'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Lynne Stewart 

The trial of Lynne Stewart has begun. The site Justice for Lynne Stewart has lots of links and information about the trial, etc. Here's a four sentence summary of Stewart's case from the above site:

Radical human rights attorney Lynne Stewart has been falsely accused of helping terrorists. On Tuesday, April 9, 2002, she was arrested and agents searched her Manhattan office for documents. She was arraigned before Manhattan federal Judge John Koetl. This is an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent and install fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government's racism, seek to help Arabs and Muslims being prosecuted for free speech and defend the rights of all oppressed people.

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