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Apr 29, 18

Washington DC: Fighting Repression, the Green Scare and J20 case w/ former Political Prisoner Daniel McGowan

In Washington DC on May 10th, people will be organizing the first in what will be a series of events seeking to bring people into conversations about repression, connect different struggles, and raise support for J20 defendants.

In the early 2000s we saw the US government crack down against environmental and animal activists/movements in what was known as the Green Scare. The Green Scare was an intensive period of repression that sought to impede a growing radical environmentalist movement.

On May 10th, Daniel McGowan, a former political prisoner from the Green Scare will be coming to Washington DC to speak about his experiences facing repression and being a political prisoner.

Daniel will be joined by those doing support work for the J20 case; in which 59 people are still facing decades in prison for counter-inaugural protests. They will speak about the J20 case’s happenings, significance, current state, and attempt to connect the Green Scare to J20 and a broader history of repression.

All are welcome!

The event will be on Thursday, May 10th at 7pm at St. Stephen’s church (1525 Newton St. NW Washington, DC 20010) – inside the sanctuary

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On January 20th, 230 people were mass arrested during demonstrations against Donald Trump's Inauguration. The arrests were made by use of a "kettle" technique of individuals on the corners of L and 12th Street, without orders to disperse. 214 of these arrestees were charged under the Federal Riot Statute. On April 27th, multiple additional felony charges were added. The 211 remaining defendants could now face up to 75 years in prison.

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