Thursday, August 16, 2007

15 Things You Can Do To Help Alex Svoboda...

From a listserv...

1. Join Alex’s union -- the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). For more information about how to join the local Providence IWW, contact Mark Bray at

2. Attend solidarity actions organized to support Alex, including the Anti-Police Brutality March on Sunday, August 26 at
1:30 at the North Providence City Hall.

3. Make a donation to support Alex.
There are three ways to send whatever funds you can:
  • Providence IWW GMB, PO Box 5795, Providence, RI 02903
  • Or contact Mark Bray at 201-669-0714
  • Or for readers wanting to use PayPal, you can address contributions to our account, which is named "".
4. Call your state representative to voice your outrage over the North Providence Police’s brutal attack on Alex. If you know who your representative is, go here for contact info; if you don't, go here to find out.

Write letters of support for Alex and either mail or fax them to not only the people and institutions listed at the bottom of this post, but also to the following. Call to voice your outrage (politely) as well!:

6. Contact friends, associates, or organizational affiliates and urge them to write letters as well.

7. Put an announcement about Alex’s situation on a listserve you belong to.

8. Make an announcement about supporting Alex’s case at a meeting or public gathering.

9. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or media outlet. Make sure your letter is under 200 words and is linked to an article about this event in that paper.

10. Take up a collection at your place of worship, union hall, school, etc.

11. Organize a fundraiser/outreach event such as a dinner party, musical event, film or lecture.

12. Offer to donate your skills (artistic, writing, music, research, outreach, canvassing, phone banking, etc) to Mark Bray (contact above).

13. Ask a band or entertainer to donate proceeds of a performance to Alex.

14. Check this blog often for updates and events!

15. Ask friends and associates to do all of the above!

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