The Women of Resistance in Brooklyn present our 18th AnnualRoses and BreadWomen and Trans Only Open Poetry & Performance EventFriday, April 12, 2013 – 6:30 pmThe Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue (btw Bond & Hoyt)A or G to Hoyt/Schermerhorn; 2 or 3 to Hoyt; 4 or 5 to Nevins or B,D,M,N,Q,R to Atlantic Avenue
WOMEN and TRANSFOLK ONLY
Benefiting WORTH and their Birthing Behind Bars: National Initiative to Stop the Shackling of Pregnant Women
Light supper, raffle, lively performers and solidarity in a warm, sparkly nonpatriarchal space. What more can you ask for?$10-$20 Sliding ScalePlease Remember: this is a women and transfolk only space. Join us and invite your friends! If you don’t identify as either but got an invitation, it’s because you’re cool enough to…
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Right the Wrong: Release Lynne Stewart Now!
By Andrea Bauer
March 21, 2013 “FSP” – Attorney Lynne Stewart has many friends and fans. But the U.S. government is not one of them, and now it seems ready to turn the 73-year-old’s prison sentence into a death sentence, by denying her the medical care she needs to defeat a spreading cancer.
In 2005, Lynne was convicted of supporting terrorism after serving as the court-appointed lawyer for Egyptian cleric and alleged terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman. Her crime? Helping her ailing client publicize a press release that she hoped might play a role in transferring him back to Egypt.
The charges came in April 2002, two years after the fact. Post-9/11 hysteria over terrorism and the persecution of Muslims and Arabs in the U.S. was at a peak. Bush had begun war against Afghanistan six months earlier.
The case against Stewart was a…
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