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Mon Jan 23 2006Local Activists Subpoenaed to Appear in San Francisco
Mon Jan 23 2006Demonstrators gather to show support for resisting Grand Juries
A federal grand jury in San Francisco demanded the re-appearance of several alleged animal rights activists on Wednesday, January 25th. These people face jail time for exercising their right to remain silent before what supporters call a "secret government inquisition." They say that a strong showing of opposition to FBI witch hunts is crucial to the survival of the activist community. About 50 supporters demonstrated at 9:00am in front of the San Francisco Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate (between Polk and Larkin).
In a report from the June 22nd, 2005 grand jury hearing, Indybay reporter Kelah Bott stated that "Many activists (and non-activist citizens) are opposed to the Grand Jury system as a violation of one’s constitutional rights. Once in the Grand Jury room, those forced to testify have no right to an attorney. The power of the prosecutor goes unchecked and there is no limit to the scope of the questions they may ask. The Grand Jury is used a tool of the prosecution to gather information on social justice movements and to drive divisions between activists."
Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets Monday Sep 12th 10:36 AM
Federal fishery managers allow wildlife protections to lapse in swordfish fishery Friday Sep 2nd 2:40 AM
Sea Otter Shootings in Santa Cruz County Monday Aug 29th 5:34 PM
1.8 Million Acres of Sierra Nevada Habitat Protected for Imperiled Frogs, Toads Thursday Aug 25th 10:18 AM
Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads Monday Aug 22nd 4:23 PM
Legal Filing Seeks to Halt Ranching Expansion, Elk Eviction at Point Reyes Tuesday Aug 16th 6:08 PM
Legal Action Launched to Protect Western Snowy Plovers From Sand City Beach Resort Wednesday Jul 27th 5:23 PMMore Local News...
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Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa Wednesday Sep 28th 10:34 AM
Obama Administration Finalizes New Rules Impeding Citizens' Ability to Use Endangered Species Act Monday Sep 26th 4:19 PM
Flashback Friday: May 1984 - Raid on the University of PA Head Injury Lab Friday Sep 23rd 1:05 PM
Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference Wednesday Sep 21st 11:17 AM
ALDF Urges Court to Acknowledge Pets’ True Value To Their Families (1 comment) Monday Sep 12th 7:02 PM
SHARK Shuts Down US Senator Inhofe’s Pigeon Shoot (2 comments) Saturday Sep 10th 9:20 AM
Silky Sharks Singled Out as Species to Protect at International Conservation Meeting in Ha Thursday Sep 8th 9:13 AMMore 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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