Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Trial of the Century"

On March 20th, three members of Peace of the Action, including Cindy Sheehan, were arrested crossing a "police line" in front of the White House.

After 52 hours in DC jail, Cindy, Jon Gold and Jim Veeder, were brought to court in ankle and wrist shackles.

Along with other three defendents, Cindy, Jon, and Jim were ordered to return to court on June 10th.

The charge the three were arrested for doesn't even contain any jail time (52 hours already) at all and the maximum penalty is $300.

Except for Cindy, who was not given the option, everyone else at the arraignment were given the option to "pay and forfeit."

"Pay and forfeit" would mean that the other five could have been given "time served" and not have to go back to DC for the expense of a trial, etc. The other five plead "not guilty," also and chose to go back to DC for the trial.

Cindy lives in California and will have significant travel expenses for this trial. The other five live in the East and will have some minimal expenses.

We would also like to pay some money to our attorney, Ann Wilcox.

Cindy and the other five were protesting wars that never should have been waged in the first place and have gone on for far too long. Even though there were thousands of people in attendance at the anti-war rally on the 7th anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, just this handful of activists decided to go the extra step of doing civil disobedience.

If you can help with the legal expenses of these six, who have already suffered so much in jail, and from the Empire, please click the scales to donate to the

Legal Defense Fund

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