He was shot at the barricades of Santa Lucia, in Oaxaca, Mexico, as an Indymedia reporter telling the story of the people’s resistance in Oaxaca. For over five months residents have occupied the streets in an attempt to oust the corrupt, brutal governor Ruiz, and achieve the dignity, freedom, and autonomy initially sought after by a brutally repressed teachers’ strike, crushed by the same regime.
To add insult to injury, Mexican President Vincente Fox is now using the tragedy of these deaths as an excuse to bring in federal forces, to restore “lawfulness.” We can only assume from the history of repression of the Zapatistas by Fox’s military, his recent threats to invade Oaxaca, and the fact that his own government is implicated in the murders, that Fox means to repress the rebellion.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
-Learn about the situation in Oaxaca (start at Indymedia)
-Participate in a virtual blockade of Mexican consulates simply by visiting blockade.crimethinc.net and leaving a web browser window open indefinitely
-Call your local Mexican Consulate and voice your opinion
-Print out and make copies of these flyers and post them everywhere
-Most importantly: Keep fighting, keep living, keep loving! Brad lived and died making this world a more livable, enjoyable, and just environment; let's keep the heat on and do everything in our power to make sure that lives lived for freedom aren't lives lived in vain.