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Spokane Repression of Free Speech — Oct 20, 2009

Posted by Arroyoribera on October 18, 2009

On Tuesday October 20, 2009, the political discussion group “Need To Know”
will host Malcolm Haworth, who will speak of pivotal events in Spokane
one hundred years ago.

In the fall of 1909, Spokane police arrested 500 of the Industrial
Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies) following the arrest of
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn for freely speaking downtown, in what became
one of the most seminal events in American political/labor history.

Hear how Spokane residents rallied around their songs from prison, the
daily marches of prisoners with the blanketing of food and flowers in
their path. Learn of key people, places, and the aftermath of the
street protests that won the day for labor rights and free speech.

Malcolm Haworth has a master’s in history from EWU and has researched
the IWW in Spokane in 1909, and beyond.

This will be on Tuesday October 20th at 6:30 pm at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church at 314 South Spruce St., on the west side of Coeur d’Alene
Park in Browne’s Addition.

Refreshments (including a batch of One World’s Everything Cookies)
will be provided.

For more information you may call 327-7119.

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October 22 Coalition

Posted by Arroyoribera on October 10, 2009

The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22nd, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.

The Coalition also works on the Stolen Lives Project, which documents cases of killings by law enforcement agents nationwide. The second edition of the Stole n Lives book documents over 2000 cases in the 1990’s alone. (available for $15 from Amazon.com or from the National Office.)

Research and collection of data in preparation for a second volume continues, and volunteers for researching or editing are welcomed.

Contact the National Office of October 22nd at:

Info@october22.org or 1-888-NOBRUTALITY (or 347 586 1773)


October 22nd Coalition
P.O. Box 2627
New York, N.Y. 10009

To donate funds, make check out to: IFCO/October 22,
and mail to: October 22, PO Box 2627, New York, NY 10009


Founded June 14, 1996,

The National Day of Protest was initiated by a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals. We came together out of our concern that the peoples resistance to Police Brutality needed to be taken to a higher level nationwide.

The National Day of Protest aims to bring forward a powerful, visible, national protest against police brutality and the criminalization of a generation. It aims to expose the state’s repressive program. It aims to bring forward those most directly under the gun of Police Brutality AND to also reach into all parts of the society–bringing forward others to stand in the fight against this official brutality. And the National Day of Protest aims to strengthen the peoples’ organized capacity for resistance in a variety of ways.

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