Adamant about cultivating a global movement, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot voiced their support for #SolidarityWisconsin and their calls to have Attorney General Van Hollen drop the array of charges facing the protestors who have been fighting on behalf of worker’s rights since Governor Scott Walker stripped collective bargaining rights in 2011.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:10 pm|
|By: firedancer Sunday March 2, 2014 10:21 am|
Some activists now locking wrists onto fence around White House
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday February 28, 2014 5:38 pm|
Alleged evidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used to obtain search warrants for raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists in the midwestern United States were unsealed. The files reveal a persistent effort by an undercover FBI agent to get activists to send money to the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) so the government could charge them with material support for terrorism offenses.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday February 26, 2014 6:54 am|
A lawsuit challenging domestic military spying against citizens engaged in antiwar activism and acts of civil disobedience obtained a public record that further confirms the United States Army was involved in targeting “leftists” or “anarchists” as domestic terrorists in 2007. Also, according to a “Democracy Now!” interview, one of the activists was pressured by the [...]
|By: cassiodorus Saturday February 15, 2014 8:00 pm|
At about 3pm yesterday at Pitzer College in Claremont local students from the Claremont Colleges performed a brief piece of street theater and a short demonstration intended to promote a divestment campaign. The divestment campaign was aimed at requesting of Pitzer College that it divest its investment portfolio from fossil fuel stocks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 11, 2014 5:15 pm|
A town judge sentenced twelve people to jail for “disorderly conduct,” which they were charged with after demonstrating outside of Hancock Air Base, where the United States military is known to train pilots and fly drones.
DeWitt Town Justice David Gideon also renewed an order of protection for Col. Earl Evans, who the Post-Standard reported is a “mission support group commander at the 174th Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard.” It will be in force until February 7, 2016.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 11, 2014 12:06 pm|
Few terrorism cases are lost by the government prosecutors in the United States, whether at the federal level or, in rare instances, at the state level. However, last week, a jury came to a verdict in the “NATO 3″ trial that acquitted three young men of all the terrorism charges they had faced.
It was a huge defeat for Illinois State’s Attorney of Cook County, Anita Alvarez
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday February 9, 2014 8:30 am|
Three members of a coalition in Michigan fighting against the transportation and refining of tar sands oil were found guilty by a jury of the charges of trespassing and resisting and obstructing an officer. They had not been allowed to raise the issue of the risk tar sands oil poses to the environment during the trial and were immediately jailed with their bond revoked.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday February 8, 2014 7:45 am|
A jury found the “NATO 3″ not guilty of all state terrorism charges including material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession and manufacturing of an incendiary device with the intent to commit terrorism. They were found not guilty of possessing an incendiary device with the intention to commit arson and not guilty of solicitation of arson. It was a huge victory for defense attorneys in the case.
However, the three men were found guilty of possessing an incendiary device to commit arson, a charge that carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. They also were found guilty of possessing an incendiary device with the knowledge that it would be used to commit arson and found guilty of lesser mob action charges, which jurors were able to select if they did not want to find the “NATO 3″ guilty of terrorism.