Monthly Archive for December, 2017

Protesting U.S. supported Saudi-led war on Yemen at U.S. Mission to the U.N. leads to 15 arrests

The U.N. protest formed part of coordinated protests at Saudi Arabian consulates in several U.S. cities. The action was timed to coincide with Human Rights Day.

In New York, protesters were told to disperse by police outside the U.S. mission to the U.N. Monday, before fourteen of them are seen on Facebook live being handcuffed in zip ties and taken into custody.

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NATO summit resister Jared Chase moved to medium security

Jared Chase
photo by IDOC

Jared Chase has been transferred to the Illinois State prison in Dixon, a medium security facility where he is reported to be in general population. Please write to him at the address listed on the Inside & Out page.

Chase is one of three men framed by undercover police instigators in the lead-up to large protests at the May, 2012 NATO summit in Chicago. Oral arguments on the Nato 3 criminal appeal have been scheduled for December 12, 2017. 

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Leonard Peltier’s Thanksgiving 2017 statement and campaign update

© Leonard Peltier

The International Leonard Peltier Defense Campaign has completed its move to Tampa, Florida, closer to the current home of the Native American political prisoner. Details for contacting the new office and an update on the campaign follow this November 23 statement from Peltier:

Greetings my friends, relatives and supporters,

Once again, I can’t tell you how much I am so honored that you would want to hear my words, or should I say read my words. You can’t imagine the thoughts that go through my head at times when everything is still and quiet in the night, when I lay there staring into the dark with daydreams of how things could possibly be better.

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