Coverage of the 4 and Other Related Media

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Firstly, we speak with Amanda Shemkes. Amanda does legal support for members of the Cleveland 4. The Cleveland 4, or CLE4, are 4 anarchists who're serving around a decade in Federal prisons in the U.S. on charges of terrorism. Back story is that Brandon Baxter, Connor Stevens, Doug Wright, Joshua "Skelly" Stafford and Anthony Hayne (Anthony took a cooperating plea deal) were arrested on April 30th in 2012 for attempting to blow up a bridge with the provocation of an FBI informant named Shaquille Azir. The young anarchists had coalesced during Occupy Cleveland as a group after encamping together, being involved in food distribution and activism and were targeted and entrapped by Azir who escalated their talk of direct action to the bombing plot and provided them with work, housing, drugs, alcohol, access to (fake) explosives and more. Brandon Baxter, Connor Stevens, Doug Wright and Skelly all received sentences of around a decade each with terrorism enhancements promising lifetime probation. Amanda talks about their case, their time inside, government attacks on social movements and how to support Brandon, Connor, Doug & Skelly, the Cleveland 4. More on their case can be found at thefinalstraw
We discuss the Cleveland 4, connecting movements, security culture, activism, cointelpro, knowing your rights, animal rights, veganism, anarchism & much more. whichsidepodcast
In everyday parlance, the difference between a sting and an act of entrapment seems minimal. They carry the same gist: influencing an individual to carry out an act, in which they are then caught. entrapment sting cleveland4
The five activists arrested in Cleveland, Ohio, are facing multiple charges for conspiring and attempting to destroy the Brecksville-Northfield High Level Bridge on May Day to protest corporate rule. According to the FBI press statement released shortly after the May 1 arrests, FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony said “the individuals charged in this plot were intent on using violence to express their ideological views.” But that is only one side of the story. nato3 cleveland4 waging nonviolence entrapment
@AnonymousVideo @AnonymousVideo made a Cleveland4 music video cleveland4 music video
RT RT on FBI Entrapment of the Cleveland4 rt cleveland4 fbi entrapment
Crimethinc Crimethinc post on FBI Entrapment, The Cleveland4, and the Nato5 nato5 cleveland4 fbi entrapment crimethinc
Truth Frequency Radio Juss does a radio interview about the Cleveland4 with Susan Lindauer cleveland4 radio interview
Talking about the Cleveland 4 on People Rise Up Radio. Cleveland 4 part starts at 1:03:00 cleveland4 podcast
An amazing article on Skelly and the Cleveland 4 skelly josh cleveland 4
Juss' open letter on Occupy Cleveland and the Cleveland 4 cleveland4 open letter
An amazing comic on the Cleveland 4 case by Christopher Towne cleveland4
Another case exposes the FBI's decade-long entrapment trend by Kris Hermes cleveland4
Arun Gupta writes "Rather than target real risks of domestic terror, like neo-Nazis, the FBI entrapment machine demonises anarchists and Muslims" Cleveland 4, media, entrapment
A feature length piece about the case of the Cleveland Four which first hit the news on May 1st of this year. It is also more generally about entrapment of activists by the FBI. This piece was produced by lizzie anderson, a volunteer journalist for Pittsburgh's Rustbelt Radio, with help from the Cleveland 4's support group. media, entrapment
Gail Stevens goes on DJ Bursts O'Goodness's show to provide an update on the case. media
A one hour interview with Gail Stevens, Colin Stevens, family members of Connor Stevens; Terry Gilbert, Connor's attorney; and Vilde Chaya from the Cleveland 4 Support Committee. Hosted by Kristen and Casey on their show Voices and Choices, a weekly feminist show featuring news and interviews. From WRUW 91.1 FM, Cleveland community radio. Cleveland 4, interview
Friends of Eric present information about the case of Eric McDavid, an activist who was entrapped by the FBI in 2006, which serves as a lens through which to study the basic concepts of entrapment, the use of informants, and government repression in general. Unfortunately, the use of these tools by the state is becoming more and more prevalent, and it's imperative that people understand how they work. entrapment, FBI entrapment, FBI informant, Eric McDavid
A report on Cleveland's Channel 5 News, reporting on Shaquille Azir, the FBI's informant. Brandon's attorney, John Pyle, speaks about the FBI's orchestration of the case, calling it a "genuine entrapment case." media coverage, media
“For two years now, a young woman in camo pants, black sweatshirt, military boots and pink hair, known to both her fellow eco-activists and FBI employers as ‘Anna,’ had been crashing the party.”