About Dan Feder

I was a member of the Narco News team in various capacities, from webmaster to Editor-in-Chief, from 2002-2008. Since 2006 I have also been a member of the International Peace Observatory, which performs human rights accompaniment for Colombian campesino organizations in conflict zones. I am now living in Boston and working as a website developer for DigitalAid, Inc.

Dan Feder's Comments

Honduras' Coup Congress Cancels Five Basic Liberties
Jul 2 2009 - 9:40pm
Honduras' Dictator-for-a-Day Rails vs. Obama & Chávez, Declares Martial Law
Jun 28 2009 - 10:08pm
State Violence in Iran Hits New Extreme
Jun 24 2009 - 4:48pm
Brainstorming Iran: An X-Ray of Immediate History
Jun 24 2009 - 4:44pm
State Violence in Iran Hits New Extreme
Jun 24 2009 - 2:46pm

Telesur Journalist Arrested and Accused of "Terrorism" in Colombia

BOGOTA: Freddy Muñoz, correspondent in Colombia for the Venezuela-based cable news station Telesur, was detained last night at the Bogotá international airport as he returned from a trip to Caracas. He is now being held at the headquarters of the Administrative Department for Security (DAS, Colombia’s “secret narco-police”).

APPO Reports Two Dead in Confrontations with Federal Police in Oaxaca

The Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) reports that two civilians died in confrontations today with the Federal Preventive Police: Social Security Institute worker Roberto López Hernández and nurse and APPO safety commission member Jorge Alberto Beltrán.

Federal Police March on Oaxaca

For just over an hour the Federal Preventive Police (PFP) have been marching on Oaxaca City. Police are advancing with water cannon tanks and riot shields. They have cleared several barricades but others are holding their ground. Whether or not police are armed is unclear, but there have been several reports on the movement station Radio APPO of  PFP officers beating protesters. The station also reports that snipers are flying low over the city in three helicopters. Leaders continue exhorting the people to resist but to abstain from any violence against the police.

Protest for Oaxaca Called at Mexican Consulate for Tuesday, Oct. 10

Narco News has received this call to protest the repression in Oaxaca from the Industrial Workers of the World – NYC.

Defend the popular uprising in Oaxaca! Picket the Mexican Consulate in New York!

"And when we have our march, you need to be there. Be concerned about your brother. You may not be on strike. But either we go up together, or we go down together." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

-Join us from 4pm-6pm on Tuesday, October 10 in front of the Mexican Consulate, which is located at 27 East 39th Street (between Madison and Park), for a picket to defend the Oaxacan uprising from government attacks!-

More military flights over Oaxaca City

The Mexican news agency Notimex reports:

OAXACA: A Mexican Navy helicpter again flew over both the outskirts and center of the state capital, provoking uneasiness among the members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO in its Spanish initials) and teachers who have occupied parts of the city since May.

Unprecedented Turnout for the Left in Colombia

BOGOTÁ: With 90.1% of the votes counted in the Colombian presidential election, president Álvaro Uribe Velez, who last year succeeded in changing the Colombian constitution to allow him to be the first president ever to run for reelection, is clearly the winner with 62.17 of the vote. But in an historic turn of events for the Colombian left, Alternative Democratic Pole candidate Carlos Gaviria has received, so far, 22.10 percent.

Subcomandante Marcos' Words at Tlatelolco

(Spanish audio and transcription here)

Compañeros, compañeras:

A few moments ago we were watching and listening to the media and the way that they are handling the information about what is going on. We listened to the news anchors on TV Azteca imploring for order, for the army to come in and establish order and end what was happening there. We also heard the outrage of TV viewers who sent in letters saying that the anchors were idiots for asking the armed forces to step in.

Liberaron los colaboradores detenidos del Otro Periodismo de Narco News

Acabamos de recibir la noticia de que los colaboradores de Narco News que forman parte del equipo del Otro Periodismo, James Daria y Dul Santamaría - así como sus colegas Moisés Altamirano Bustos, Hasavias López Cortés, Jessica Joseph Daria, Hillary Chase Lowenbere y  Andrew William Saltzman - han sido liberados de la custodia policiaca a la que se encontraban sometidos en la ciudad de Oaxaca. El grupo había sido detenido el primero de Mayo, en un ataque ilegal contra la libertad de prensa y la Otra Campaña, por parte de las autoridades oaxaqueñas.

Según James Daria, libraron al grupo por falta de evidencias y porque “tuvimos mucho apoyo y solidaridad.”

Más información sobre el caso de nuestros - y suyos, apreciados lectores - periodistas reprimidos se publicará pronto en Narco News. Agradecemos a todos nuestros lectores y aliados que han ofrecido su ayuda y apoyo durante estos últimos dos días.

Arrested Narco News Other Journalism Correspondents Released

We have just received word that Narco News Other Journalism correspondents James Daria and Dul Santamaría and their colleagues Moisés Altamirano Bustos, Hasavias López Cortés, Jessica Joseph Daria, Hillary Chase Lowenbere and Andrew William Saltzman have been released from police custody in Oaxaca City. The group had been arrested on May 1, in an illegal attack by the Oaxacan authorities on press freedom and the Other Campaign.

According to James Daria, the group was set free due to lack of evidence against them and “because we had a lot of support and solidarity.”

More information on the case of our, and your, persecuted journalists will be published soon in Narco News. Thanks goes out to all our readers and allies who have offered their help and support during these last two days.

Arrestati a Oaxaca giornalisti di Otro Periodismo e Narco News

I giornalisti di Narco News e Otro Periodismo, James Daria e Dul Santamaría, sono stati arrestati oggi nella città di Oaxaca insieme ad un gruppo di colleghi ed aderenti all’Altra Campagna. Secondo il seguente comunicato appena ricevuto dalla Red Oaxaqueña Zapatista, i corrispondenti sono stati fermati da un gruppo di poliziotti in borghese con un atto di repressione violenta contro il giornalismo indipendente e contro L’Altra Campagna zapatista.

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