Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fri., 8/19 - The Michael Slate Show with Joey Johnson, Notorious Flag Burner: Drop the Charges on the RNC 16!

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Drop the charges on Joey Johnson 
and the RNC16 now!

On July 20, outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Joey Johnson was surrounded by a circle of members of the Revolution Club, who created a safe space for him to burn the American flag. Joey led chants, "1, 2, 3, 4 -- Slavery, Genocide, and War! 5, 6, 7, 8 -- America Was NEVER Great!" The flag went up in flames.

This warmed the hearts of people all over the world: a powerful statement that American lives are NOT more important than other people's lives. The system hit back immediately, trying to send the message that this will not be tolerated.

As the flag started to burn, police attacked, arresting Joey and 16 others, the RNC 16. They were given serious charges - and the authorities have piled on even more charges, including charging two of the protestors with felonies.

We'll hear the latest on all this from Joey Johnson, whose Supreme Court case Texas vs Johnson established flag burning as protected speech. Joey Johnson is a supporter of the Revolutionary Communist Party.