Free Keene bloggers Rob Mathias and Joel Valenzuela re-launched the Rebel Love show this past Wednesday night from their new studio in Manchester NH. In this episode, Joel and Rob discuss their journey from being supporters of the state to moving to New Hampshire for the Free State Project. Recent activism in Manchester and Keene was also discussed on the show. The Rebel Love Show broadcasts live every Wednesday night at 9 pm EST. To find a full list of episodes visit RebelLoveShow.com
Rich Paul is the creator of the historic 420 celebrations in Keene who also spent most of 2013 in a jail cell for heroically refusing to take the plea on multiple cannabis dealing charges. He’s out and will take the stage at Keenevention 2014 to tell his story and take your questions!
Rich is the first speaker announcement of many to come, including our returning and brand new panel discussion topics and the various guest speakers (all NH-based activists) who will populate them. Stay tuned to the Keenevention blog, the Keenevention facebook page, or FreeKeene.com for the announcements. (If you’ve liked the Keenevention facebook page, have you hovered over the “liked” indicator and clicked “get notifications”? That will help ensure you see future posts.)
On Tuesday March 25th, 2014, five activists from Manchester including myself and Free Keene blogger Joel Valenzuela drove to Nashua to protest the rally to raise minimum wage. According to the Nashua Telegraph, Vice President Joe Biden was to be speaking at the event. Unfortunately, Joe Biden did not show. However, neither did anyone else. The crowd consisted mostly of activists from Manchester, a friend of the Free State Project (who none of us had ever met), and the local media. The most interesting part of the event was how the “show” went on. There was no real reason to do a political presentation to just protesters, yet they did it anyways. The Union Leader interviewed us and mentioned the protest in their article.
Did you know you can be charged with a crime if the State suspects you purposefully put incorrect information while filling out one of its forms? The relevant law in New Hampshire is RSA Chapter 641. It can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstance.