[Ppnews] Update on Carrie Feldman and Scott Demuth

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Update on the Carrie and Scott!!!

Resist State Repression!

<http://davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com>davenportgrandjury.wordpress.com

February 9, 2010

In this update:
1. Scott’s trial continued
2. ACTION ITEM: Come to Davenport to support Scott!
3. Carrie petitioning for a re-hearing
4. Feb 13: Benefit film screening
5. Feb. 20: “State Repression and Social 
Movements: Grand Juries, the Animal Enterprise 
Terrorism Act, and Community Activism
6. Scholars for Academic Justice launch new site
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1. Scott’s trial continued
Scott’s trial has been continued to May 3rd. He 
has a pre-trial schedule now, which includes 
deadlines for motions, a hearing on them on Feb. 
23rd, and a final pre-trial conference on April 12th.

2. ACTION ITEM: Come to Davenport to support Scott!
We want to get as many people to Davenport as 
possible for Scott’s motions hearing on Feb 23rd 
(11am) and the trial itself on May 3rd. We’ll be 
organizing car pools from Minneapolis and housing 
for people in Davenport, so watch for future 
updates about how to plug in if you’re in the 
Twin Cities. We’re also encouraging folks from 
other places to organize their carpools. It will 
be especially important to get folks out for his 
trial as it conflicts with 4 days of motions 
hearings for the RNC 8 in St. Paul, reducing the 
number of people we can send from here.

3. Carrie’s attorneys have filed a petition for a 
re-hearing of her appeal, based on the fact that 
her attorneys were denied access to secret 
evidence used against her, and the fact that the 
statute of limitations on the 2004 ALF action at 
the U of I has expired. The dissenting judicial 
opinion in her appellate ruling (available 
<http://davenportgrandjury.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/01-22order-appellate-judges.pdf>here) 
also suggests that whatever the “evidence” was 
didn’t satisfy the government’s obligation to 
demonstrate that the statute of limitations on 
the incident in question hasn’t expired.

4. Feb 13: Benefit film screening
Unsettling Minnesota 
(<http://unsettlingminnesota.org/>http://unsettlingminnesota.org/) 
is putting on a double feature and potluck at 
6:30 pm to help raise funds for Scott and 
Carrie’s legal defense ($5-10 suggested 
donation). The documentaries being screened are 
“Forgotten Bird of Paradise” and “Tar Sands 
Documentary: Downstream.” The event is at Arise! 
Bookstore, 2441 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.

5. Feb. 20: “State Repression and Social 
Movements: Grand Juries, the Animal Enterprise 
Terrorism Act, and Community Activism”

      A talk with legendary radical attorney Stu 
Sugarman and Professor David N. Pellow

      When: Saturday, February 20th, potluck at 6:30pm, talk at 7pm
      Where: Social Science Building Room 1114, University of Minnesota campus

On the anniversary of the arrest of the AETA 4, 
join sociologists, attorneys, and community 
activists to learn about the history of state 
repression directed at activists and scholars 
involved in social change movements.

Information will be provided on the defense of 
the following activists: -the AETA 4, four Santa 
Cruz activists facing “animal enterprise
terrorism” charges for sidewalk-chalking and 
other 1st-amendment-protected activities
-Scott DeMuth, a grand jury resister now facing 
false charges of “animal enterprise terrorism”
-Carrie Feldman, currently in her third month of 
incarceration in Iowa for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury

Sponsored by Scholars for Academic Justice, Earth 
Warriors are OK! (EWOK!), the Coldsnap Legal 
Collective, the Scott and Carrie Support 
Committee, and the Minnesota Global Justice Project
more info at: 
<http://www.midwestgreenscare.org/>http://www.midwestgreenscare.org

6. Scholars for Academic Justice launch new site
Scholars for Academic Justice is a group of 
academics in solidarity with Scott DeMuth. Their 
new website is: 
<http://scholarsforacademicjustice.org/>http://scholarsforacademicjustice.org. 
Check back soon for updates and new features!


In Solidarity,

the SCSC (Scott & Carrie Support Committee)



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