Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism is the collective autobiography 
of  several  members  of  the  RNC  8.  Charged  with  felony  conspiracy  and violations  of  the  Minnesota  Patriot  Act  for  organizing  logistics  for protests against  the  2008  Republican  National  Convention  in  St.  Paul,  authors  reveal their  upbringings,  early  political  involvements,  the  “RNC Welcoming Committee,” infiltration, arrests, legal defense
and outcomes of the case.

Authored  by  RNC  8  defendants,  Luce  Guillén­Givins,  Max  Specktor,  Eryn Trimmer,  Monica  Bicking,  Robert  Czernik  and  Garrett  Fitzgerald,  and  edited and  introduced  by  Leslie  James  Pickering,  the  book  offers  lessons and a glimpse into the contemporary reality of dissent in America.

The book is available at:

 Proceeds  will  be  donated  to  the  Committee  to  Stop  FBI  Repression (CSFR).
CSFR is a group formed to support activists currently
being targeted by the FBI
—through  grand  jury  subpoenas,  house  raids, and  looming  indictments—for their anti­war and international solidarity work. 

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One Comment

  1. Brandt Hardin (@DREGstudios) October 15, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Under the guise of fighting terrorism, the Patriot Act was adopted WITHOUT public approval or vote just weeks at 9/11. These unconstitutional laws should be abolished seeing as they violate human rights and due process not to mention the mere 3 criminal charges a year attributed to this act. The laws are simply means to spy on our own citizens and to detain and torture dissidents without trial or a right to council. You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my artist’s response to these measures on my artist’s blog at

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