Sunday, October 29, 2006

Death of a comrade - Brad Will, IMC journalista, shot dead in Oaxaca

This link, to this video, is one of the most chilling clips you'll likely ever see.

From the Narco News Bulletin:

Brad Will, New York Documentary Filmmaker and Indymedia Reporter, Assassinated by Pro-Government Gunshot in Oaxaca While Reporting the Story
Photographer Oswaldo Ramirez of the Daily Milenio Wounded in Attack by Shooters for Ulises Ruiz Ortiz in Santa Lucia del Camino

By Al Giordano
The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign in Chihuahua

October 27, 2006

Brad Will, 36, a documentary filmmaker and reporter for Indymedia in New York, Bolivia and Brazil, died today of a gunshot to the chest when pro-government attackers opened fire on a barricade in the neighborhood of Santa Lucia del Camino, on the outskirts of Oaxaca, Mexico. He died with his video camera in his hands.

I don't know Spanish worth a damn. Its a long clip, and I, with some trepidation, forwarded it to near the end.

Fuckers shot him.

This is capitalism. This is our fucking continent, which has had a state under popular revolt for months. This is covered how much? By you, if you have a blog? By me? This is the PAN, this is the PRI. These are the parties of accomodation; the struggle by APPO for dignity, control of their lives, and power; these are the corpses that litter streets in grimy third-world towns all over the world.

To Brad. Mourn the dead, and fight like hell for the living.

Update: Two others were killed that day; Esteban Zurrita and Emilio Alonso Fabian. They also died because the State refuses to share power with the people.

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