posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 06:48 PM
Here is an interview I found with Sherman...I'm not sure if this has been posted or not...I apologize in advance if it has...
Enjoying the hospitality of Jennifer Martin's cozy Sherman Oaks apartment, and the playful affections of her spotted dog, with its radiantly pleasant
disposition, was a warm beginning for this somber occasion. Martin's twenty year old son, Sherman Martin Austin was recently unjustly convicted for
posting bomb making information on his website, with intent to further an act of violence. We were there to get their side of the story; conspicuously
absent from the mainstream media's reports on the case. With us that afternoon, were Sherman's longtime friend, Chantel, and his girlfriend,
It all began on the May 1, 2001 (May Day) demonstration in Long Beach, California, which was a turning point for the activist. The police were
reportedly out of control, brutalizing the crowd, arresting Austin and several others after shooting his calf with 'non-lethal' pellets that
sometimes lodge deeply within the skin, cause bleeding sores, and always smart. He was approached from behind while videotaping the event when he was
shot at close range, with the plastic ammunition. The incident marked Austin's first arrest and galvanized his resolve to continue his activism in
the community and on behalf of his website, www.raisethefist.com. RTF, along with reporting on news items not adequately covered by conventional media
sources, if at all, also was a good source of info on anarchism, police brutality, race relations, activism, and global social justice issues. As the
hits to the website and the postings on the newswire swelled with activity from web surfers all over the world, so too did the monitoring from the
police, intelligence and other government agencies from those regions.
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