By Rady Ananda
In a speech last week supporting ‘azadi’ — or freedom — for the occupied people of Kashmir, Arundhati Roy won the ire of right wing extremists who started a petition to have her arrested on charges of sedition. Even moderates are shocked by her support of secession. I sit on an Indian listserve, and some of the comments against her were vicious, with most people supporting prison for this freedom-loving, earth-loving, prolific writer and activist.
Sedition is being openly discussed in several states in the US. Bill Kaufman’s new book, Bye Bye, Miss American Empire addresses the topic head on (Chelsea Green, 2010).
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“Preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.” Hutaree
On March 27, eight members of the Hutaree militia were arrested based a federal grand jury indictment for seditious conspiracy attempt to use weapons of mass destruction; teaching/demonstrating the use of explosive materials; plus two counts of carrying a firearm as part of a crime of violence. The eight were arrested in small towns in Southeastern Michigan and adjacent areas of Ohio and Indiana.