NMD Wins ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism
NEW YORK – The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is pleased to announce that the 2020 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to No More Deaths in support of its humanitarian efforts to alleviate the suffering and end the fatalities of those crossing the southern border of the United States. One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, the ALBA/Puffin Award is a $100,000 cash prize granted annually by ALBA and the Puffin Foundation to honor the nearly 3,000 Americans who volunteered in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) to fight fascism under the banner of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. This year’s award acknowledges the urgent need for humanitarian aid to safeguard the lives of immigrants and refugees worldwide, and the profound bravery of the civil disobedience sometimes necessary to accomplish that goal. The award ceremony will take place at the Japan Society in New York on May 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Show Support for Scott Warren: Scott's Cabeza Sentencing this Thursday!
Despite our many victories in the last two years of legal battles, we have one more important court date coming up. In case you missed it, Judge Ranier Collins withheld judgement on Scott's misdemeanor trial in May until the conclusion of his felony jury trial in November. Moments after the jury acquitted him on two counts of harboring, Collins announced that he found Scott not guilty on abandonment of property due to religious freedom protections, but did rule that Scott was guilty of the other misdemeanor count.
Scott's sentencing for one misdemeanor charge of "operating a motor vehicle in a wilderness area" on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is scheduled for this Thursday, February 27th, 10:00 am at the DeConcini Federal Courthouse at 405 W Congress. Please pull out your best court attire and come out and show support. There may not be an overflow room, so if it is crowded or the courtroom is full, treat each other with respect and courtesy, and make sure that priority is given to Scott's family and close support network.