The Triangle

Stop FBI Repression - Southern Regional Conference at UNC School of Law, Feb. 19

Some of you are familiar with this issue from the Indy: http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/why-is-the-fbi-interested-in-the-anti-war-movement/Content?oid=1786829

Please come to this important conference against FBI and Grand Jury repression at the UNC School of Law. Visit the Committee to Stop FBI Repression website for the complete agenda: http://www.stopfbi.net/conference/north-carolina.

Date: 
Sat, 2011-02-19 09:30 - 17:00
Location: 
UNC School of Law
160 Ridge Rd Room 5052
Chapel Hill, NC
United States

Southern regional organizing conference of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. Read the press release here.

The conference will be held Saturday Feb. 19 at the UNC Law School in Chapel Hill, NC, from 10:00AM to 5:00pm. Please register now.

You can make an online donation to support the conference - please put "FBI Conference" in the "designation" section of the donate form.

Directions and parking information are available on the UNC School of Law website.

Registration

Follow this link to register for the conference

Agenda

9:30am - 10:00am Registration and breakfast

10:00am - 10:10am Welcome to the conference, opening remarks from conference organizers

10:10am - 10:30am

Keynote address from subpoenaed activists

Subpoeaned activists Meredith Aby (Twin Cities Anti-War Committee) and Steff Yorek (Freedom Road Socialist Organization) provide an overview of the September 24 FBI raids on antiwar and solidarity activists.

10:30am - 10:45am Call for donations to the legal support fund

11:00am - 12:15pm

Panel: History of FBI and Political Repression Against People's Movements

  • Moderated by Elena Everett from Raleigh FIST.
  • Lewis Pitts; Raleigh NC.
  • Efia Nwangaza, US Human Rights Network; Atlanta GA.
  • Theresa El-Amin, Southern Anti Racism Network; Columbus GA
  • Dianne Mathiowetz, International Action Center, Atlanta GA.

12:15 - 1:15pm Lunch (will be provided, please bring $5 donation if possible)

1:15pm - 2:45pm Panel

Panel: Grand Juries, Material Support of Terrorism, the Legal and Political Context of the September 24 Raids

  • Moderated by Kosta Harlan, Triangle Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  • Peter Gilbert, UNC Center for Civil Rights; Durham NC.
  • Lela Ali of In the Name of Humanity; Rocky Mount NC.
  • Khalilah Sabra, MAS Freedom; Raleigh NC.
  • Maureen Murphy, Palestine Solidarity Group; Chicago IL.
  • Meredith Aby, Twin Cities Anti-War Committee; Minneapolis MN.
  • Jennifer Rudinger, ACLU; Durham NC.

2:45pm - 3:00pm Break

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Discussion: Organizing reports from around the South

Opportunity for activists to discuss the protests that they have held, outreach to legislators, building community support.

3:45pm - 4:30pm Discussion of a plan from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression for future actions and protests

4:30pm - 5:00pm Summing up the conference, led by Steff Yorek

Sponsors of this conference include

  1. ACLU of North Carolina
  2. Asheville Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  3. Atlanta International Action Center
  4. Balance & Accuracy in Journalism (BAJ)
  5. Blackwater Watch
  6. Durham Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  7. Durham County Libertarian Party
  8. Freedom Road Socialist Organization
  9. Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino para la Libertad (FRSO/OSCL)
  10. Green Party of the United States
  11. In the Name of Humanity
  12. Internationalist Books
  13. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD-USA)
  14. Jews for a Just Peace
  15. Libertarian Party of North Carolina
  16. Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
  17. National Lawyers Guild at UNC Chapel Hill
  18. NAACP--Chapel Hill/Carrboro Branch
  19. NC Stop Torture Now
  20. North Carolina Peace Action
  21. Orange County Bill of Rights Defense Committee
  22. Orange County Peace Coalition
  23. Orange Chatham Progressive Democrats
  24. Peace and Justice Committee, Community Church of Chapel Hill UU
  25. Raleigh F.I.S.T.
  26. Raleigh Fruitcakes
  27. SDS - Asheville
  28. SDS - Tuscaloosa
  29. SDS - UNC Chapel Hill
  30. Southern Anti-Racism Network
  31. Triangle Committee to Stop FBI Repression
  32. UE Local 150
  33. US Human Rights Network
  34. Veterans for Peace, Eisenhower Chapter
  35. Women's International League for Peace and Freedom --Triangle Branch

 

Date: 

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 4:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

UNC School of Law 160, Ridge Rd Room 5052 Chapel Hill, NC

Westboro Baptist Church

I'm posting here because Elizabeth Edwards lived in Chapel Hill. Her funeral will be this Saturday at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh from 12:15 - 1 PM. The News and Observer report that the Westboro Baptist Church from Kansas will be outside protesting against gay and lesbians. Is there any sort of local grassroots presence that aims to show up and create a respectful ring around the church? The link is below.


BlogTogether Birthday Bash

I'll be there!

The BlogTogether Birthday Bash will be a free event open to writers and readers in North Carolina. Our goal: to celebrate all the bloggers in the Triangle — no matter how short or long you’ve been at it.

So come ready to meet your blogging heroes, introduce yourself to new friends, and enjoy the diversity of our regional blogging activities (education, politics, technology, food, faith, and so much more). 

Date: 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 2:30pm

Location: 

1007 West Main Street, Durham

Move to Cary?

J. Al Baldwin had an interesting letter in the CH News yesterday -- http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2010/09/12/59402/move-to-cary.html

 

However, I think he has a couple of points very wrong (and the N&O doesn't allow comments on CHNews stories, so you get my thoughts here. Sorry).

 1)  We're not going back to the "village" that CH was 30 years ago.  While I remember that as a lovely place, the growth of the University and the quality of the schools has caused growth.  The question now is how we change to handle that growth, not how do we stay the same as we were 30 years ago (actually, 33 for me).

Triangle Regional Tranist Program Public Workshops - round 2 on Sept. 16

The regional transit workshops are continuing to happen and it's more important than ever that folks who care about the future of regional transit attend these workshops.  You can stop by at any point during the event and talk to someone.  No need to stat for the whole event. 

This time, the workshop is being held in Carrboro at the Century Center! Emphasis will be placed on the technical analysis of the different corridor options displayed at the first meeting (back when they met at Chapel Hill town hall last month). How does Carrboro fit in? How will Carrboro benefit?  Now is a really crucial time for folks who want to see West Chapel Hill and Carrboro included in a light rail plant, so stop by between 4 and 7PM on Sept. 16, 2010.

http://www.orangepolitics.org/events/public-workshop-on-regional-transit 

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