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Forum in Response to the "Green Scare" on Wed. March 22

"Terrorist Creep"--the 'Terrorization' of Criminal and Free Speech Acts

In response to the Green Scare of Operation Backfire, the Portland NLG, the Northwest Constitutional Rights Center, and the First Unitarian Church present a panel discussion about the impact of re-characterizing crimes as "domestic terrorism" solely because of the political message allegedly associated with the crimes. It is important not to let the government frame this issue and brand mere criminal acts (property crimes and sabotage) as acts of domestic terrorism.
"Terrorist Creep"--the 'Terrorization' of Criminal and Free Speech Acts

In response to the Green Scare of Operation Backfire, the Portland NLG, the
Northwest Constitutional Rights Center, and the First Unitarian Church present
a panel discussion about the impact of re-characterizing crimes as "domestic
terrorism" solely because of the political message allegedly associated with
the crimes. It is important not to let the government frame this issue and brand mere criminal acts (property crimes and sabotage) as acts of domestic terrorism.

Featuring:
Steven Wax, from the Oregon Federal Public Defender's Office
Stu Sugarman, NLG attorney and L&C grad defending alleged "terrorists"
Ashlee Albies, NLG attorney and 2005 L&C grad working with the Center for
Constitutional Rights to challenge the NSA's warrentless wiretapping.

A Q&A and audience discussion will conclude the event.

When: Wednesday, March 22, 7pm
Where: First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th, Downtown Portland
What: a panel discussion, the first of a three part series: "But, is this really
"Terrorism?": A Forum on the Effect of the "War on Terror" on Domestic Political
Dissent
Who: YOU! (and the forum is co-sponsored by the Portland Chapter of the National
Lawyers Guild, the Northwest Constitutional Rights Center, and the First
Unitarian Church of Portland
How Much: a $5-$50 donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away for
lack of funds.

What more?:
April 5, "Crimes Against the Environment vs. Crimes For the Environment"
April 19, "The Chilling Effect on Dissent"

Questions? Please contact  info@nwcrc.org