Ecuador IMC activist assassinated

 

Lenin Cali Nájera
Lenin Cali Nájera


23 year old Lenin Cali Najera, national leader of the youth of Pachakutik and founding member of Indymedia Guayaquil (Ecuador) was assassinated on the night of June 29th.

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No words

Tarek Aziz 07.Jul.2004 23:49

Dunnow what to say ... brutality leaves me astonished about this young boy .
Hope to see different humanity next future , maybe not realistically .
I'll put strenght in my will for this boy also .
With love , a brother .

thanks for the struggle

~Bradley 08.Jul.2004 06:03

...sorry to hear about this.
i think you for helping to organize ecuador indymedia.
i have been wanting to go to ecuador and work on indymedia.
i spent six weeks in ecuador, just before ecuador imc was created.
my heart never left ecuador.
i continue to expose to lies of the empire, as best i can, to preserve to diverse cultures and environment of ecuador.

on thursday at 1pm pacific time, tune into  http://freakradio.org/listen.html Free Radio Santa Cruz
to hear Tool & Rage Against the Machine: You Can't Kill the Revolution

"You can kill the revolutionary, but you can't kill the revolution."
 http://www.diymedia.net/audio/mp3ratmtool.htm

ya basta!

More information?

simon 08.Jul.2004 14:08

Could we have more information please about this killing. The Ecudor IMC is in spanish. There should be information about the facts of the case and how people can help (who to write to etc.) posted on this website in English.

more information ...

kim sky ... quick translation 08.Jul.2004 18:21

Lenin Cali Nájera at 23 years of age, national leader of the Pachakutik
youth and founding member of Indymedia Guayaquil was assassinated on the
night of the 29 of June.

Lenin was a young person who showed great promise amist the difficult
environment in guayaqil, where the local oligarchy controls politics with
blood and fire, not allowing any space for the development of the left. The executions by the death squads and the police are continuous. Indymedia
Ecuador shares the deep pain of Lenin's family and friends and will keep
vigil over the investigation and punishment of those guilty for this
cowardly and vile crime.

.... all the other stuff on the ecuador site at this time are comments, solidarity, grief, poetry, etc. so far there is no additional information has been made available.

i did notice that a reporters without borders person had asked for more information, wondering if he was killed because of his reporting or for his activism -- stating that if he was not killed for his reporting then they would not be able to help him out.

...

some translated news

middle person 08.Jul.2004 21:37

translated from spanish ... see link advertisement for "green card" ... (below in
spanish)

 http://www.eluniverso.com/core/eluniverso.asp?edicion=1&page=noticia&id=10&tab=1&contid=BAE614B40FE84F698655561B7B6259D3

Family demands that the death of political leader is investigated

Julio 02, 2004

While they waved the rainbow flag that identifies the Pachakutik political movement,
nearly 30 young people, accompanied by guitar music, paid tribute yesterday to their
young leader, Lenin Cali Nájera, 22 years old, who was assassinated by a bullet,
last Tuesday, because he resisted when his bicycle was being robbed.

Verónica Silva, who arrived from Quito for burial, along with representatives from
partisan organizations in other provinces, demanded that the causes of this murder
be clarified. "We have been persecuted and threatened for our work, this is why we
thought that the Lenin's death was not related to a bicycle robbery", his friend
questioned.

Rosa Nájera, mother of the young person who was assassinated with a shot to the
jugular vein, corroborated with this version given by Lenin's friend, stating that
the bicycle was in bad condition and that "the bicycle was some distance from
Lenin".

"They went to kill him directly and took his wallet, but the girl who was at his
side, they did nothing to her", she argued.

The woman added that her son Lenin, was the oldest of two brothers and who was in
his third year of studies in Industrial Engineering at the Guayaquil University.

Neighbors said that the young man was involved with social work. "He worked at two
foundations for the rescue of young gang members, also in the program Friends
Network", says William Trujillo, friend of the victim.

 http://www.eluniverso.com/core/eluniverso.asp?edicion=1&page=noticia&id=10&tab=1&contid=BAE614B40FE84F698655561B7B6259D3

Familia exige que se investigue la muerte de dirigente político

Julio 02, 2004

Mientras agitaban la bandera del arcoiris que identifica al movimiento político
Pachakutik, cerca de 30 jóvenes, acompañados de las notas musicales que salían de
una guitarra, rindieron ayer homenaje a su joven dirigente, Lenin Cali Nájera, de 22
años, quien fue asesinado con un disparo, el martes pasado, porque se resistió al
robo de su bicicleta.

Verónica Silva, quien llegó desde Quito para el sepelio, junto a representantes de
la organización partidista en otras provincias, exigió que se esclarezcan las causas
de este asesinato.

"Hemos sido perseguidos y amenazados por nuestra labor, por eso pensamos que la
muerte de Lenin no fue por robarle la bicicleta", cuestionó la coidearia.

Rosa Nájera, madre del joven asesinado con un tiro en la yugular, corroboró la
versión de la joven, al indicar que la bicicleta estaba en mal estado y que "incluso
estaba un poco lejos de Lenin".

