Monday, September 01, 2008

Watergate Summer: AMY GOODMAN AND 2 DEMOCRACY NOW PRODUCERS ARRESTED AT THE RNC CONVENTION: SHE NEEDS OUR HELP READ BELOW

Update; Amy Goodman her producers have since been released;

ST. PAUL--Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar have all been released from police custody in St. Paul following their illegal arrest by Minneapolis Police on Monday afternoon.

All three were violently manhandled by law enforcement officers. Abdel Kouddous was slammed against a wall and the ground, leaving his arms scraped and bloodied. He sustained other injuries to his chest and back. Salazar’s violent arrest by baton-wielding officers, during which she was slammed to the ground while yelling, “I’m Press! Press!,” resulted in her nose bleeding, as well as causing facial pain. Goodman’s arm was violently yanked by police as she was arrested



Amy Goodman, one of the few very visible activist journalists who do not cater to the mainstream media moguls, is worth any little bit you can do to try to help her. Pass on the news and let's get Amy and her producers out!!


Amy Goodman, NOT making trouble..

Watergate Summer: AMY GOODMAN AND 2 DEMOCRACY NOW PRODUCERS ARRESTED AT THE RNC CONVENTION: SHE NEEDS OUR HELP READ BELOW

Last week however, ABC's Assa Eslocker was on the phone, investigating lobbyists and the DNC when he got pushed on the street by a Denver cop and then on the street was told he was impeding traffic and got arrested. Watch the video here (you'll have to endure a brief commercial but this arrest was such a blatant abuse of power, stick with it pls)


Make no mistakes, the Democrats too are guilty of allowing heavy handed police tactics. After 9/11, it became illegal to protest where once you could and democratic activities have been very much curtailed. When people think of a police state, they think of Russia, but you know..changing things a little a time turns a country into a police state. They would not change things overnight. Make no mistake, it is not just rhetorical clap trap to say that your rights have been severely diminished. It's just one of those uncomfortable truths!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Ah, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press. What's that? You say there's no such thing???

8:07 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

BTW, all three have now been released.

8:31 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

ah, that's great. Luckily there was some press coverage on that (for Amy) so that probably helped. And yeas, what about those freedoms..which somehow reminds me of the Constitution..I am looking for easy to read books on the constitution just to get an overview..there probably is a 'Constitution for dummies' or something that would be a good start [g],

Ingrid

8:48 AM  
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Blogger enigma4ever said...

I updated tonight- they were released and I have Amy's interview about it posted too...shit..what can I say..

1:53 AM  

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