Category: Events and Actions

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: […]

A Hunger Strike at Clinton’s Office

By David Gonzalez for NY Times Harry Bubbins likes to plant things. When his friend Bradley Will was shot dead covering antigovernment protests in Mexico nearly two years ago, he planted a tree in the South Bronx to honor the slain journalist. This week, days after the Mexican government arrested two leftist protesters in connection […]

Thursday October 23rd, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Friends of Brad Will in Hunger Strike at Clinton Office

CALL U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton at her office: (212) 688-6262 (see talking points/demands, below) Harry Bubbins (hunger-striker) reports that she was in the office this a.m. You don’t have to live in NY to make this crucial phone call! Stop by the vigil at 780 Third Ave (between 48th & 49th St.) Manhattan Friends of […]

Wednesday October 22nd, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Hunger Strike in Remembrance of Brad Will

Members of the organization Friends of Brad Will are participating in a 4 day vigil and fast from October 21st until October 24th in front of Senator Hillary Clinton’s offices in New York, as part of an international “Week of Action in Remembrance” of their murdered friend Brad Will. The purpose of the action is […]

Wednesday October 22nd, 2008 in Events and Actions, Videos | No Comments »

The Rule of Impunity: Mexican Government Ignores Overwhelming Evidence, Charges Oaxacan Activists with Brad Will’s Murder

By John Gibler On October 27, 2006, Brad Will stood on Juarez Avenue in the municipality of Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca, Mexico. He was filming a violent clash between armed, civilian-clad municipal police and officials and members of the Oaxaca Peoples’ Popular Assembly, or APPO Brad, a longtime New York City activist and independent […]

Tuesday October 21st, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Brad Will Memorial in NYC Art Show

An altar to Brad Will, created by artist Tanyth Berkeley, whose work has been featured at the Museum of Modern Art will be on display at the world renowned BELLWETHER gallery. July 10th – August 8th, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10th, 6-8PM Vanessa Albury, Tanyth Berkeley & Todd Chandler, Tammy Rae Carland, Patricia Cronin, […]

Wednesday July 2nd, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Left and Right Unite to Oppose Mexico Foreign Policy Scheme

Immediate Release ********************** May 13th, 2008 Left and Right Unite to Oppose Mexico Foreign Policy Scheme Amnesty International Joins Opposition to Bush’s Merida Initiative Contact: NYC: Robert Jereski, 212-973-1782 Washington, DC: Harry Bubbins, 646 641 5788 Opposition to the President’s ebbing “Merida Initiative” scheme to give $1.4 Billion in military aid to Mexico’s police and […]

Friends of Brad Will discuss Merida Initiative, Impunity and Brad's murder with Representative Nita Lowey, (D-NY)

On Monday, April 7, members of Friends of Brad Will Westchester attended a Town Hall meeting on health care and spoke with Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the Chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee Foreign Operations subcommittee which is considering Plan Mexico (or the Merida Initiative). Concerns were shared about the message which a lethal aid package […]

Thursday April 17th, 2008 in Events and Actions, Merida Initiative Articles | Comments Off on Friends of Brad Will discuss Merida Initiative, Impunity and Brad's murder with Representative Nita Lowey, (D-NY)

Friends of Brad Will meet with Representative Engel

Friends of Brad Will shared our concerns with Congressman Engel on Friday April 11th at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. We spoke with him about the 18 months elapsed since Brad Will’s murder without any justice despite his murderers being photographed at the scene, in broad daylight, with many witnesses who stepped forward. We […]

Thursday April 17th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Friends of Brad Will networking with Public Intellectuals

Harry Bubbins, Communications Director of FoBW meets with Naomi Klein, author of Shock Doctrine, at the private gathering to raise money for The Indypendent newspaper. Harry Bubbins, Jeremy Scahill – author of Blackwater, the Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, and Joel Kupferman of the National Lawyers Guild. We shared information about Plan […]