"Fueron directo a matarlo y se llevaron la billetera, pero a la chica que estaba a
su lado nada le hicieron", argumentó.

La mujer agregó que su hijo Lenin era el mayor de dos hermanos y que estudiaba en el
tercer año de la facultad de Ingeniería Industrial de la Universidad Guayaquil.

Vecinos indicaron que el joven estuvo relacionado con la labor social. "Trabajaba en
dos fundaciones para el rescate de jóvenes pandilleros, también en el programa Redes
Amigas", indicó William Trujillo, amigo de la víctima.

what happened for a week?

sincerecritic 09.Jul.2004 00:52

How could it take the Indymedia network a week to bring that story to the front and shared page?

Do NOT let them take over

The Truth 09.Jul.2004 04:55

¡Estoy profundamente apesadumbrado para oír hablar de este asesinato!! I've que piensa que una vez que él mate a tantos americanos del sur y a americanos centrales como él puede él comenzará a gente de la matanza en los estados que ha sucedido ya con Bush que enviaba a cabritos encima a Iraq que se matará. También en Europa los neocons son matanza o encarcelando cualquier persona pueden. Necesitamos hacer más en pararlos. ¡Hay diversas maneras mis campanions!!!

Re: what happened for a week?

be the media, not just the critic 09.Jul.2004 05:54

> How could it take the Indymedia network a week to bring that
> story to the front and shared page?

Let's examine your question. Apparently Indymedia doesn't have enough resources.

Thus, I assume you're implying that you will help in some way to support independent media so that important stories like this get out sooner and wider.

But, since the Indymedia concept calls on all of us who are able to 'be the media', I have a question for you, sincerecritic:

How could it take you a week to comment on this story (and only a brief comment at that), when you could have posted the story to other Indymedia newswires to help get the story out? In fact, why didn't you get more involved in IMC constructively, and send an email to the www-features list to propose this as a global center column featured article, which anyone can do?:

www-features [at] lists.indymedia.org

Archives are available here:
 http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/www-features/
 http://archives.lists.indymedia.org/www-features/

shrill

moo 10.Jul.2004 00:36

How is attacking someone who makes a public complaint going to encourage other people to contribute to the IndyMedia project?

It's IndyMedia, wouldn't it make SENSE to post a PUBLIC complaint about something? Isn't that how the rest of us might become interested in learning that there isn't a huge amount of resources there for the project? And then you guys tell us how we can get involved to change that.

That was a bit shrill.

Solidarity from IMC-Beirut

I-Mad! 11.Jul.2004 14:04

Shocking news, the rulers once again prove that their brutality knows no limits.

In solidarity with all Indymedia and independent media activists world wide. We have a screening of an IMC-Beirut documentary about a recent case where the lebanese army opened fire on protestors killing five young men. The screening is to include many representatives of european and north american ambassadors to lebanon. We will make sure to mention Lenin and give it a moment of silence to his soul.

Please let us know if any actions of protest are to be made.

To Lenin and his friends... the revolution will not be silenced! No Border No Nation!

more from pdx imc

bht 11.Jul.2004 17:35

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/07/292361.shtml

from jakarta, Indonesia

student solidarity 13.Jul.2004 04:27

keep the fight, sampai menang!

open letter

honouring 13.Jul.2004 04:43

This is so sorrowful for people who hear the information of young outstanding person of Ecuador was assassinated. This is big failure for us that a person who love peace and freedom. I wish for the best for his family.

Has a peace for everyone

love peace and freedom




peace

nandakyaw 13.Jul.2004 13:06

This is so sorrowful for people who hear the information of young outstanding person of Ecuador was assassinated. This is big failure for us that a person who love peace and freedom. I wish for the best for his family. Has a peace for everyone

We are shocked: But will not surrender

amudhan rp 14.Jul.2004 07:46

We the people, who believe in non-violent direct action through out the world against injustice and violence are shocked to hear this news. But we will not surrender and stop protesting.

we condemn this murder. we feel sorry for the group, families involved and friends.

But we will continue to protest.

we are alive, because we protest.

Clear political murder

Reality 14.Jul.2004 19:01

Does not surprise me that this happened, does often. Want to wage war against a country? A hard look and complete reporting of every little dirty thing they do helps. Forget about getting the quickest possible story, go in depth and get the details. Make it as large as possible. People will roam it, people will know it. They will speak about it and share stories in it. The government becomes the attention all of a sudden. Their moves are watched and their sins exposed. Its not a matter of getting the story quickly, its a matter of inspiering people to do your job for themselves.

Re: Do NOT let them take over

The Truth 15.Jul.2004 23:14

I wrote the below but I thought I would translate it back to English for those who don't know Spanish:

¡Estoy profundamente apesadumbrado para oír hablar de este asesinato!! I've que piensa que una vez que él mate a tantos americanos del sur y a americanos centrales como él puede él comenzará a gente de la matanza en los estados que ha sucedido ya con Bush que enviaba a cabritos encima a Iraq que se matará. También en Europa los neocons son matanza o encarcelando cualquier persona pueden. Necesitamos hacer más en pararlos. ¡Hay diversas maneras mis campanions!!!

