Brad Will, Emilio Alfonso Fabian and Eudocia Olivera Diaz
Date Monday October 27
Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Please join us at the Mexican Consulate, 532 Folsom St, San Francisco at 3pm.
Call 917-991-2415 for more information.
Event Type Protest
Phone917 991 2415
Friends of Brad Will will be gathering in San Francisco on Monday, October 27th, on the 2nd anniversary of Brad Will's murder, to remember him and others who died that same day: Emilio Alfonso Fabian and Eudocia Olivera Diaz. We will be there in solidarity with the people of Oaxaca who continue to struggle and resist. Today is very important due to recent arrests of activists who are now are held captive and charged with the murder of Brad. We will issue a statement of demands to the Mexican Consulate.

Please join us at the Mexican Consulate, 532 Folsom St, San Francisco at 3pm.
Call 917-991-2415 for more information.

If you can't make it, please call the Consulate at (415) 354-1700 and e-mail the PGR (Mexico's Federal Attorney General's office) directly at http://www.pgr.gob.mx/Servicios/mail/plantilla.asp?mail=1 and demand that the APPO members who were outrageously arrested for Brad Will's murder be freed and found innocent and that the real murderers, who are government officials and police, be held accountable.

Background:
Bradley Roland Will, a 36-year-old Indymedia journalist and activist from New York, was killed on October 27th, 2006 while filming unrest in Oaxaca state, where protesters had been fighting for months to oust Gov. Ulises Ruiz for alleged electoral fraud.

When Brad was killed, the people photographed (by Brad's own camera) firing guns at the protesters were police, police commanders, and operatives and bodyguards for the PRI party, including Pedro Carmona, Able Santiago Zarate aka "El Chino," Juan Carlo Soriano aka "El Chapulin," Commander Manuel Aguilar Coello, and Juan Sumano.

However, despite reports from the National Commission on Human Rights, and Reporters Without Borders, the government has been ignoring this key evidence and on October 16th, 2008, they arrested innocent APPO activists, including Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno, Hugo Colmenares Leyva, and Octavio Perez Perez.

Meanwhile, the Merida Initiative (aka Plan Mexico) is being negotiated, providing at least $1.6 billion in US armament, training, and resources to the same police and military forces that killed Brad and many other activists and journalists in Oaxaca, Mexico, and Central America under the pretense of stopping narco-trafficking. Already the weapons have been used in massacres and repression of activists in Morelos and Chiapas.

We demand that Brad Will's real killers be arrested, that the false charges be dropped, and that rather than funding the forces that killed Brad through Plan Mexico and the corrupt government of Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, we instead support an end to impunity and work towards justice and freedom for Brad Will and the people of Oaxaca and Mexico.

For more information, check out:

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-bricker/2008/10/mexicos-national-human-rights-commission-blames-plan-mexico-appo-ar

and http://www.friendsofbradwill.org/
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 27th, 2008 12:26 PM
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