Another subpoena for Davenport grand jury

We’ve just received word that another person has been subpoenaed to the Davenport, IA federal grand jury investigating a 2004 ALF action at the U of I.

We’ll put more info out when we have it.

In the meantime, please contact us by emailing ewok@riseup.net or calling 612-29-EWOKS if you or anyone you know has been subpoenaed, indicted or otherwise harassed in regards to this matter.

Stay strong, and fuck grand juries!

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Supreme Court to rule on Mumia Abu Jamal execution today

Yesterday there was a huge development in Mumia’s case.

According to a posting yesterday on the US Supreme Court’s website, the Court has scheduled a conference for this Friday, January 15, to discuss Mumia’s case. Specifically, they are looking at the Philadelphia DA’s request to have Mumia executed without a new sentencing hearing.

The Supreme Court has apparently been waiting for the ruling on the Spisak case, which was also released yesterday. In Spisak, the court ruled to reinstate Spisak’s death sentence, but it is still unclear what impact this ruling will have. The common thread between Mumia and Spisak is the “Mills” precedent, and the Court yesterday ruled that Spisak’s case did not meet the standards of Mills.

This is the link to the Supreme Court posting.

Here is a recent article by Jeff Mackler, explaining the importance of the Spisak case.

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Bash Back! 2010 Convergence in Denver

Bash Back! Denver has announced that it will host the 2010 BB! convergence, May 27-30. More info will be coming out soon check out the hot advertising pictures here.

We stand in solidarity with BB! in the shadow of the ever escalating war on queer/trans folk.