May 10th: Brad Will

10 May

Brad Will was an American anarchist  involved in a variety of types of social justice activism in the United States of America, including squatting advocacy and freeganism.

In 2006 he went to Oaxaca, Mexico to document a Teacher’s Strike.

Brad was shot and killed in Oaxaca, Mexico on October 27, 2006. He was videotaping during a protest, when gunmen approached the barricade he was near and opened fire. The gunmen appear to have been local officials or at least associated with local officials.

After his death there was international sympathy and support for the struggle for autonomy in Oaxaca. The film he was taking at the time of his murder was saved and has been viewed.

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