Final Pre-trial Hearing, Circus Rally, Event Series and Other Updates

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

September 22 marked the final pre-trial hearing for the remaining four defendants of the RNC 8. Important details such as the jury selection process, outstanding issues with the evidence in the case and lists of witnesses and exhibits, the table arrangements for the defendants and defense attorneys during trial and other matters were all discussed. [...]

Because We Live Here: Boycott Arizona and Take Down the Fort—Solidarity on May 29

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

When we are mobilizing against injustice or defending targets of state repression in our communities, we say we do so Because We Live Here.  We do live here, and we refuse to accept white supremacy, colonialism and xenophobia as normative in our cities. But it is important to examine who we mean by the We [...]

Court Update from the Fourth Day of RNC 8 Hearings

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Today was the fourth day of the RNC 8 hearings. Most of the day was spent questioning Sergeant Jay Maher of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Unit, who conducted extensive surveillance leading up to and following the RNC, worked with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department informants and supervised some of the raids. Chris [...]

Serenade Susan Gaertner: Friday, March 27th, St. Paul

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

As the credibility of the FBI’s information plummets, the RNC 8 Defense Committee invites you to an action on Friday, March 27: CALL TO ACTION: SERENADE SUSAN GAERTNER, the prosecuting attorney in the case against the RNC8! On March 27th we’re going to have a little meeting with Susan Gaertner. We’re going to present her with the [...]

Court Update from Wednesday, December 17

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

The RNC 8′s next court appearance, a motion hearing, has been set for January 26 at 1pm. At that appearance, the judge will hear motions from the prosecution and defense, including a protective order requested by the prosecution which would prohibit the defense lawyers from releasing discovery to anyone including the eight co-defendants themselves, and [...]

Response to Susan Gaertner, Today’s Hearing – Press Statement

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

The following was read at today’s press conference by a member of the RNC 8 Support Committee. It is in response to today’s court appearance by the RNC 8 and a press statement released earlier by Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner. PRESS STATEMENT As you may already know, early this week members of the RNC [...]

Call-in to Susan Gaertner Starting Today!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Call (651)266-3222 and e-mail (cc: and demand ALL CHARGES DROPPED! With the new charges, it is even more important to blast out the call-in day of action to as many people as possible to let Ramsey County know we will not be intimidated. Please forward this amended call to family, friends and supporters [...]

Phone-in against Phony charges (Monday, October 13)

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

Phone-in against Phony charges! RNC Arrestees Call-In Day of Action Monday October 13th, 2008 (9am- 5pm) 6 of the RNC 8 are attending court on Monday Oct 13th. In solidarity with them and the 800+ other RNC arrestees, we are asking folks to take 5 minutes to call Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner’s office, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and [...]

A Letter from the RNC 8

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

print A Letter from the RNC 8 Dear Friends, Family, and Comrades: We are the RNC 8: individuals targeted because of our political beliefs and work organizing for protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention, in what appears to be the first use of Minnesota’s version of the US Patriot Act. The 8 of us [...]