Category: Investigation Articles

#132 Mexican Student Movement Confronts New President

A YouTube video sparks a mass student movement protesting against newly elected President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto Excellent introduction to the #132 Movement, one of the anti-corruption and accountability/transparency movements in Mexico which has much in common with those fighting against the “war on drugs” in the U.S. This is happening now!

More excellent coverage on opposition to rigged election in Mexico

From the Real News Network. July 19, 2012 Mass Protests Against Mexican Election Results Student movement takes to the streets to reject what they call election fraud

Excellent coverage of rigged Mexican election

by the Real News Network. Thousands of Mexicans Protest Alleged Elections Fraud James Cockcroft: Mexican Elite will not allow Andres Lopez Obrador to be President Why establishment media in the US is covering the Mexican election as if it was not stolen by the corporate-militarist right-wing candidate (b/c the establishment media in the US also […]

The Washington Post Still Can’t Talk Honestly About Mexico’s Economy

Can we expect the corporate mainstream media (NY Times or Washington Post) to advocate for an end to militarization under the guise of the ‘drug war’ even though the ‘war on drugs’ has been an abject failure (at least as regards its explicit purposes)? Here is a brief expose of the distortions of the Wash […]

From DailyKos: 2008 Darrell Issa Voted YES To Fund Project Gunrunner & Merida Initiative

Note: We all know: If there’s so much law enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico, why haven’t the murderers of Brad Will been brought to justice after they killed him in broad daylight in front of witnesses? Instead we got a Senator Leahy-supported ‘independent expert’ investigation by ex-RCMP guys who didn’t even interview witnesses […]

Man Arrested in 2006 Brad Will Murder–Finally a Step Toward Justice?

Posted on: 03/06/2012 by Laura Carlsen The government of Oaxaca arrested Lenin Osorio Ortega as the murderer of U.S. journalist Brad Will today. In a press conference, State Attorney General Manuel de Jesus Lopez announced that the Oaxaca City resident had been taken into custody after a lengthy investigation that included analyzing videos and photographs […]

Tuesday June 5th, 2012 in Investigation Articles | 3 Comments »

‘Dirty War’ Tactic Of Disappearances Reappears In Mexico

By Cyril Mychalejko 25 May, 2012 Toward Freedom Here’s a quote: “Instead of reducing violence, Mexico’s ‘war on drugs’ has resulted in a dramatic increase in killings, torture, and other appalling abuses by security forces, which only make the climate of lawlessness and fear worse in many parts of the country,” said José Miguel Vivanco, […]

BREAKING: Arrest of one of Brad’s alleged killers

There was a new arrest in Oaxaca last night, of Lenin Osorio Ortega, allegedly involved in Brad’s killing– there is a press conference there TODAY, taking place @ 13:30 Oaxaca time, in front of the offices of La Experimental. Not sure whether this might be another frame-up or not (This editor – Robert K – […]

Wednesday May 23rd, 2012 in Investigation Articles | 3 Comments »

Great interview on history of US-Mexico government relations

Great interview on history of US-Mexico government relations. Well-argued examination of these governments’ wars against their own peoples, here.

Following Mexico’s drug money trail

A recent in-depth piece on Al Jazeera English examines the human rights implications of the militarized “war on drugs” as well as the role U.S. financial institutions play in facilitating the drug trade.  The statement Friends of Brad Will signed on to calling for an end of U.S. military aid to Mexico and a reorientation […]

More impunity in Mexico

The last update on here about Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno, pictured above, was back in August 2009, when Mexico’s Federal Attorney General’s Office (PGR) released a report it claimed was by the RCMP supporting their case against him. For those who don’t remember, Juan Manuel is a member of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples […]

Thursday January 21st, 2010 in Articles, Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Amnesty Int. Calls for review of Brad’s Investigation

Amnesty International calls on the Mexican authorities to review the investigation into Brad Will’s killing. Ocober 23, 2009 “The tragedy and injustice of Brad Will’s death and Juan Manuel Martínez’s unfounded prosecution are part of the failure to investigate and hold to account those responsible for widespread human rights violations committed in Oaxaca in 2006 […]

Friday October 23rd, 2009 in Investigation Articles | 51 Comments »

SLAIN U.S. JOURNALIST BRAD WILL's friends RESPOND TO framing OF innocent OAXACAN JUAN MANUEL MARTINEZ MORENO!

MEDIA ADVISORY * MEDIA ADVISORY * MEDIA ADVISORY   PROTEST AT MEXICAN CONSULATE! FRIENDS OF SLAIN U.S. JOURNALIST BRAD WILL RESPOND TO RAILROADING OF OAXACA ACTIVIST JUAN MANUEL MARTINEZ MORENO! juan-manuel-protest-flier   WHAT: Protest against Mexican judicial corruption and the practice of impunity WHERE: Mexican Consulate in New York City, 27 East 39th Street. WHO: […]

Monday July 13th, 2009 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Two Minutes With Pelosi

Tonight, Rad Rich and I got free tickets to the Pelosi event and even the reception. We walked past the jeering crowd of tea-party people and my friends from the peace movement to attend the green-room reception for Nancy Pelosi and I got to talk to her for two minutes. I introduced myself as Nick […]

Saturday June 13th, 2009 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

6/10/09 Human Rights Activists Present Letter to Consul General

This morning, three human rights activists representing Friends of Brad Will, Houston Indymedia, and Houston Food Not Bombs met with The Consul General at the Peruvian Consulate in Houston.Ellie Sequeira, Rachel Clarke, and Nick Cooper expressed concerns and delivered a letter (below) about the role of the Peruvian government, oil corporations and free trade in […]

Wednesday June 10th, 2009 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Government Harassment in Brad Will Murder Case

Federal Police Pressure Imprisoned APPO Defendant Juan Manuel Martinez to Confess; Will Family Lawyer Faces Legal Harassment Read the entire story April 21, 2009 by Kristin Bricker via the Narcosphere here.

