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June 25: Call for Solidarity Actions for #J20 Defendants

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) are calling for an international day of action in solidarity with the J20 defendants on Monday, June 25th.

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Charges Dismissed Against 10 #J20 Defendants After Prosecution Lies About Hiding Evidence

DC: Charges dismissed against 10 inauguration day protest defendants after prosecution lies about hiding evidence. Four other Inauguration Day protest defendants await a jury verdict on several felonies, still facing decades in prison.

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#DefendJ20: Prosecutors Illegally Withheld Evidence From #J20 Trump Inauguration Protesters

Washington, DC – The United States government has officially been put “on notice” for violating the constitutional rights of anti-Trump protesters. While the second trial of people mass-arrested at an “anti-capitalist, antifascist” protest march during President Trump’s inauguration in DC began last week, hearings for other protest trial groups have also been underway. At a trial readiness hearing today for the June 4 trial group, DC Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin delivered a major blow to the prosecution’s case, officially ruling that the US Attorney had illegally withheld evidence from protester defendants. 

Six inauguration day defendants move for sanctions against a federal prosecutor and dismissal of their charges.

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Next Group of #J20 Inauguration Protestors Prepare for Trial

Next group of J20 inauguration protestors prepare for trial. Jury selection begins May 14.

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Freedom for #J20 Defendants: Call to Action

Call to support the J 20 defendants: “To vanquish the J20 prosecution is to help topple the AmericanState, by attacking them at a point where they are weak. Where we
exploit the State’s weakness, we show our strength.  And the strength of
all revolutionary struggle and every liberatory movement. (…) We are calling for an unrelenting, diffuse, solidarity campaign until our comrades are entirely released from their present repressive situation. For an up-tick of visibility to pervade our movements worldwide, and for concentrated actions in the days ahead of the May 14th trial, and then more one or two weeks ahead of each subsequent trial if the trials persist. “

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“Drop the Charges!”: Friday, May 11th Join Chelsea Manning and Former Defendants in DC!

On January 20th, 2017, hundreds of people were mass arrested while protesting Trump’s inauguration. The State then proceeded to blanket charge everyone arrested with “conspiracy” and multiple other felonies – seeking to lock them away for upwards of 80 years. The first 6 people faced trial in November, but were acquitted on all charges after the State failed to convince a jury of their guilt. Following this defeat, the US Attorney announced in January that it was dismissing charges against 129 defendants in order to focus resources on 59 people against whom they claim to have a stronger case.

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Day of Solidarity for #J20 Defendants: April 10th 2018

Call for solidarity and action on April 10th with J20 defendants. 

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J20 – By Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

After the not guilty verdicts in the Chicago Conspiracy trial in 1969, one of the jurors was interviewed– an older white woman who admitted she voted for Nixon. Explaining her not guilty verdict, she said simply that this was the first time she was afraid of her government.

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All J20 defendants were in a police kettle when a limo was torched

In that bell weather case for the Nixon fascist regime, so-called leaders of the protest outside the Democratic National Convention were put on trial for “conspiracy,” facing the rest of their lives in prison. Defendants included Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Ruben of the yippies, Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers, and anti-war pacifists. Continue reading J20 – By Anarchist Prisoner Sean Swain

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International Call For New Year’s Eve Noise Demonstrations

This is a call for a raucous night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state on one of the noisiest nights of the year. On New Year’s Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself and come together to raise a racket and remind those on the inside that they are not alone.

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Report: Protest in Solidarity With #J20 Defendents at #DC Superior Court

On the 27th of November, a protest was held outside DC Superior Court in solidarity with J20 (Inauguration protest) defendents facing up to 65 years in prison. One message of the protest was that “a vote to convict is a vote for Trump” driven home by a chant. It has also come out that police had already decided to carry out the mass arrest prior to the march ever leaving Logan Circle.

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