Grand Jury resisters

RFC Spring Grants Support Grand Jury Resister, Torture Survivors and Occupy Activists

We’re in the midst of our spring granting cycle this month at the RFC. We’ve made our first of two sets of awards. Already, three families and one targeted activist youth have joined our community as new grant recipients. These new grantees include:

Who Are The Criminals?

Late last week two young Grand Jury resisters were released from the Federal Prison near Seattle, Washington.  They had been imprisoned since September for refusing to answer a Grand Jury’s questions.  The Grand Jury’s initial charge was to investigate politically motivated vandalism at demonstrations, but it quickly degenerated into a witch hunt designed to terrorize communities of young anarchists in the Pacific Northwest.  Supporters have maintained steady pressure for the detainees’ release on both the District Attorney and the Judge who were responsible for the resister’s imprisonment.

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Wounded Knee 40 Years On

Guest post by Amber Black, RFC Public Relations & Technology Coordinator

Honoring resistance is at the core of what we do here at the RFC.  A lot of our focus right now is on the lead-up to the 60th anniversary this June, of the executions of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg - our namesake and inspiration, and a mighty symbol of resistance.

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