[sixties-l] Free Howie!

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: 12/30/00

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    Free Howie!
    Howard Mechanic was an anti war activist in the
    seventies who was accused, and convicted of, throwing
    a firecracker at police during a post Kent State
    demonstration.  He denies throwing the firecracker.
    He was sentenced to five years.  He split prior to
    Howie went on to live a productive life as a socially
    responsible businessman in Arizona under an assumed
    name.  He donated 25% of his annual income to
    progressive charitable causes and was active in his
    For whatever reason, Howie ran for local public office
    last year and the truth about his past came out.  He's
    been in jail since February.
    It's an interesting story.  Howie needs support.
    Visit the website that explains the circumstance more
    fully, and Free Howie!:

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