June 28, Tuesday, 6-9pm at Project Reach
Potluck & Networking, at Project Reach, 39 Eldridge Street, Chinatown, 4th floor
Approximately 10,000 prisoners are held at Rikers every night – 85 percent of whom have not had a trial or been convicted of a crime. and are there because they cannot make bail. They are not less human and their lives not less valuable than the lives of people who live a short distance across the East River in Manhattan or anywhere else in NYC or across the country. Clark and Miles are facing Rikers themselves for standing with these prisoners. Now we call on you to stand with Clark and Miles.
Join court support at the trial Tuesday, July 12, 9:00 am, Queens Criminal Court, 125–01 Queens Blvd. (Kew Gardens stop on the E/F)
June 30, Thursday, 7pm
The right to abortion is under siege. Abortion clinics across the country have been forced to close through unjust TRAP laws—Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers--and anti-abortion violence. Women and staff are shamed, harassed, and threatened. Christian fascist politicians are fighting to shut down Planned Parenthood.
TRAPPED, the gripping new film from award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter, shows how the hundreds of new "TRAP" laws passed since 2011 have undermined women's ability to obtain abortions. It is told through the eyes of doctors, clinic owners, and staff in Alabama and Texas, as well as lawyers, who are battling to keep reproductive health/abortion clinics open. Read more...
at the Queens County Court House
Clark Kissinger, manager of Revolution Books, and Miles Solay of the band Outernational, appeared at the Queens Courthouse to stand trial for the "crime" of demanding the shutdown of Rikers Island at a demonstration outside the jail entrance last October 23. Once again the state refused to reduce any of the charges, the most serious of which is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. Half the courtroom was filled with supporters.
Clark and Miles's attorney, Kenneth Gilbert, presented a written motion to join the two cases which the state has been aiming to try separately. The judge was incredulous that the District Attorney wouldn't just agree to join the two cases that stemmed from the same event, had identical charges, and the same defense attorney. Instead the District Attorney requested three weeks to study and reply to the one paragraph motion. Barring unforeseen circumstances, an actual trial will begin July 12.
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