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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 More

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 More

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