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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

DC Activist Eve Tetaz Likely to Be Sentenced to Serious Jail Time Friday

This morning I was listening to KPFK and heard an interview with an AMAZING woman, Eve
Tetaz, a 76 year old peace activist who was recently arrested for the 6th time for protesting.
You've just got to watch the videos below in which Eve speaks. This is simply stating truth to power.................Bless you Eve, bless you

DC Activist Eve Tetaz Likely To Be Sentenced To Serious Jail Time Friday

WASHINGTON - October 29 - Three prominent peace activists will offer their support to a 76-year-old woman this Friday, November 2, when she appears before a senior Judge of the DC Superior Court for a status hearing as a result of her engaging in civil disobedience to nonviolently protest the continued war and occupation of Iraq.

Gael Murphy of Code Pink, Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip-Hop Caucus and Adam Kokesh of Iraq Veterans Against the War, will speak to the press supporting the retired D.C. schoolteacher Eve Tetaz. The Adams Morgan resident has a hearing Friday morning in D.C. Superior Court. The three prominent anti-war activists will speak to the media on behalf of their friend at 11 a.m. in front of the courthouse at 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. "This courageous woman has been an inspiration to us," said Rev. Yearwood. "In order to stop continued illegal and immoral warfare, more will need to follow in her steps."

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About This Video
Washington, D.C. June 25, 2007—Dressed in the ancient mourning symbols of sackcloth and ashes, a senior citizen protesting war was arrested twice Friday, and violated a stay away order.

For the sixth and seventh times this year, Eve Tetaz, 75, a retired D.C. public schoolteacher was arrested for nonviolently protesting the illegal and immoral war and occupation of Iraq.

Tetaz was first arrested in front of the White House in a protest organizers described as a mourning for children killed in war. The arrest happened at 12:45 p.m. and was conducted by the U.S. Park Police.

"All life is sacred," Tetaz said. "No one is collateral damage."

Wearing a hand-made burlap dress and shawl and faced smudged with ashes, Tetaz held one sign inscribed with a passage from the Gospel of Matthew, "Rachel wept for her children and refused to be comforted
because they were no more."

She was released later that afternoon, and then her and a few friends continued the anti-war protest on Capitol Hill, violating her stay away order. After some hesitation and a peaceful discussion, Capitol Hill Police stationed at the Hart Senate Office Building placed her under arrest at 5:15 p.m.

"I am unable to comply with these orders, and after careful and prayerful consideration, have decided to take the initiative by deciding the circumstances under which I will begin serving my sentence," Tetaz said. "I am following in the tradition of others. There are many who have chosen to speak truth to power in this fashion."

In May, Tetaz violated a stay away order from the Hart Senate Office Building, and was arrested as soon as she entered the building with a group of peace activists. She faces a contempt of court trial on that matter, and could now face at least a month in jail.

On July 9, Tetaz will again appear in court for a jury trial, stemming from an earlier protest inside the Hart Senate Office Building in March. She was arrested along with six others while the Senate approved $95 billion more in funding for war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

A retired teacher for 30 years, Tetaz is the founder of Life Pathways, a non-profit organization helping single parents become financially independent and trained in the field of health care. A member of the Church of the Savior, she has been an advocate for the poor on issues of economics and social justice.

For more information, contact: Pete Perry, 571-271-1313

Interview with Eve, parts 1-3 (these videos are documenting what Eve is charged with and what she faces as the article above states, "some serious time for". UNBELIEVABLE

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