Oppose the criminalization of dissent! Speakers & Films, a "Green Scare" related benefit.
Solidarity with "Green Scare" Defendants!
Admission will be sliding scale, $5-30, no one turned away for lack of funds.
All proceeds will be directly contributed to the legal defense funds and commissaries of the accused activists.
A Bay Area attorney specializing in civil liberties, activist defense and grand jury resistance, who has successfully argued on high-profile cases such as FBI vs Judi Bari & Darryl Cherney and Cascadia Forest Alliance vs the State of California.
A local grand jury resister, and volunteer for No Compromise magazine.
Eco-dissent, Not Terrorism
This SourceCode documentary that first appeared on Free Speech TV takes a well-rounded look at civil disobedience under the Patriot Act.
A Voice for Liberation: Rod Coronado
A short and moving interview with Rod Coronado; Native American, tireless defender of the earth, and convicted Animal Liberation Front activist.
Refusing to Be Silent: Josh Harper
Josh Harper, one of the SHAC 7 defendants, speaks forthrightly about the SHAC trial, new “anti-terrorism” laws, and his own experience of government persecution.
VEGAN REFRESHMENTS, relevant books/ zines, and t-shirts will be available, also being sold to raise benefit money.
Oppose the criminalization of dissent!
The term “Green Scare” refers to the federal government’s expanding prosecution efforts against animal liberation and ecological activists, which is strikingly similar to the "Red Scare" of the 1950s. Recent sweeping legislation such as the Patriot Act and Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act redefine “terrorism” so broadly that anyone who advocates for social change can be criminalized for thinking, speaking or acting in a manner that threatens corporate profits and the rule of law. Activists are facing potential multiple life sentences for crimes against property, crimes that have harmed no-one. Others (the SHAC 7) have been sentenced to years in prison for simply running a website and speaking in support of direct action. Look out, everyone is a potential terrorist.
This event is part of the International Days of Solidarity with Green Scare Indictees, Detainees, and Political Prisoners.
For more information:
greenscare.org - Illuminating the new war on dissent.
ecoprisoners.org - North American Earth Liberation Prisoners' Support Network
fbiwitchhunt.com - Fight Grand Juries and Govt. Harassment
stopaeta.org - Stop the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
cldc.org - Civil Liberties Defense Center
shac7.com - the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty Seven legal defense page
freefreenow.org - Jeff "Free" Luers support network
supportrod.org - Rod Coronado's support website
portland.indymedia.org/en/topic/greenscare - good for news & updates.
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