Time-Sensitive: Action for Brad & Mexico

TODAY (before 1pm if possible) please (let people know they can) make calls, get questions asked and get $1.4 billion in military/police aid stopped.

Write back to mutualaid(at)earthlink(dot)net to let us know what the congresspeoples’ response was.

Call: Congressman Meeks (Co-Chair of Subcommittee on Western Hemispheric Affairs): 202 255.3461
Congressman Engels (Chair of Subcommittee on Western Hemispheric Affairs): 202.225.2464

Tell them: Activists with Friends of Brad Will intend to be present at Congressional Hearings on October 25th and has suggested FOUR QUESTIONS for the Congress Members to ask the Administration:

i. What has been learned from ‘Plan Colombia’ which makes you think that this aid package will have a good effect on human rights, corruption, and narco-trafficking?

ii. What makes you believe that a country whose police and military are recognized every year in US State Department country reports to be serial abusers of human rights should be lavished with US taxpayer-funded lethal weaponry and training?

iii. Why do you believe this lethal power will not be leveled against activists and ordinary Mexican citizens as has been the case in the past in Atenco, Chiapas, Guerrero, and Oaxaca?

iv. What signal are you sending to the Mexican authorities who have ignored those in their ranks who were implicated in the shooting of US journalist Brad Will a year ago Saturday? Does the U.S.G. recognize the importance of Mexican govt. cover up of this murder? The Mexican media labeled absurd the story Oaxacan Governor Ortiz & Prosecutor General Lizbet Cana gave to them trying to explain away the murder of brad (and others). Where’s the U.S.G. response?

Global network demands accountability in the murder of US Journalist Brad Will No to Plan Mexico!!!


Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere
Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, to be held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House
Office Building .
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007
Time: 2:00 PM

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