Events are off to a great start at the RNC: Amy Goodman, host of the TV/radio program Democracy Now! and a well-known activist for peace and human rights, has been arrested in St Paul by our power-mad authoritarian servants of the Rethuglican Party. Apparently, she was defending two radio producers who were being arrested on the charge of “suspicion of rioting”, which sounds dubious right there. She has been charged with “conspiracy to incite a riot”.
She’s a well-known peace activist, people. Non-violence and all that. And now the cops are claiming that she is working to incite riots? Be honest: the police are just trying to silence democratic voices.
Glenn Greenwald has more updates, and Lindsay Beyerstein reports on more harassment. You can protest by calling Chris Rider of Mayor Coleman’s office (651-266-8535) or by calling the Ramsey County Jail (651-266-9350, ext. 0).
By the way, the best place to find coverage of the police tactics in Minneapolis during the convention is a the Minnesota Independent.