Tomorrow, Saturday, May 30th, over 5 thousand people will gather in New York City for “One Voice for Oscar López,” a national march and rally to demand the release of Puerto Rican activist and icon Oscar López, a 72-year-old decorated Vietnam veteran who begins his 34th year in prison on May 29th despite having never been charged with any violent crime. He has served 12 of those years in complete, total isolation.
Kevin Moore filmed the police brutally arresting Freddie Gray. That footage
went viral and began all of the protests that have been flooding the
streets of Baltimore and sweeping the nation ever since. Now, after claiming the police had been harassing and intimidating him after he went public with the footage, Kevin Moore and two members of Cop Watch, have been arrested.
Moore said on Saturday that he is the man who filmed the arrest, but he was concerned that his name and image had been released. No sooner than they were, the harassment began.
“What is so important that you have to plaster my picture over the
Internet? I’ve already spoken,” Moore explained.
Shortly after Moore filmed his arrest, Gray, 25, was suffered a spinal cord
injury in police custody on April 12th, and died a week later.
Moore explained that he had already spoken at length with two detectives in
the Police Department’s Office of Internal Oversight and given them his
video of the incident. But the police posted his photo and told the public
that he was “wanted for questioning” and asked people to identify him.
But they already knew who he was. What were they trying to prove, or was
this all about harassing him?
Tonight, the Baltimore Police answered that question for us. They arrested
Kevin Moore who was with two members of Cop Watch.
Moore explained that Gray was a friend of his and he has to speak up.
What can you to do help Moore, Chad Jackson and Tony White who were
arrested with him?
*Call the Baltimore Police Department at (410) 545-8122 and demand that
they release these innocent men now! Then help SPREAD THE WORD!*
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From POW Medical Justice:
Robert Seth Hayes is one of the longest held political prisoners in the US. He is 66 years old and suffers from multiple chronic and concerning medical problems. As many of you know, we recently waged a medical campaign for him a few months ago regarding rapid and concerning weight loss as well as poorly controlled diabetes. Neither of these concerns have been addressed to date. NYS DOCCS states on its website that denial of adequate medical care is a violation of a person’s eighth amendment constitutional rights, so please help demand that Seth be provided with proper care.
***Please join our phone and fax campaign!***
Talking points and sample letter below.
THINGS YOU CAN DO:
1) On Monday, 4/27 and Tuesday, 4/28 please call:
***Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci, NYS Department of Corrections at (518) 457-8134
***Dr. Carl J. Koenigsmann, Chief Medical Officer…
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Eric McDavid is an anarchist and environmental activist who was entrapped by an FBI informant and charged with a single count of “conspiracy to use fire or explosives to damage corporate and government property”. In May of 2008 Eric was sentenced to an outrageous 19 years and 7 months in prison.
On January 8th, 2015, after serving 9 years in prison his judgment and sentencing were vacated when it became known that the FBI had failed to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense. Eric plead guilty to a lesser charge that carried a 5-year maximum sentence and was released almost immediately.
Jason Hammond, Jeremy’s twin brother, accepted a non-cooperating guilty plea and was sentenced to 41 months in prison on January 2015 for his part in an organized direct action taken against a group of white supremacists.
In 2012, a group of racists and white supremacists organized a ‘White Nationalist Economic Summit’ in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park. Groups of anti-fascists and anti-racists from the Midwest decided to confront the meeting and successfully shut down their event through a righteous melee. In the aftermath, 5 people were arrested and were dubbed the Tinley Park 5. All five were sentenced to upwards of 3 years and have since been released. Jason is the last person to have been arrested for this action.
Brooklyn (7:30-9:30): MDC – 80 29th St., Sunset Park
Manhattan (9pm-late): MCC – Pearl Street, between Cardinal Hayes Place and Park Row
After-party (8pm-4am): Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., NYC ($5-$15 suggested at the door & all funds go to the TMOC legal fund, to support bail, lawyers, and future anti-repression work as our movement grows)
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–Keje (gabber): https://soundcloud.com/animal-image-search
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Over the past twelve months, new waves of revolt have swept over this
continent and the entire world. Against the terror of the Mexican state and
its bloody cronies, demonstrations, riots, and attacks have radiated outwards
from Ayotzinapa. Triggered by the racist violence of U.S. cops, rebels across
the middle of the continent have achieved a new level of intensity and
coordination. Blockades and occupations continue to simmer and spread in the
Canadian state, with burning barricades built by Mi’kmaq warriors in 2013
finally finding echoes in the Bay Area. It’s vital that we link our
practice of New Year’s Eve noise demos to this eruption of social conflict.
Globally, these eruptions immediately find themselves in desperate conflict
with the system, sometimes leading to the arrest and imprisonment of rebels
and anarchists. For others, it has led to torture and death. The beginning of
the year saw the arrest of Amelie, Carlos, and Fallon. As the year comes to a
close, there are hundreds facing charges across the U.S. after months of wild
anti-police demos. We have lost not only Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown,
and the Normalistas but also Remi Fraisse and, last year, Omar Aziz. Dozens
of comrades remain in clandestinity, while others continue their struggles
behind prison walls. These struggles range from the protests of rebel
prisoners and immigrant detainees in California and Indiana, Tacoma and
Houston, to the victorious hunger strike waged by Nikos Romanos and thousands
of comrades across Europe.
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On July 12, the day before the World Cup final match, the Police of Rio de Janeiro arrested 19 activists, aiming at disintegrating the big protest scheduled for the final’s day, on the grounds that they would have taken part in “violent” acts in riots last year and they would be planning other actions in the final manifestation of the World Cup. In total 23 search warrants and arrest and temporary detention were met against people accused of participating in social movements, the mandates were 5 days of probation, four people managed to escape the police kidnapping.
The activists were taken to the City of Police in Rio de Janeiro, a large complex of police departments built to take care of the repression of the people challenging the mega-events and the logic of the market town. In this large complex is the DRCI…
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