Capitalism didn’t give you that, nor did the government.

Thank Gaia that we’ve managed to maintain a historical thread of reality through the last century, however timid and broken it may be. There are answers in the history explored below, a long forgotten history that we’ve been coerced into negating. This whispers to the common sense of the community and the village within us; the inclination that leads one to turn to her/his neighbors for help and information before turning to the the state authorities or the closest blaring talking box—because you still know your neighbors and what they go through. Remember that impulse based on instinct? Capitalism didn’t give you that, nor did the government.

From “An Overview of the Spanish Libertarian Movement

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jhOK, not really. However, I did think it would be useful to post some links related to Jeremy Hammond and his recent sentencing to 10 years federal prison because people are curious–as they should be. His crime? He exposed collusion between the government and the private sector to frame political dissenters as terrorists. They don’t like it when you point that out. Not your grandmother’s America.

The first is by is by a wonderful and passionate woman who I recently spoke with for a HuffPo article about Jeremy’s twin brother Jason. Her recent article was actually held for release by the request of Jeremy’s legal team, and happened a few months ago. The second is about last year’s attempt by his support community to have Judge Preska recuse herself. The 3rd is his “official” statement at his sentencing last Friday, with the names of FBI-selected targets redacted. The fourth is what is currently thought to be his full statement, without omissions.

Vivien Wiesman HuffPo article about Jeremy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivien-lesnik-weisman/jeremy-hammond-q-and-a_b_4298969.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

About last year’s attempt by his support community to have Judge Preska recuse herself:
http://www.salon.com/2012/11/28/judge_in_hacker_case_is_married_to_a_stratfor_client/

Jeremy’s statements during sentencing (censored):
http://freejeremy.net/yours-in-struggle/jeremy-hammonds-sentencing-statement-11152013/

Thought to be Jeremy’s statements during sentencing (uncensored):
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131118/01151825270/list-targets-fbi-supposedly-asked-jeremy-hammond-to-crack-revealed.shtml

And a perspective piece by Chris Hedges about his interview with Jeremy a few days before his sentencing:
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19994-chris-hedges-the-revolutionaries-in-our-midst

Here’s our interview with Sue Crabtree on WCPT’s Our Town with Mike Sanders. She’s the woman who has done an enormous share of the organizing within his support network; all gratis.

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