Posted by: midwestgreenscare | September 22, 2010

Five upcoming fundraisers for Scott’s defense!

As mentioned in our last update, SCSC still needs to raise several thousand dollars to cover legal fees for Scott, and our goal is to have this done before his sentencing on December 15th, so that we can focus on raising commissary and other forms of support for him while he’s in prison. To that end, following is info about five upcoming fundraisers for his defense fund. Hope you can make one–or 5!

  1. 9/26: “The Secret of NIMH” film screening in Minneapolis
  2. 9/26: Benefit dinner and show in Minneapolis
  3. 9/26: “Bold Native” film screening in Des Moines
  4. 10/9: Talk by radical attorney Tony Serra
  5. 11/5: “COINTELPRO 101” dinner, film screening and q&a
  6. Donation info


1. 9/26: “The Secret of NIMH” film screening in Minneapolis
Join Support VIPs ( for a screening of “The Secret of NIMH” and joint fundraiser! Funds raised will be split with SCSC.
*when: Sunday September 26th, 6:30pm
*where: Ethique Nouveau Vegan Boutique, 317 W. 48th St, between Lyndale & Nicollet, S. Minneapolis
*cost: $5 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

2. 9/26: Benefit dinner and show in Minneapolis
*when: september 26th at 7pm
*where: seward cafe, 2129 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
*what: buffet-style dinner w/ vegan and veggie fair
**music by: Night Crusades, No Frendo, DNR and more!

3. 9/26: “Bold Native” Film Screening in Des Moines
“Bold Native” is a fiction feature film. Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted by the United States government for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does. The film simultaneously follows a young woman who works for an animal welfare organization fighting within the system to establish more humane treatment of farmed animals. From abolitionists to welfarists, Bold Native takes on the issue of modern animal use and exploitation from several angles within the context of a road movie adventure story.
*what: “Bold Native” Film Screening Fundraiser for SCSC
*when: Sunday, September 26th @ 3pm (doors open at 2:30)
*where: Vaudeville Mews, 212 4th St, Des Moines
*cost: *$5 Suggested Donation. All proceeds go to legal defense.

4. Talk by radical attorney Tony Serra
*what: talk by Tony Serra on his experiences representing a variety of radical, high-profile clients in politically-motivated cases
*when: Saturday, 10/9, 5pm
*where: room 105, hamline law school, 1536 Hewitt Ave., St. Paul
*cost: suggested donation $5-20
Tony Serra is a well known civil rights attorney and tax resister from California. In 2003, he won Trial Lawyer Of The Year award for his work representing Earth First! and labor activist Judi Bari in her lawsuit against the FBI, in relation to the bombing of her car. Other clients of note include Rod Coronado, Huey P. Newton, and Sara Jane Olson. He has also represented members of the White Panthers, Hells Angels, Earth First, and the New World Liberation Front.

5. 11/5: “COINTELPRO 101” dinner, film screening and q&a
Screening of the new documentary “COINTELPROP 101” and Q&A w/ former political prisoners Claude Marks and Ricardo Jiménez.
*When: Friday, 11/5, Dinner at 6:30pm, Content at 7:00pm
*Where: Waite House, 2529 13th Ave. S., Minneapolis
*Cost: $5-15 sliding scale, kids $2, funds from 11/5 event split with SCSC
*Vegan and gluten free options, Childcare provided
*For info on other events in the series, the RNC 8 and the trial, visit:
About the whole series: Join the RNC 8 Defense Committee and an array of community organizations for six events coinciding with the trial of the final four RNC 8 defendants. The RNC 8 are Minneapolis activists who were charged with felony conspiracy for their role in organizing protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Events will begin with dinner and a brief update on the trial, followed by different content each week. Half of proceeds will go to the RNC 8 defense fund, and half will be donated to rotating political projects.

6. Donation info
Can’t make any of these events, but wanna help out anyways? Donations to Scott’s defense can be made via Paypal at this site, or by writing a check out to Coldsnap Legal Collective with EWOK! in the memo line, and sending it to:
c/o Coldsnap
PO Box 50514
Minneapolis, MN 55405



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