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Sun Jul 17 2005Updates from Grand Jury Hearings in San Diego
Sun Jul 17 2005Community Organizers Jailed for Standing up for the First Amendment
July 12th, 8pm: A rally and vigil for David and Danae started at the Federal courthouse at 8pm, and soon after moved to the Federal Prison down the street. With chants of "Civil Rights are under attack, what do we do? Act Up, Fight Back!" and "Freedom Now!" the 35 demonstrators got responses both from the prisonsers inside (who banged on the windows) and the guards outside (who threatened to arrest anyone on Federal Property). Photos from the Rally
5pm: Michael Cardenas has finished testifying and has been dismissed. He expressed that he does not feel that he shared any information that wasn't already publicly available or already known to the prosecutors. Detailed account
3pm: Danae Kelley and David Agranoff have been taken into federal custody.
Photos from Press Conference
10 am: The judge denied all motions to dismiss the subpoena. The three activists were ordered to go back in court at 1 p.m. to testify and answer all questions from the grand jury. If they refuse to answer questions, the activists will be remanded into custody for as long as the grand jury is convened, or up to 18 months.
Last month, a number of activists were subpoenaed to testify before federal grand juries in both northern and southern California. (San Francisco Grand Jury Coverage) A bay area teach-in on grand juries, entitled The Master’s Tools: How the Government Manipulates the Legal System to Suppress Dissent, was held July 12th at AK Press in Oakland.
Background Report on San Diego Grand Jury
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California’s Driftnet Fishery Puts Sharks in Crosshairs Monday Jun 27th 10:33 AM
State Evidence Suggests New Wolf May Be in California's Lassen County Wednesday Jun 22nd 5:23 PM
Lawsuit Initiated Over Politically Motivated Decision Denying Protection to Pacific Fisher Thursday Jun 16th 4:13 PMMore Local News...
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Hearing in Lawsuit Compelling USDA to Pull Foie Gras From Shelves Tuesday Aug 16th 6:20 PM
Ashlei Mason Burns an Innocent Animal Alive Sunday Aug 14th 8:19 AM
U.S. to World: Protect Dolphins, Whales or Lose Access to U.S. Seafood Market Thursday Aug 11th 8:47 AM
Massive Mine Threatens America's Only Known Jaguar, Local Water Supplies Friday Jul 29th 6:16 PM
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Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting Monday Jul 25th 10:19 AM
The Future of Our Nations Wild Horse's are Uncertain. Thursday Jun 23rd 6:09 PMMore Global News...
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53 Of The Ways The World's Military Harm Animals Tuesday Jun 21st 10:26 AM
Hillary Clinton Flunks Animal Rights And Environmental Issues Saturday May 21st 12:48 PM
David Ludwig & NPR's David Greene And Alison Aubrey Shill For Egg Producers Friday May 13th 7:30 AM
Animal Activist Marcy Winograd wins freedom of speech appeal Monday May 9th 6:59 PM
Former FBI Agent Pens Novel Based on Fictional Experiences in the Animal Rights Movement Tuesday Apr 19th 10:58 PM
WBUR Boston Promotes Animal Torture Done By Bridget Lancaster Friday Apr 8th 1:53 PM
Is Republican Don Young of Alaska The Most Animal Abusing Person In Congress? Tuesday Mar 22nd 4:42 PMOpen Newswire...
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