Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 19:30
The jury instructions for the charges against the NATO 3—Brent Betterly, Jared Chase, Brian Jacob Church—were finalized in court at the end of yesterday's proceedings and throughout the day today. Additionally, the defense argued a motion to strike portions of undercover cop Mehmet Uygun's testimony as being improper. The judge denied this motion, which concluded arguments over the final issue before closing arguments tomorrow morning at 10am (court will be in session starting at 9:30am, so all spectators must be seated by 9:15am). Also check out our run-downs of our live tweets from trial today: http://storify.com/FreeNATO3/nato-3-trial-day-11.
Submitted by worker on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:22
Submitted by Rocinante on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:43
From Reclaim Turtle Island
All across Turtle Island and around the world Indigenous peoples are taking direct action to protect their lands by any means necessary. Together we are resisting colonialism by defeating corporate Imperialism, preventing resource extraction, asserting our sovereignty, and fighting White supremacy and legacies of racism. So much has happened and Indigenous peoples are rising up!
Below is a brief synopsis of Land Defense and Sovereigntist struggles across Turtle Island that burned bright this 2013. It is in no particular order and by no means complete. From disrupting tar sands megaloads and pipelines infrastructure, to mining blockades, logging blockades, kicking out Nazis, rescuing our kidnapped children, continued Idle No More demonstrations and reclaiming territories, our spirits of survival and responsibility are so strong.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 16:34
They say our generation is the one for which the current global regime is so all-pervasive and dominant that we lack entirely the ability to imagine alternatives to this world. We, the generation who grew up being told to follow our dreams, choose a career we were passionate about, go out and make a difference. We could even choose to do for a living what we enjoyed doing in our free time, or be paid to change what we also passionately protest.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:25
Today in the trial of the NATO 3—Brent Betterly, Jared Chase, Brian Jacob Church—undercover Chicago cop Mehmet Uygun (aka “Mo”) continued his testimony and began cross-examination by the defense attorneys. A few audio recordings from the undercovers' wires were also played as Uygun gave more testimony. These recordings largely showed that Uygun, like his partner Nadia Chikko (aka “Gloves”), had instigated discussions of Molotovs and other explosives, sought materials for making Molotovs, and directed some of the defendants in constructing them on May 16, 2012. Uygun will continue being cross-examined tomorrow and closing arguments in the case could begin as early as Wednesday of this week. Trial resumes tomorrow morning at 10am (everyone must be seated by 9:45am).
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 06:05
The submission deadline for the publication Black Seed has been pushed back one week to February 8th. We have received a healthy handful of submissions, yet wanted to give a reminder to those who may have considered submitting content as well as some buffer time for those still working on their submissions.
From our original callout for submissions:
Submitted by Bursts on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 23:11
This week's episode of The Final Straw features, as usual of recent, three segments. It can be heard between 3AM EST Monday, February 3rd 2014 through Sunday, February 9th 2014 at AFM
Submitted by worker on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 14:34
Anarchist prisoner Jerry Koch has been released after spending eight months inside for his refusal to give information to an FBI investigation targeting radicals in New York. Legally, the US government has the power to imprison people to force them to inform them on others, but they’re not allowed to imprison people as a punishment for not informing. So, as long as there’s the possibility that a prisoner’s will might break and they’ll agree to become an informer, the government can keep them inside, but if they can demonstrate that nothing will break their spirit and they’ll never snitch then there’s no legal grounds for keeping them locked up. This is how the Pacific North-West grand jury resisters got out, and the courts have now been forced to admit that Jerry’s resistance is equally unbreakable. In the words of the judge, “this court found him to be in civil contempt. Koch has chosen to remain in contempt – indeed, he promises continued and endless contempt.”
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 09:14
When I was released from jail, I searched the internet for news stories about my case, curious what kind of mark would be left on my name from the four months I had served. The local paper in Minneapolis had written an article titled “Stuck 3 months in Iowa jail for refusal to testify.” The story was fairly sympathetic, quoting both of my parents and my lawyer, and referred to me at one point as a “hero to scores of animal rights defenders around the world”. The comment section, however, was full of diatribes about my terrorist affiliations and assertions that I should rot in prison. Nestled amongst them was an enigmatic quote posted by my mother:
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 10:50
Everyone's favorite 2.5 hour anarchist film about the Seattle metropolis is now available to download in full. We regret the massive size of the file (10.5 GB) but there was nothing we could do to remedy the situation. Please download and seed to help spread the film and make it faster for others.