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    12/15/2005 7:52:26 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 46 replies · 1,113+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 12/15/05
    Guantanamo, Cuba—A group of anti-war protesters awaiting sentencing on charges of throwing blood on a soldier, a recruiting station and the U.S. flag are now in Cuba, protesting the alleged treatment of terror detainees at Guantanamo Bay.According to a Ithaca Journal, the three Ithaca residents, “Daniel Burns, Clare Grady and Teresa Grady, have joined about 25 other protesters fasting since Monday at a Cuban military checkpoint outside the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay.” The group is demanding access to the hundreds of detainees being held at the naval base, some since just after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11,...

    12/01/2005 9:00:19 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies · 1,372+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Thursday, December 01, 2005
    GENEVA, NY—A group of anti-war protesters who threw blood on a soldier, a recruiting station and the U.S. flag will deliver a lecture at Hobart and William Smith campuses today.According to a campus press release, the four Ithaca residents-- Daniel Burns, Peter DeMott, Clare Grady and Teresa Grady--are expected to address students on “the use of unconventional politics as a means for political organizing and resistance in a time of war and in a time of the Patriot Act.”In addition, the group’s sponsor, Professor Craig Rimmerman of the HWS political science department, hopes to ask the group "what they were...
  • (Ithaca) Residents, (Cornell) Students Join to Oppose War

    10/03/2005 3:35:05 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 419+ views
    Copyright © 2005 The Cornell Daily Sun. ^ | October 03, 2005 | By Xiaowei Cathy Tang
    ITHACA NY-A vibrant hue pierced parts of campus last Friday, as students and professors in orange T-shirts rallied together to voice their opposition to the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. “For 24 hours we skip class, we skip work, we leave our cars at home, we buy nothing, we fast,” the students stated on their website. “For one day we set our lives aside to examine and understand this occupation … .” Orange Friday, as the event was called, engaged faculty and students in a day-long dialogue in an effort to raise awareness about the repercussions of the war...
  • Ithaca Protesters Cost City Thousands

    09/28/2005 6:42:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 1,158+ views
    BINGHAMTON, NY--The activities of supporters of four Ithaca-area protesters who throw blood on an American flag, a recruiting center and a soldier are expected to cost the City of Binghamton at least $15,000.00.News 10 Now reports that city officials were forced to spend at least that amount in overtime to provide security during the trial of Ithaca-area protesters, who dubbed themselves the "St. Patrick's Day Four."The four, Peter DeMott, Theresa Grady, Claire Grady and Daniel Burns, were tried in federal court in Binghamton earlier this month on charges ranging from conspiracy to vandalism.During the trial, various anti-war groups, made up...

    09/26/2005 9:45:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 51 replies · 5,162+ views
    BINGHAMTON NY--the Ithaca New York antiwar protesters who threw blood on a recruiting center, a soldier and the American flag in 2003 have been found guilty of three counts by a federal court.According to the Ithaca Journal, the group, which calls itself “ the St. Patrick’s Day Four,” was found guilty of three counts of damaging federal property, but acquitted of the most serious conspiracy charge.The group was accused of going to a Army recruiting center near Ithaca on March 17, 2003, and throwing their own blood on the walls, the floor, the United States flag and Staff Sgt. Rachon...
  • Blood-throwing Protester's History of Violence (threw blood on soldier, flag)

    09/22/2005 10:21:51 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies · 1,331+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2005
    BINGHAMTON, NY--The New York Times reports that one of the Ithaca, NY-area protesters who spilled human blood on a soldier and the flag in 2003 has a long history of attacks on government property.According to the Times, Peter DeMott, one of the self-styled “St. Patrick’s Day Four,” has previous arrests for “ramming a car into a nuclear submarine in 1980 and hammering and pouring blood on a different submarine in 1982 when he was part of an activist group, Plowshares, which protested the nuclear arms buildup.”DeMott and his fellow protesters, the Times reported, were portrayed as “religious zealots who routinely...

    09/21/2005 8:53:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 94 replies · 2,904+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2005
    BINGHAMTON, NY—A U.S. soldier has testified in federal court Tuesday (September 20) that he was splashed with human blood by anti-war protesters during a 2003 protest.The soldier, Staff Sgt. Rachon Montgomery, was working as an army recruiter on March 17, 2003, the day that four protesters threw their own blood around a recruiting center in Lansing, NY, a suburb of Ithaca. As a result of the incident, press reports indicate, Montgomery was tested for blood-borne illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis.In addition to Montgomery, the protesters also poured blood on the American flag, a military banner and the walls and...
  • Ithaca War protesters indicted by grand jury (YEE-HA!)

    07/10/2003 4:50:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 349+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Thursday, July 10, 2003 | By DIANA LaMATTINA
    <p>ITHACA -- The extent of the resulting damage and the use of blood at a protest will lead to four demonstrators being tried in Tompkins County Court.</p> <p>The grand jury handed up the indictment for Daniel Burns, 42, Peter DeMott, 56, Teresa Grady, 37, and Clare Grady, 44, on July 1 on the charge of second-degree criminal mischief.</p>
  • Three Ithacans Arrested at the White House

    01/01/2003 5:33:21 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 75 replies · 808+ views
    Tompkins County Green Party ^ | Sunday, December 29 2002 | Linda Holzbaur
    Lisa Guido, Peter DeMott and Grace Ritter of Ithaca and 13 others were arrested on December 28, 1:30 pm at the White House in Washington DC for participating in a nonviolent, peaceful die-in to protest the ongoing war against Iraq and the invasion of Iraq, now well underway. Some of the participants poured their own blood on themselves during the protest. DeMott and Ritter were charged with participating in a stationary demonstration in a restricted area and released with an order to appear in DC court on April 16; Guido is still being held. All three were part of the...