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Announcement :: Environment : Human Rights : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare
Freedom Fights on Empire St: cross-polinating movements for all political prisoners
by Julian from providence
Email: greenscarepvd (nospam) riseup.net (verified)
18 May 2006
Modified: 12:19:47 PM
A green scare and political prisoner event in PROVIDENCE, RI! Saturday May 27th at AS220(115 empire st, Providence)
Featuring members of Boston Jericho Movement and Syracuse Jericho Movement, Presente, Friends and Family of Daniel McGowan, Taína Asili (www.tainapoet.com), and more
With amazing radicals from around the region (Boston, Ithaca NY, Syracuse NY, Philadelphia, and possibly Portland ME) a goal of this event is to help cross-polinate our movements by putting us in contact with each other, resisting the green scare by building strong communities and forging links. See you there!!
Freedom Fights on Empire St:
Cross-Polinating Movements for All Political Prisoners
(all prisoners are political)
Saturday May 27th
AS220 (115 Empire St. Providence)
12 - 5pm
Join us for a day of spoken word, panels, and workshop discussions!
This event is motivated by the recent crackdown of environmental radicals who are being targetted as "ecoterrorists" with the latest form of government repression under the PATRIOT act, wiretapping, and Homeland Security. This wave of repression is called "Operation Backfire" by the FBI and the "Green Scare" by activists (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Scare).
To be "radical" means getting to the ROOT of oppression, where all systems of oppression are tied together. We will be drawing connections between various movements, examing how the forces of racism, capitalism, prisons, and environmental destruction interlace and how to resist them.
> - Boston and Syracuse Jericho Movement, who fight for amnesty for all political prisoners in the united states (http://www.thejerichomovement.com)
> - Friends and Family of Daniel McGowan, one of the green scare defendants who is facing minimum of life (http://www.supportdaniel.org)
> - Kazi Touré with Presente, a spoken word troupe focusing on political prisoner issues
> - Taína Asili, a puertorriqueña mother, teacher, poet, singer, and activst living in Philadelphia. She will be performing spoken word pieces and presenting on the latest in Mumia Abu-Jamal's case (http://www.tainapoet.com)
> - Vanessa Huang of Justice Now!, an organization promoting alternatives to the prison industrial complex, working to end violence against women and stop their imprisonment (http://www.jnow.org)
> - Closing with a set from Foundation Movement, a Boston based grassroots political hip hop group (http://www.foundationhiphop.net/)
Check out http://www.myspace.com/greenscarepvd for more info!! See you there saturday
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