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Amy Goodman Arrested at US Republican Convention

category international | summit mobilisations | other press author Tuesday September 02, 2008 00:48author by redjade Report this post to the editors

America further slides into a Police State.

but Bristol is preggers!!!
{more important, obviously}

hopefully she will get out of jail soon and tell us what happened on http://www.democracynow.org/

also read:
http://election411.org/blog/id/3601148/amy-goodman-detained
and
http://dailykos.com/story/2008/9/1/19345/31771/170/582581

please add links and info of her arrest below.....
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author by redjadepublication date Tue Sep 02, 2008 00:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

2005: Amy Goodman Speaks in Dublin
https://www.indymedia.ie/article/68425

'We believe it is absolutely critical to have an Independent Media offer daily grassroots, independent, unembeded, international news hour - and everyplace we broadcast we then have people responding by saying 'cover this in our community!' and that is what a grassroots international newscast sounds like.'

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author by tomeilepublication date Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There's a report on wsws today about police raids on an activists centre in Minneapolis which is reminiscent of the Genoa raid . The report doesn't mention Amy Goodman's arrest ,but there's an interview with film maker ,Eileen Clancy who was present .
The cops seized anything that could be construed as a weapon including a homeless man’s bucket of piss which they termed “weaponized urine” saying that it was to be put into containers by demonstrators and thrown at police .see:

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/sep2008/gopc-s02.shtml

author by Dave Donnellanpublication date Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A few months ago Amy had Naomi Wolf on the show to talk about her new book "The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot" which detailed the slide towards fascism in the US. This arrest is very worrying evidence of how correct Wolf is turning out to be.

Related Link: http://www.democracynow.org/2007/11/28/the_end_of_america_feminist_social
author by redjadepublication date Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

'Goodman was arrested while questioning police about the unlawful detention of Kouddous and Salazar who were arrested while they carried out their journalistic duties in covering street demonstrations at the Republican National Convention. Goodman's crime appears to have been defending her colleagues and the freedom of the press.'

more updates at
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-dantoni/amy-goodman-v....html

'conspiracy to riot'
'conspiracy to riot'

author by Mark Cpublication date Tue Sep 02, 2008 16:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

from Democracy Now's website:

"Update: Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar Released After Illegal Arrest at RNC"

Related Link: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2008/9/1/update_democracy_now_s_amy_goodman_sharif_abdel_kouddous_and_nicole_salazar_released_after_illegal_arrest_at_rnc
author by redjadepublication date Tue Sep 02, 2008 19:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Glenn Greenwald writes....

''Not only Goodman, but the entire Democracy Now team are professional journalists in the best sense of that term. Those who are simply assuming that they probably got what they deserved -- and who are, more generally, defending the Police here simply because some actual criminals engaged in destructive behavior -- are no different than those who justify anything and everything the Government does because there are some Terrorists out there and they're really violent.''

more at
[NOTE: this is most comprehensive reporting of the
Amy Goodman arrest that I have found on the net]

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/09/01/prote....html

also read the comments at
http://letters.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/09/01/p...w=all


Glenn Greenwald has an investigative journalism blog that should be considered must reading everyweek -

The Posse Comitatus Act RIP Post911
The Posse Comitatus Act RIP Post911

author by dunkpublication date Thu Sep 04, 2008 18:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

On Monday, officers in riot gear fired rubber bullets, teargas, pepper spray and concussion grenades at protesters and journalists.

280+ arrested at RNC

vid activists and cop watch team , I-WITNESS who got plenty footage 4 years ago of cop brutality were seized in a preemptive strike on the house where they were staying, cops entered with guns pulled and an m16... very very worrying.
NOW, they have had their house raided again and have been forced to leave

it seems the new ploy is have no media or witnesses while they do their dirty business.

St. Paul Police Conduct Mass Preemptive Raids Ahead of Republican Convention
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/1/st_paul_police_con...s_pre

I-Witness Video Collective Forced Out of Living Space After Second Raid by St. Paul Police in Five Days
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/4/i_witness_video_co...d_out

As the RNC Opens in St. Paul, Twin Cities Police Arrest Nearly 300; Journalists Targeted
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/2/as_the_rnc_opens_in_st

to back up claims that US is already a fascist state, especially since bush's post 9-11 tricks, have a listen to an excellent 2 part vid interview on DN! earlier:

Legendary Author Gore Vidal on the Bush Presidency, History and the “United States of Amnesia”
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/5/14/legendary_author_...n_the

author by 78 y.o.Nun Busted in RNCpublication date Mon Sep 08, 2008 07:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

78 Year Old nun, Sr Betty Mckenzie arrested inside RNC centre
and Steve Cummins interviewed as 6 minute segment of
ABC's Faith Matters. Here is a link to the video segment:

http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=5738994

Related Link: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=5738994
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