Category: Events and Actions

El narcotráfico mexicano cuenta con policías entrenados en Irak con financiamiento de EEUU

Otro norte es posible Foros de reflexión en NY por el décimo aniversario del asesinato de Brad Will Por Malú Huacuja del Toro •    “¿Desde el norte con amor?” Más bien parece odio hacia el pueblo de México. •    Entre los “regalitos” del Plan Mérida diseñado por Bush se incluye el entrenamiento de oficiales en […]

Saturday October 29th, 2016 in Drug War Articles, Events and Actions | No Comments »

License to Kill: Mexico’s Unsolved Crimes of the State

Join us for a discussion on the Merida Initiative after Ayotzinapa, Atenco and the Brad Will assassination. Featured speakers: *ANTONIO TIZAPA, FATHER OF JORGE ANTONIO, ONE OF THE 43 DISAPPEARED STUDENTS OF AYOTZINAPA *ITALIA MENDEZ, SURVIVOR OF SEXUAL TORTURE BY POLICE IN VIOLENT CRACKDOWN ON ATENCO PROTESTS 2006 *LAURA CARLSEN, POLITICAL ANALYST/JOURNALIST, AMERICAS PROGRAM, MEXICAN […]

Friday October 21st, 2016 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Urge US government action to end impunity for the murder of Brad Will

Here is an example of a letter you could send to Senator Durbin to end impunity for the murder of Brad Will and many others by Mexican government-backed paramilitaries Thanks! Subject: Plan Mexico (aka the Merida Initiative) and he Murder of US journalist Brad Will To: schedule@durbin.senate.gov, state_scheduler@durbin.senate.gov, pat_souders@durbin.senate.gov, Max_Gleischman@durbin.senate.gov, dena_morris@durbin.senate.gov, christina_mulka@durbin.senate.gov Mr. Souders, Please […]

Tuesday May 27th, 2014 in Articles, Events and Actions | No Comments »

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina Calls for Global Drug Policy Reform in UN General Assembly Speech

Press Release | 09/26/2013 Praises Voters of Colorado and Washington for Legalizing Marijuana and President Obama for Allowing Them to Proceed Commends President Mujica of Uruguay for Marijuana Legalization Proposal; Says That U.N. Should Allow Countries to “Experiment with New Models” Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina spoke out forcefully today against the failures of drug prohibition […]

Saturday September 28th, 2013 in Events and Actions, Merida Initiative Articles | 1 Comment »

Easy (time-sensitive) action for Brad Will and other journalists today!

TAKE ACTION TAKE ACTION TAKE ACTION TAKE ACTION OBAMA is going to MEXICO on Thursday We demand ACCOUNTABILITY for the MURDER of US JOURNALIST BRAD WILL NOW! CALL Senator Leahy this morning or today: (202) 224-4242 As the second most Senior Senator and the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, Senator […]

Wednesday May 1st, 2013 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

#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!

“Harvest of Empire” discussed

New Film Recounts How U.S. Intervention Caused Mass Latin American Migrations Discussion provides a context to Obama policy in Latin America and why Brad Will’s murder has not been a priority for the U.S. government for 5 years.

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 […]

June 2: International Day of Action in Solidarity with San Juan Copala

May 29, 2011 By Members of the La Otra Support Committee of the Caravan INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE AUTONOMOUS MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JUAN COPALA, OAXACA, MEXICO TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD TO THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO THOSE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THIS JUST CAUSE The Triqui people of […]

Monday May 30th, 2011 in Events and Actions | 49 Comments »

Action Alert for Justice for Bety and Jyri

En español aquí. TO INDIGENOUS AND PEASANT ORGANIZATIONS TO WOMEN’S AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS TO ANTI-MINING AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY NETWORKS TO THE MEDIA On April 27, near San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, a humanitarian observation mission was attacked by the paramilitary group UBISORT, during which Alberta Cariño Trujillo and Jyri Jaakkola were assassinated. The initial investigation […]

Saturday October 30th, 2010 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Uphold Human Rights, Halt Drug War Aid to Mexican Security Forces

En español aquí. Below is a sign-on letter to oppose additional U.S. funds to the Merida Initiative for the disastrous drug war. We have already received an incredible response from all over the Hemisphere. We believe this is a critical juncture, as homicides and human rights violations increase in Mexico and citizens in both countries […]

Friday October 29th, 2010 in Events and Actions | 3 Comments »

NYC Event: Mon., Oct. 25 – Mixer and Film Fundraiser for Mexico’s Other Campaign

Monday, October 25 from 6-10p The Commons Brooklyn (near a dozen different trains!) MIXER & FILM FUNDRAISER for MEXICO’S OTHER CAMPAIGN beginning with FOOD, SANGRIA, MUSIC and MORE around 7p we’ll screen The blockbuster drama/comedy/monster-movie with smart political commentary and Korea’s highest grossing film ever…THE HOST! Come start the week off right with a little […]

Wednesday October 20th, 2010 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

NYC Event: The Struggle for Autonomy in Oaxaca: State Repression Against San Juan Copala