D.C. Strategy Session: FoBW partners with tri-national challenge to Plan Mexico & SPP

On March 7, 2008, FoBW attended a strategy meeting in D.C. with some of our allies. [See more pics here.] The purpose of the “Strategy Meeting on NAFTA and the SPP” was to “establish a coordinated plan of action to Strengthen and broaden the trinational network of organizations working for fair and democratic trade policies […]

Proposals for action to defeat Plan Mexico and the SPP

These can be discussed at your next Friends of Brad Will meetings across the country and/or just carried out as your local groups see fit (feel free to contact FoBW folks in NYS and California to coordinate/strengthen efforts): 1. Organize to participate in an SPP (Plan Mexico) Counter-summit in New Orleans for the time around […]

Sunday March 9th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Discussion of Plan Mexico on Building Bridges tonight – Monday, March 3, 2008

Building Bridges:Plan Mexico; Puerto Rico Teachers’ Strike; Ruby Dee on The Emmy By Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg Bush’s Plan Mexico Is Planned Repression with Laura Carlsen, Director, the Americas Program, Center for International Policy LISTEN TO (and download) AUDIO here WBAI Radio’s Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report Produced & Hosted by Mimi […]

Monday March 3rd, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Series of Plan Mexico events organized by FoBW (February 21-23)

An excellent week of events about Brad, impunity in Mexico and the Bush Administration’s push for sending $1.4 billion in taxpayer money into the rat hole of ‘drug war’ funding. As most of the members of Friends of Brad Will are well aware, this would be a colossal mistake, promising to destabilize Mexico with violence […]

Thursday February 28th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Tell Schumer: Stop Plan Mexico: Bush's 'drug war' threatens civil society in Mexico!

Great news! Friends of Brad Will met with Senator Schumer yesterday at his book-signing event in Brooklyn. We leafleted using a flyer with his picture on it and urged him to show his leadership by calling for accountability for the murder of U.S. journalist Brad Will and others murdered in Mexico by Mexican government paramilitaries. […]

Friends Successfully Meets with Senator Schumer For Accountability- Take Action to Help!

Great news! Friends of Brad Will met with Senator Schumer yesterday in Brooklyn to urge his support of accountability for the murder of U.S. journalist Brad Will and others murdered in Mexico by Mexican government paramilitaries and bring the Merida Initiative to his attention and urge he speak out against it. The Merida Initiative known […]

Dance Theater and Panel on Plan Mexico Tonight!!! NYC- FREE

Flier for Panel discussion and event White House Invades Mexico Tonight- February 22, 2008 7PM An original Theater/Dance piece commissioned for the DREAMING THE AMERICAS / THE BODY POLITIC IN PERFORMANCE

Friday February 22nd, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Sample letter to José Serrano (in Spanish)

Representante José Serrano 788 Southern Blvd. Bronx, New York 10455 (718) 620-0084 Estimado Representante José Serrano: Mediante esta carta queremos llamar su atención cerca de la reciente Iniciativa de Merida de los presidentes Bush y Calderón, mas conocida como “Plan México.” Le escribo pidiéndole su mas enérgico rechazo a esta medida. Plan concebido sin previa […]

Sunday February 17th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

One More Night at the Barricades ((airing)) on Manhattan Cable – Feb 13, 20- 2 parts

//////////////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Team Spider Television will be airing: “BRAD: One More Night at the Barricades” in 2 parts…. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\///////////////////////////////// << >>>…. WEDNESDAY- FEB 13th___ 10:30 -11pm PM____ CH 57. << >>>…. WEDNESDAY- FEB 20th___ 10:30 – 11pm Pm___ CH 57. This a great opportunity to reach a different audience, email anyone you know, their parents, their […]

Tuesday February 12th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Monday 2/18- Forum on Repression against Zapatistas

Important event! **Please Forward Widely** Movement for Justice in El Barrio… invites you to learn more about the escalating low intensity warfare being waged by the Mexican government against the Zapatista communities: the brutal displacement, death threats and incarceration. Currently, there are 79 permanent military bases in Chiapas and paramilitary groups are threatening Zapatista families. […]

