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My Five Days in "POD A" at the Juneau County Jail

Bonnie Block   Contact: blbb24@att.net

On April 1, 2015 a six person jury found me guilty of trespassing at the Volk Field Open House because I handed out leaflets with four questions about drone warfare in the parking lot of the Wisconsin National Guard Museum.  National Guard personnel deemed that “propaganda” sight unseen.  The result was my arrest, being charged with trespass, pretrial motions to greatly limit the evidence I could present to the jury and ultimately the trial.  The fine was $232 but I felt I couldn’t in good conscience pay it.

The Storm Is Over

by Kathy Kelly, April 11, 2015

Lightning flashed across Kentucky skies a few nights ago. "I love storms," said my roommate, Gypsi, her eyes bright with excitement. Thunder boomed over the Kentucky hills and Atwood Hall, here in Lexington, KY's federal prison. I fell asleep thinking of the gentle, haunting song our gospel choir sings: "It's over now, It's over now. I think that I can make it. The storm is over now."

I awoke the next morning feeling confused and bewildered. Why had the guards counted us so many times? "That was lightning," Gypsi said, giggling. The guards shine flashlight in our rooms three times a night, to count us, and I generally wake up each time; that night the storm was also a culprit.

Help With Conservation Congress Citizen Resolutions

Last year, dozens of citizens around the state introduced citizen's resolutions at the Conservation Congress spring hearings. The hearings take place every April at the same time in each county of the state and are a place for the public to be heard on conservation issues. They typically draw people with "hook and bullet" concerns, which makes it an important opportunity for reaching this influential constituency with education about environmental issues in the state that threaten the ecosystems that wildlife (and people) depend on.

Groups ask EPA to investigate pollution caused by cattle farms - MJS 10/22/14

Six environmental groups on Wednesday asked the U.S.

7 Things You Should Know About Drones

1. Did you know that the US military and the CIA are using Predator Drones armed with 100-lb. Hellfire missiles to carry out remote control killings in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and now Syria?

Olmeca to Perform at Fall Assembly

 

See full flyer here. We are happy to announce that Olmeca will be preforming at the event following the panel!  Olmeca is a hip hop artist writer and producer who deftly depicts his upbringing and gives social commentary with energy, charisma and intelligence.  He is not only well known nationally and internationally, but deeply rooted and active around social justice issues, particularly those effecting communities of color.

Olmeca Performing at Fall Assembly

we are happy to announce that Olmeca will be performing at the event following the panel!  Olmeca is a hip hop artist, writer and producer who deftly depicts his upbringing and gives social commentary with energy, charisma and intelligence.  He is not only well known nationally and internationally, but deeply rooted and active around social justice issues, particularly those effecting communities of color.

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