Eric Holder’s Ploy to Divert Attention from Obama’s Expanded Prisons Budget

Eric Holder’s Ploy to Divert Attention from Obama’s Expanded Prisons Budget.

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Bkln NY 4/12: Roses and Bread 18th Annual Poetry & Performance Event

Moorbey'z Blog

The Women of Resistance in Brooklyn present our 18th Annual
Roses and Bread
Women and Trans Only Open Poetry & Performance Event
Friday, April 12, 2013 –  6:30 pm
The 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


Featuring Mariposa

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?

To read, perform or reserve childcare, please call Meg at  (212) 748-9829  by April 6.

$10-$20 Sliding Scale
Please 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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