Dennis, it would really help. Dee
If you have listened to KKFI's MorningBuzz on Wednesdays, you may recall when
I had Dennis Kyne and the Veterans for Peace in the studio a couple of months
ago as they trekked across the country. I ran into him on the streets of New
York two weeks ago, shortly before his arrest.
Dennis is a tireless activist for peace and justice, who has been working
very hard to raise awareness of Depleted Uranium, which has been used to coat
bunker-buster bombs, which has left the Iraqi countryside decimated, and has
had catastrophic impact on GI health. (Can you say Gulf War Syndrome?)
I urge you to check out denniskyne.com, his book, "Support the Truth", pass
this email along, and help Dennis with his financial/legal issues if you can.
From: "dennis kyne"
Date: September 9, 2004 8:43:28 PM GMT+07:00
Subject: I Need Help
I was arrested in New York during the massive sweeps of the RNC.
I am scheduled to reappear in court on October 25th to challenge eight
and I promise all, I was the loudest person there, but I surely didn't need
to be cited for
acting violently, they buried me into the system and kept me locked up in the
the Manhattan Detention Center. This system has very few white people
incarcerated; however, the African-Americans in the system loved what was
happening on the streets and taught me how to use the phones and got my ass
back out of jail as fast as I was put in.
Inmates said they appreciated the work of the protesters, fed me anything
around that didn't have meat and said that because of the work we had done,
the jail system, for the very short time we were present, was free of
cockroaches and the dehumanization that we all know goes on in the prisons of
America. I experienced no racism in this facility after being warned by
police my number was up.
So, I currently need to raise money for travel expenses back to New York and
any fees that should need to be covered.
Below is a list of the work I have done in the past couple of months, I have
taken a vow of nonviolence and am insulted that the police are insinuating
that because I am a combat Veteran I MUST be violent. That is the stigma we
veterans live with for our entire post- combat lives, and it is not only
unfair, as most of you know it is untrue.
I fight for equality and justice, and most of all truth, and as a lot of you
know, I operate as somewhat of a Lone Wolf because of the intensity under
which I function. I watched as police were ordered to drop young women,
detain 16-year-old boys, and round up chinese food delivery people with the
only qualification for detention "being on a bike" while the critical mass
folks rode by. It was Martial Law, it is not what I almost died in Combat
for. I watched as people became unhealthy in a bus terminal used to detain
people, and I stayed with an oppressed majority in the TOMBS and learned that
we are all in this together. I am asking anyone who can help me with a
donation of any amount so I can fly to New York and defend myself against
these incredibly loaded charges.
If you see it as within your means, please use:
PO Box 720254
San Jose, CA 95172 USA
Please forward this to anyone or all.
In peace and gratitude,
AP PHOTO IN NEW YORK OF DENNIS KYNE
DENNIS' ARTICLE ON DEPLETED URANIUM
ASPEN DAILY NEWS WRITES ON DENNIS KYNE
BOZEMAN CHRONICLE WRITES ON DENNIS KYNE
GLENWOOD SPRINGS WRITES ON DENNIS KYNE
IDAHO OBSERVER WRITES ON DENNIS KYNE
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