Sign the Petition to Drop the Charges on Clark & Miles for #ShutDownRikers Petition
To Queens County NY District Attorney Richard A. Brown:
We the undersigned urge the Queen District Attorney to drop charges of Obstructing Government Administration and Disorderly Conduct against Clark Kissinger, case #2015QN053342 & Miles Solay, 2015QN053343.
These men participated in a peaceful, non-violent protest on October 23, 2015, near the entrance to NYC's jail at Rikers Island. The demand of the protest was “Shut Down Rikers” based on at least 15 prisoner deaths precipitated there by medical neglect; hundreds of guard-inflicted injuries of prisoners; and repeated lawsuits settled by the City of New York over prisoner abuse.
On December 15, 14 others arrested at the same time were given a 24 hour Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, or in some cases were not prosecuted.
A scheduled trial on April 12 should instead be a hearing where the prosecutors announce that no charges will be pursued on these two men.
Clark Kissinger has been a prominent figure of opposition to U.S. capitalist imperialism since the Sixties. As an early leader of Students for a Democratic Society he organized the first March on Washington against the war on Vietnam in 1965. In the 70s Clark visited revolutionary China and became a supporter of Bob Avakian and the Revolutionary Union. In the 80s and 90s as a founder of Refuse & Resist! he fought to defend abortion rights and political prisoners. And in the 2000s Clark coordinated the “Not In Our Name” statement against the invasion of Iraq. Today Clark is the manager of Revolution Books in New York City.
Miles is founder of the revolutionary rock band Outernational, touring Europe, Latin America & the U.S. Read More
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