Kevin Carson, Public Enemy
Congratulations to Kevin Carson on having at least one work of his, The Ethics of Labor Struggle, seized by police and mentioned in corporate media as notable for a federal judge refusing to order its release. Do take a moment to download it while you still can!
Thanks, Brad! Thanks, also, to William Gills for creating the pamphlet pdf, and to Brad Spangler for hosting it at Agorism.Info. And thanks, especially, to the comrades who thought it was worth distributing, and who are bearing the brunt of the latest police riot.
Brad's done an excellent job keeping up with the jackbooted thuggery of "the authorities" in Minneapolis and Ramsey County, and has links for anyone interested in helping out. He also links to Gillis' courageous remarks at the RNC Welcoming Committee's press conference.
Here's the money quote on yours truly from the story in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
A federal judge refused this afternoon to order authorities to immediately return most of the pamphlets, literature and other material seized during four police raids last weekend.
Six plaintiffs are suing the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bob Fletcher and investigators and police officers over the searches and seizures at three Minneapolis homes and a St. Paul business office....
Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued that the seizure of books, maps and other literature violated their First Amendment rights. Exhibits in court included pamphlets and books with the titles "Anarchism, What it Really Stands For," "You Can't Blow Up a Social Relationship," "The Ethics of Labor Struggle" and others.
Attorneys for the defendants have said the materials are part of a criminal investigation against members of the anarchist group the RNC Welcoming Committee.