[act-ma] Defend the Hyde Square 7! Get involved, donate!

Keith Rosenthal keithmr81 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 15 08:48:47 PST 2009

On October 21st, 7 members of the International Socialist Organization in Jamaica Plain, MA were harassed by police as they stood in conversation on a public sidewalk. When they spoke up about their right to stand on public sidewalk and requested reasons for why the police wanted their identifications, they were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Currently, all motions for dismissal have been denied and the Hyde Square 7 face trial January 28.

The Hyde Square 7 were targeted for their political ideas, their activism, and for knowing the law! 

This incident is one example of the repression used by the police and the State to squash dissent, especially during times of war. In today's climate of the 'war on terror', the repression of left-wing activists goes hand in hand with attacks on Arabs, Muslims and other minorities. As the economic crisis deepens and US Imperialism escalates, we must defend our own rights and civil liberties! 

Join us in a campaign to get all charges against the Hyde Square 7 dropped and oppose ongoing repression.

How you can get involved: 

1) We need courtroom solidarity! Join us January 28, 9am, at West Roxbury Court, 445 Arborway (T-stop Forest Hills). Court starts at 9am, so please show up early!

2) Visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=45416273633&ref=mf and join our group!

3) We DESPERATELY need funds to pay our legal fees, which will amount to between $6,000 and $10,000. Donate at PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=RwFv90HyTtVjVc9KvfUBJ9-Qp5bBkMWdlbd5SCAOvcMNouLcpAzwaXTTMSq&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f9fecf49521b3f5afc18ba9034b1c79cb454909ae53a8db99

Drop all charges against the Hyde Square 7!
Defend our civil liberties! 

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