Filed under: Audio, Court, Keene Weekly News, News, Politics, Rant, Video
In this episode, we discuss the Palmer, Mass. win, Rich Paul’s sentencing, Keene’s new city budget and government funded man caves. Jay Freeville joins us. I found him a big ole Papa bear chair off the side of the road that was just right.
Filed under: Announcement, Court, Jailed Activist, Keene Weekly News, Victimless Crimes
Three weeks from today, on Friday June 7th, 2013, at 1:30pm, friends of Rich Paul will gather to support him at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene for his sentencing event. Rich’s story continues to make headlines across the land of liberty, and this is getting the spotlight on the sentencing in hope for a more positive outcome, and more help in fundraising for his appeal. Thank you so much to Garry Reed for this great article today on Rich’s story posted on examiner.com , and an earlier Libertarian News Examiner article put out the truth of Rich refusing to wear a wire or entrap his friends for the FBI. Updates will follow between now and Rich’s sentencing.
Thank you to Garrett Ean for his most excellent mashup video, highlighting testimony from Richie the Rat Dupont Jr. to Phil the Perjurer Christiana and other detectives in between. Tune in to how they are each asked similar questions by Defense counsel Kim Kossick regarding who called who to begin this investigation into Rich Paul. Did the NH Drug Task Force call the FBI, or did the FBI call the DTF, and then lie under oath about who called who? Since Christiana could not admit under oath that he asked Rich to cooperate, in a similar way that Dupont had been asked to cooperate, then refused to answer questions about the Keene Activist Center, all of that testimony should be stricken, and Christiana charged with perjury and contempt. However, since we choose our battles, this may not be the one we choose, but the truth shall someday set Rich Paul free . . . Read more
Filed under: Announcement, Court, Jailed Activist, Keene Weekly News, Uncategorized, Victimless Crimes
The question we have all been asking has been answered. When is Rich Paul’s sentencing event?
Date: Friday, June 7th, 2013
Location: Cheshire County Superior Court, Keene, NH
All it took to answer this question was one person who loves Rich to walk into the court and ask, and to send him this much needed message. As of this moment, Rich’s counsel has not informed him that the sentencing event is on the court calendar, and has not returned his last phone calls to her. Yes she is busy in another trial, State v. Next Victim, but a 10-minute phone call to Rich would be appreciated.
Well, the message has been sent, and just knowing when the sentencing event is happening makes a major difference in the mind and spirit of someone incarcerated indefinitely. Without knowing how this event will go, at least we now know Rich can begin his appeal by July 6th, 2013, if he chooses to go all the way in that direction. There is a great deal of comfort walking in to this sentencing event knowing that come what may, Rich has the will and the way to follow this through.
Will Rich get 81 years? Will they send him to Concord or Berlin? Will Rich get a year or less in Cheshire County? Will Rich get a suspended sentence? Will Rich get probation, work release, or rehab? Or all of the above? Will the prosecutor stick close to his pre-trial plea offer of “no jail time”? Or will Webb offer a post-trial punishment to Rich just for going to trial? And with Kissinger on the bench, what can we expect from the man who says to jurors, “You must follow the law as I have explained it!” It’s a mystery making history. . .
Prepare for the worst, but wish for the best, and let’s do be careful what we wish for. I am sending love to the moment in time, Friday June 7th at 1:30pm, when Rich Paul appears to hear his sentence. I wish that sentence would be, “You’re not the droid we’re looking for. You’re free to go.”
Filed under: Announcement, Cool, Court, Free State Project, Jailed Activist, Keene Weekly News, Outreach, Uncategorized, Update, Victimless Crimes
Greetings to all! To those who are following the Trial of Rich Paul, the saga continues. . .So much gratitude is going out to each individual for the overwhelming flood of loving support for Rich that is flowing his way! It has come in many forms, food, prayers, visits, mail, cash, paypal, bitcoins, oh my! Most important has been the activism supporting Rich with juror outreach and education, and the independent media coverage done by Rich’s friends right here in Keene, where history is being made and the world is able to watch thanks to them! A very special thank you goes to Ian Freeman for the incredible feat of filming the entire trial! Please tune in to this documented display of this cast of prohibition enforcement characters weaving a tangled web in the attempt to make a martyr out of Rich Paul.
Ian also did juror outreach every day of the trial (and for the last five years!), filmed Rich’s jurors as they left the courthouse after the verdict, and also filmed Rich’s interview from jail and posted it on vice.com. Thank you also to vice.com for covering Rich’s story before the trial began, and for also posting the interview with Rich from inside the jail. Read more
Filed under: Announcement, Copwatch, Free Concord, Free Press, Keene Weekly News, National, New Hampshire, News, Outreach, Police, Robin Hood, Satire, Shire TV, Video
I am pleased to announce May 13 as the scheduled date of premiere for Cheshire TV’s newest variety series, AKPF #1. Earlier today, a program preview was completed and uploaded to the Aqua Keene channel. AKPF #1 will function similar to a variety show, and occupy a 30-minute slot from 7-7:30pm Mondays on Cheshire county’s channel 8.