Monday May 11th, 2009 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Obama urged to speak up for murdered journalist in meeting with Calderon

January 12, 2009 Obama urged to speak up for murdered journalist in meeting with Mexican President Calderon and to reject as an “impractical continuation of a failed policy” Bush’s Merida Initiative (Washington, D.C.) Friends of Brad Will urged their members to contact President Elect Obama’s Transition Team today to urge the President Elect to bring […]

SUPPORT JUAN MANUEL BY SIGNING THIS LETTER

Everyone can help! After the hearing last Monday was awaiting the decision, these days are important to take actions and exert pressure before the trial judge. Juan Manuel wants to return to his family. Please add your name to this letter and send it to the judge in the case. The english version is first […]

Saturday December 20th, 2008 in Events and Actions, Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Report on International Human Rights Day delegations

NOTE: Important links and actions below in the body of the (short, 2 page) report. Ed. Hey folks: Thanks for all your great work! Last week, your actions and those of a number of organizations aligned with our network against the Merida Initiative (aka Plan Mexico) made International Human Rights Day an unqualified success. If […]

Coverage of Brad Will Solidarity Action in "Semana News"

SEMANA News is Houston’s largest weekly Spanish-language newspaper focusing on issues relevant to the Hispanic community since 1992 with a circulation of 140,000. brad_will.pdf download PDF (1.3 MB)

Tuesday November 25th, 2008 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Friends Of Brad Will Demands Answers from The Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations

Luis Alfonso de Alba is not only the Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations, but also was the first President of the United Nations Human Rights Council. So, his speech on Thursday November 20th at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) was an opportunity to speak to a powerful figure who has worked […]

Saturday November 22nd, 2008 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Another brutal week in Juarez and Chihuahua

(Mentions the unresolved nature of Brad’s case and the corruption of the Mexican government) by Frontera NorteSur Rodriguez’s murder topped a spectacularly violent week, in which victims in public thoroughfares were shot during peak business hours, businesses were firebombed and the bodies were dumped with intimidating messages in public places. Posted on November 14, 2008 […]

BRAD WILL: STILL DEAD – AND KICKING

Blindman’s Buff #228 by JOHN ROSS Contact: 011-5255-5518-1213 X102 and johnross@igc.org Excerpt of this excellent piece: “Then five local cops in civilian dress appeared at the head of the street about 35 to 50 meters away and turned their weapons on the APPO supporters milling around outside the compound. When the plainclothes police began to […]

Wednesday October 29th, 2008 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Coverage of Brad Will Memorial Actions 10/27/08

On Monday October 27th 2008, the 2nd anniversary of Brad’s murder, Friends of Brad Will in Mexico, New York, Houston, San Francisco, and Portland held press conferences and rallies to publicize our cause and our new demands. In New York, Free Speech Radio News covered the hunger strike and protest. Photos are online at nyc.indymedia.org. […]

Reporters Without Borders condemns impunity and framing of activists by Mexican Government

English (Spanish translation below) October 24, 2008 Press Release Reporters Without Borders Federal Authorities Opt for Impunity in Brad Will and Robert Mora Murders Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the Mexican federal justice ministry’s response to a recent recommendation by the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) regarding the October 2006 fatal shooting of US […]

Monday October 27th, 2008 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Portions of the CNDH report (sept. 26th) on Federal and State investigations into Brad Will’s murder

Following are key portions of the CNDH report (sept. 26th) on Federal and State investigations into Brad Will’s murder, mostly from sections entitled “Observations”, and a little bit from “Sintesis” – translated by Jill F. The National Human Rights Commission has analyzed the facts and evidence included in Case 2006/4886/5/Q and determines that the public […]

Monday October 27th, 2008 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Monday 10/27: Press Conferences in SF, Houston, Portland and New York on the 2nd Anniversary of Brad's Murder

New York City Gathering in remembrance: noon, Press conference: 12:30 pm Mexican Consulate 27 East 39th Street in Manhattan, between Madison and Park . call in support and voice our demands: Phone: (212) 217-6400 Fax: (212) 217-6493 ——————– Houston 10:30 am: Mexican Consulate 4506 Caroline, Houston TX 77004 call in support and voice our demands: […]

Recommendations in Report by Mexican National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) on State and Federal Investigations into Brad Will's murder

Ed. this is a strong statement, well-worth the read for briefings to U.S. govt. reps. RJ http://www.cndh.org.mx/recomen/2008/050.html Recommendation 050/2008 National Human Rights Commission issued on September 26, 2008 Translated by Scott Campbell [Spanish original] Summary: On October 27, 2006, Mr. Bradley Roland Will, video journalist for the business Indymedia, was deprived of life, and due […]

Saturday October 25th, 2008 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission Blames Plan Mexico for APPO Arrests

From article: “According to Robert Jereski from Friends of Brad Will, his organization chose to oppose Plan Mexico outright instead of pushing for human rights conditions because “we saw what happened with Plan Colombia and those human rights conditions. These human rights conditions didn’t stop that country from becoming the worst country in the world […]

NY Times: Mexico Says U.S. Journalist Was Killed by a Protester

Would it have been too much for the Times to mention the fact that protestors/witnesses had identified then-current members of the Mexican government shooting at the protestors and that there was photographic evidence of this!? After you read this piece, check out the excellent blog on Narcosphere of journalist Kristin Bricker for the real scoop. […]

Saturday October 18th, 2008 in Investigation Articles | No Comments »