A wonderful e-mail has been circulating today. It describes how Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and other women of the 1900s — two generations after Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton — were beaten, jailed, trashed in the newspapers and taunted by crowds when they snuck into private venues, stood in lines illegally, chained themselves [...]
Starhawk’s updates on the RNC protests: “This is exactly what we’ve always feared the various anti-terrorist laws would be used for: not to stop another September 11, but to target dissent.”
PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY National Call for Action to Stop Police Brutality at the Republian National Convention! Support 300 people arrested in Saint Paul! Demand an end to illegal detention and brutality in Ramsey County Jail! 9/3/08, St. Paul – Approximately 300 people have been arrested for participating in demonstrations since the beginning of the Republican [...]
Moments ago, staffers Desiree Fairooz of Washington, DC and Nancy Mancias of the Bay Area, CA were taken into custody along with volunteers Toby Blone (53) of El Cerrito, CA, and Kit Simeon (50) of Quilcene, CA. Witnesses report the four were dancing and singing. After breaking out in one dance, two attempted to crawl [...]
I did want to post a link to this story, which alleges conspiracy to commit “kidnapping” among the “self-proclaimed anarchists.” Such jokes and topics, when they come from elected officials, are of course not valid items to be listed on a warrant application.
Another thrilling cross-post from Feministing.com. Deep black-clad troops thick with riot gear and anonymizing helmets, no distinction between them save color-coded duct tape between the shoulders and the slightly differing gait in the thudding of their boots against the cold and hard pavement marched, od I’m not kidding you, Gestapo style up the middle of [...]