We have started a subdomain for Free the NATO 5: http://nato5.occupychi.org
Our friends remain locked away from this world because Mayor 1% Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy needed to justify police harassment, intimidation, brutality, and repression leading up to the NATO Summit. That culture remains firmly entrenched to this day.
Our Occupy brothers Brian Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jared Chase, 27, of Keene, New Hampshire, and Brent Betterly, 24, who lives in Massachusetts, are each accused of “possession of incendiary or explosive device, conspiracy to commit terrorism & providing material support for terrorism.” On June, 12 they will appear in court to learn if they will be indicted on the charges. As Occupy personifies, this movement is about building, growing, connecting, and supporting one another while we labor for a better world. By attending Brent, Jacob and Jay's indictment hearing on Tuesday, we are given an opportunity to demonstrate our greatest strength, our dedication and compassion for each other and the world. We will showcase how Occupy Chicago and our allies stand in solidarity with one another and the state cannot stop us with their lies, entrapment, brutality, and intimidation.
Jail support is an integral part of activist culture- a time when we struggle to accept and alleviate the burdens of imprisoned comrades. We should see the struggles of those less lucky than us, who fought the same battles, labored through the same long meetings, as our own. We march for them in our streets, fight for them in court, raise money to bail them out, visit them on their days, and work endlessly for their release or exoneration.
Take this opportunity to prove to the world that we are unstoppable. Join us Tuesday, 10 am 26th and California, branch 98. Bring colorful signs!
if you can't attend, demonstrate your support by exerting political pressure on RAHM, ANITA, & GERRY: http://www.facebook.com/events/314620671956411 by occupying their brains!
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To support Mark and Sebastian on Wednesday, see http://www.facebook.com/events/475146735834854/