2012 archive

Matt is out of jail!

Matt Almonte was released from jail  today! He would like to thank everyone who donated to his legal fund and everyone who wrote letters of support. He was amazed and overwhelmed at all the love and support from around the country and around the world.

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Manchester Community Puts New Demands on Valero, Hunger Strike Marks 29 days

(http://www.scribd.com/doc/117705930/Manchester-Voices-from-a-Fence-Line-Community-Tar-Sands-Blockade) Houston, TX. Thursday 12/27/2012- Manchester residents unify with Tar Sands Blockade, TEJAS (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services), and hunger strikers Diane Wilson and Bob Lindsey, now in their 29th day of a sustained hunger strike to protest Valero’s involvement with the Keystone XL Pipeline and ultimately their presence in this community. Tar Sands Blockaders …

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Judge reduces Isabel and Matt’s bail, Isabel free on bond!

Isabel and Matt had their bail reduction hearing yesterday, after 23 days in jail. Thomas. A. Dunn, the judge who originally set their bail at $65,000 each, recused himself from the case for undisclosed reasons. Community members such as Pastor Kyle Childress of Austin Heights Baptist Church testified as character witnesses. The replacement judge, Floyd …

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