Wednesday, October 6, 7PM Bluestockings Bookstore 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington, Manhattan Free, donations accepted and appreciated Three years ago, the indigenous municipality of San Juan Copala, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, declared itself autonomous from the government. Since that time they have faced severe repression, with community members being kidnapped, […]

Tuesday September 28th, 2010 in Events and Actions | 1 Comment »

Action Alert: Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno’s house raided

Oaxaca, September 24, 2010 Urgent Action Fear for the physical and psychological well-being of Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno and his family, freed last February after being imprisoned for 14 months accused of the murder of Brad Will. Today, at approximately 10:30am, Mr. Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno left his home, together with his wife, in the […]

Monday September 27th, 2010 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION IN SOLIDARITY WITH OAXACA

Friday, April 30 1 PM Mexican Consulate 27 East 39th Street (btwn Madison and Park Aves.), NYC LIVE PRESENTATION OF THE DISAPPEARED JUSTICE FOR MURDERED COMRADES BETY CARIÑO AND JYRI JAAKKOLA END THE ATTACKS AND SIEGE ON THE AUTONOMOUS MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JUAN COPALA On Tuesday, April 27, an solidarity caravan made up of Oaxacan […]

Thursday April 29th, 2010 in Events and Actions | 248 Comments »

¡URGENT! Paramilitaries Attack in Oaxaca, Your calls are needed!

Paramilitaries Attack Caravan Headed to Oaxacan Autonomous Town, 15 Wounded, 1 Disappeared *Phone Calls to Governor Urged So That He Orders State Police to Rescue the Wounded* by Kristin Bricker A solidarity caravan headed to the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, was attacked as it passed through La Sabana, a town controlled by […]

Tuesday April 27th, 2010 in Events and Actions | 68 Comments »

April 23: Mexico and the U.S.: Social movements, neoliberalism and state violence

Friday, April 23 6:30 PM Sixth Street Community Center 638 East 6th Street, between Aves. B and C, NYC Free – donations gratefully accepted Join Friends of Brad Will for a public talk, discussion, video screening and photo exhibit with: John Ross, Mexico City-based author, poet and rebel journalist. John will discuss the manipulation of […]

Monday April 12th, 2010 in Events and Actions | 72 Comments »

Action Alert: Why did former RCMP officers file flawed report about Brad Will’s murder?

Thanks to Rights Action for spreading the word on this. FORMER RCMP OFFICERS PREPARE MISLEADING REPORT CONCERNING KILLING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST, BRAD WILL, IN OAXACA, MEXICO MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: www.friendsofbradwill.org; Scott Campbell: soupshow@hotmail.com * * * On October 27, 2006, Brad Will, an independent journalist from the U.S., was shot and killed while documenting a protest in the […]

Tuesday March 23rd, 2010 in Events and Actions | 60 Comments »

Action Alert for Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno

Friends of Brad Will Action Alert Dear Friends and Supporters, Please read, take action, and spread the word! As you may know, on February 18, 2010, Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno – the Oaxacan social activist falsely accused of the 2006 murder of Indymedia reporter Brad Will – was released after 16 months in prison.  This […]

Wednesday March 17th, 2010 in Events and Actions | 84 Comments »

VIDEO: Rally for Political Prisoner Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno, Oaxaca City

Oaxaca City, January 14th, 2009: Members of Section 22 and APPO came to demand Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno’s release from prison. In the clip, his sister Lybia reads the families statement at the offices of the 5th District Judge. Background info: On October 16th 2008, Juan Manuel Martinez Moreno was imprisoned for the 2006 murder […]

Tuesday April 7th, 2009 in Events and Actions, Videos | No Comments »

03.11.2009 Caravan to D.C.

Join us March 11, 2009 for the Friends of Brad Will Caravan to D.C. Or setup a meeting with your local representatives. Below is a list of our demands and an information packet you can take to your congress person. (check periodically for updates) You can join our efforts: http://friendsofbradwill.org/contact-us/ OUR MISSION: To inform our […]

Wednesday March 4th, 2009 in Events and Actions | 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 »

VIDEO: Three Men and a Baby vs. Senator Dodd and WOLA

Description: A look at how, and why Friends of Brad Will took a stand for Human Rights and against Senator Dodd and the Washington Office on Latin America on September 17, 2008. Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page]

Wednesday December 10th, 2008 in Events and Actions, Videos | No Comments »

International Human Rights Day

DECEMBER 10th, 2008 is International Human Rights Day Take a Stand Against Human Rights Violations in México! Stop the Merida Initiative aka Plan Mexico! Join us in actions at each of the 100 Congressional District offices (or in DC).

Tuesday December 9th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Recent alternative to neoliberal globalization event with Friends of Brad Will

Friends of Brad WIll attended the NYU Conference: Many Yeses, One No: Confronting Corporate Globalization As the anniversary of the Seattle protests against the WTO approaches, the world economic system- a system whose logic and shape has been defined by neoliberal economic theory- is in ruins, and the United States has elected a new president […]

Monday November 24th, 2008 in Events and Actions | 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. […]