Do you have content you would like to see featured on the program? Would you like to guest host an episode? As the series is prerecorded and will not be utilizing the cable access studios, the producers have total creative control outside of the standard financial and broadcasting standards constraints. Submit your unique ideas or content to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to create your own content using the archives of creative commons videographers, such as those working alongside the AKPF.
Filed under: Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Keene Weekly News, National, New Hampshire, News, Outreach, Police, Politics, Radio News, Satire, Shire TV, Video
This past week I spent some time collecting video, writing a script, directing and editing an episode of ShireTV to air on the evening of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The public access studios were closed in observance of the federal holiday, so I stepped up to create an episode to be submitted the week prior with the assistance of the program’s usual cohost James Cleaveland. After an evening of shooting with a day to edit and publish a submittable, finished episode, I allowed one of the associate producers of the weekly show to review the finished product. This was not my first involvement with ShireTV, as I had made a guest appearance in the past. It was my first endeavor behind the camera for the show. Though numerous portions of my finished episode had to be removed for noncommercial reasons, a breaking point for whether or not an associate producer felt himself comfortable submitting the final cut revolved around the edification of the brief ending sequence. Dislike of a creative production is understandable, but as resistance was provoked during the test screening, I knew that the uncensored version of the episode had to be released as its own production. It was decided that another producer would be sponsoring the episode with an alternative ending, and I agreed to coincide release of the uncompromised original cut with the previously scheduled airing. The unrestricted omniaudience of the internet will have access to the banned episode when it publishes here at 6:59pm. On cable will air the satisfactory, yet compromised edition of the program at 7:00pm. Organized in three segments, the show begins discussing local radio hubub in Keene from the week prior, then segues into Robin Hooding victories. The last segment is footage of US military veterans tossing back their war medals in the largest such demonstration since the Vietnam War, filmed at the 2012 NATO summit on May 20 in Chicago. Read more
Filed under: Audio, Civil Disobedience, Copblock, Free Press, Issues, Keene Weekly News, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Police, Shire Society, Shire TV, Victimless Crimes, Video
Filed under: Announcement, Economic Freedom, Free Keene TV, Free Press, Free State Project, Govt. Schools, International, Issues, Jailed Activist, Keene Weekly News, Living Free, Manchester, National, New Hampshire, News, Outreach, Personal Freedom, Police, Politics, Shire TV, The Free Keene Press, Victimless Crimes, Video
Hello Fellow Free Keeners! Ian brought to my attention that I have neglected to post the Shire TV episodes on FreeKeene.com. Here are the episodes 3 – 7 from Aug – early Sept! I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to send any comments or suggestions to email@example.com!
Peace & Love!
Filed under: Keene Weekly News, Living Free, Outreach, Personal Freedom
This information comes from Boston.com and you can read their article here.
A candlelight vigil is being held this Wednesday, October 20th, at 5:30 pm in Central Square to draw attention to suicides by teens blamed on anti-gay bullying. AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region is sponsoring the Keep Spirit Alive vigil. Participants are asked to wear purple to represent spirit in the pride rainbow flag.
Organizers said nine young men between 13 and 19 and a 19-year-old woman committed suicide in the United States between July and September after being harassed in their schools and communities. A high turnout at events like this shows struggling kids can see that they’re not alone, that there are people in their community who want them to lead full and fulfilling lives.
I’m strongly encourage Keene activists and other readers of Free Keene to show up at this event. I’ll bring some extra candles.
A lot of people don’t have purple in their wardrobe. Please don’t let that discourage you from coming.
Filed under: Announcement, Introduction, JJ's Fun House, Keene Weekly News, News, Outreach, The Free Keene Press
Keene liberty activists once again have a paper dedicated to the happenings in Keene, NH. I have finished the first issue of The Free Keene Press. Meant to be an extension of the Free Keene blog with a bent directed at the community of Keene. The FKP will start out as a single page inside the New Hampshire Free Press.
The NH Free Press was once titled the Keene Free Press when Kat Kanning, the paper’s creator, lived in Keene. Now like a seed inside a piece of fruit the next iteration of a local Keene newspaper is borne within the pages of the former one.
My goal is simply to have one more avenue of communication with the individuals who inhabit the Keene area. I will not shy away from controversy or contentious content but instead I hope to give insight where there is confusion. I have plans to expand this paper and to do some actual investigative reporting but for now it will start out small and grow into whatever it becomes.
If you have any ideas or thoughts in how to make this a better paper please share them and if you would like to lend you time in any way be sure to let me know.
You will find a .pdf of this first issue among the links to the right, titled Press. http://press.freekeene.com
Please direct any special comments or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
James B Schlessinger Jr.