Guest blog by Amber Black, RFC Public Relations & Technology Coordinator
With panels like, “Anarchy and Democracy: What’s the Difference?” and “State Repression of Social Movements in the U.S. and What We Can Do About It,” Nevermind the Inauguration: A Festival of Resistance held in Washington, DC on January 20th, (the weekend of that “other” big event in that city), was filled with punk rock fans and activists not high rollers and political insiders.
Yet another young activist was imprisoned last week and could spend up to 18 months behind bars even though she hasn’t been charged with a crime. 24-year-old Leah-Lynn Plante has been jailed for refusing to answer a grand jury’s questions. Here is a video of Leah making her last statement before her third court date and subsequent jailing, and I’m reprinting the text below. It is a little longer than most of my blog posts, but I think all RFC supporters will want to read it in its entirety. And I add my voice to those chanting, “Fr