Deeply I am grieved to hear of this murder! I've that thinks that once bush and neocons kill so many Americans of the south and central Americans, as he can he will begin to slaughter people in the states which has happened already as regards the war in Iraq. Also in Europe neocons are slaughtering or jailing any person they can. We needed to do more in stopping them.
But I realize now that WE are doing More to STOPPING them.

July 15th:
When I translated the English into Spanish I forgot what I said in English so then when I translated Spanish back into English I couldn't read my own English so I retranslated my words back as best as I could.
You are Right - We Are Alive and We Will Protest because I read a small real newsletter last night that a small group has formed at my local ??? and they are Sick of corporate control. See the BUCK STOPS HERE!! Do NOT give them your money, its as simple as that, but you need to tell as many as you can. So others Can make an informed Choice! Please Keep SAFE! I wish it could be Done Another Way!! I Wish NONE of YOU would have to go through any of this but as the Bible says: they will surround you but you will NOT fall IF you have the Faith. Read the book called The Pianist and you will get SO Much Strength from this Person that endured right through World War II - - although Nazi's were right Around him almost Continually.....he just used His common sense, Intuition and the Choice he had to Decide for Himself!!

Oh God...

King Amdo 18.Jul.2004 10:13

"that's just so unsubtle...much better to have a paradgim generated by ritual racist child abuse with which to control the population by...and to isolate and drive insane activists, dissedents, witches and so on."

Head of MI6 (British Foreign Secret Services)

US Policy ?

G. Schwandt 19.Jul.2004 14:17

Was "Youth Power" active in the region when this happened? They are a US-based organization that organizes young people politically and promotes those who mouth the US line. They track and maintain databases on all young people in their areas of operation. The "problematic" ones seem to come to bad ends very frequently. They have ties to the US intelligence community.

Re; US Policy?

G. Schwandt 19.Jul.2004 17:35

Sorry, that organization's name was changed to Youth In Action and moved to the private sector when it began domestic (US) operations (surveillance and database).

shame to the prozess

da_wob 20.Jul.2004 22:38


make the structures work again,

maybe start writing letters again,,,,,,,
one love

search in the moderated parts of imcs worldwide,
you will find nada

Navaho in the U.S.A.

All my relations 22.Jul.2004 01:51

A spirtual warrior, 600 years, here in the U.S.A., I am up against this sad state (Arizona). Its a danger zone here. I'm watched, followed by police and thugs. I'm a Navaho Nation member, all I can say, is when you can boycott, anything USA. Most of these people are lost here. No leadership at all. I have had a chance to travel outside the USA. Many people hate the USA. I am working to awaken, our native people. good luck out side, to all our sisters and brothers. Your web site, and (Mothers Against Joe Arpio),web site, here in the United States of America, keep me up-dated, on the challenges today, and in our future. Keep the police on the move. Don't stop.

Solidaridad desde el Club de Periodistas de Mexico

oikos@yumka.com 23.Jul.2004 19:56

Desde Mexico nos sentimos consternados por el asesinato de nuestro joven integrante de Indymedia,grupo juvenil que nas ha demostrado valentia y coraje en sus trabajos de denuncia y de investigacion,queremos ser solidarios principalmente con su familia,despues con su lucha,con su pais y con la lucha de la justicia en nuestra America,sea al interior de los Estados Unidos,sea al interior de nuestros paises,podran acallar violentamente una voz juvenil,pero no podran acallar nuestras ansias de libertad de expresion,de investigacion y de denuncia por tantas injusticias acumuladas y aceleradas por un modelo economico depredador y extraño a nuestras tierras, la globalizacion esta presente en este grupo de Indymedia,pero es la buena globalizacion, la que lucha por un mundo mejor,por una distribucion de la riqueza,por una rendicion de cuentas de los gobernantes,por una transparencia en el manejo de los recursos de las clases politicas,por referendums y plebiscitos en tiempo y forma quue vayan formando una cultura social y civica moderna pero apegada a las costumbres de nuestros pueblos,una cultura ciudadana,porque todos somos ciudadanos del mundo y ya no hay lugar en donde se escondan los asesinos de las libertades civicas,los criminales de cuello blanco,los depredadores del medio ambiente,los cinicos y los corruptos,por ellos vamos,por ellos a veces tenemos que sufrir nuestras perdidas,sin embargo estos momentos son para solidarizarse con Ecuador,con Indymedia, con la Familia de Lenin
www.yumka.com
Portal para el Combate del Crimen Financiero
y el Club de Periodistas de Mexico

you cant kill the will of people to be free

Voice of Guyana International 07.Aug.2004 04:45

Tragic! whoever is behind this killed a great man, but you cant kill the will of people to be free from the horrors of oppression, lies, injustice et cetera. Keep on keeping on all, the struggle continues.

Brutality

Gabriela Vargas 18.Aug.2004 10:06

My deeepest thoughts, my prayers and my heart goes out to the family this is a time to reflect and remember those who lost their lives for their beliefs on a better country. The time for answers is forthcoming.