Court Support for Hempstead 15 (from Hofstra Debate demo)

November 9, 2008 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Update 11/11/2008: Please come to court AGAIN on Wednesday, Nov 12th at 8am.
Full story and info is here.

Video from Democracy Now! about the situation:

Please join the Hempstead 15 in court.

Monday, Nov. 10th at 8am
(arraignment starts at 9am, we should be there early)
at Nassau County District Court
99 Main Street in Hempstead , NY

Ten members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and five of our supporters who make up the Hempstead 15 will be arraigned for “disorderly conduct” at 9 a.m. We’re asking our supporters to show up at 8. Following the hearing, members of the Hempstead 15 will be available for questions and general socializing.

We ask that all supporters continue to respect the non-violent and reconciliatory nature and intent of our organization, particularly by helping us spread messages surrounding dignity and medical treatment for our veterans and acknowledgement of their voices which deserve to be heard.

As well, we ask that you sign the following petition condemning the trampling of Nick Morgan and others at the Oct. 15th demonstration which will be presented to the courts on the day of our arraignment. As well, please donate funds to help cover Nick’s medical bills at

Thank you for all you’ve done, thank you for what you’re doing, and thank you for making what’s to come a reality. May we always find people uniting around the ideals of freedom, justice and democracy, in times of war and peace alike.

Thank you for moving forward with us, and we look forward to seeing you all at the courthouse!

In solidarity,

The Hempstead 15

Nick Morgan  SGT , USA   IVAW DC
Matthis Chiroux SGT , USA IVAW NYC
James Gilligan  CPL, USMC IVAW Philadelphia
Kris Goldsmith SGT , USA IVAW NYC
Marlisa Grogan CPT, USMC IVAW NYC
Adam Kokesh  SGT, USMC IVAW DC
Nathan Peld   PO2, USN IVAW Central NY
Mike Spinnato  CPL, USMC IVAW Boston
Jose Vasquez  SSG, USAR IVAW NYC
Geoff Millard  SGT, ARNG  IVAW DC
Paul Blasenheim Washington, DC
Megan Day  Portchester, MA
David M. Disimino Tacoma Park, MD
Lianne Gillouly Boston , MA
Ryan Olander  Highland Park, NJ

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Fri, Dec 5th: Coffeehouse AND (pre-coffeehouse) Fundraiser Timely: Court support for “Hempstead 15” (Hofstra demo)

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