There were around 50+ people attend the meeting, include May Day Long Beach
arrestees, ACLU, Long Beach Peace Action Network, Independent Media Center
and many local concern activists.
Most Long Beach activists who attend the meetings are relative old and very
experienced activists and they were outraged by what city of Long Beach, Long
Beach Police Department, local media and Long Beach City council had been
attacking the youth activists who march on May Day.
We had a long discuses including legal strategy, local supports and
ideological debate. One hand the May Day arrestees were happy that THERE ARE
GROUP OF LONG BEACH ACTIVISTS willing to supports them; however, on the other
hand, the youth activists also raised their concern on power dynamics and
lecturing too much from some of the old activists.
The meeting decided to call for a march and vigil on Tuesday, July 24th on
Long Beach to support the on going court case (location: TBA), establish work
groups to support the campaign and issue a joint statement to support May Day
For more information, please contact:
Roger Erickson (562-438-4679) email@example.com>
Adrea Stoker (562-498-2690) Êptstoker@earthlink.net
Sharon Cotrell (562-433-7025) Êsharoncotrell@charter.net
We also raised 0 donations for the May Day legal defense funds.
Behalf of May Day arrestees, I am thank you Dr. Eugene Ruyle and Long Beach
Peace Action for the support.
For more information on legal support information for Long Beach May Day
Legal Information Line:
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Please support our legal defense fund! Send check to:
Don White c/o May Day Support
PO Box 27061
Los Angels, CA 90027
(payable to CISPES, on memo line write: legal defense)
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