Thursday, May 04, 2006

[Toronto, May 13th] From COINTELPRO to the PATRIOT Act: Liberation Movements & the Fight Against State Repression

Liberation Movements & the Fight Against State Repression
Saturday, May 13th, 2006 at 6:30pm
Toronto Reference Library Auditorium
789 Yonge St.
(Just north of Bloor on the east side of Yonge)


Susan Tipograph has been a criminal defence lawyer in New York City for 30 years. A long-time member of the National Lawyers Guild, she has been a staunch defender of activists, organizers and others made the target of state repression. Some of Susan's notable trials include the Ohio 7 prosecution, the state and federal cases arising from the 1981 Brinks incident in Rockland County, New York (defending Judith Clark, Silvia Baraldini and David Gilbert) and the 1998 rebellion in New York City's Tompkins Square Park. Among her clients have been Raise the Fist  webmaster Sherman Austin, Lynne Stewart, former Black Panthers including  Robert 'Seth' Hayes and Herman Bell, members of the FALN, Macheteros and  other Puerto Rican independistas, as well as countless civil  disobedience and demonstration arrestees from the anti-globalization,  HIV/AIDS, anti-war and other movements.

In addition to Susan's talk, US Political Prisoner (and former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army) Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes will address the audience and local organizers will give an update about Seth's parole campaign.

This event is organized by the Law Union of Ontario and the Toronto  Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes support committee, and is sponsored by Upping the  Anti, OCAP, 81 Reasons Campaign, Prisoners Justice Action Committee,  Common Front Legal Collective, Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action  Network (PASAN) and the Sumoud Palestinian Political Prisoners Group.   For more information or to book a space to table at the event please  e-mail or go to

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