Tag Archives: Cecily McMillan

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison”

Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she’ll keep protesting. Cecily McMillan. (Image:  Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) By Sarah Jaffe  Truthout.org | Interview  13 July 2014 Cecily McMillan would rather not be famous. Not for the dubious honor of receiving the most serious sentence among thousands of […]

William Rivers Pitt | Land of the Free, Unless You’re a Woman

“….With Tuesday’s orders, the conservative majority has effectively endorsed the idea that religious objections to insurance that covers any form of preventative healthcare for women have merit.” By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed  Friday, 04 July 2014 09:15 Rise Up Times Editor’s Note:  Across the world women are under attack. Women in America did not expect these attacks to […]

Molly Crabapple: Dissident Fetish

That night, no one had one word for any American political prisoner, hacker and whistle-blower and activist, cracking from solitary in their 6-foot-by-11-foot cells. by Molly Crabapple  VanityFair.com  June 11, 2014 Nothing tastes better than freedom—except possibly burrata. One May night, I sat beneath the blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History, nibbling through […]

Marc Ash: The Betrayal of Cecily McMillan

American juries simply do not question authority. As a result they do not exist. Instead they all too often function as a public relations instrument of the police state. Particularly in politically motivated trials. New York Police arrest a demonstrator on day 7 of the Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations, 09/23/11. (Photo: Giles Clarke) By Marc Ash Reader […]

Chris Hedges: The Crime of Peaceful Protest

McMillan’s journey from a rural Texas backwater to a courtroom in New York is a journey of political awakening.  By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  Apr 27, 2014 Occupy Wall Street activists Eric Linkser, center left, and Cecily McMillan, far right, take turns shouting information to fellow protesters preparing to return to Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15, 2011. AP/Bebeto Matthews NEW […]

The criminalization of political opposition in America

Editor’s Note: This article briefly mentions the raids on the homes antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago in 2010 after their organizations were infiltrated. The article does not mention the RNC8, who were accused of terrorism after the 2008 Republican convention in St. Paul MN. So really, this is not new news for those of us in Minnesota. […]

Video> Amy Goodman> OWS Activist Cecily McMillan Describes Seizure, Bodily Injuries in Arrest by NYPD

Uploaded by democracynow on Mar 23, 2012  Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan suffered a seizure when New York City police officers pulled her from the crowd and arrested her as hundreds attempted to re-occupy Zuccotti Park on Saturday, to mark sixth months since the launch of the movement. In her first television interview since her arrest, McMillan […]