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Announcement :: Human Rights
The Poetry & Politics of Resistance: a fundraiser brunch to defend Camilo Viverios
19 Mar 2004
Modified: 11:56:03 AM
A fund & awareness raiser brunch to defend Camilo Viveiros with Puerto Rican poet and author Frank Morales and Gan Golan, co-founder of "Beyond the Criminalization of Dissent".
Sunday March 21, AS220, 115 Empire St. Providence, RI. The Brunch starts @ 11am. $10 at the door. (401) 831.9327 or www.friendsofcamilo/ or
the Poetry & Politics of Resistance
~a fund & awareness raiser brunch to defend Camilo Viveiros~

115 Empire St. Providence, RI

Join Puerto Rican poet and author Frank Morales from the Lower East Side of New York City and Gan Golan one of the first Miami/FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) protesters to go to trial, for the politics and poetry of resistance to repression.

Mr. Morales is an ordained reverend and a social activist against police brutality and political repression. He is one of the cofounders of the New York based “Campaign to Demilitarize the Police” (

Mr. Morales will present his research and perform poetry from the pages of his work published in the journal Covert Action ( ) and in the book Police State America. Police State America is an anthology that details military and police efforts in the interest of corporate sponsored social control. He will share slides and short film excerpts followed by a discussion and a brunch to raise awareness and funds for the defense of Camilo Viveiros.

Gan Golan is an MIT student who was one of the first of the Miami/FTAA defendants to go to trial. Along with many others he was gassed and beaten by the police while protesting the corporate backed FTAA. The brutal behavior of the Miami police toward protesters has since become known as “the Miami model”. Mr. Golan is a cofounder of the Boston based project “Beyond Criminalization of Dissent” which seeks to generate public awareness about John Timoney’s model of repression (Philadelphia & Miami). Mr. Golan has also worked against Timoney’s consulting role for the Democratic National Convention in Boston.

John Timoney was the police commissioner of Philadelphia during the Republican National Convention. Timoney is directly responsible for Camilo’s charges. Timoney went on to coordinate police repression in Miami. John Timoney’s law enforcement practices threaten not only Camilo’s freedom but also all of our liberties. We will discuss the implications Camilo’s case has for the upcoming protests during the Republican National Convention in New York.

The brunch will gather legal funds to defend Mr. Viveiros against trumped up charges stemming from protests countering the Republican National Conference in 2000. Camilo Viveiros is facing a 15-30 sentence if he is convicted on charges that are part of a coordinated strategy to villainize protesters as dangerous and violent. For more information see:

The brunch and presentations will include a discussion about attempts to limit civil liberties in Rhode Island. We will discuss challenges to our freedom of speech, assembly and expression. Join us for these important events and stand up for your rights.

BRUNCH WILL BE SERVED 11am through 2pm at AS220
Frank Morales and Gan Golan will present at 2pm at AS220
A $10 Donation Requested Additional Donations are Welcomed
Call Neal @ 401.831.9327/401.454.5865 for more information or
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Re: The Poetry & Politics of Resistance: a fundraiser brunch to defend Camilo Viverios
19 Mar 2004
Thisx sounds great--a chance to hear cool speakers and to support Camilo. His legal bills have to pile up after all this time! Though it's not the biggest thing, people who support him can also sign a web petition at

But the most info on how to help is at the website,