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  • Harvard Square, Cambridge, Ma Stand-Out-Free Heroic Russian Election Interference Whistle-Blower Reality Leigh Winner

    5 PM – 6 PM Tuesday November 21, 2017

    We Will Not Leave Our Sister Behind-Don’t Prosecute The Canary

    Winner, a recent Air Force veteran, has been charged under the Espionage Act, a 100-year-old statute originally designed for spies and saboteurs aiding foreign governments in time of war, for allegedly giving a document vital to the public’s understanding of potential Russian interference in U.S. election systems to a news organization. She faces up ten years and a $250,000 fine. She is now scheduled for trial in Augusta, Georgia in March, 2018.

    The charge against Winner is grossly disproportionate to her alleged offense, and is designed to create a chilling effect on investigative journalism by dissuading sources from sharing information that is critical to the public interest. We are dedicated to raising public awareness of Winner’s case especially since the federal magistrate judge down in Augusta denied her bail-again last month (which is being appealed)- and in light of the U.S. government’s persistent abuse of the Espionage Act to silence its critics and stifle journalism.

    For more information-Google Stand With Reality or Courage To Resist (the same organization that led the fight to free Wiki-leaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning)

    In Harvard Square Cambridge, Ma Tuesday November 21st from 5 PM to 6 PM we will have our third stand-out in defense of whistle-blower Reality Leigh Winner

    The Committee For International Labor Defense
    Smedley Butler Brigade
    Veterans for Peace (labor donated)

    Stand with us Thursday! Pressuring Charlie Baker to stop allowing new fossil fuel infrastructure

    Stand with us Thursday! Pressuring Charlie Baker to stop allowing new fossil fuel infrastructure

    (from better future project)

    As many of you know, we’ve been going to the Governor’s office for the past two months, asking him to block new fossil fuel projects before the end of the UN climate conference (COP23) on November 18th.

    In total, over 350 people from a broad coalition of groups and individuals have visited the office in-person with this request over the past two months.

    After six of us refused to leave last Wednesday, the Governor was finally forced to respond in the media. He said, when it comes to things like energy policy, “we don’t take options off the table.”

    So we are coming back, again, to explain that if you are serious about climate change then fracked gas is not an option. Fracked gas threatens our health, our communities, and our climate. More fracked gas projects need to be off the table.

    So we are mobilizing in force on November 16th, and we invite you to join us
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1957427587879296.

    We will meet inside the State House at 12:00 Noon (arrive early if you can), where we will recount where we’ve been, where we are, and why we need Governor Baker to lead now, before giving him one final chance to lead before the end of COP23.

    As this will represent our final plea to Governor Baker to seize this critical leadership moment and define his climate legacy, this time, we’ll be staying in the State House until it closes.

    We know some of you only have an hour of your time to give, others may have 2 or 3 or 4 hours. You are welcome (and encouraged!) to stay with us for as long or as little as you are able.

    Thanks for standing with us ; We hope to see you on the 16th!

    Craig for 350 Mass

    P.S. Can’t join us on Thursday? Please call the Governor and tweet the Governor (#StandUpCharlie) and ask him to stop new fossil fuel projects!

    http://www.betterfutureproject.org

    Nov 18th – Fight Supremacy

    Remember the “free speech” rally back in August? There’s another one coming up on Saturday Nov. 18th. Please come out to #FightSupremacy.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/184453115449104

    Nov 18th - Fight Supremacy

    Final Baker Stand In Against Fossil Fuels

    Thursday, November 16 at 12 PM – 4 PM

    After 10 weeks of increasing the pressure on Charlie Baker to put an end to fossil fuel infrastructure, protesters will stand outside of his office for one final push before the conclusion of the UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany.

    https://m.facebook.com/events/1957427587879296

    A summary from State House news:
    http://www.statehousenews.com/email/a/20172334

    Don’t deport single mother Siham Byah

    Single mother Siham Byah was detained on Nov 7th, by Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE). We need you to pressure the local ICE office in Burlington, MA to #FreeSiham. We can’t let Siham be deported to Morocco with her 8 year old son waiting for her to come home. Please sign the petition to #FreeSiham now.

    Siham, resident of Nahant and from Morocco is a human rights activist. Sources close to her believe she has been targeted because of her activism and are fearful that this is part of a growing epidemic of undocumented immigrants being targeted for their constitutional use of free speech. Her detention was totally unexpected, completely unwarranted, and in direct violation of established ICE policy. She had no time to plan care for her 8 year old son.

    Matt Cameron, her lawyer, spoke with Siham on Tuesday, and told him to let us all know that she will be on a hunger strike until she is released. She is deeply appreciative of your calls and commitment to show up for her. Sign the petition here to #FreeSiham so she can be reunited with her son. The community is mobilizing to #FreeSiham and show our support. Please call local ICE officer Homsy at the number below.

    CALL ICE: 781-359-7500 press 4#, and tell the desk officer that you are calling to ask for Siham Byah to be released back to the community.

    CALL HER CONGRESSMAN: Representative Seth Moulton, (202) 225-8020 or (978) 531-1669, and Tweet @sethmoulton

    Can you join me and take action? Click here:
    https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/freesiham-demand-the-release-of-siham-byah-from-ice

    Movimiento Cosecha and IfNotNow Boston organized a rally for Siham on Nov 8th. It looks like there’s another rally planned for the 15th:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1164828363618957

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