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News :: International
21 Mar 2005
19 year old Mike from Waltham prepares for a ride in the Paddy Wagon. (Article follows picture.)
Members of the anti-war movement demonstrated the depth and breadth of their cause Sunday evening when numerous protesters contributed money to post bail for persons arrested earlier in the day. In the forefront of the effort stood members of the Anarchist Black Cross who exhausted their legal defense fund to make sure no one spent the night in jail. Members of the National Lawyers Guild were also on hand to reassure the nervous and somewhat traumatized victims of arrest and their families. A broad contingent of activists, including Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner, members of Food Not Bombs and Boston Mobilization, a writer for the Green Party’s news paper and numerous other compassionate persons, waited for hours in the lobby of the police station, which does not have chairs, in order to demonstrate their solidarity.

Altogether, five people went to jail, one of them a fifteen year old high school student. At least two of the activists arrested required bonds of $540 apiece. Police charged Jamie Phillips, a struggling college student with a wife and young son, with two felony counts of assault and battery. Teary eyed, Mr. Phillips said, "These people really saved my skin. My wife and I just don't have the money for this kind of thing. I'm rather new to activism and it felt really good to know that I wasn't abandoned after going to jail." Most of the accused will be in court early Tuesday morning and numerous persons have committed to showing their solidarity at that time as well. Apparently, persons opposing the war have a deep sense of commitment to the well being of all people, those abroad and in their own communities.

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Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
keep us posted on your case so we can continue supporting you! also people can donate to the Anarchist Black Cross in advance so that they have money ready when more people are arrested.
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
how do i donate?
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
The fat white kid with dreads and a beard said I was an asshole for speaking my mind. I would never give him a donation. I only donate to organizations that support free speech.
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
hey donater, e-mail the abc at abc-boston (at) if you're interested in donating.
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
zoltar --> how is calling someone an asshole not supporting free speech? idiot.
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
yea, its seems like if you offend someone with your free speech, then it is in the other persons right to freedom of speech to call you an asshole. Heres an example: the words you used to insult my friend offended me, and while its your right to say them, its my right to, in response, call you a fucking jerk.
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
You don't get it. mr polite man. The ABC BAAM trustafarian said I had no right to disagree with his org or to fly a black flag. AND he called me an asshole. Anarchists, it turns out DO believe in rules (such as 'don't disagree with me' and 'don't use black, it's mine)

I would never donate to his organization because they are a bunch of posers who get all bent out of shape when an adult tells them off, or shows how worthless all this saving the world crap is, when you haven't event figured out how to make yourself effective and you use that as an excuse to lash out at normal people.
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
By the way, thank you for making my table so popular. Truly independent people revel in those who have theballs to stand alone and criticize without a group of 'comrades' and without all the mumbo jumbo, social bullshit, and blame games.
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
Ha ha ha, zoltar is Flipside? geez, no wonder someone called him an asshole.
Re: Solidarity
21 Mar 2005
Lol you guys are so slow.