Contributors PSN News
Contributors to the May 1986 issue The Progressive Student News from Iowa City were Margo Baender, Joe Fortier, Noel Heller, Juliet Holt, Bruce Nestor, John Papantonakis, Josie Rawson, John Stonebarger.The Progressive Student News September 1989 issue contributors were Chris Babiarz, Lorelei Berndt, Tom Burke, Joe Burns, Kim DeFranco, Susan Gregson, Pat Kearns, Jennifer Leazer, Catherine Lundoff, Bruce Nestor, Caryl Sortwell, John Stonebarger, and Michael Turnure.
PSN Steering Committee
Letter with Minnich
RNC Welcoming Committee
In the aftermath of the Republican National Convention — and the arrests of more than 800 protesters, journalists and bystanders in the Twin Cities — Max and seven others, the alleged ringleaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee, have been charged with conspiracy to commit riot in the furtherance of terrorism.
Max Specktor was being held in the Ramsey County jail. He was kept in solitary confinement for more than two days. At the arraignment, the prosecutor asked for $75,000 bail; but Larry Leventhal, his attorney, successfully argued that the amount was excessive and the judge reduced it to $10,000.
Bruce Nestor, attorney for Max Specktor's codefendant Monica Bicking and president of the Minnesota branch of the National Lawyers Guild, acted as the press conference emcee. Max and three of his codefendants — Luce Guillen-Givens, Nathanael Secor and Rob Czernik — were present, along with three lawyers, Nestor, Leventhal and Jordan Kushner.
Mordecai Specktor spoke at the press conference, as did Klea Fitzgerald, mother of Garrett Fitzgerald, one of the eight defendants; Max's other co-defendants, Erik Oseland, Eryn Trimmer, Bicking and Fitzgerald, were not in attendance.
- [New Voices: Student Activism in the '80s and '90s By Tony Vellela]
- they came for the anarchists ...By Mordecai Specktor 09/16/08]