Posts in: political repression

Red Fawn sentenced

October 2018

Native American water protector from Standing Rock struggle was forced to take a “non-cooperating plea agreement” and 57-month jail sentence. She couldn’t get a fair trial for the “attempted murder” charge with a lifetime penalty.

Turn Up the Heat: Demand the Right to Demonstrate Free from Police Violence

Summer/Autumn 2001

“Police fear protest riots,” “Fear of violent protests,” Violence fears close stores,” “Help at hand for protest violence” and “Forum chief lashes wild protesters” were among the sensationalist newspaper headlines in the three months before the mass blockade of the Melbourne meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) from September 11 to 13 (S11).  The… Read more »

Drew Ridama: “I’m determined to expose the truth”

Summer/Autumn 2001

Drew Ridama is a queer liberationist and progressive educator who recently returned to Melbourne after living in London. After a number of years of focusing on his work as a teacher, Drew saw the impact of globalisation. Recognising the huge potential of the S11 protests against the WEF spurred Drew to become involved. Drew was… Read more »

Maria Mardones: “I don’t want to let go of the rage”

Summer/Autumn 2001

“When I heard about the Seattle protest against the WTO, I knew it was significant. As the protests began moving from country to country, it became clear that coordination of the Left on a global level was starting to occur. So, I was excited to hear on 3CR about planned protests against the World Economic… Read more »