This week's show features a conversation with Gail Stevens. Gail is the mother of imprisoned activist and anarchist, Connor Stevens, who is one of the four anarchists that the FBI is accusing of attempting to blow up a bridge outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Connor and two other defendants, Brandon Baxter and Doug Wright, have taken a non-cooperating plea deal in the case and face their sentencing hearing on November 5th & 6th of 2012. Joshua Stafford is currently undergoing psychiatric testing to see if he can stand trial. Anthony Hayne took a cooperating plea.
During the interview Gail talks about her son, Connor, and offers a different story than what the FBI and even Rolling Stone Magazine have proposed as to what happened leading up to the arrest of the 5 on April 30th of this year. Gail also rips into the poor journalism involved in "The Plot Against Occupy" and tells us what Sabrina R. Erdely got wrong.
For more info on the case, check out http://cleveland4solidarity.org
For a news excerpt with video of Connor at Occupy, check out:
This show will stream thru 10/6 at www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw and will be downloadable at <a href="http://archive.org/details/GailStevensMotherOfConnorCleveland4Defendant">archive.org</a>.