Posts tagged: oaxaca


AVISO EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO IT’S BEEN FIVE MONTHS AFTER THE AYOTZINAPA MASSACRE February 26th will mark five months of the Ayotzinapa students’ massacre. The organized crime embedded in the Mexican government keeps providing false and contradictory versions of these facts that we cannot and should not forgive. They wanted to bury the truth and turn […]

Law Enforcement Officials Call for an End to “The War On Drugs”

The two career law enforcement officers interviewed on October 25th here are two of many speaking out against the criminalization of drugs and the failed ‘drug war’ policy pursued by Bush and now even with more vigor, President Obama. Interviewed in above linked video are the following: Jim Gierach is a former Assistant State’s Attorney […]

Mexico: Another Activist Murdered for Resisting a Canadian Mine

Another Canadian mining operation benefiting from impunity and brutality of Mexican security forces and government supplied with weapons and legitimacy by the Obama Administration. And still no public statement by our government on behalf of US journalist, Brad Will, murdered by Mexican Government paramilitaries in broad daylight 5 and a half years ago. We see […]

Democracy Now covers growing challenge to failed US ‘Drug War’ policy

On March 9th, 2012. U.S. Faces Challenge to “Drug War” as Latin American Countries Mull Decriminalization, Legalization Ethan Nadelman of the Drug Policy Alliance provides a diplomatic and (to me what seems overly) praise-laden overview of the Obama Administration’s promotion of ‘drug war’ policy. He does declare Obama Administration has shown a failure of leadership […]

Mexicans are uneasy about America’s outsourced war on drugs

Many believe that Calderón’s drug policies have been imposed by the US, which provides aid under the Mérida Initiative For the Guardian by Luis Hernandez Navarro Tuesday 14 June 2011 Cipriana Jurado is a Mexican activist who for years struggled to assert the rights of maquila workers in Ciudad Juarez on the US border. She […]

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


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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 , , , , , , , | 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 , , , , | 1 Comment »

Friends of Brad Will interview with Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno

On March 24, 2010, approximately one month after he was released, Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno sat down with Friends of Brad Will member Mark Read in Oaxaca for a twenty-minute interview. This is the second half of that interview, in which he addresses the friends and family of Brad Will.  Please take a look, share […]


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 […]

Paramilitary attack leaves two dead and four disappeared

Reposted from Angry White Kid: Beatríz Alberta Cariño – Rest in Peace (source) Jyri Jaakkola – Rest in Peace (source) UPDATE 8PM: The two individuals whose deaths have been confirmed are Beatríz Alberta Cariño, the director of CACTUS and member of the Southeast Mexican Indigenous Community Radios Network, and Jyri Jaakkola, an international solidarity observer […]

Wednesday April 28th, 2010 in , , , , , , , | 68 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:; Scott Campbell: * * * On October 27, 2006, Brad Will, an independent journalist from the U.S., was shot and killed while documenting a protest in the […]

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 , , , | 84 Comments »

Only man accused in Brad Will murder goes free

By Monica Campbell/Guest Blogger For those following the case of Bradley Roland Will, left, a U.S. activist-journalist killed while reporting on a protest movement in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca in 2006, a long wait ended on February 18. After 16 months in prison, Juan Manuel Martínez, a grassroots activist from an impoverished neighborhood […]

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 […]

Drugs Won the War

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF (Op-Ed Columnist, published in the New York Times) June 13, 2009 This year marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s start of the war on drugs, and it now appears that drugs have won. “We’ve spent a trillion dollars prosecuting the war on drugs,” Norm Stamper, a former police chief […]

Up to the Highest Level: Narco Infiltration in Felipe Calderon's Government

Wow! This piece by Ricardo Ravelo in Proceso really underscores the waste of funds and likely harmful impacts of the proposed U.S. Merida Initiative (aka Plan Mexico). The second round of funds is currently being pushed for this failed drug war policy. Let’s hope President-elect Obama comes up with practical, non-ideological and human rights-respecting approaches […]

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 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 […]

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 , , | No Comments »

June 14 Anniversary events

JUNE 14 anniversary events 14 DE JUNIO NO SE OLVIDA “El amanecer de una ciudad… El despertar de un pueblo” COMUNA RADIAL OAXACA

communiqué to alert the world about the Mexican Government’s brutal attack on the people of Oaxaca in an attempt to destroy the popular movement

From the Beehive Collective To the international human rights organizations To the independent media organizations To social and political organizations To our compañeros in ¨La Otra Campaña¨ The purpose of this communiqué is to alert the world about the Mexican Government’s brutal attack on the people of Oaxaca in an attempt to destroy the popular […]

Wednesday March 21st, 2007 in , , , , | No Comments »

Photos of Nov 19 women's march and Nov 25 mega march

Global Soil posted these photos of recent marches in Oaxaca on Flickr: November 19 March: November 25 March:

Friday December 1st, 2006 in , , , | No Comments »