The following message is being circulated far and wide to mobilize all justice groups against the dramatic repression in Genoa. 400 people are still being detained, and the violence unleashed against activists is being protested around the world.
Having witnessed complete blockage of access to two postings of my "Weekly Update.." Ids=54586 & 55083; I realized that access to critical information such as that containe in the following articles has been similarly blocked.
Two activists arrested at a solidarity demo in front of the Boston Italian Consulate are being arraigned tomorrow on charges of assault on a police officer. Bail was set at the exorbitant amount of $25,000. Show support for the defendants by meeting at Post Office Square at 8:30 tomorrow morning (Tuesday the 24th) in order to head to the Boston Municipal court house together. The Court House is at 80-90 Devonshire Street in Post Office Square.
We must attract and sustain ever wider and more lasting support. Our demonstrations must include so many people, with so many backgrounds, from so many parts of society and so many societies, that the effect of elites utilizing wild and intimidating repression will not be to diminish our size and capacity, but to enlarge both. We must make Bush and Berlusconi's favored tactics benefit us, not them. That is the road to victory.
At noon today at least forty protesters gathered for two hours outside the Italian consulate in Boston decrying the murder of at least one protester and the general brutality of the Italian police in dealing with protesters. Towards the end of the protest, two people were arrested for throwing red paint on the entrance to the consulate.