We’ve just received word that another person has been subpoenaed to the Davenport, IA federal grand jury investigating a 2004 ALF action at the U of I. We’ll put more information out when we have it. In the meantime, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 612-29-EWOKS if you or anyone you know has been subpoenaed, indicted or otherwise harassed in regards to this matter. Stay strong, and fuck grand juries!
Click here for a .pdf black&white version of the flyer. See below for more info on the speakers.
About Gina Lynn
In 1999, Gina Lynn was subpoenaed to a grand jury in St. Louis. She refused to cooperate and was jailed for Civil Contempt. She was released after 26 days on hunger strike. Her no compromise, smash grand jury strategy worked! Then in 2004, Gina was subpoenaed to another grand jury, this time in Seattle. After 22 days in jail, again on hunger strike, and being threatened with criminal charges, she took a different approach. While continuing to not implicate others, she avoided a potential 30+ year sentence. Gina’s experience with grand juries show what can work, and what may not work.
Today, EWOK! members Carrie Feldman and Scott DeMuth refused to testify in front of a grand jury in Davenport, Iowa, and were found to be in contempt of court. They were immediately handcuffed and hauled off by U.S. Marshalls. According to District Judge John Jarvey, who presided over the contempt hearings, both will remain incarcerated until they agree to testify. The state can lock them up for the duration of the grand jury–another 11 months. Read the rest of this entry »
***********Davenport Grand Jury Update***********
A second person, Scott DeMuth of Minneapolis, has been subpoenaed to the federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa. Scott, along with previously subpoenaed anarchist Carrie Feldman, plans to resist the grand jury. His statement, as well as support info, is below. Read the rest of this entry »
Update from Carrie, who was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Iowa on October 15th:
Today I had my first appearance before the federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa. I was represented by a federal public defender (although he could not be present in the grand jury with me). After reading a brief statement expressing that I would not testify, I was released with a subpoena to reappear before the grand jury again on the 17th of November at 9:00 A.M. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a statement from an EWOK! member who was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Iowa today:
October 13, 2009
Shortly after leaving my house today at 5:00, I was pulled over by an unmarked black SUV, and approached by two FBI agents from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They served me a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday, October 15th. Read the rest of this entry »
Political Prisoner Benefit Show for Marie Mason Sunday October 18th
1501 S. 6th St. Mpls
8pm All Ages
with BROADCAST LIVE (NY)
EVAN GREER (MA)
Suggested $5-10 donation
Marie Mason is a long-time labor and environmental activist, musician, poet, visual artist, and loving mother of two. She is currently in prison in Waseca, MN for her role in two Earth Liberation Front (ELF) acts of economic sabotage in which no one was injured. Marie’s case is part of the Greenscare: the politically-motivated government crackdown on environmental
and animal rights activists.
The fundraiser will feature the radical hip hop group from New York BROADCAST LIVE and RiotFolk Collective member EVAN GREER from Boston on their cross-country Steel Strings and Break Beats Tour, as well as three local acts launching their Verbal Graffiti Tour. JUNKYARD EMPIRE is a Hip Hop/Jazz/Rock band that
just released their new acclaimed album Rebellion Politik. Tru Ruts artists GUANTE – slam poet and mc extraordinaire- and E.G. BAILEY – a true spoken word master and multi-faceted artist- round out the Verbal Graffiti Tour. Also performing will be the hip hop/electronic/experimental artist BARTON STINK who recently performed at Camp Trans as well as a local show with JD Samson and Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre.
Co-sponsored by EWOK! (Earth Warriors are OK!)
and the Twin Cities Branch of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World
Join EWOK! in Powderhorn Park for our first annual (that means second ever!) Ice Cream Social…
When: Sunday, August 16th, 4:30 pm
Where: Powderhorn Park, by the stage downhill from 10th Ave. S. and 33rd St.
Cost: Whatever you can give, all proceeds go to support anti-I-69 arrestees facing racketeering charges in Southern Indiana. More info here.
There’ll be ice cream (both vegan and non-), games, music, and tons of fun.
Join us for a potluck and screening of The Camden 28 on Sunday, May 24th. All proceeds benefit recent anti-NAFTA superhighway arrestees in Indiana.
When: Sunday, May 24, 4:00 pm
Where: Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
Cost: $5-15 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
About the movie: How far would you go to stop a war? The Camden 28 recalls a 1971 raid on a Camden, N.J., draft board office by “Catholic Left” activists protesting the Vietnam War and its effects on urban America. Arrested on site in a clearly planned sting, the protesters included four Catholic priests, a Lutheran minister, and 23 others. Read the rest of this entry »
Additional details are contained in the statement below but, in short, two anti-I-69 activist were unexpectedly arrested on Friday April 24th, are facing serious charges, and $30,000 is needed to bond them out. For more info, to download the arrest warrants, and to DONATE, go to http://mostlyeverything.net or email freetigaandhugh(a)mostlyeverything.net. Read the rest of this entry »