Police Prisons & Repression
Process hijacked at Legislature: Sen. Ortman springs surprise Secure Communities homeland security immigration biometrics planBy syndicated_content on 16 May 2011
by Free John Graham
Friday afternoon, a South Dakota jury found John Graham guilty of murder in the second degree. John Graham has been found guilty of felony murder in the kidnapping of Anna Mae Aquash, his friend and comrade in the American Indian Movement (AIM).
Anna Mae Aquash was murdered in the 1970's, in an execution style killing in South Dakota.
The jury acquitted Graham of premeditated murder, the first-degree charge. But even the lesser charge of second degree murder carries a sentence of life in prison.
Three Twin Cities antiwar activists, originally asked to testify before a Chicago grand jury in October, have been informed they will be asked again to participate in the federal interrogation, it was announced Wednesday. Tracy Molm, Anh Pham, and Sarah Martin were three of fourteen activists from the Twin Cities and Chicago who were originally subpoeaned during the September 24 FBI raids. All of them refused to cooperate.
from the RNC 8 and RNC 8 Defense Committee
Last Friday's national "terrorism" raids against antiwar activists continue to dominate conversation in the Twin Cities social justice community. On Monday, over 200 people rallied outside the FBI building at Marquette and Washington in downtown Minneapolis (see photos from TC Daily Planet), and Thursday evening will be the formative meeting at Walker Church for a solidarity committee to defend those investigated for alleged "material support of terrorism."