Court Upholds Marissa Alexander’s Bond Release;
Activists Call for Angela Corey to Stop Harassment
Today, the court upheld Marissa Alexander’s bond release, which means she is allowed to continue her house arrest and remain with her children and family until her new trial begins on March 31st. State Prosecutor Angela Corey filed a motion alleging that Marissa Alexander broke the conditions of her release by making unauthorized trips outside her home. Yet, Alexander’s legalteam presented proof that the Correctional Service Counselor who supervised Alexander’s house arrest authorized every trip listed in the State’s motion and the Counselor asserts that Alexander is not in violation of her release.
Text by Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign
Words cannot express the relief and joy of everyone in the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign that Marissa Alexander is home with her family this Thanksgiving Day. Ms. Alexander has been released on bond until a verdict is reached in her new trial that begins March 31, 2014. We hope the decision means that the Florida justice system has relented in its vindictive, hostile and racist legal assault on this African American mother of three. Ms. Alexander has been victimized twice — once by her abusive ex-husband and again by the state of Florida, which has stolen nearly three years from her life for an act of self-defense that injured no one.
We are thrilled that Ms. Alexander will be able to prepare for her new trial amid the support and love of her children and family from whom she has been separated far too long.
The Free Marissa Now Movement Vows to Keep Organizing until Marissa is Free
Text by FreeMarissaNow
Marissa Alexander was convicted as a domestic violence survivor eight days after giving birth to her baby. She was not allowed to use Stand Your Ground Legislation. She sits in prison with a 20 year sentence.
National Free Marissa Campaign site: https://www.facebook.com/FreeMarissaNow
Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
March is Women’s History Month which is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.
Me, SoSaLa and DooBeeDooBeeDoo join in paying tribute to the generations of women in this country and around the world whose commitment to women rights and social issues have proved invaluable to their respective societies.
My band SoSaLa dedicated this song to all theses great female activists in my home country Iran, in this country and around the world: NU PERSIAN FLAMENCO Continue reading