Defend the RNC8!

We can not forget those wrongfully arrested in the Twin Cities before & during the Republican National Convention under anti-terrorism laws that shouldn’t exist. An article by Coleen Rowley at Huffington Post puts it in perspective.

Sign the petition calling for Ramsey Co. Attorney Susan Gaertner to drop the charges against the RNC8. It reads:

We the undersigned call for the dismissal of the charge of “Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism,” which you have filed against the RNC 8, activists involved in organizing protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention. This use of a conspiracy charge seeks to punish political speech and thought. Labeling these members of our community as “terrorists” sets a dangerous national precedent for persecuting political activists, threatens political dissent, and greatly distorts the concepts of violence and terrorism. We demand the dismissal of these charges and condemn the use of police state tactics of infiltration, surveillance, and militarization of our streets and community to suppress demonstrations and dissent.

Ronald Hardy

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