The activists represented a broad coalition of grassroots organizations that had come to Malvern to stage an intervention over Vanguard’s $300 billion investments in fossil fuels.
"HB1 and SB484 represent a blatant attempt to silence and criminalize speech that runs counter to the political agendas of those currently in power in Florida."
"I think there is a strategy that right-wing forces are using to criminalize dissent. This bulletin shows that dirty hand."
This further illustrates the cruel irony of “justice” under neoliberalism – the jailing of activists, journalists and progressive leaders, as the cover for an implementation of the policies of austerity, and a distraction for the corrupt personal dealings of the ruling political elite.
“It is also a check on corporate efforts to silence dissent.”
"Upon consideration of the government's motion to dismiss in this case, it is: ORDERED that these cases be dismissed without prejudice."
Prosecutors have admitted to having no evidence of defendants committing any crimes.
Facing up to 75 years in prison, 135 Inauguration Day protesters are refusing to collaborate with the prosecution.
Fault lines in the party were on full display as the California Democratic Convention got off to a dramatic start.