January 21, 2015


Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign, 406-640-0109,                             


A Life or Death Decision

Alex Wilks –


BREAKING: We’re Going to Court for Critically Endangered Wolves


Dear pbnb reader,


We’re running out of time to save Mexican gray wolves.


After almost 40 years on the Endangered Species List, the Mexican gray wolf (also called the lobo) hovers on the brink of extinction.


Tragically, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has failed to conserve the lobo, so we have filed suit to compel them to act.


Your emergency donation to Defenders of Wildlife can help save these critically endangered animals and other vulnerable wildlife.


The lobo is the most genetically distinct lineage of wolves in the world, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. In the U.S., Mexican gray wolves historically inhabited much of the southwest, including portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and

ranged even further north into southern Utah and Colorado.


At the last official count, there were only 83 of these spectacular animals clinging to survival in the wild.


This will not be the first time that Defenders has gone to court to save the lobo. Just recently, we filed a lawsuit challenging the failure of FWS to develop a recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf.


There is no room for another failure. This may be our last chance to save one of America’s most iconic predators.


Please help us today!




Jamie Rappaport Clark


Defenders of Wildlife



First Amendment Implications of Journalist’s Five-Year Sentence

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The Chilling First Amendment Implications of Journalist Barrett Brown’s Five-Year Sentence

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Concluding a case which has lasted more than two years, and which has frightening implications for journalists and researchers of all stripes, a federal judge in Dallas sentenced journalist and transparency activist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison on Thursday.


Greek Right Fears First Left Government in Greek History


Important Update: 2014 Vigil Line Crossers to Stand Trial


Trial for 2014 Vigil Line Crossers Eve and Nashua set for January 29!


Prison witness has been a core element of the SOA Watch movement since its beginning. SOA Watch activists have collectively spent over 100 years in prison for their nonviolent direct actions and denouncement of the crimes committed by SOA/WHINSEC graduates, and for their expression of solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Latin America. Their witness and steadfastness in the struggle for peace and justice is an extraordinary example of love in action.


On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, during the last annual SOA Watch Vigil, two activists continued with the tradition that set off our movement 25 years ago, and crossed the line onto the Fort Benning military base. Both were arrested and are now facing charges for violating 18 U.S.C. § 1382, illegal entry onto a United States Military Reservation.


Eve Tetaz, a 83-year-old author, veteran peace and justice activist and retired public schoolteacher from Washington, DC, entered in solitary nonviolent witness at 9 am, carrying with her a poster of one of the 43 disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico and the prophetic Isaiah verse, “they shall beat their swords into plowshares”.


You can read Eve’s personal statement here:


After the Sunday procession concluded, longtime SOA Watch activist Nashua Chantal, a 62-year-old human rights defender from Americus, Georgia, carried a ladder to the fence which military police erected to keep our peaceful message from entering the base and climbed over it. This is the third arrest at Fort Benning for Chantal, who previously served a three-month sentence in 2005 and a six-month sentence in 2013 for crossing the line.


Watch a powerful video of Nashua climbing the fence here:


Next week, Eve and Nashua will stand trial at the US District Court in Columbus, Georgia. They are facing up to six months in federal prison for their peaceful witness.


They are in there for us, we are out here for them!


How can you support Nashua and Eve?


1) Send them a personal message of support by going here:

2) Attend the trial in Columbus, Georgia next Thursday, January 29


For more information, please contact Maria Luisa at or 202-710-2343


SOA Watch is proud to be a movement of people who speak out for justice! With our minds and our bodies we will close the SOA/WHINSEC and put an end to US militarization in the Americas!


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In Ferguson – – – t r u t h o u t


In Ferguson

Darryl Pinckney, The New York Review of Books: Ferguson feels like a turning point. For so many, Michael Brown’s death was the last straw. Black youth are fed up with being branded criminals at birth. Ferguson was the country stepping back in time or exposing the fact that change hasn’t happened where it’s most needed.


Intercontinental Cry



Nasa Peoples Apply Indigenous Justice on FARC Guerrilla Members


Posted: 24 Jan 2015 10:29 AM PST

One of the largest Indigenous Nations in Colombia, the Nasa, have struggled for decades against interference and attacks from both guerrilla and government military forces. Americas Now Correspondent Toby Muse traveled to Toribio, Colombia, in the heart of the Nasa territory, where he witnessed an extraordinary moment, as the community gathered to pass justice to a group of leftist FARC guerrilla members who were apprehended by the indigenous guard and killed two members of their community.




Ken Preston


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