Posted by: midwestgreenscare | February 17, 2010

Stu Sugarman event Saturday, court Tuesday, and more…

1. Feb. 20: Talk by radical attorney Stu Sugarman and professor David Pellow
2. ACTION ITEM! Feb. 21: Workday at Scott’s House
3. ACTION ITEM!: Call MN congress people and demand Carrie’s release
4. ACTION ITEM! Feb. 23: Motions Hearing for Scott
5. Feb. 28: Talk by former political prisoner Dhoruba Bin Wahad

1. Feb. 20: “State Repression and Social Movements: Grand Juries, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, and Community Activism”

A talk with legendary radical attorney Stu Sugarman and Professor David N. Pellow

When: Saturday, February 20th, potluck at 6:30pm, talk at 7pm
Where: Social Science Building Room 1114, University of Minnesota campus

On the anniversary of the arrest of the AETA 4, join sociologists, attorneys, and community activists to learn about the history of state repression directed at activists and scholars involved in social change movements.

Information will be provided on the defense of the following activists:
-the AETA 4, four Santa Cruz activists facing “animal enterprise terrorism” charges for sidewalk-chalking and other 1st-amendment-protected activities
-Scott DeMuth, a grand jury resister now facing false charges of “animal enterprise terrorism”
-Carrie Feldman, currently in her third month of incarceration in Iowa for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury

Sponsored by Scholars for Academic Justice, Earth Warriors are OK! (EWOK!), the Coldsnap Legal Collective, the Scott and Carrie Support Committee, and the Minnesota Global Justice Project
more info at:

2. ACTION ITEM! Feb. 21: Workday at Scott’s House
This Sunday afternoon, join friends of Scott’s in helping him finish work on his new house. Helping him wrap up loose ends will go a long way towards his ability to prepare for trial, and it’s a great excuse to spend an afternoon with Scott and the support committee! We’ll meet at the secret cafe, and head over to Scott’s after.

3. ACTION ITEM!: Call MN congress people and demand Carrie’s release.

Carrie’s mom has written a letter to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) explaining Carrie’s case and asking that they work for her release. Read it here: Letter for Carrie Feldman, and call them to voice your support for Carrie and her release:
Keith Ellison: 612-522-1212 (in MN) or 202-225-4755 (in DC)
Al Franken: 651-221-1016 (in MN) or 202-224-5641 (in DC)
Amy Klobuchar: 612-727-5220 (in MN) or 202-224-3244 (in DC)

4. ACTION ITEM! Feb. 23: Motions Hearing for Scott
On Feburary 23rd, Scott has a motions hearing scheduled in Davenport, IA. We’ll be caravaning from Minneapolis the day before, and friends in Rock Island, IL, (just across the state line) are planning a community potluck and conversation that evening. Then we’ll traipse into court in the morning and show our support for Scott. Contact if you need a ride!

5. Political Repression and State Violence, from Minneapolis to Palestine: a talk by Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

In November 2009 Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, a former U.S. political prisoner, leader the Black Panther Party, and member of the Black Liberation Army, was detained and deported from the West Bank of occupied Palestine by Israeli authorities. He had been invited to attend a conference on political detention by the Palestinian Authority.

Dhoruba spent 19 years of a life sentence in jail for a crime he did not commit. He was a target of the FBI’s COINTELPRO, was arrested in 1971 and had his conviction overturned in 1990.

He will discuss historic and current struggles against social injustice and state violence in the U.S. and in Palestine, with a specific focus on political prisoners and institutions that repress social movement
mobilization within communities fighting oppression.

Join a wide array of Twin Cities organizations to hear this powerful speaker, who challenges conventional wisdom and inspires people to embrace social change.

***Schedule of Events***
**02/28, 7pm
Community Dinner with Dhoruba
Walker Church, 3100 16th Ave S, Mpls
Vegan/vegetarian options
$5 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

**03/01, 7pm
Lecture followed by Q&A
5 Blegen Hall, University of Minnesota

**03/02, 11:15am
Lecture followed by Q&A
Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul

Sponsored by the American Studies Dept. (UofM), Black Law Student Assn. (Hamline), Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Criminal Law Student Assn. (Hamline), Critical Legal Studies group (Hamline), Dept. of African American and African Studies (UofM), Dept. of Political Science (UofM), EWOK!, Hamline Chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Latino Law Student Association (Hamline), Law Democrats (Hamline), MN Global Justice Project, MN Chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild, RNC 8 Defense Committee, Scholars for Academic Justice, Scott and Carrie Support Committee, St. Paul NAACP, WAMM Mideast Committee, Women’s Student Activist Collective

In Solidarity,
the SCSC



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