Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Scream Bloody Murder... howl in rage if you are sane...

Who can be surprised after the history of the interaction of the people of Puerto Rico and the government of the United States. Where to begin, the Ponce Massacre? 18 Puerto Rican unarmed young people, marching for freedom, shot dead in the streets in the 1920's or was it the 30's...

According to Leonardo Aldridge, of the Associated Press, Filberto was left alone in his home for almost 24 hours after being wounded, left to bleed to death..

If in fact they thought that there were bombs in the house, why did they not bring in bomb experts during the four days they staked out his house. Could they not imagine ANY scenario where they would have had to go into the house? This was a stunt to deflect attention from the fact that the war against "terrorism" is a political shell game that the government is loosing... so the FBI murders an old man to promote the myth that our nation is full of dangerous terrorists.

He was shot in his shoulder that went out through the middle of his back, piercing his lung.

Results from the autopsy late Saturday did not determine a time of death.

Sanchez Ramos, the medical examiner, criticized the FBI for refusing to allow four local prosecutors to enter the farmhouse after the shootout.

``The information we have is that if Mr. Ojeda had received immediate medical attention after being shot, he probably would have survived,'' he said.

``They did not come to arrest Filiberto Ojeda, they came to kill him,'' said Hector Pesquera, president of the Hostosiano independence movement.


At 8:59 AM, Blogger ash said...

My friend, I offer you love and solidarity. I do not envy any of you who fight for justice in the USA. They will hurt any who stand against their evil and injustice.

"Listen to the facist sing
"Take hope here
War is elsewhere
You were chosen
This is god's land
Soon we'll be free
Of blot and mixture
Seeds planted by our
Forefather's hand""

"Ain't it funny how the factories doors close
Round the time that the school doors close
Round the time that a hundred thousand jail cells
Open up to greet you like the reaper"

(Ashes in the Fall, Rage Against the Machine.)

People think these guys were just angry rockers. I think they had a point.

Peace and solidarity to you and all like you.


At 9:14 AM, Blogger ash said...

you may also be interested in this: Indymedia seem to be covering this attrocity with truth.

I translated the spanish from Babel Fish

At 6:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can see photos of the funeral here:

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Lorcan said...

Thanks annonymous for the link, and to others.


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