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  • Sunday, September 11, 2005


    Rosemarie Jackowski Stands For Justice

    Rosemarie Jackowski was tried for Disorderly Conduct with Intent to Harass and Annoy. She was found guilty in Sept., 2004 but is appealing the judgment. Her disorderly actions? Standing in the middle of an intersection in Bennington, VT with her head bowed and holding a poster of a dead Iraqi child on March 20, 2003.

    Ms. Jackowski has an eloquent description of her actions that day and her questions about the way the trial was conducted. You should read it.

    Her appeal was recently heard. There's a summary of it in the Bennington Banner.

    The maximum penalty for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, is two months in jail and a $500 fine. Suntag, however, ordered Jackowski to meet with the local Reparative Board, which typically requires defendants to perform community service. Suntag stayed the sentence pending the outcome of Jackowski's appeal.

    Jackowski repeated her previous statements Thursday that she would refuse to perform community service, preferring to go to jail instead.

    "The reason is, how can you do that if you're in a state of resistance to the government?" Jackowski said of her rejection of community service.

    That's the spirit of resistance I like to see. You go, Ms. Jackowski.

    This is PBU37, a test of the PBU Anti-Fascist Network. If there had been an actual case of fascism, you would have been given instructions on how to perform revolutionary actions to restore democracy and freedom. As it is, you'll just have to perform such actions independent of some centralized and issuing authority. You should be questioning authority anyway, not meekly waiting for some nasty hierarchy, progressive or not, to issue orders. Don't be a drone, dude. Think for yourself. Progressive Blogger Union is not a sanctioning group so, while I am a member of PBU, I do not represent or speak for PBU. Don't blame PBU; they just suggest a topic. If you want to see what other PBU members have written about Rosemarie Jackowski, you can look under the subject header "PBU37" at the PBU group at Flickr. Or you can plug PBU37 into the Technorati search engine.

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