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About Strife Support Committee

Paul French (known as Strife) has been an activist and a hip-hop artist in Olympia, WA for over six years. He has fought against budget cuts, for busker’s rights, engaged in direct action against illegal wars, and raised awareness about the plight of grand jury resisters. In 2009, he released an album called “Love & Rage” and on April 8th, 2010 he was framed for felony assault on an officer at a protest against police brutality. He served two months in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. When he was released from jail he was subjected to a campaign of harassment, given numerous citations by law enforcement who repeatedly singled him out by name. He was contacted by police 12 times and given five tickets in less than a month under various pretexts which sent him further into debt. Despite this repression, he released his first solo album in 2012 entitled “No Honor Among Kings” and traveled the West Coast on a “Peasant Revolt Tour.” In late April 2011, Strife discovered through public records requests that he was being spied on by multiple law enforcement agencies and referred as the “white rapper” in e-mail exchanges. Later that year, he sued the Olympia Police Department for violations of his civil rights and a campaign of profiling, harassment, false arrest and imprisonment. OPD settled out of court to the tune of $10,000 and Strife is using this windfall to cut his next album, "Metamorphosis" coming summer 2015.

Oscar-Award Winning ‘Citizen Four’ Documentary- Free Download

Originally posted on Breaking the Waves of Repression- Paul French's Blog:
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Oscar-Award Winning ‘Citizen Four’ Documentary- Free Download

Oscar-Award Winning ‘Citizen Four’ Documentary- Free Download.

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In an Unusual Legal Maneuver, U.S. Army Opposes Disclosure of Documentary Evidence Showing How Army Infiltrator Spied on Antiwar Activists

Plaintiffs in a widely watched civil lawsuit against U.S. Army personnel and multiple law enforcement agencies for spying on antiwar activists in the Pacific Northwest have moved to the next phase of their effort to unseal documents that will better … Continue reading

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Olympia agrees to pay activist $10,000 to settle OPD lawsuit

The city of Olympia has agreed to pay a local activist $10,000 to settle his lawsuit alleging the Olympia Police Department violated his civil rights and falsely arrested him during an anti-police march through downtown in April 2010. Paul French, … Continue reading

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Oscar-Award Winning ‘Citizen Four’ Documentary- Free Download

2014 Oscar-Winning Director Laura Poitras’ in-depth look at Edward Snowden, the man and the extraordinary repercussions for his courageous act of whisteblowing. ======================================================== DL Verified Torrent : http://thepiratebay.to/Downloader.php?ID=1792576&Filename=Citizenfour+%282014%29+720p+WEBRip+%5BG2G%5D ========================================================= Mac users torrent anonymously here: http://www.tribler.org/ From their site: “Tribler is an … Continue reading

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Strife’s 2012 TCTV Interview About Resistance & Repression

This is an interview I did from 2012 when I first started publicizing the surveillance and repression I began experiencing in connection to my music and activism in Olympia, WA.  For more info and access to the unredacted public records … Continue reading

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