Tuesday February 12th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Take Action: Contact Representatives with Hispanic Caucus

sample letter (to be adapted for use to reach out to the late Representatives Tom Lantos’s offices, Speaker Pelosi, Nydia Velazquez etc.): Representative José E. Serrano: 788 Southern Blvd. Bronx, New York 10455 (718) 620-0084 Dear Representative José E. Serrano: We are approaching you to lead on the following important matter becuase of your past […]

Sunday February 10th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Screening- new film- "Brad, One More Night at the Barricades" TONIGHT! NYC

Please join us this Friday for a screening of the new film “Brad, One More Night at the Barricades” (50 min). Brazilian filmmaker and media activist Miguel will be hand to discuss his documentary tribute to a fallen friend. When Mexican paramilitary forces shot Brad Will in the chest, killing him, his camera fell from […]

Friday February 8th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Press Advisory: Protest of Sham Congressional Hearing on Bush's proposed Plan Mexico

Update: Friends of Brad Will ejected from public Congressional Hearing on Plan Mexico For immediate release: What: Reminding Chairman Engel of the impunity with which U.S. journalist Brad Will was murdered over a year ago, Friends of Brad Will activist Henry Ruben and others are forcefully removed from public hearing. Time: 10:50 a.m., February 7th […]

2/7/08- Take it to Congress- Expose Plan Mexico/Oaxaca Murders- Washington, DC

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman Your calls and emails are having an impact!! Keep them coming! Outrageous that they continue to provide public relations opportunities for boosters of plan mexico but no opportunities to learn from opponents! No to Plan Mexico! Accountability for the murder of US journalist Brad Will […]

Urgent! Help Stop Plan Mexico! Please Redistribute Widely.

BACKGROUND As you all know Plan Mexico is a secret “security pact” to expand the ‘drug war’ in Mexico which would provide lethal equipment – including helicopters, surveillance equipment, and lethal training to brutal Mexican security forces and corrupt government institutions. Much more information is available at http://www.friendsofbradwill.org/category/plan-mexico/ I found the pieces by Laura Carlsen […]

INVITATION: FORUM ON REPRESSION AGAINST ZAPATISTAS (MONDAY, FEB. 18 @ 7 PM)

Movement for Justice in El Barrio invites you to learn more about the escalating low intensity warfare being waged by the Mexican government against the Zapatista communities: the brutal displacement, death threats and incarceration. This is the sort of repression which would escalate under Plan Mexico and which we must avoid at all costs! Help […]

Tuesday February 5th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Friends of Brad Will Meeting Jan30 7:30-9:30

Friends, There will be a meeting to talk over matters that Friends of Brad Will are working on. January 30th, 7:30-9:30pm at St. Mark’s Church, in the big room. It will likely not be a long meeting, so please arrive at or close to the start time. Proposed Agenda: i. Justice for Brad ii. Stopping […]

Tuesday January 29th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Brad Supported this- International Solidarity TODAY

Free The Mapuche Political Prisoners! 1/29/08 NYC……Protest the Chilean Consulate!!! Tues. Jan. 28th, 2008 10am! For 500 years, The Mapuche have resisted the colonial oppressors. Whether, Spain or Argentina or Chile the history of this proud nation has been one of resistance and struggle. Under Pinochet, the Chilean government enacted terrorism laws against some forms […]

Tuesday January 29th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »

Oaxaca delegation–Last Chance To Apply!

Delegation to Oaxaca! March 1-9, 2008 A State of Crisis- The Roots of Migration in Oaxaca Last day to apply: January 31! Last year, Oaxaca, Mexico made international headlines as a teachers’ demonstration, attacked by police, turned into a popular uprising. The world watched as organized Oaxacas clashed with police amidst barricades in attempt to […]

Tuesday January 29th, 2008 in Events and Actions | No Comments »