Geoff Carens geoff.carens at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 05:49:11 PST 2014

Dear All,

On November 14, IWW member Jason Freedman was attacked, punched, grabbed by
the throat, thrown on the trunk of a car and then on the ground by the
Cambridge Police as he participated in a legal and peaceful picket of
Insomnia Cookies*. Jason was also arrested & faces charges including
assaulting a cop, although the only assault that took place was by the
police on Jason. Please come show your support at a court appearance Jason
has to make, tomorrow, Tuesday February 11, at 9 am, Cambridge District
Court, 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford, a ten minute
the Wellington MBTA stop on the Orange Line.

The Cambridge Police carried out a completely unjustified attack on Jason,
on civil liberties, labor rights and free speech. It was provoked (and lent
legitimacy in the eyes of the cops) by a false report from the company that
picketers were obstructing the sidewalk in front of the store. Please email
Henrietta Davis, Mayor of Cambridge, at mayor at cambridgema.gov, and call
Mayor Davis at 617-349-4321. Sample message: "I am appalled that union
member Jason Freedman was attacked, arrested and now faces charges based on
his attendance at a peaceful and legal picket! I urge you to use your
influence to see that the charges against Jason are dropped immediately."
The Facebook event is

In Solidarity,

Geoff for the Industrial Workers of the World

*Insomnia faces its own Trial by the National Labor Relations Board. The
NLRB has charged the company with illegally firing four workers for union
activity in August.

Read more about the attack on Jason and our legal picket:




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