SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Animal Liberation | Police State and Prisons

Sun Sep 5 2010 Case of the AETA 4 and It's Implications for Activists
Interview with Joseph Buddenberg of the AETA 4 Dylan Powell of The Vegan Police recently interviewed Joseph Buddenberg of AETA 4, four animal rights activists who were charged with violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Although the case was dismissed in July, it is not over. A federal magistrate signed a warrant in August ordering Joseph to provide a DNA sample to the FBI. In the interview, Joseph discusses the AETA 4 case and its implications for activists.

Joseph states, "I appeared before Magistrate Vadas, UC Santa Cruz graduate, and he scolded me. He yelled that the three allegations against me at that point were some of the most 'chilling' accusations he’d ever seen. The allegations at that point were attendance at two demonstrations and that I somehow helped make leaflets opposing UC Santa Cruz vivisection. Keep in mind this is a federal judge and former prosecutor who has dealt with child pornographers, meth dealers, bank robbers, etc."

Read more | Joseph Buddenberg DNA sample warrant & affidavit | Support the AETA 4 | previous coverage: AETA 4 Case Dismissed, But Re-Indictment Possible

08/21/14 Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History — Zim Lines Ship​ Forced to Leave Oakland Port   Labor & Workers | Palestine
08/16/14 Sam Farr Votes Again and Again to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Military Ties   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/16/14 WeCopwatch Reports on Protests and Police Abuses from Ferguson, Missouri   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
08/12/14 Youth Press Conference in San Francisco Calls Attention to Children at the Border   International | Americas | Immigrant Rights
08/09/14 Homeless Activists Urge ACLU to Take More Principled Stand on Criminalization of Sleep   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/09/14 Environmentalists, Farmers, Tribal Leaders Call for New Bay Delta Conservation Plan EIR   Environment & Forest Defense | California
08/09/14 Latino Activists Demonstrate in Solidarity with Children Detained by U.S., Killed in Gaza   Immigrant Rights
08/09/14 Community Calls for End to U.S. Funded, Seven-Year Siege by Israel's Military   Palestine
08/05/14 'Operation Chill' Provides Santa Cruz Police with New Weapon: Free Slurpees   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/04/14 Three-Time Killer Reinstated After Being Fired for Throwing CS Flash-Bang at Scott Olsen   Police State and Prisons
08/04/14 Angry Seniors, Teachers, Hotel Workers, Artists and Community Block Tech Buses in SF   Health, Housing, and Public Services